Episode 108- Airborne Use of Force with Texas DPS Lieutenant Cody Klaehn Part II
November 2, 2023 | Hosted By: Jon Gray
Welcome to episode 108 of The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts.
Thanks for joining us to continue this conversation with Lt Cody Klaehn from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
In this episode, Lt Klaehn debriefs an inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC) incident he was a part of as a tactical flight officer (TFO). We also continue the conversation on airborne use of force.
Lt Klaehn is a Texas native who joined the Marine Corp before joining Texas DPS. He worked the highway as a patrol officer for 10 years, before he was selected to the Driver License Fraud Unit, stationed in Austin. He was later promoted to the Criminal Investigation Division as a sergeant in Narcotics and stationed in Laredo with the Drug Intelligence Unit.
Lt Klaehn served on and off the SWAT team for approximately 12 years, during which time he advanced through various positions within the SWAT Team.
From there, Lt Klaehn transferred to the Texas DPS Training Academy in Austin as a recruit school instructor in Austin. He was selected as one of two lieutenant team leaders for the Texas Ranger SWAT team.
In 2011, Lt Klaehn transferred from the SWAT team to DPS Aircraft in 2011 and presently works as a training lieutenant for TFOs. He is one of two Special Mission instructors for the DPS
Aircraft Division and is the lead instructor for Airborne Use of Force for Texas DPS.
As you will find out, Lt Klaehn continues to develop and adapt the Airborne Use of Force Program for the current situations facing law enforcement today.
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