Episode No. 45 Officer Survival
MindsetDate: February 6, 2009
Notes: Senior Sergeant Martin
Katz, Broward County Sheriff’s Office (ret.), about his program - Officer Survival Mindset: Becoming a 15th Century
Samurai in a 21st Century World.
Senior Sergeant Martin Katz, Broward County Sheriff’s Office (ret.) has
more than 30 years of multifaceted experience in the criminal justice system in New Jersey and South Florida.
His assignments encompassed administrative functions, as well as commanding uniformed patrol and criminal investigations
units. Senior Sergeant Martin Katz served more than 23 years with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, with
progressive advancement through the ranks, supervising Patrol Officers, Field Training Officers and Detectives. He has extensive
experience with police training programs, both in-service and academy level, as Instructor and Administrator responsible for
development of various courses and curriculum in all areas of police work and law enforcement.
In addition to his law enforcement career, Senior Sergeant Martin Katz has been
involved in Martial Arts since 1958. He has received his Seventh Degree Black Belt in Japanese Karate and trained in Japan
on 2 occasions with the Tokyo Metropolitan Riot Police and various senior martial arts instructors. Based
on his law enforcement career and his martial arts training and experiences he has developed a survival course entitled Officer
Survival Mindset: Becoming a 15th Century Samurai in a 21st Century.
Additionally, Senior Sergeant
Marty Katz is the author of the semi-autobiographical look at the inside of police work: Past the Uniform.