Author Archives: Charlie Strickland

Lt. Charlie Strickland is a 23 year veteran law enforcement officer and trainer at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, in Tallahassee Florida. He is a Watch Commander and has served in a number of capacities in his time there from Robbery Detective, Homicide, Patrol, Training, and Special Operations to Traffic and Motors. He served as the SWAT Team Leader and spent 17 years on the team, is the Agency Armorer, and a High Liability Instructor. He holds an MBA from Florida State University and is a Co-Owner of Talon Training Group, Talon Holsters, and the Talon Range in Midway, Florida.
Are You a Deliberate Man? (Or Woman?)
By:  Lt. Charlie Strickland Are you a deliberate man, or woman? In the many movies about Wyatt Earp, one of my favorite scenes, and one that sums... Read More
Home Defense: Harden the Castle or Train the Knight?
Home Defense is a term that a lot of people use when they ask us about training. There are really two concepts that are traditionally addressed... Read More
Where Is A Cop When You Need One?
I have been a cop for 23 years and after all that time as a Violent Crimes Detective, Robbery Detective, Patrol Officer, Traffic Cop, SWAT Team... Read More