Nir Yaniv Maman


Nir has a professional background that spans twenty years of service in the fields of Military Special Operations, Police Tactical Operations, Law Enforcement, and High-Risk Security operations.  

He served in the Israeli Special Forces Counter-Terror Unit and Counter-Terror School. During his service he held several positions including Commander of the Counter-Terror School’s International Training Section where he was responsible for developing and delivering specialized Counter-Terror Warfare, Hostage Rescue, and Krav Maga training to Special Forces Units from various countries around the world, including the United States of America, that would attend the Israeli Special Forces Counter-Terror School in preparation for high-risk deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

He held the position of Lead Counter-Terror Instructor on the Counter-Terror School’s Hostage Rescue Section, where he was responsible for training the IDF’s Hostage Rescue Units in all areas of Counter-Terror warfare and Hostage Rescue including Hostage Rescue Operations in domestic and foreign/hostile environments, Close-Quarters-Combat, Aircraft, Ship, Train, and Bus Interdiction, Suicide Bomber recognition and engagement, Urban Warfare, Tactical Shooting, Escape and Evasion, and Krav Maga.

In conjunction with his other duties, Nir was also assigned to the Counter Terror School’s Chief Instruction and Research and Development Section where he was responsible for enhancing and developing operational Counter Terror tactical methodologies that are currently deployed by all Israeli Special Forces Units. Some of the methodologies he developed or enhanced for the Counter Terror School include: Active Shooter Intervention in open terrain, Fighting in Built Up/Urban areas, and Deployment of the Ballistic Shield in Urban Warfare. His duties in this section also included training the School’s instructors. Nir was also appointed as the Counter Terror School’s Subject Matter Expert on Active Shooter Intervention.

He was an Operational Team Leader on the Counter-Terror Unit during high-risk deployments, which included Active Shooter/Terror Attack Interventions, Arrests of high threat terrorists, and high-risk entries and searches throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip regions. 

In April 2009, Nir was decorated with the Distinguished Service Award by the Israeli Defense Force Ground Forces Command and the Israeli Defense Force Special Qualifications Command for his exemplary service and accomplishments.  

In Canada, Nir served on a Nuclear Tactical Unit, as a Patrol Constable with a Transit Authority, a Sworn Police Constable, Use of Force and Tactical Instructor for a major Police Academy, and a Use of Force Instructor for Canada’s Immigration Enforcement Service. 

In the United States, Nir was a Sworn Police Officer with a Tribal Police Department where he was appointed as a Deputy Commander of a Tactical Unit and he is currently a Sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff. 

Nir is also currently the appointed Managing Director of the Canadian Tactical Officers Association. 

For over 20 years, Nir has also worked in the Security operations field in various capacities including planning and commanding the security details for Government officials (including Diplomats from the Israeli Government), corporate figures, and celebrities.

Nir was appointed as the Lead Security Advisor to the Jewish community of the Greater Toronto Area where he was responsible for developing security and emergency response protocols for community stake-holders as well as conducting Threat Risk Assessments for the Jewish community schools, community centers, synagogues, and for planning the security and emergency protocols for sensitive and large-scale community events. 

Nir has a Martial Arts background of 35 years with Black Belts/Instructor certifications in Krav Maga, Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Jeet Kune Do. 

He continues to deliver Counter-Terror, Active Shooter Intervention, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga training to Police and Military organizations across North America including the FBI, the RCMP, and many others. To date, Nir has trained thousands of Special Forces Soldiers, Police Tactical/SWAT Officers, Police Patrol Officers, Customs and Immigration Enforcement Officers, Tactical and Armed Security Officers, Close Protection Agents/Bodyguards, and Instructors in all those fields from various Countries around the world including Canada, the United States, Israel, and others.