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)2/04-05/2017
Critical Space Pistol:
Handgun Combatives, LLC.
Ann Arbor, MI
Certificate of Achievement.

10/04-05/2016
Ohio Attorney General's 2016
Law Enforcement Conference. Columbus, OH.
Certificate of Participation.

03/14-18/2016.
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Rosemont, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

03/5-6/16
Advanced Combative Pistol:
Handgun Combatives, LLC.
Ann Arbor, MI
Certificate of Achievement.

04/23/2015
Certified Glock Armorer
Wheeling, IL

04/20-04/25/2015
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

03/24-29/14
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

04/15-20/2013
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

10/22-26/2012
Force Science Institute
Force Analyst Certification School
Cincinnati, OH
Certified Force Analyst.

04/16-21/2012
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

04/11-16/2011
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

04/19-24/2010
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

04/20-25/2009
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

04/01-05/2008
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers
Association Conference. Wheeling, IL
Certificate of Attendance.

03/12-13/2007
Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar. Hamilton, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

08/20/2006
Incident Command System (ICS-00200) for Single
Resources and Initial Action Incidents. FEMA Online.
Certificate of Completion.

03/27-28/2006
Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar. Hamilton, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

11/21/2005
National Incident Management System Introduction
(ICS-00700) FEMA Online.
Certificate of Completion.

11/08/2005
Center for Domestic Preparedness, Weapons of Mass
Destruction Law Enforcement Protective Measures. Walbridge, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

06/25-27/2005
Handgun Combatives Seminar. Mantua, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

08/20/2004
State of Ohio
Basic Academy Instructor recertified by the State of Ohio
Peace Officer Training Council to teach the following subjects:
Administration, Human relations, Investigations, Traffic Accident
Investigation, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Civil Disorders,
Prisoner Booking & Handling, Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun,
Pursuit/Defensive Driving, Physical Fitness.
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

06/13-15/2004
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms
Instructors Training Conference. Dayton, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

03/24-25/2004
M26/X26 Taser Instructor School. Owens College
Certified Instructor.

04/08-09/2003
Tactical Skills For Officer Survival. Owens College
Certificate of Attendance.

02/03-05/2003
Edged Weapons & Ground Fighting. Owens College
Certificate of Attendance.

01/26-27/2003
M26 Taser Instructor School. Owens College
Certified Instructor.

09/24-28/2001
Controlled Force Instructor School. Owens College
Certified Instructor.

09/24-28/2001
Survival Force Instructor School. Owens College
Certified Instructor.

08/28/2001
Basic Academy Instructor recertified by the State of Ohio
Peace Officer Training Council to teach the following subjects:
Administration, Human Relations, Investigations, Traffic Accident
Investigation, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Civil Disorders,
Prisoner Booking & Handling, Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun,
Pursuit/Defensive Driving, Self-Defense/Subject-Control,
Physical Fitness.
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

12/13-17/1999
Guest Instructor for State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. OPOTA
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by The Ohio Attorney General.

03/05/1999
Calibre Press Street Survival 99; The WIN Seminar. Cleveland, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

03/03-04/1999
Calibre Press Street Survival 99; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Cleveland, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

10/15/1998
Calibre Press Street Survival 98; The WIN Seminar. Lucas CO, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

10/13-14/1998
Calibre Press Street Survival 98; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Lucas CO, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

07/28/1998
Basic Academy Instructor recertified by the State of Ohio Peace
Officer Training Council to teach the following subjects:
Administration, Human relations, Investigations, Traffic Accident
Investigation, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Civil Disorders,
Prisoner Booking & Handling, Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun,
Pursuit/Defensive Driving, Self-Defense/Subject-Control,
Physical Fitness.
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

12/1-5/1997
Guest Instructor for State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. OPOTA
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by The Ohio Attorney General.

08/26-27/1997
Calibre Press Street Survival 97; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Kalamazoo, MI
Certificate of Attendance.

12/9-13/1996
Guest Instructor for State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. OPOTA
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by the Ohio Attorney General.

10/17/1996
Calibre Press Street Survival 96; The WIN Seminar. Lucas CO, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

10/15-16/1996
Calibre Press Street Survival 96; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Lucas CO, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

04/30/1996
Basic Academy Instructor recertified by the State of Ohio
Peace Officer Training Council to teach the following subjects:
Administration, Human relations, Investigations, Traffic Accident
Investigation, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Civil Disorders,
Prisoner Booking & Handling, Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun,
Pursuit/Defensive Driving, Self-Defense/Subject-Control,
Physical Fitness.
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

01/24/1996
Calibre Press Street Survival 96; The WIN Seminar. Cincinnati, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

01/22-23/1996
Calibre Press Street Survival 96; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Cincinnati, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

10/25-27/1995
Physical Fitness Coordinator Course. Owens College
Certified Instructor.

