Joe Pawlikowski

Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Sergeant Joe Pawlikowski has been with the Orange County Sheriffs Dept for 15 years.  Prior to serving with the department, he served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps from 1999-2003 and deployed as part of the Global War on Terrorism. As an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy, Joe has served as a member of the Orange County SWAT team for the last eleven years and was a team Sniper for seven of those years and Assistant Team Leader for three years.  Sergeant Pawlikowski was assigned to patrol for four years and investigations for three years. Joe is currently an Active Shooter Instructor and has been teaching on the subject for the last 10 years.  He is a Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Instructor and a member of the Orange County Joint Assessment Team (JHAT). Joe was detailed on special assignment as an officer to the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force for two years. Sergeant Pawlikowski holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast College.  He has received numerous accommodations including a Medal for Life Saving and Medal for Courage in 2015.

Sessions by Joe Pawlikowski

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Response to an Active Shooter

Plan how you will communicate with your law enforcement partners. Your preparedness and understanding of an active shooter incident should not occur when the incident happens, training and preparedness starts now. This discussion will center around previous active shooter incidents and lessons learned from each.   The course will review or introduce empowered execution of fundamental operations during these chaotic incidents. Plan, train and execute with law enforcement in advance to create a shared consciousness when responding to these types of incidents.  We will review and discuss how to adapt to each other’s roles and priorities and how to jointly carry out rapid and effective operations that will save lives.  Instructors will review and discuss previous incidents involving lone assailants as well as complex coordinated terrorist attacks and will provide lessons learned and response planning.