Experience & Expertise

Richard Johns has received the following law enforcement certification:

  • Active Law Enforcement / Peace Officer: Westbank First Nation - Law Enforcement Department
  • Active Defensive Tactics Instructor: Westbank First Nation - Law Enforcement Department
  • Active Auxiliary RCMP Constable: Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Kelowna BC
  • Saskatoon Community Police Academy - Saskatoon Police Services - Class # 9 - 2007
  • FBI Major Crimes Unit (Washington D.C.) Seminar: Instructed by Brian J Nedeau - Supervisory Special Agent - FBI Major Theft Unit
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia Security Instructor Certification (Active): Issued by Justice Institute of BC - Police Academy
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Policing - Saskatchewan - Security Instructor Certification (Active): Issued by Policing Services Division
  • Saskatchewan Justice - Law Enforcement Services - Handcuff and Baton Acknowledged Instructor : Issued by Saskatchewan Justice Law Enforcement Services
  • Corrections and Public Safety Youth Correctional Facility Training: Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety
  • Career Institute Law Enforcement Center Instructor (Active): Issued Instructor status from School Director Jim Gibbs - also active Constable
  • International Police Defensive Tactics Association Associate Instructor(Active): Issued Instructor status from Slavo Gozdzik - Director and active Police Officer
  • United States Police Defensive Tactics Association Instructors Certification (Active): Issued Instructor status from Ric Black - National Director
  • PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification (Active): Instructed by Brian Willis - retired Calgary Police Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • PPCT Defensive Tactics Basic Certification: Instructed by Shawn Penner - active Deputy Sheriff
  • MACE / OC Spray Instructor (Active): Received Certification from MACE Security International
  • RCMP Certified OC Spray, Handcuff, Baton and Carotid Control Techniques: Instructor - Kerry Solinsky RCMP Public and Police Safety Instructor
  • S.A.B.E.R. Tactical Duty Knife Instructor: Issued Instructor status from Fernan Vargas - Chief Instructor Raven Tactical International
  • S.A.B.E.R. Edged Weapons Survival Instructor: Issued Instructor status from Fernan Vargas - Chief Instructor Raven Tactical International
  • Impact Weapons Instructor: Issued Instructor status from Fernan Vargas - Chief Instructor Raven Tactical International
  • Police Sciences Diploma with Honors: Issued Diploma from Thomson Education - A Nationally Accredited Post Secondary Educational Institute
  • Adult Psychology Diploma with Honors: Issued Diploma from Thomson Education - A Nationally Accredited Post Secondary Educational Institute
  • Killology Seminar: (The scholarly study of the destructive act of killing in society) - Instructed by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Firearms Training Certificate ( 9mm Glock: Levels I, II and III ) - 55 hours - Instructor Brad Hutchinson - Smith & Wesson Academy Certified Instructor
  • Firearms Training Certificate ( Tactical Shotgun: Levels I, II and III ) - 25 hours - Instructor Brad Hutchinson - Smith & Wesson Academy Certified Instructor
  • Introduction to Taser Training Diploma: Received from Career Institute Law Enforcement Center
  • Principles of Police Supervision Diploma: Received from Career Institute Law Enforcement Center
  • Police Composition Picture Technician - Faces System: Received from Career Institute Law Enforcement Center
  • Threat Assessment Investigation Diploma: Received from Career Institute Law Enforcement Center
  • Anti-Terrorism and Intelligence Gathering Diploma: Received from Career Institute Law Enforcement Center
  • Fight Against Drugs Seminar: Received from George Chuvalo - retired heavy weight boxer who fought Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and other greats
  • RCMP IHIT (Integrated Homicide Investigation Team) Neighborhood Canvas Witness Interview Training: Received from Cst Joanne Meyers of the Serious Crime Unit
  • RCMP Organized Crime Seminar: Speaker - RCMP Superintendent Marianne Ryan
  • RCMP Street Gang Task Force Seminar: Received from RCMP Cpl Eldon Orregaard - Special Enforcement Unit
  • Gang Related Issues and Strategies Seminar: Received from Lt. William Loescher of the Puyallup Police Department, Washington, United States
  • Prison and Street Gang Seminar: Received from Mr. Laurie Cote - Former First Nations Jail and Street Gang Investigator - RCMP Gang Expert
  • Female Street Gang Seminar: Received from Helen McPhaden - Executive Director - Stardale Women’s group Inc
  • Saskatoon Street Gang Seminar: Received from Saskatoon Police Services
  • Loss Prevention Seminar: Received from Saskatoon Police Services – Class # 1
  • Counterfeit Money Detecting Training Seminar: Received from Bank of Canada - Instructed by Michelle Witkowski - Security Analyst
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Seminar: Received from world renowned expert Dr. Kwadwo Asante,
  • Colville Tribal Police Department (Washington): Officer exchange (90 hours)
  • Budapest Police Department (Hungary): Ride alongs and Police Headquarter Tours (25 hours)
  • Las Vegas Police Department (Nevada): Ride along and City Detention Center Tour (12 hours)
  • New Smyrna Beach Police Department (Florida): Ride along with SWAT Team Officer (12hours)
  • Volusia County Sheriff’s Department (Florida): Ride along (12 hours)
  • Modesto Police Department (California): Ride along (10 hours)
  • Detroit Police Department (Michigan): Ride along and City Detention Center Tour (8 hours)
  • Walla Walla Sheriff’s Department (Washington):: Ride along (8 hours)
  • Broomfield Police Department (Colorado): Ride along (5 hours)
  • Walla Walla Police Department (Washington):: Ride along (4 hours)
  • Talent Police Department (Oregon): Ride along (4 hours)
  • Saskatoon Police Services: Ride along and City Detention Center Tour (12 hours)
  • Saskatoon Police Services: Fly along with Air Patrol Unit (3 hours)
  • Corman Park Police Department: Ride along (12 hours)
  • Edmonton Police Services: Ride along (10 hours)
  • Winnipeg Police Services: Ride along (5 hours)
  • Bodyguard Training Certificate: Received training from David L Himmelheber - Former bodyguard of Muhammad Ali
  • Trained with Mr. Budai Tibor: Kenpo instructor in Budapest Hungary. He is also in charge of the Balatonfuzio Police Department just outside of Budapest.
  • Trained with Jesse Glover: Bruce Lee's first student
  • Trained with James DeMile: One of Bruce Lee's original students
  • Trained with Mr. Steve Smith: Who is the Inheritor of the styles of Fook Yueng. Fook Yueng was an mentor/instructor of Bruce Lee from 1959 to about 1966
  • Trained with Chris Charnos: Who trained under Jesse Glover and Ed Hart (Bruce Lee’s first and second students)
  • Trained with Rocco Ambrose: Who trained under James DeMile, one of Bruce Lee's original students and is the inheritor of Wing Chun Do
  • Trained with Rento Alfonso: Who trained under Sonny Umpad
  • Jeet Kune Do Instructors Certification (Active): Issued Instructor status from Joaquim Almeria who trained under Dan Inosanto
  • Offensive Fighting Tactics ( O.F.T. ) Instructors Certification (Jeet Kune Do Concepts) (Active): Issued Instructor status from Head Instructor Sifu John Lopez. He received his Instructor certification from Paul Vanuk U.S. Navy Seals Tactics Instructor
  • International Jeet Kune Do Association Instructors Certification (Active): Issued Instructor status from Ron Casto - IJKDA President. He trained with several of Bruce Lee's original students