10/5-6/1995
VideoTaping Crime Scenes Seminar, Owens College
Certificate of Attendance.

07/04/1995
Basic Academy Instructor recertified by the State of Ohio
Peace Officer Training Council to teach the following subjects:
Administration, Human relations, Investigations, Traffic Accident
Investigation, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Civil Disorders,
Prisoner Booking & Handling, Semi-Auto Pistol,
Shotgun, Pursuit/Defensive Driving,
Self-Defense/Subject-Control, Physical Fitness.
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

02/27-03/03/1995
Guest Instructor for State of Ohio DT Instructor Certification School. OPOTA
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by the Ohio Attorney General.

02/27-03/03/1995
State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. London, OH
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

02/15-16/1995
Search & Seizure Update Seminar. Owens College
Certificate of Attendance.

11/14-18/1994
Guest Instructor For State of Ohio DT Instructors School.
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by the Ohio Attorney General.

10/28/1994
Calibre Press Street Survival 94; The WIN Seminar. Southfield, MI
Certificate of Attendance.

10/26/-27/1994
Calibre Press Street Survival 94; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Southfield, MI
Certificate of Attendance.

10/05/1993
Calibre Press Street Survival 93; The WIN Seminar. Cincinnati, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

10/3-4/1993
Calibre Press Street Survival 93; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Cincinnati, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

4/12-16/1993
State of Ohio Defensive/Pursuit Driving Instructor School. Walbridge, OH
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

1/19-20/1993
Calibre Press Street Survival 93; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Cleveland, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

10/9/1992
Close Quarters Personal Control Instructor School. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

10/5-9/1992
Guest Instructor for State of Ohio DT Instructor School.
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by the Ohio Attorney General.

10/5-9/1992
State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School.
Certified Instructor.

09/21-23/1992
AELE Police Civil Liability Workshop. Las Vegas, NV
Certificate of Attendance.

09/14/1992
OACP Human Diversity Training, Owens College
Certificate of Attendance.

08/21/1992
Basic Academy Instructor certified by the State of Ohio
Peace Officer Training Council to teach the following subjects:
Administration, Human relations, Investigations, Traffic Accident
Investigation, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Civil Disorders,
Prisoner Booking & Handling, Unarmed Self-Defense.
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

06/22-26/1992
Instructional Skills School. Owens College
Certified Instructor.

03/17-18/1992
Calibre Press Street Survival 92; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Cleveland, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

12/02-06/1991
Guest Instructor for State of Ohio DT Instructor School. OPOTA
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by the Ohio Attorney General.

12/02-06/1991
State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

10/21/1991
State of Alaska Police Instructor Certified. Anchorage, AK
Certified Instructor.

08/11/1991
PPCT Impact Weapon Instructor Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Instructor.

08/11/1991
Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Instructor.

08/11/1991
PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Instructor.

08/09/1991
Pressure Point Trainer of Instructors Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

08/09/1991
PPCT Impact Weapon Trainer of Instructors Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

08/09/1991
PPCT Defensive Tactics Trainer of Instructors Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

08/08-11/1991
PPCT International Training Conference. St. Louis, MO
Certificate of Attendance.

07/18-19/1991
ASP Tactical Baton Instructor School. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

06/17/1991
RIPP Restraints Instructors School. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

05/21-22/1991
Calibre Press Street Survival 91; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Plymouth, MI
Certificate of Attendance.

03/04-05/1991
Calibre Press Street Survival 91; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Pittsburgh, PA
Certificate of Attendance.

01/14/1991
PPCT Defensive Tactics Trainer of Instructors Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

01/14/1991
Pressure Point Control Tactics Trainer of Instructors Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

01/14/1991
PPCT Impact Weapon Trainer of Instructors Recertified. St. Louis, MO
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

01/01/1991
Police Self Defense Instructors International Recertified.
Certified Instructor.

12/17-21/1990
State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

12/21/1990
PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertified. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

12/21/1990
State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Trainer of Instructors Certified. OPOTA
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

11/11-12/1990
Calibre Press Street Survival 90; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Cincinnati, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

09/08-09/1990
Advanced Survival Tactics Seminar. Perrysburg, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

06/18/1990
Developing Use of Force Policies & Reporting Systems Seminar. Austintown, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

02/02/1990
PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertified. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

01/29-02/02/1990
Guest Instructor for State of Ohio DT Instructor School. OPOTA
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by the Ohio Attorney General.

01/29-02/02/1990
State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

01/01/1990
Police Self Defense Instructors International Recertified.
Certified Instructor.

