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Kenneth Murray

Kenneth Murray is the Director of Training for the Armiger Police Training Institute (www.armiger.net) located in the greater Orlando area of Florida. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, he has spent the past twenty years as a police and military trainer, specializing in the field of Reality Based Training. In the late 1980’s, he co-founded SIMUNITION® with David Luxton as an offshoot of the Armiger Corporation in Ottawa, Canada. He subsequently wrote numerous articles and policy papers on the safe conduct of projectile-based simulation training exercises.

      As the concept of force-on-force training started to gain popularity, he began to study the complexities associated with realistic training. In the wake of the increasing number of serious injuries and deaths that were beginning to occur during tactical simulations, he authored and taught the first instructor schools in North America on how to conduct safe and effective tactical simulations. Since that time, his training principles have been adopted by thousands of agencies, nationally and internationally. He continues to lecture on both a national and international level on the topics Officer Safety and Survival, the Psychology of Lethal Force Encounters, and is regarded as the leading authority on Reality Based Training. He continues to personally conduct instructor certification schools on Reality Based Training.

      Topics covered in his instructor classes include both the governing principles for effective training as well as the safe use of the broad spectrum of available and emerging technologies designed to improve realism in training for dangerous encounters. Group training and individual consulting to agencies is available to organizations seeking to improve the safety and effectiveness of either their established and existing, or new and developing Reality Based Training programs.

      Along with his contributions to the advancement of training ammunition technologies, Mr. Murray continues to develop innovative training programs and devices designed to improve the effectiveness and safety in other areas of military and law enforcement training through the R&D department of the Armiger Police Training Institute.

      In addition to the training programs taught through the Armiger Police Training Institute, he is an adjunct instructor with the tactical training organization Global Studies Group International (www.gsgi.org), and the international police training organization U.S. Police Instructor Teams (www.uspit.com).

      His professional affiliations include the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET), National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO), Wisconsin Association of SWAT Personnel (ASP), Florida SWAT Association (FSA), International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), International Society of Explosive Engineers (ISEE), and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

      He is a member of the advisory board of Force Science Research Center (www.forcescience.com), as well as the Police Policy Studies Council (www.theppsc.org) and the Killology Research Group (www.killology.com) He has been widely published on the topic of simulation training safety, including the co-authoring of the entry dealing with Behavioral Psychology in the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, as well as a contributor to the IALEFI Guidelines for Simulation Training Safety.

      Mr. Murray is available for lectures, training seminars, training program design, training staff mentoring, and expert witness work through the Armiger Police Training Institute. For further information, to book a class, to arrange for additional training services, or to personally contact Ken Murray, please visit the website at www.armiger.net.


Ken Murray's ground-breaking new book, "Training at the Speed of Life" can be purchased directly from his website.