Paul Pawela

Paul Pawela

Paul Pawela

Paul is the Director of Law Enforcement Training for The American Police Hall of Fame and a nationally recognized trainer/ subject matter expert on military, police and security related issues. Paul retired from the 10th Special Forces Group and was designated as a SOCOM hand to hand combat instructor. Paul is also a graduate of three different police academies and has served as a police officer in three different states. He currently works as a full time instructor and CEO of Assault Counter Tactics.  Paul is also the lead fire arms instructor for American Warrior.  He previously was an adjunct instructor for several nationally recognized training schools such as Lethal Force Institute, Defensive Training Inc., American Small Arms Academy, Red Man and ARMA.

Paul has trained with some of the world’s best hand to hand combat trainers such as Rex Applegate, Gary O’Neal, Dan Inosanto, Joe Lewis, Steven Segal, Frank Cucci and many others.

Paul is a Graduate of the FBI Hostage Negotiation School, Smith & Wesson, H&K, SIG Arms Academy, NRA Police Fire Arms Instructor Schools as well as a graduate from ten different national shooting schools. With over 40 years of martial Arts experience, and certified as an instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Kali. Paul is also recognized as one of the foremost knife instructors in the country. Paul has served both in the military and law enforcement as a SRT Team Leader, is a certified Personal Protection Specialist and licensed Private Investigator.

Recently Paul was named as the 2012 Law Enforcement & Military Tactical Trainer of Year with the World Head of Family Sokeship Council.  This is the largest Grand Master Martial Arts Organization in the World.

Paul has written for a variety of magazines such as Police, Concealed Carry, Combat Handguns, SWAT, GLOCK, Black Belt, The Chief of Police Magazine and many other self-defense publications. Paul is the collaborator for Paladin Presses The Special Operations Tactical Interdiction Sniper Manualand Tactical Response Solutions Extreme Russian Combat DVD.