Richard Johns has received the following Emergency Management Certification:

  • Incident Command System Course (ICS100): Instructor - Stephan Drolet - Justice Institute of BC
  • Introduction to Emergency Management: Received training from Justice Institute Of BC
  • Emergency Operations Centre Level 1 : Received training from Justice Institute Of BC
  • Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface Course (S215): Instructor Brent Langlois - Special Operations - First Nations Emergency Services
  • Basic Fire Suppression Course (S100): Instructor Brent Langlois - Special Operations - First Nations Emergency Services
  • Fire Suppression Training Course: Instructor Dan Heaton - Fire & Life Safety Educator - Lake Country Fire Department
  • MD Ambulance: Ride along (12 hours)
  • Trained with the Budapest (Hungary) Volunteer Fire Department

He has given speeches to First Nation Chiefs, high ranking Police Officers and Government Officials at a local, national and international level with regards to law enforcement issues.

Law Enforcement Organizations he belongs to:

  • Member of the International Police Defensive Tactics Association
  • Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
  • Member of the United States Police Defensive Tactics Association
  • Member of the IAPA /International Auxiliary Police Association/ Canadian Coordinator
  • Member of the California Organization of Police and Sheriffs
  • Member of the Tennessee Constable Association
  • Member of the Budapest Auxiliary Police - Hungary - Honorary
  • National Director of the Fraternal Order of Law Enforcement