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 Joint Forces 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 for Active Terror Attack/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 of terrorist strongholds throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip regions. During War Time Designation Nir was additionally tasked as the Unit’s M72 66mm Light Anti-Tank Weapon Operator.
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/SWAT Unit, as a Patrol Constable with a Transit Authority, a 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. He is currently a sworn Peace Officer and the appointed Managing Director of the Canadian Tactical Officers Association.
In the United States, Nir was a Sworn Police Officer appointed as a Deputy Commander of a Tactical Unit and he is currently a Sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff.
Nir appears regularly on National news segments providing expert insight on global events related to terrorism, Police response and training.
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 centres, synagogues, and for planning the security and emergency protocols for sensitive and large-scale community events.
In addition to Close Protection operations and Counter Terror warfare, one of Nir’s subject matter areas of expertise is Hostage Rescue. He has been commissioned on several projects tasked with deploying rescue operations for incidents related to kidnappings and hostile terror oriented take-overs. In 2010, Nir was commissioned to develop and deploy the rescue mission of three commercial ships and their crews off the coast of Africa that were taken over and being held captive by maritime terrorists/pirates. In 2020, Nir was commissioned to locate and rescue a Canadian citizen that was abducted and being held captive in a Middle-Eastern country. For the period of three months the Canadian Government was unable to locate the young woman or rescue her. Within 48 hours of being commissioned, Nir was able to locate, rescue, and return her home to Canada.
Nir is a certified Police Use of Force Instructor and SWAT Operator in both the United States and Canada and has a Martial Arts background of over 35 years with Black Belts/Instructor certifications in Krav Maga, Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Jeet Kune Do.
He has been retained as a Subject Matter Expert/Expert Witness to consult on legal cases in Canada and the United States on matters relating to Officer Involved Shootings and Tactical applications.
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.