IADLEST International Certified Instructor

 

Peggy Schaefer

United States of America

Languages: English

Peggy Schaefer leads a fynamic and innovative team comprised of training program reviewers, content experts and software specialists.

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William Flink

United States of America

Languages: English

William has worked in the criminal justice field for over 40 years.  He served 4 years as the Administrator of Idaho POST, and has directed academy training in both the US and the Kingdom of Jordan.

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Dan Howard

United States of America

Languages: English

Dan has 30 years of service in public safety and actively trains IADLEST courses all around the US.

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Mark Damitio

United States of America

Languages: English

Mark has over 40 experience both as a police officer and as a POST and academy director.

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Michael Brave
United States of America

Languages: English

Michael is a certified taser instructor, legal advisor and a specialist in risk management.  He has been a certified police officer since 1983.  He is a qualified instructor in a variety of areas, and has delivered training in 5 countries outside of the US.

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Steven Ashley

United States of America

Languages: English

Steve is an active law enforcement trainer, risk manager, consultant, author and frequently serves as an expert witness in use-of-force, motor vehicle operations, police procedures, and corrections practices cases.

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Robert Oatman

United States of America

Languages: English

Robert is a Certified Protection Professional.  After a career with the Baltimore County PD where he developed the first hostage negotiation team in Maryland, he began teaching executive protection classes.  He has taught executive protection programs in Mexico, Canada and Europe for over a decade.

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Michael Parker
United States of America

Languages: English

Michael Parker is a consultant after 32 years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), California, the second largest policing agency in the United States.

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Alan C. Youngs
United States of America

Languages: English, Spanish

Alan retired as a Chief of Police after 33 years service.  He a practicing attorney and expert witness in police policies & procedures, use-of-force.  He has taught in central and south America and done consulting and audits in the Middle East.  He is also INCI certified.

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Michael D. Wilson
United States of America

Languages: English

Mike also holds an INCI certification.  He had 3 deployments in Iraq training police.  He has written curricula for the republics of Georgia and Moldova and has worked in Senegal, Rwanda, Ghana, Sir Lanka and Jordan.

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Uliks Gjonaj
Switzerland

Languages: English, German, Albanian

Uliks is the creator of the Commando Defense Academy Swiss in Switzerland.  He earned his initial certifications in the USA.  He is certified in multiple forms of hand-to-hand and weapons training.  He delivers training to officers throughout Europe, Israel and the US.  He is also INCI certified.

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Brian Caruth

Trinidad and Tobago

Languages: English

Brian has over 30 years experience with the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.  He is the lead instructor for firearms, defensive tactics and reality-based training.   He is also an NRA certified trainer/range safety officer.

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Andrew Williams
United States of America

Languages: English

Andrew Williams currently serves as Director of the Firearm Instructors Regional Association located in Trinidad and Tobago.  Andrew is responsible for directing and promoting all activities of law enforcement training for instructors. His law enforcement focus currently is in instructor development.  He is also INCI certified.

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Brenda Dietzman

United States of America

Languages: English

Brenda has over 28 years of experience in LE and corrections.  Her areas of expertise include developing resilience, generations, recruiting/retention, and developing women leaders.  She is the co-founder of Wayfinder Consulting, LLC.  She is both INCI and IICI certified.

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Charles Cohen
United States of America

Languages: English

Charles is the Vice President of the National White Collar Crime Center.  He speaks internationally on topics including social networks and criminal investigations, cybercrime, online fraud, and money laundering.

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Thomas Nash
United States of America

Languages: English

Thomas is a High-Tech Crime Specialist with NW3C.  He rose to the rank of sergeant with Burlington PD prior to joining NW3C.  He teaches at Champlain College instructing in and developing Criminal Investigation courses.

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Steven DeBrota
United States of America

Languages: English

Steven is a Vice President and Chief Counsel for NW3C.  He was a federal prosecutor for 30 years in Indianapolis.  He has lectured about computer crimes, digital evidence, trial strategy, cybercrime and other topics. 

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Leann Pritt
United States of America

Languages: English

Leann is an Economic Crime Specialist with NW3C.  While in the WV National Guard she taught the Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instruction and Basic Non-Com Officer Course.  She is a certifive Fraud Examiner and Economic Crime Forensic Examiner. 

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Billy Rodgers
United States of America

Languages: English

Billy is a High-Tech Crime Specialist with the National White Collar Crime Center.  He instructs LE in Virtual Currency, Dark Web, Open Source Intelligence and Cell Phone Records Analysis. 

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Norman Gibson
United States of America

Languages: English

Norman began his LE career in a Midwest Sheriff's Department.  He is now a High-Tech Crime Specialist with NW3C.  He specializes in provideing technical support services and computer forensic training nationally and internationally.  He hold IADLEST certification as both INCI and IICI instructor. 

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Brent Metcalfe
United States of America

Languages: English

Brent is currently a High-Tech Crime Specialist with NW3C.  He began his career as a patrolman, then moved into investigations into computer crimes, fraud, hacking, and public corruption.  He holds both INCI and IICI certifications.

