TODD M. RASSA - Curriculum Vitae


INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified Firearms and General Instructor, Mid Atlantic State Police Training Commission
  • Certified Sig Sauer Armorer, SIG SAUER Academy, Epping, NH
  • Certified Shooting House Operator/Instructor
  • Certified Firearms Instructor, SIG SAUER Academy, Epping, NH
  • Certified Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor, Smith & Wesson Academy
  • Graduate of Firearms Instructor Training Course (FITC), United States Secret Service
  • Certified Simunitions Supervisor, Avon, CT
  • Certified Range Master, SIG SAUER Academy, Epping, NH
  • Certified Less Lethal Instructor, Defense Technologies/Federal Laboratories
  • Certified Force-on-Force Instructor
  • AR-15/M-16 Armorers Course
  • Glock Armorers Course
  • Remington 870 Preventative Maintenance
  • Tactical Edged Weapon Defense Instructor Certification
  • Remington 870 Armorer
  • Airsoft Armorer & Safety Instructor
  • Springfield XD Armorer
  • Shocknife Instructor & Safety Monitor Certification
  • Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy
  • Handgun Mounted Light/Tactical Illuminator Instructor
  • Certified Taser Instructor

PERSONAL DEFENSE TRAINING EXPERIENCE
  • Less Lethal/AirMunitions Seminar
  • C.O.B.R.A. Training (Chemical Ordinance Biological Radioactive Agent Training)
  • Smith & Wesson Officer Survival 2000 Seminar
  • C.O.B.R.A. Incident Command
  • Calibre Press – Street Survival/Legal Issues
  • WMD Terrorism Instructor’s Course for First Responders “Train the Trainer”
  • Domestic Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Sig Sauer Academy – Reduced Light Techniques and Tactics
  • IACP – Physical & Psychological Aspects of Police Involved Shootings
  • Sig Sauer Academy – BulletProof Mind Seminar presented by Col. Dave Grossman
  • IACP – Developing a Legally Defensible Curriculum Certificate – Calibre Press – Street Survival/Legal Issues
  • Sig Sauer Academy – Tactical Pistol Instructor
  • Certificate of Completion – Rogers Shooting School
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Training
  • Attended Higgins Foundation Anti-Terrorism Training for America’s First Responders
  • Less Lethal Instructor – Federal Laboratories & Defense Technologies – OC Spray,
  • Distraction Devices, Specialty Impact Munitions, Chemical Munitions
  • Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings – EMRTC/DOJ/DOD
  • Anti-Terrorism Training – ATTF
  • Practical Shooting and Range Development and Use Seminar – Action Targets
  • Teaching Woman to Shoot – Defense Training Institute
  • Advanced Tactical Rifle – NTOA
  • Advanced Practical Plainclothes Undercover Officer – Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Developing Dynamic and Practical Range Training – National Rifle Association
  • Law Enforcement Response to Islamic Extremist Groups – Department of Defense
  • C.O.B.R.A. – Law Enforcement Protective Measures
  • WMD General Instructor – Center of Domestic Preparedness Homeland Security
  • Conducting Safe & Realistic Training – Team One Network
  • Shooting Performance Under Stress – Langdon Tactical Technology/Sigarms/Surefire
  • Warrior Tactics Parts 1 & 2 – Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Terrorism 101 – Tactical Advisory Group
  • Prevention & Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI) – EMRTC
  • WMD Hands-on-Training CDP Anniston, AL
  • ArchAngel Group ‘Terrorism Beslan School Seige’ Seminar – Golden, CO
  • Train-the-Trainer Law Enforcement Prevention & Deterrence of Terrorist Acts Awareness Level
  • Innovative Low Light & Night Fire Course Design
  • Success or Failure – It’s All in the Mind
  • USSS Terrorist Trends and Tactics Briefing (CPAG)
  • DoD Terrorism Briefing
  • ICTOA Terrorist Trends Seminar
  • The Trainer as a Warrior Leader – Rossow
  • Defense Against Terrorism: Suicide Attacks – Aman
  • The Winning Mind – Dave Smith
  • Excited Delirium: A Scientific Study – Dr. S. Lawrence
  • Presentation Design Tactics – Savasta
  • Range Design & Development – Drucker/Savage Targets
  • Firearms Training & Range Development – Bank Miller/Action Targets
  • Anti-Terrorism Training Issues – FBI
  • CQ Firearms Survival: Center Axis Relock – Beane/SABRE Inc.
  • Behavior Assessment Screening System (BASS)
  • Counter Terrorism Training – Wash. DC
  • Defensive Knife Training – Team Spartan
  • Officer Down Rescue
  • Close Quarters Battle Pistol
  • Krav Maga
  • Hojitsu Ryu
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • SoSU Warrior – Hoffner Academy
  • Personal Defense Tactics/Systema – CSI Group
  • Perfecting the Draw/CQB – USSA
  • “Complex Terrorist Attacks” Seminar, Ken North & Assoc
  • Homeland Security/FLETC State & Local LE Symposium
  • SPEAR System & Combat Focus Shooting – Blauer & Pincus
  • Confined Space Engagement
  • Robinson XCR Rifle

INSTRUCTOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Responsible for managing the budget to ensure that well over a million rounds of ammo were accounted for every fiscal year and maintaining all training records for approximately 4,000 students yearly
  • Researched and authored an extensive “Smart Gun Technology” white paper outlining police department’s opinion which was presented to State Government for legislative purposes.
  • Appointed as a member of a state Police Firearms Training Commission Regulations Board which set trainingpolicies for all L.E. agencies in the state
  • Instituted departmental Patrol Rifle Program (weapon and ammo selection, equipment T&E and selection, program design, budget/purchasing, instruction, etc.)
  • Completed an intensive pistol testing and evaluation project to select new departmental sidearm and support equipment. Created pistol and holster transition program for over 1,800 members which was accomplished in a six month period and saw an overall increase in departmental scores
  • Created and led the police department’s Terrorism Training Team. Supervisory counterterrorism instructor, teaching Specialized and In-Service Counter-Terrorism Training
  • Hired as an Adjunct Instructor with the SigArms/Sig Sauer Academy teaching various instructor, terrorism, firearms and armorer courses
  • Awarded the “Governor’s Citation” for training the Military in preparation for Operation Vigilant Guard
  • Assisted in the design and supervised the construction of approximately $750,000 in range improvements
  • Created and instituted an innovative Active Shooter Training Program that was taught to 1,800+ students and completed in a 6-month period. This resulted in being Awarded the Chief’s Award and an award from the National Association of Counties (NACO) for innovative program designs in government as it was designed to not only be realistic but inexpensive and logistically feasible
  • Awarded “Instructor of the Year” by a state Police Training Commission
  • After years of research, testing and field trials, convinced the police department to implement two separate “Less Lethal Weapons” system. These use-of-force tools have been used numerous times with positive results and a reduction in injury to officers and citizens
  • Created, scheduled and was the primary instructor for several specialized firearms and tactics schools for the agency: Officer Survival, Active Shooter, Counter Terrorism Tactics, Firearms Instructor School, Specialized Shotgun and Rifle, Reduced Light Training, etc.
  • Presented various topics (from firearms safety, active shooter, terrorism, etc.) at training conferences and local civic organizations throughout the country (including IALEFI) to audiences from across the world.
  • Published Author and nominated to the National Advisory Board of the Police Marksman Magazine in the field of Terrorism and Tactics
  • Worked a week and a half in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck assisting in the recovery operation while conducting executive protection details
  • Attended and/or selected to teach at the Annual ILEETA American Training Conference (2006) and at IALEFI’s American Training Conference (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012)
  • Nominated to the Charter Board of Directors for the Professional Law Enforcement Trainers Association (PLETA) as a Terrorism and firearms tactics contributor. Nominated to the position of Secretary
  • Successfully co-wrote and received 1.9 million grant from private foundation, State and local government, funding the expansion of a specially trained police unit

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
  • Don’t Be a Victim, Spike TV, 2009.
  • American Guardian, Outdoor Channel, 2008.
  • Concealed Carriers. Prod. Christian Kohl. Connecticut. A Mixed Partial Arts Production, 2011. Documentary.
  • Rassa, Todd. “Origins of Radical Islam-Counter Terrorism Tactics for the Patrol Officer”. Police Marksman July/August 2004. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “A History of Usama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda”. Police Marksman November/December 2004. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “LaserMax LMS-1202”. Police Marksman January/February 2005. Product Review
  • Rassa, Todd. “Lessons from the Al-Qaeda Training Manual”. Police Marksman January/February 2005. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “Terror-On-Tape”. Police Marksman May/June 2005. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “The Greg Method of Fire Control”. Book Review. The Gregg Method of Fire Control by James B. Gregg. Police Marksman 2005. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “Let’s Do it Right-A Guide for Firearms Instructors”. Police Marksman September/October 2005. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “Analysis of the Al-Qaeda Training Tapes”. Police Marksman March/April 2006. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “Springfield XD Subcompact 40 Caliber”. Product Review. Police Marksman 2006. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “Field Test-Ladies Protection Holster System”. Police Marksman July/August 2006. Print
  • Rassa, Todd. “Knife Carry”. Article and associated video. www.sigsaueracademy.com SigSauer Corporation.2009

PUBLICATIONS WHERE TODD M. RASSA IS REFERENCE OR CITED
  • Remsberg, Chuck. “Mass Slaughter in our Schools: The Terrorists’ Chilling Plan”. Life on the Line. www.policeone.com Police.com Series Part 1 of 3.
  • Remsberg, Chuck. “4D’s for Thwarting Terrorists Plans to Massacre our School Children”. Life on the Line. www.policeone.com Police.com Series Part 2 of 3.
  • Remsberg, Chuck. “How to Prepare Yourself for Terrorists Attacks on our Schools”. Life on the Line. www.policeone.com Police.com Series Part 3 of 3.
  • Giduck, John. Terror at Beslan. Archangel Group Inc. 2005. Print
  • Towsley, Bruce M. “Strike Back at Terror”. Shooting Illustrated January 2011. Print
  • Poole, Eric R., “Dual Survival”. Zombie Nation 2012. Print
  • Amselle, Jorge, “Z-OPS TRAINING”. Rifle Power March 2013. Print

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • National Rifle Association
  • American Society for Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
  • Instructor for the SIG SAUER Academy, Epping, NH 2001-present
  • Instructor for Action Targets Academy 2005-2006
  • President of High Calibre Training and Consulting/Todd Rassa Training 2001-Present
  • Law Enforcement Police Officer with a large Mid- Atlantic Police Department 1988-Present. Promoted to Sergeant 1998-Present. Teams of Service: Firearms Instructor, Range Master, Counter -Terrorism Instructor; Behavioral Analysis Detective, Special Response Team training Sergeant and Crash Reconstruction Team Supervisor.