Major Charles “Chip” Huth has 30-years of law enforcement experience, having retired from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department as an executive commander in December 2021. Chip formerly led an internationally recognized SWAT team and has planned, coordinated, and executed over 2500 high-risk tactical operations. He is a licensed national defensive tactics trainer, a court-certified expert witness in the field of police operations and reasonable force, and the state of Missouri’s defensive tactics subject matter expert. He has a bachelor’s degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Grantham University and an associate degree in Police Science from Park University.
Chip serves as a senior consultant for The Arbinger Institute. With offices in 24 countries, Arbinger is a recognized world leader in improving organizational culture, conflict transformation, and changing mindset. Chip serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri—Kansas City, and an instructor at the Kansas City Missouri Police Leadership Academy. He works as a consultant for the Missouri Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and was recognized as the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association’s trainer of the year in 2020. Chip is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Tactical Officers Association.
Chip is the President and CEO of CDH Consulting L.L.C., serving international law enforcement, military and corporate clients. He is a past president of the National Law Enforcement Training Center, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to delivering effective training to the international law enforcement, corrections, security, and military communities.
Chip has 35-years of experience in the martial arts, with a background in competitive judo and kickboxing. He is an accomplished author and co-wrote “Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect-Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training,” a textbook used in promotional processes and graduate programs. He can be heard weekly on the top-rated podcast, “Changing Discourse,” which he co-hosts on Apple, Spotify, Amazon and several other platforms. Chip is a veteran of the United States Army, and he resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, Shelly. Chip can be reached at Chuth@arbinger.com.