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Lori Petro
United States of America

Languages: English

Lori retired after 25 years with the Indiana State Police.  Currently she is the LE Liaison and Quality Assurance Coordinator at NW3C, where she assures that learning materials and training modalities are consistant, high quality and current.    She holds both INCI and IICI certification.

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Randall Stickley
United States of America

Languages: English

Randall is an Intelligence Specialist at the National White collar Crime Center.  He currently instructs Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training, Intro to Link Analysis, and Intelligence Writing and Briefing courses.

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Justin Wykes
United States of America

Languages: English

Justin is a High-Tech Crime Specialist with the NW3C.  He developed the Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis, Basic Cyber Investigations classes.  He also spent five years as Special Agent for US Army Counterintelligence, and two years as Computer Forensic Examinier for Army's Cyber Counterintelligence Activity.  

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Jerrold Jones
United States of America

Languages: English

Jerrold served with the Portland PD for 31 years.  He has taught and developed courses in morals, ethics, conduct and wellness.  He worked as a computer forensics examiner with the FBI task force.  He now works with the NW3C as a High-Tech Specialist in computer forensics.

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Moe McClanahan
United States of America

Languages: English

After 20 years in law enforcement, Moe retired from the Christiansburg PD.  For over 8 years she served as the Internet Crimes Against Children investigator.  She is now a High-Tech Crime Specialist with the NW3C.

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D. Scott Bailey
United States of America

Languages: English

Scott is a training instructor with the NW3C and a Corporal with the Chesterfield Co PD.  He teaches IP theft investigative techniques and best practices. He is currently active in the CCPD Special Investigations Division.

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David Wygal
United States of America

Languages: English

Dave is an Economic Crimes Specialist with the NW3C.  He has been in law enforcement for 23 years and currently teaches Financial Records Invistigation, Financial Crimes against Seniors and Financial Records Analysis among others.  

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Holly Abel
United States of America

Languages: English

Holly is a Curriculum Developer and Training Instructor with the NW3C.  She teaches Financial Investigations, Financial Records Investigation, Financial Crimes Against Seniors, Money Laundering and others.

She is both INCI and IICI certified.

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Jeff Lybarger
United States of America

Languages: English

Jeff is an Associate VP of the NW3C where he oversees economic crime and intelligence analysis curriculum and training.  He has taught identity theft, money laundering, security fraud and crime pattern analysis among other topics.

He is both INCI and IICI certified.

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Robert Leazenby
United States of America

Languages: English

Robert is a Specialist Supervisor at NW3C.  He monitors and coordinates specialist professional development and provides professional support and mentoring to specialists. He has provided instruction and curriculum development in cyber investigations and digital forensics.

He is both INCI and IICI certified.

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John Shanks
United States of America

Languages: English

John is a Sr. Curriculum Developer and Master Instructor working as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigation and Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His career began in the USAF as a Law Enforcement Specialist and he served as a police officer and master instructor in San Antonio, Texas.

John holds both INCI and IICI certifications.

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Tyler Wotring
United States of America

Languages: English

Tyler is an Associate vice President at NC3W.  He is skilled in technical writing, digital forensics, open source intelligence analysis, investigative techniques and law enforcement operations.

He is both INCI and IICI certified.

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Kathryn Rinker

United States of America

Languages: English

Kathryn is an Economic Crime Specialist with the NW3C.  She is the SME for the development of training courses.  Kathryn served with the Richmond VA PD as Senior Crime Analyst, and she is a Certified Fraud Examiner.  She is certified as both INCI and IICI by IADLEST.

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Chris Atha

United States of America

Languages: English

Chris is a High-Tech Crime Specialist with NW3C.  Previously he served as an electronic crime detective with a large LE agency where he regularly testified as an expert on digital forensics, mobile forensics, malware analysis, peer-to-peer networks, and digital data storage.  He is certified as both INCI and IICI by IADLEST.

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James Nickolas

United States of America

Languages: English

James is currently a High-Tech Crime Specialist with NW3C.  He is a certified Forensic Computer Examiner, Cyber Crime Examiner and Cyber Crime Investigator.

He is both INCI and IICI certified.

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Tawhidur Rahman

Bangladesh

Languages: English, Bengali

Tawhidur is a Senior Technical Specialist of teh Bangladesh E-Government Computer Incident Response Team.  He is also certified by the US Homeland Security, US State Department, EU Union on Cyber Crime Investigations & Deplomacy.

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John Pompi

United States of America

Languages: English

John is an industry expert with over 30 years of law enforcement/project management, public policy and institutional development.  He teaches curriculum design, use of force, and international police development and reform.

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Justin Fitzsimmons

United States of America

Languages: English

Justin serves as Associate VP at NW3C.  He trains at international, national, state, and local conferences on sexual abuse, physical abuse, and technology-faciliated exploitation of children.  He is a part-time Asst. State's Attorney at Lake County, IL.  He is both INCI and IICI certified.

