Key Associates' experts can assist in selection of firearms, ammunition, and related equipment for police agencies or corporate security. We can also evaluate firearms training programs and/or provide training for all weapons in use today in police operations. These weapons include, but are not limited to: revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, bolt action and semi-automatic rifles, and automatic weapons.

Experts Available to Consult in Matters Related to Firearms

Charles J. Key

Nearly twenty-six years experience with the Baltimore Police Department, ascending to the rank of Lieutenant. During his career, he served as a squad sergeant and Training Coordinator for the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit. In his last ten years, he served as the Commanding Officer of the Firearms Training Unit. In that role he was responsible for the training and qualification of the three thousand members of the Baltimore Police Department. He supervised the department's change from revolvers to semi-automatic pistols. He wrote the department's policy on use of lethal force and numerous firearms training and officer survival tactics lesson plans. He has been certified by the State of Maryland as an instructor with revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, bolt action and sem-automatic rifles, and automatic weapons. He has also been certified as a Glock armorer. He has consulted in hundreds of use of force cases and has been qualified numerous times in federal and state courts as an expert in firearms and firearms training.

Daniel Rose

Dan Rose retired from the law enforcement profession after serving over 22 years combined service with both the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police Departments. In those two agencies, he spent 18 years as a member of both jurisdictions’ Tactical Units. He ultimately retired as a full time SWAT Team Leader and trainer. During his career, he was involved in resolving hundreds of sniper, active shooter, barricade and hostage situations. He, also, planned and executed high risk search and seizure warrants, conducted high risk vehicle assaults, and provided dignitary protection for the President of the United States, Foreign Heads of State, and other V.I.P’s. In all he was deployed in over 2,000 high risk operations. In addition, Dan consulted for numerous nationally recognized institutions such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). He was a consultant and committee member for the NTOA during the development of the revised National SWAT Standards which were developed to establish a core set of concepts and principles to improve SWAT deployment and management. Dan has vast domestic and international experience in curriculum development and instruction in the areas of police tactical operations. He is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland. He is currently employed as a Senior Security Specialist with the nation’s leading competitive energy provider.

Edwin W. Schillo
Ed Schillo retired as a lieutenant after thirty years with the Baltimore Police Department. During that time, he served twelve years with the special weapons and tactics unit, including two years as its supervisor and training coordinator. He also was assigned to the Education and Training Division for eight years as the Supervisor of the Skills section. During that time, he was qualified as a firearms instructor and taught officer survival tactics and self-defense to officers.

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