Patrick Mays

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General Specialty

Criminal Justice
Deadly Force
Law Enforcement
Police Misconduct
Police Practices & Procedures
Use of Force

Specialty Focus

Case Analysis
Civil Rights Violations by Law Enforcement & Corrections
Death or Serious Injury While in Custody
Excessive use of Deadly Force
Excessive Use of Force
In Custody Excessive Force
Police Misconduct
Police Practices and Procedures
Prison Excessive Use of Force

Retired Law Enforcement Detective, Task Force Assistant Director and Field Commander, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Specialized Defensive Tactics Instructor, Department of Justice State of North Carolina, Sheriff’s Education Training and Standards Commission, 12 NCAC 10B .0909 Full Limited Lecturer Instructor – Specialized Subject Control Techniques Certification. 1993 to 1989, taught the Limited Lecturer block of instruction on Positional asphyxia, also known as postural asphyxia. Henderson North Carolina The Vance County N.C. Sheriff’s Department only in-service Instructor. Also, during that period, Patrick taught in many Community Colleges In-Service and Academy Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement, and Jailers, along with many specialized defensive tactics classes. Developed and implemented self-defense techniques for the undercover officer.



  • 1978: Ohio Judo and Karate Association, Cleveland Ohio, promoted to orange belt.
  • 1980: United States Young Adult Conservation Corps, Camp Gauley West Virginia.
  • 1981: Eagle Martial Arts awarded blue belt in Chi-Lin Kempo, Craigsville West Virginia, Christians and self-defense seminar, Craigsville, West Virginia.
  • 1983: Wolfs Chinese karate, Fayetteville North Carolina, promoted to first. dan black belt by Master Leonard Wolf.
  • 1984: Certificate of Participation, karate tournament, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • 1990: Certificate of Award, Cleveland Ohio, stun tech electronic non-lethal immobilization devices. certificate, North Carolina Justice Academy, specialized legal concerns in drug investigations.
  • 1995: Department of Justice State of North Carolina, Sheriff’s Education Training and Standards Commission, basic law enforcement certificate, and intermediate law enforcement certificate.
  • 1997: Certificate of Achievement, police emergency vehicle operator.
  • 1998: County of Vance, Henderson North Carolina, appreciation 6 years of service.
  • 2000: North Carolina Department of Correction, Office of Staff Development and Training, awarded revolver sharpshooter. Mountain View Correctional Institution, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Certificate of Appreciation, Operational Transition.
  • 2001: Mountain View Correctional Institution, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, 100% club.
  • 2013: Inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame by Grand Master Gary Yano, Cleveland Ohio. Proclamation from the Mayor Dennis Clough Westlake Ohio proclaimed December 7th, 2013, as Patrick Mays day. National career readiness certificate in recognition of verified skills essential to workplace success, and career advancement.
  • 2021: March 18, appointed by Grandmaster Gary Yano as the West Virginia State Representative of the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame.
  • 2024: March 19, Awarded Certified level #7 Police Tactics Instructor by Grandmaster Danny Lane

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