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Jimmy Bremner, president of Bremner Associates Inc., is a 25-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. He has been a member of the Emergency Task Force and Gun and Gang Task Force. His expertise is sought by law enforcement, military, security and private companies worldwide to deliver training that is second to none. Bremner Associates Inc. also has a network of subject matter experts to help with any specific training needs you may have.
We will be happy to assess your current training strategy, offer suggestions or implement a training regimen tailored specifically to your needs.
Bremner Associates Inc. also acts as police consultant to film and television productions.
Jimmy Bremner is available for speaking engagements.
ABOUT JIMMY BREMNER
Jimmy Bremner (born May 21, 1959) is a Canadian author and law enforcement specialist.
Bremner, who joined the police service in 1986 and has served on one of Canada’s most elite special weapons and tactics teams, recently penned Crack in the Armor: a police officer’s guide to surviving post traumatic stress disorder.
Law enforcement career
During his 25 years in law enforcement, Bremner has served in uniform patrol and SWAT, as a gun team member, team leader, sniper, rappel master, less lethal chemical and specialty impact munitions instructor and explosives technician.
He was also assigned to the Gun Gang Task Force as a weapons technician and tactical trainer, and later assigned as a Use of Force and Firearms instructor at the police academy. At the academy, Bremner is responsible for delivering advanced training to members of special operations units in preparation for high risk deployments such as Afghanistan.
Bremner also has extensive knowledge in the area of Close Personal Protection. He has been responsible for organizing and training personal security details for deployment in Turkey, Lebanon and India.
Martial arts and unarmed combat
Bremner has more than 30 years of extensive martial arts and unarmed combat experience in Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Washu Kung Fu and Israeli Krav Maga, and is certified by Israeli Special Forces instructors.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder speaker
Bremner speaks about PTSD, sharing his story to educate and inspire.
Police television drama Flashpoint
Bremner’s experiences have been portrayed in the award-winning CBS/CTV police action drama series, Flashpoint. He is responsible for training the cast in the handling of special weapons and choreographing tactical scenes. He also has an acting role in the Flashpoint interactive game found on CTV’s official Flashpoint site.
Crack in the Armor book
Jimmy Bremner and Connie Adair co-authored Crack in the Armor: a police officer’s guide to surviving post traumatic stress disorder, a self-help guide written to assist officers in recovering from lethal force encounters.
Jimmy Bremner and clinical psychologist Dr. Sean P. O’Brien co-authored the article PTSD and the Police, which has been published in The Canadian Critical Incident Magazine, Illinois Law Enforcement Journal and Blue Line Magazine.
Tactical training and instruction
Through his private company, Bremner Associates Inc., Bremner provides tactical training and instruction for various police, military and security agencies, as well as the film and television industry throughout North America and abroad.