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Mark Haley

United States of America

Languages: English

Mark's LE career spans over 29 years. He recently retired from the marion Co Sheriff's Office.  He served there as FTO, SWAT K9 Specialist, Tactical K9 Instructor and Crisis Intervention Officer.  He is also certified as a firearms instructor and active shooter instructor.

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John Ward II

United States of America

Languages: English

John has over 40 years experience in law enforcement, retiring as Chief of Police for Alexandria, KY.  ICITAP asked him to conduct training for the National Police of Ukraine, and he has trained Ukraine police personnel from patrol officers to chiefs.  He understands some Russian, Ukranian and Greek, but is only fluent in English.

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Bryan Carter

United States of America

Languages: English

Bryan served as Chief of Police for the Covington, KY PD.  He retired to take advantage of an opportunity to work with police officers in the Ukraine until the Russian invasion in 2022.  He has served as a vice officer, SWAT hostage negotiator and shift commander.  He is currently an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University teaching Basic Criminal Investigation.

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James Emerson

United States of America

Languages: English

James retired from the USMC as a Lt. Col.  He is Vice-Predident of the NW3C.  He has over 44 years of experience in law enforcement, and is an expert on cybersecurity and digital forensics.

He is also INCI certified.

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Joseph Trindal

United States of America

Languages: English

Joseph serves as the International Region Representative at the  IADLEST.  With 40 years of law enforcement and training experience,
Mr. Trindal is also senior law enforcement advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), International Criminal
Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP).

He is INCI and IICI certified.

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Elio P Lerussi

United States of America

Languages: English, German

Lee serves as an instructor and SME for the US State Department's Global Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program.  He is also an adjunct instructor for the NW3C.  He has over 30 years experience, serving as a patol officer, then as Senior Special Agent in the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  He is certified as an electronic evidence-collection specialis, and is certified in mobile device forensics.

He is INCI and IICI certified.

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Shane McSheehy

United States of America

Languages: English

Shane is a Captain with the Eustis PD.  He has over 25 years experience.  He has served as and supervised Field Training Officer and Traffic Homicide Investigator. He is a certified instructor in Firearms, DT, Active Shooter, SWAT and Reality-Based Training.  Since 2007 he has been involved in the tactical training of international police forces.

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Don McCrea

United States of America

Languages: English

Don is President of Premier Police Training and has over 35 years of law enforcement experience.  He specalizes in scenario-based skills evaluations, curriculum development, and adult learning strategies.

He is also INCI certified.

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Joshua Pierce

United States of America     Languages: English

Joshua is an industry expert with over 20 years of security, program/project management, public policy, and development experience in rule-of-law, justice reform, and criminal justice related programs.  Expertise includes curriculum design, security principles and practices, legal liabilities and crisis management.

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Allan Ring

United States of America     Languages: English

Allan is a retired Military Policeman with over 22 years in the Army and an extremely diverse background in security and executive protection.  He is an adjunct instructor teaching Advanced Dignitary and Exectutive Protection with R.L. Oatman and Associates.

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Justin Parker

United States of America     Languages: English

Justin is a Training Manager with NW3C.  He work for the Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center for over 22 years.  He teaches NW3C's suite of intelligence offerings.  Intelligence Analysis, Strategic Analysis, Link Analysis and Intelligence Writing and Briefing.

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Steve Gregory

United States of America     Languages: English

Steve is California's first working journalist to become a POST-certified instructor.  He is also the first journalist in the US to become certified by both IADLEST and ILEETA.

He teaches media relations and crisis communications. He is also INCI certified.

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Ian Tindale

United States of America     Languages: English

Ian commenced his service in public safety in 1989.  He is an accomplished instructor and hold numerous vocational qualifications and master trainer qualifications.  He has taught in The US, Singapore, New Zealand and Austraila.  He has authored articles related to tactics, response to violence, and operational safety.

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Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche

United States of America     Languages: English

Christopher is an experienced 43-year trial attorney, 31-year Criminal Prosecutor, 5-year ILEETA Staff Training Instructor, nationally certified Field Training Officer, 35-year licensed Private Detective, and 45-year certified teacher.  He is also INCI certified.

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Jermaine Galloway

United States of America     Languages: English

After 18 years working in Idaho law enforcement, he relocated to Texas where he is fully engaged educating professionals and communities on drug & alcohol prevention and enforcement.

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EdRicardo J. Gandara

United States of America     Languages: English

EdRicardo is currently the Community Educator for Emergence Health Network.

Additionally, he works with the EI Paso County Sheriff's Office Training Academy to teach the following courses that are mandated by the State of Texas: Suicide Detection and Prevention, Mental Health for Officers Mental Health for Jailers, Mental Health for Jailers and Mental Health First Aid.

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Charles E. Humes, Jr.

United States of America     Languages: English

Charles served on a large urban Ohio police department for 32 years, and as Chief for 2 years. He is a charter member of ILEETA.  He is internationally recognized as one of the pioneers of modern, realistic police tactical training.  He has authored police training articles published in a wide range police journals.

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