Pete Wechsler

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Pete Wechsler


While Pete no longer actively teaches, he has been instrumental in the existence of Tacflow.

  • Pete has over 25 years in law enforcement firearms and tactics training experience.
  • He has an extensive background in first line supervision, program development, lesson plan and policy manual preparation, training coordination and budget preparation.
  • Background includes multiple weapon systems and instructor and practical experience in tactical incidents to include hostage rescue, barricade resolution, protective operations, active shooter response and operations in a hazardous environment.
  • Experience in crisis management responses, supervision of crisis negotiation and tactical personnel.
  • Pete was a terrorism Liaison Officer with FBI Secret Clearance.
  • Certifications include AZ P.O.S.T. Firearms Instructor, NRA Firearms Instructor, NRA Submachinegun Instructor, NRA Rifle Instructor, and NRA Long Range Rifle Instructor.
    Awards include 2 Medals of Merit, 2 Certificates of Recognition, Conchos-Davis Award, Police Chief’s Unit Award, Certificate of Appreciation, Tactical Support Bureau Officer of the Month, Distinguished Service Award, and the National Tactical Officers Association Award of Merit.

Signature Courses and Programs

Pete developed one of the most complete guides to implementing a department Protective Detail Program in the nation. We are grateful for his mentorship throughout the years, and proud to continue to teach his curriculum combined with Rigo Durazo’s global protection experience into a hybrid course for officers.


Police Protective Detail