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Ballistic & Riot Cop Shield LE Training

Nir Maman & Jim Bremner, top North American LE & Special Ops Training Instructors,
including De-Escalation Techniques

Jimmy Bremner is a Canadian author and law enforcement specialist.

CSU has the pleasure of introducing Nir Maman & Jim Bremner as CSU’s official "Ballistic & Riot Cop Shield" Training Instructors, for the combined US and Canadian market. Nir and Jim have worked in various LE & Military Training and other contracts together over XX years, in various countries.

Indeed, CSU believes that all LE officers purchasing our Patented and Foldable Ballistic & Riot Cop Shield should seek a minimum of training from CSU, or another training organization, or in-house. This is meant to quickly familiarize themselves with its unique features, capability and efficiency. This is applicable from both a defensive perspective, and to a counter offensive perspective. If a departmental policy, e.g. California, the application of de-escalation techniques have a greater chance if the officer has a shield in hand since it has a deterrent effect.

On behalf of CSU, Nir and/or Jim will be happy to provide, free of charge, a short Cop Shield Introductory training to individual LE officers buying our shield. For officer groups (3+), they will offer additional information and/or implement a training regimen tailored specifically to your needs, on a Consulting basis.
Nir Maman has experience in the fields of Military Special Operations, Police Tactical and Use of Force training, High Risk Security Operations, and Close Protection. Current mandates include Deputy Sheriff, Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sheriff, Oklahoma Undisclosed Sheriff Office, Peace Officer, Ontario Judicial Service Summons Office

Areas of specialization include: Counter Terror Warfare, Hostage Rescue Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments, Single and multi-Officer Active Shooter Intervention, Tactical Operations, Use of Force, and close quarters combat/Krav Maga.

Certified Counter Terror Warfare NCO/Instructor through the Israeli Special Forces Counter Terror and Special Operations School, appointed as the Counter Terror School's SME for Active Shooter Intervention. Certified Use of Force Instructor through the Ontario Police College and the Atlantic Police Academy. SWAT qualified in the United States and Canada.

Extensive knowledge, skills, and qualifications in the use and deployment of various firearms for effective real life tactical and defensive applications. 35 years of extensive Martial Arts and unarmed defensive tactics/survival systems, holding Black Belts/Instructor qualifications in Israeli Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Hap Ki Do, and WTF/Olympic Tae Kwon Do.

Nir has trained numerous Special Operations units under the United States Special Operations Command on an official capacity in preparation for their deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

To date, Nir has trained thousands of Special Forces Soldiers, Police Tactical/SWAT Officers, Police Patrol Officers, Customs and Immigration Enforcement Officers, Tactical and Armed Security Officers, Close Protection Agents/Bodyguards, and Instructors in all those fields from various Countries around the world including the United States, Canada, Israel, and others.

Licenses & Certifications

Basic SWAT Operator
Issuing authority Michigan Macomb Criminal Justice Training Center
Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or license Issued May 2019No Expiration Date

Master Use of Force Instructor
Issuing authority Michigan Tactical Officers Association
Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or license Issued Jan 2016No Expiration Date

Use of Force Instructor
Issuing authority Ontario Police College
Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or license Issued Aug 2012No Expiration Date

Jim Bremner
is a 35-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. His expertise is sought by law enforcement, military, security and private companies worldwide to deliver training that is second to none. Jim provides tactical training and instruction for various police, military and security agencies, as well as the film and television industry throughout North America and abroad.

Jim served in uniform patrol and SWAT, as a gun team member, team leader, sniper, rappel master, less lethal chemical and specialty impact munitions instructor and explosives technician.

Jim was also assigned to the Gun Gang Task Force as a weapons technician and tactical trainer, and later assigned as a Use of Force and Firearms instructor at the Police Academy. At the academy, Bremner was responsible for delivering advanced training to members of special operations units in preparation for high risk deployments such as Afghanistan. In addition, he has been responsible for organizing and training personal security details for deployment in Turkey, Lebanon and India.

Bremner has extensive knowledge in the area of Close Personal Protection. Bremner has more than 30 years of extensive martial arts and unarmed combat experience in Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Washu Kung Fu and Israeli Krav Maga, and is certified by Israeli Special Forces instructors.

Finally, Jim has authored "Crack in the Armor": a police officer’s guide to surviving Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, his true story of strength and courage as an officer who mightily fought to overcome PTSD, and conquered that "invisible" foe.

Jimmy Bremner Testimonial:

"The Cop Shield is the next evolution in officer safety and a Paradigm Shift. This will have an important impact on Law Enforcement Training."

"From our many years in the Tactical Community we have learned that the strategy and tactics we use must have a high probability of success to accomplish our operational objectives. The addition of the Cop Shield goes a long way to increasing our operational readiness."

"Law enforcement statistics prove that new equipment technology & officer training save Police Officer lives."

Bremner has authored Crack in the Armor: a police officer’s guide to surviving post traumatic stress disorder, his true story of strength and courage as an officer who fought to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and won.

He has co-authored, along with Dr. Sean P. O’Brien, an article entitled ‘PTSD and the Police’ that has been published in several law enforcement publications. Bremner was also the tactical consultant for the CTV/CBS hit TV series, Flashpoint.