Mike Laird is a Police Corporal for the Arlington County (VA) Police Department. Mike is in his 10th year in the department and has been identified as a subject matter expert within his agency and the region in the areas of Active Violence and Complex Coordinated Attacks. Mike started his career in Patrol and has held assignments within the Motors Unit, Tactical Training Unit, and SWAT Team. Mike is currently assigned to the Arlington County High Threat Response Program, and is an assistant team lead for the Arlington SWAT Team. Mike is a lead breacher on the team and runs the police departments Tactical Emergency Casualty Care program. Mike is a National Tactical Officers Association instructor for Rescue Task Force, and is heavily involved in assisting Arlington Public Schools in enhancing their ability to respond to active violence incidents at their schools.