Emerging Tactical Solutions is dedicated to the advancement of night vision use, capabilities and tactics within the Law Enforcement tactical community. We are driven in serving that community by being a total solutions provider for agencies considering night vision for the first time, or helping teams build on existing programs and capabilities. To accomplish that, we are first and foremost here as a resource for you. That is we are here to give you credible and reliable information, because it is only through accurate information that we can identify, assess, and find courses of action to get us to where we want to go. When we cannot fully assist you with your needs, it is common for us to refer agencies to other vendors. You can rest assured that your needs will always come ahead of our desire to make a sale. We get repeat customers because we earn their trust and keep it.

Instructor Cadre

Pat Hickcox
spent 23 years with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, AZ. His assignments included Patrol Sergeant, Meth Task Force Supervisor, Homicide Supervisor, Tactical Operations Unit Team Leader, later retiring as a Class Sergeant with the Basic Training Academy. Pat is an 8 year U.S. Army veteran with a combat tour as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant in Baghdad, Iraq from 2004-2005. He is also a founding board member of the Arizona Tactical Officers Assoc. and has instructed NVG courses for the National Tactical Officers Assoc., ATOA, NYTOA, CATO and the RMTTA.


Billy M. is a current SWAT Team member with more than 18 years of law enforcement experience that spans from the Northeast to Southwest areas of the United Sates. Billy has extensive education, training and experience in both ,military special operations and law enforcement special operations communities. As a current member of a large metropolitan SWAT Team , Billy is responsible for response and resolution of hostage/barricade situations, search warrant service, Billy has held the positions of (ATL) assistant team leader and team leader for Red Team snipers. Billy has provided training and developed lesson plans for academy, in service training and outside agencies, and has worked with the protective security details for current and former members of the United States government that include the POTUS,US Senate and US House of Representatives.

Chad E. is currently serving as a Police Officer with a major metropolitan agency in the Southwestern US. Currently assigned to his agency's Special Assignment Unit, Chad has extensive experience in Tactical operations to include high risk warrant service, barricade resolution, and open area operations. He is a former Infantry Marine, serving multiple tours in Iraq in the early 2000's. Chad is passionate about the use of night vision in law enforcement as a force multiplier that is often over looked and under used. He has instructed the night vision basic course both for the ATOA and NTOA.

Karl Duenzl
retired from the NYPD after 25 years, over 18 of which were in the elite Emergency Service Unit (ESU). He has conducted numerous tactical missions including over 1800 high risk warrants, countless dignitary protection details and finished his career as an instructor for ESU Specialized Training School. He additionally served as one of the ESU Tactical Paramedics and as a Rescue Specialist on the NY Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 (FEMA NYTF-1). Karl has also been a low-light firearms/tactics instructor for the Surefire Institute since 2005.