Edgework Associates

Edgework has grown beyond Ellis Amdur in two directions: 1) associates fully trained and certified in Edgework methodology and 2) collaborators, with whom Amdur works, joining forces for advanced training that draws on both of our skills.

Associate Trainers

Ellis Amdur has, so far, certified three individuals: Ms Renee Cox, Dr. Kevin St. Jacques and Police Corporal Danielle Jenkins in Edgework methodology. The work must surpass the individual, and all have developed their own way of teaching the principles of Edgework. Each of us works as an independent practitioner, but we remain in close contact, collaborating on continuing education and consultation The core information is exactly the same, but the training is leavened both by the different teaching styles as well as the professional skill and knowledge that each of these individuals brings. On many occasions, I will direct inquires for training from this website to my associate trainers. There are periods of time that I am not available, and sometimes it is clear that one or the other of these professionals is best suited to provide a specific training. One can also inquire directly to either of them through the contact information below.

Renee Cox

Danielle Jenkins

Collaborating Trainers

I have had the honor to work with some of the finest trainers in the world.

  • Sgt. Don Gulla of King County Sheriff’s office, a master instructor of defensive tactics, Taser and firearms, as well as safety training for businesses, social services agencies and private individuals.
  • Former Lieutenant Michael Paulus, in my view the world’s premier expert on ‘boots on the ground’ tactical interventions with individuals undergoing excited delirium episodes. (Michael has written the appendices in a number of my books, providing a state of the art, profession-specific protocol on how manage these rare, but profoundly dangerous incidents).
  • Polis Solutions – Polis Solutions was founded by the creators of a $40M Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to develop innovative methods and technologies for training social interaction skills. It is a training, consulting, and research firm that specializes in managing the social dynamics that affect human performance in mission-critical situations. I was one of the subject matter experts in this project, and am currently co-writing a book on my portion of the original project with research scientist Robert Hubal.  I collaborate with Polis Solutions as a senior advisor.
  • Kevin St. Jacques provides a variety of consulting and counseling services, as well as crisis intervention and management skills to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, universities, and private companies.

Beyond our collaborative work, which will be described elsewhere on this site, I encourage people to click to links to see the range of services that each of these exemplary men offers. It may be exactly what you have been searching for to provide to your agency.

Don Gulla’s Arrestling

Michael Paulus Training LLC

Polis Solutions

St. Jacques Consulting Group LLC