Thomas Dworak is a retired Sergeant from a suburban Chicago police department where he was the Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator and the Lead Defensive Tactics/Use of Force Instructor. As the Founder and Lead Instructor of The Adaptive Way, Thom facilitates training throughout the country in Field Training, First-line Supervision, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Decision-making and is a core instructor for Below 100. He holds the position of adjunct faculty at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of Du Page providing instruction to recruits in defensive tactics and scenario-based training. Thom is a Federal Court recognized expert witness in police practices and the use of force. Thom is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and serves as the Instructor Development Section Editor for the ILEETA Journal. He also is a member of the Small and Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association and serves on the Training Committee, the International Law Enforcement Training Network, and the Naturalistic Decision-Making Association.