Calibre Press On the Move

Scott Buhrmaster takes the reins as Calibre CEO

By Jim Glennon  |   Jun 3, 2019

Over the last eight years since Lisa and I became co-owners of Calibre Press, the momentum of the company has accelerated … a lot. Demand for Calibre training has dramatically increased. We revamped the bestselling Street Survival book and released Street Survival II, which was a monumental task and a major step forward for us and for all of law enforcement. We’ve expanded our course offerings, introduced new products and formed new relationships with powerful strategic partners. Recently, we found ourselves in Washington, DC speaking with some of the most influential law enforcement and government officials in the country.

Calibre Press is definitely on the move–and we’re not slowing down!

With a compounding number of growth opportunities surfacing including new course development, an accelerated drive to expand our video training division, major plans to delve further into online training and a new focus on crossing over into the civilian training realm, we felt the need to add to our senior management team.

With that, we’re pleased to announce that Scott Buhrmaster has joined Calibre Press as Chief Executive Officer. Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear, having worked in a variety of leadership positions with the top law enforcement training and information companies in the world for the past 30 years. He has an impressive depth of understanding regarding the unique challenges in the law enforcement community and will ensure that Calibre Press is positioned to continue providing gold standard training worldwide.

Scott’s had a long and interesting relationship with Calibre Press. He began his career in the law enforcement training sector here in 1989, working directly with company founders Chuck Remsberg and Dennis Anderson. Over the next decade, Scott was involved with virtually every element of the business, from curriculum design, content research and course development, to company management, marketing, business development and public relations, so he’s no stranger to the premium standard here at Calibre.

In 2000, Scott launched The Buhrmaster Group, an international consulting firm focused on assisting law enforcement training providers and product manufacturers in strengthening and expanding their businesses. One of his initial clients was, the world’s largest law enforcement-focused web site. After serving in a consultative role, Scott was asked to join the company full time as the Vice President of their training and editorial divisions.

As PoliceOne continued to expand, they acquired Calibre Press. Scott expanded his role to become Calibre’s General Manager. During that time, he also served as Publisher of Police Marksman magazine, Contributing Editor for Law Officer magazine and was appointed to the National Advisory Board for the Force Science Institute, a fledgling but growing research-based law enforcement investigators’ training organization.

In 2008, Scott was asked to join The Force Science Institute full time as their Vice President of Operations. During his tenure at FSI, Scott helped direct the growth of the organization from a start-up into one of the leading law enforcement training entities in the world. After most recently serving as the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Scott left at the turn of this year to reinstate his Buhrmaster Group consulting practice. In February we enlisted Scott’s services and now, after quickly realizing that his experience and expertise are a perfect fit to help expand our brand and our vision, he has accepted an appointment as Calibre’s Chief Executive Officer.

Scott comes to us at a critical turning point in our company. Lisa will transition into the role of President and I will remain Director of Curriculum and Lead Instructor. We firmly believe this new leadership triad, combined with the outstanding efforts of the extraordinary Calibre Press team, will allow us to serve the law enforcement community better than ever before. Our forward vision has never been clearer and more promising and our dedication to expanding in all directions has never been more concrete.

Stay tuned. There’s much more to come at Calibre Press!

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Lt. Jim Glennon (ret.) is the owner and lead instructor for Calibre Press. He is a third-generation LEO, retired from the Lombard, Ill. PD after 29 years of service. Rising to the rank of lieutenant, he commanded both patrol and the Investigations Unit. In 1998, he was selected as the first Commander of Investigations for the newly formed DuPage County Major Crimes (Homicide) Task Force. He has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Law Enforcement Justice Administration, is the author of the book Arresting Communication: Essential Interaction Skills for Law Enforcement.