Mike Guido

Michael J. Guido is the owner and co-founder of MG Tactical Advantage, LLC in Carlisle Pennsylvania.  He has been a police officer since 1979 and started training police officers in 1985.  Mike is currently the Lieutenant of operation for the Dickinson College Department of Public Safety.  As the Operations Lieutenant of this 13 man police force, Mike oversees the day to day police functions of the department and creates, teaches or approves all training for the department.  Mike is also responsible for departmental policy and procedure development, implementation, review and revision.  Mike reviews all department force response cases, and remediates if necessary. [smooth=id:18; align:float_right; width:200; height:200;]

In August 2008 Mike retired from the Carlisle Borough Police Department after 29 years of service.  During his time there he was promoted through the ranks from patrolman to corporal and finally to Sergeant.  Mike became the Carlisle Police Department training officer in 1990.  He was also a team leader and trainer for the Cumberland County Special Response Team.

In addition to his work at Dickinson College, Mike is the training specialist for Cumberland County Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments as well as the Cumberland County Domestic Relations Department.  Mike is a master instructor for the Pennsylvania Probation and Parole firearms Commission, lead instructor for the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), and responsible for the development and presentation of varied training across the state.  Mike’s experience ranges from the academy level to in-service training for police and probation officers.  Mike also teaches US military, SWAT teams, and hospital and EMS personnel.

Mike is a frequent guest speaker for the Penn State Dickinson School of Law on various police issues including use of force and force justification within the police profession.  He also provides expert witness opinion and testimony for attorneys and law firms across the state.

Instructor Certifications:

  • Defensive Tactics
  • Pressure Point Control
  • Straight Baton
  • Knife Defense
  • Firearms Laser Shot (computer firearms simulation)
  • FX simunition
  • Rapid Deployment
  • OCAT (pepper spray)
  • Tactical Team (SWAT)
  • Pepperball projectile
  • Mechanics of arrest
  • Building searches
  • Specialized Patrol Response

Read more about Mike and his experience in his Curriculum Vitae.