The RACS Seminar

Realistic Advanced Critical Skills

About Your Instructor

After 32 years of law enforcement service with a large urban police department, Charles E. Humes, Jr. retired honorably at the rank of Sergeant. He is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers of modern, realistic police tactical (primarily use of force) training. He has taught seminars and instructor certification schools as far West as Alaska and as far East as North Carolina; and has trained police instructors from as far as Hong Kong.

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Humes received the 2016 Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Training Award from the Ohio Attorney General, at the Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

For over three decades, Charles E. Humes, Jr. has authored highly acclaimed police training articles, which have been published in law enforcement journals including: POLICE PRODUCT NEWS, LAW & ORDER MAGAZINE, LAW OFFICER MAGAZINE, POLICE MAGAZINE, THE TACTICAL EDGE MAGAZINE, THE TRAINING WHEEL MAGAZINE, PRO SECURITE (French LE Magazine), THE BACKUP(CD Magazine), and on numerous websites. He is also a columnist for PoliceOne.Com and LawOfficer.Com. Humes’ articles and hands-on training have been continually recognized for their substance; as his work has been cited or acknowledged in eleven training manuals and/or survival oriented books authored by other trainers. (See them listed below under professional peer recognition)

Humes has been repeatedly chosen by selection committees to train instructors at major conferences conducted by the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and The International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI).
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Charles E. Humes, Jr. is the author, director, editor, and producer of a top selling police video training tape entitled DYNAMIC STRIKING TECHNIQUES. It is in use by police departments, training academies, and individual officers worldwide including members of the Anti-Terrorist Unit at London’s Heathrow Airport. With an unwavering personal commitment to excellence and professionalism, Humes' passion is to give students the best, in no-nonsense, street-proven effective, tactics, techniques and concepts.

Professional Peer Recognition.
Training manuals & other publications that have cited Charles E. Humes, Jr.’s research/articles, and/or acknowledged him within for influencing the book's contents, are listed below.

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2nd Edition.
Dave Spaulding
Acknowledgements & Pages 41, 46, & 78.
Looseleaf Law, 2010

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The Mind of A Cop: What They Do
& Why They Do it.
Scott Fielden
Page 78.
iUniverse, Inc., 2009.

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National Geographic Adventure Magazine.
Page 83
National Geographic, August 2008.

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Who Survives When Disaster Strikes -- And Why.
Amanda Ripley
Page 78
Crown Publishers, 2008.

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Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Page 325.
PPCT Publications, 2004.

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1st Edition.
Dave Spaulding
Pages V, 39, & 44.
Looseleaf Law, 2002.

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Ed Lovette &
Dave Spaulding
Looseleaf Law, 1999.

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Sgt. Robert Magnuson
Page 6
S.R. Enterprises, 1996.

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Tactics For Criminal Patrol.
Charles Remsberg
Page 502
Calibre Press,1995.

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Street Weapons.
Ed Nowicki &
Dennis Ramsey
Page xxii
Performance Dimensions, 1991.

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The Tactical Edge.
Surviving High-Risk Patrol.
Charles Remsberg.
Page 538
Calibre Press,1986.

Covers That Have Featured Sgt. Humes. (Ret)

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Demonstrating Gun Retention on the cover of the January, 2001, issue of Police Magazine.

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Demonstrating the use of a respiratory stun (a knee strike to the abdomen, to knock the wind out of an assailant) on the cover of The Winter 1996/97, Calibre Press Survival Selections.

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Demonstrating the danger of using the outdated wall frisk on the cover of the January, 1992, issue of Police Magazine.

How did the APPLE PITT LLC
(Police Institute of Tactical Training)
end up with such an unusual name?

Back in the late 1970’s, then Karate Instructor Charles E. Humes, Jr. was teaching a civilian self-defense system that was called American Personal Protection Learning Exercise (APPLE). In the early 1980’s, he began writing training articles in major law enforcement magazines; and the self-defense system morphed into American Police Protection Learning Exercise. In the late 1980’s, he needed a name for his newly formed training company, which he chose Police Institute of Tactical Training (PITT). Because the acronym APPLE had been used for so long and was well recognized in police training circles, he combined the two acronyms and the APPLE PITT LLC was born.

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