Dubois, Wayne
Shaping Your Environment During Tactical Operations

The essence of strategy is not to carry out a plan step by step but to create an environment where we have more options and leverage against an adversary. Napoleon said, "ability is nothing without opportunity." In many critical incidents, we must create that opportunity through tactical dilemmas and shaping the environment. In this webinar, Wayne Dubois will discuss various techniques and principles where supervisors can develop the environment by creating more options for police and maximizing our strengths while minimizing vulnerabilities. Through lessons learned, Wayne will discuss and give examples of how shaping the environment in critical incidents is essential for successful operations.

Wayne Dubois - Bio
Wayne is currently the Undersheriff at the Flathead County (MT) Sheriff's Office. He also serves as the SWAT commander of a regional SWAT team. Previously, Wayne was a police officer in Washington State from 1996 to 2019 and an active SWAT team member from 1998 to 2019. He was a team leader for his regional SWAT team from 2005 to 2019.

DuBois is an instructor in numerous SWAT disciplines, instructing both his team and regionally for the Washington State Tactical Officers Association (WSTOA) from 2002 to 2017. During that time, he served as the President and as a lead instructor for the WSTOA. He was named SWAT Officer of the Year and Police Officer of the Year and was awarded the Medal of Valor. DuBois serves as a Western Region Director for the National Tactical Officers Association and instructs in the NTOA's Command Cadre. DuBois holds an M.A. in Executive Leadership from Liberty University.

Before law enforcement, he served four years on active duty as a ground surveillance systems operator in the U.S. Army, including deployment to Southwest Asia for six months during Operation Desert Shield & Storm.