09/09-10/1989
Advanced Survival Tactics Seminar. Toledo, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

08/10-13/1989
PPCT International Training Conference. St. Louis, MO
Certificate of Attendance.

08/12/1989
Scepter Baton Instructor School. St. Louis, MO
Certified Instructor.

06/20/1989
International Association of Police Trainers (USKA)
Certified Psycho-Motor Skill Design Instructor.

03/13-17/1989
PPCT Impact Weapon Trainer of Instructors School. Coral Springs, FL
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

03/13-17/1989
PPCT Defensive Tactics Trainer of Instructors School. Coral Springs, FL
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

03/13-17/1989
PPCT Pressure Points Trainer of Instructors School. Coral Springs, FL
Certified Trainer of Instructors.

03/13-17/1989
PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertified. Coral Springs, FL
Certified Instructor.

03/13-17/1989
PPCT Pressure Point Instructor Recertified. Coral Springs, FL
Certified Instructor.

03/13-17/89
PPCT Impact Weapon Instructor Recertified. Coral Springs, FL
Certified Instructor.

12/10-11/1988
PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor School. Youngstown, OH
Certified Instructor.

12/12-16/1988
Guest Instructor for Sate of Ohio DT Instructor School. OPOTA
Certificate of Appreciation Signed by the Ohio Attorney General.

12/12-16/1988
State of Ohio Defensive Tactics Instructor School. OPOTA
Certified Instructor.

09/01/1988
Training Consultants Association, Inc. Charleston, SC
Certified Law Enforcement Instructor/Consultant.

08/07/1988
PPCT Impact Weapon Instructor School. St. Louis, MO
Certified Instructor.

08/07/1988
PPCT Side Handled Baton System. St. Louis, MO
Basic Certified.

08/07/1988
Scepter Baton System Basic Course. St. Louis, MO
Basic Certified.

08/06/1988
PPCT Ground Defense. St. Louis, MO
Basic Certified.

08/05/1988
PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense. St. Louis, MO
Basic Certified.

08/04/1988
PPCT Impact Weapon Basic Course. St. Louis, MO
Basic Certified.

08/04-07/1988
PPCT International Training Conference. St. Louis, MO
Certificate of Attendance.

06/01-03/1988
Defensive Tactics Update School. OPOTA
Certificate of Attendance.

03/20-25/1988
PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor School. Canfield, OH
Certified Instructor.

10/23/1987
Justice System Training Association
Psycho-Motor Skill Design Instructor. Kent, OH
Certified Instructor.

10/20-23/1987
Pressure Points Instructor School. Kent, OH
Certified Instructor.

08/21/1987
American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. Twin Lakes, WI
Charter Member.

07/21-24/1987
Active Countermeasures Instructor School. Kent, OH
Certified Instructor.

04/29/1987
Calibre Press Street Survival II; The WIN Seminar. Kent, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

04/27-28/1987
Calibre Press Street Survival II; The Tactical Edge Seminar. Kent, OH
Certificate of Attendance.

01/22/1986
OPOTA Basic Training Instructor Certified For Defensive Tactics.
OPOTA Certified Instructor.

07/29/1985
Legal & Civil Liability Update. CJTEC
Certificate of Attendance.

03/05-07/1984
PR-24 Instructor. CJTEC
Certified Instructor.

Feature Listed in: Who's Who in American Martial Arts.
Brooks Publishing, Greenville, NC. 1984.

01/13/1984
Completed State of Ohio Basic Police Academy.
Certified Police Officer.

02/04/82
American Eclectic Freestyle Karate. Chicago, IL
Certified Instructor.

Feature Listed in: Who’s Who in Karate.
Brooks Publishing, Greenville, NC. 1982.

09/30/79
Okinawan Shorinryu Karate. Owens Karate Club
Certified Black Belt Instructor.

09/30/1979
Okinawan Shorinryu Karate. Owens Karate Club
Renshi (Full Instructor Status)

09/29/79
Chinese Kenpo Karate.
Certified Black Belt Instructor.



What is the A.P.P.L.E. P.I.T.T LLC
and how did it get this name?

Back in the late 1970's, Humes was teaching a civilian self-defense program he named A.P.P.L.E., American Personal Protection Learning Exercise. After becoming a police officer and trainer/author for POLICE PRODUCT NEWS in 1983, A.P.P.L.E. evolved into American Police Protection Learning Exercise. In the mid-1980's when Humes became a driving force in police training, he needed a company name, which he chose the Police Institute of Tactical Training. (P.I.T.T.) Since the acronym A.P.P.L.E. was already associated with Humes' training through many of the law enforcement magazines, the two were combined and Humes' training company became the A.P.P.L.E. P.I.T.T. LLC.






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