IADLEST Nationally Certified Instructors


Peggy Schaefer

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

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Dave Harvey

Dave Harvey has served as a military police officer, a Chief of Police and a POST Director.

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Dan Howard

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

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Mark Damitio

Mark has over 40 years experience both as a police officer and as a POST and Academy Director.

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Dave Wulff

Dave currently teaches Criminal Justice and Homeland Security at Campbell University and Methodist University.

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Mike Wilson

Mike served in the US Army Special Forces, police SWAT and Defensive Tactics instructor.  He has worked for the State Department overseas.

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Pam Tully

Pam retired from the NC State Bureau of Investigation after starting her career as a patrol officer. 

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Bruce Alan Barnard

Bruce is a former federal prosecutor and a retired FLETC Senior Legal Instructor who has trained over 30,000 law enforcement officers.

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Hector Hernandez

Hector is  a veteran, an immigrant, an entrepreneur, a former law enforcement officer, a professional dog trainer and now a public speaker.

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Robert Brzenchek

Robert's background includes law enforcement officer, military member in the intelligence community, emergency management specialist, UAV instructor, and higher education administrator.

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Michael Parker

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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Steve Gregory

Steve is California’s first working journalist to become a POST-certified instructor.  Steve is an adjunct instructor with the Los Angeles Police Academy.

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Tony Moore

Tony is a recognized expert on social media investigations, cryptocurrencies, and emerging internet trends and holds Basic and Intermediate Instructor Certifications with California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

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Scott Donaldson

Scott currently serves as Director of the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy located in McKinney, Texas. Scott is responsible for directing, managing, and promoting all activities of law enforcement training, instruction, staffing, activities, facilities, professional relationships and regulatory guidelines.

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Steve Ashley

Steve is an active law enforcement trainer, risk manager, consultant, and 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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John Edwards

John is the author of two books, thirty-one different law enforcement training curriculums, and many national and international publications regarding police operations, leadership, and management.

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John Ferguson

John teaches academy level classes at the Arkansas POST's LE Academy.  He holds Instructor, Firearms, Senior Police Officer and Level II Chief of Police certifications.

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Paul Cunningham

Paul is a Master Peace Officer licensed by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement and holds numerous certifications, including several instructor certifications from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Alberto Alonzo

Alberto currently serves as a Commander with the Tulane University PD.  He trains in Tactical Combat Casualty Care, EMT and Firearms.

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Michael Brave

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 five countries outside of the US.

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Kerry Mensior

Kerry is a Sergeant with the San Diego PD.  He also earned the designation of Master Training Specialist in the Navy.  He is qualified to teach a wide range of topics.  His current emphasis is Communications.

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Uliks Gjonaj

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.

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John Combs

John retired from the N. Carolina DOJ in 2016 as Program Director for Subject Control/Arrest Techniques and PT Instructor Training.  He has over 30 years experience in law enforcement and is still a reserve deputy sheriff.  He has instructor certifications in Firearms, Explosives and HAZMAT among others.

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John Lanier

John is a retired lieutenant with over 30 years experience.  He is a 2nd degree black belt in karate, and teaches defensive tactics and physical fitness at Stanly Community College as well as training LE officers throughout the state.

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Kevin McCullough

Kevin has over 37 years experience in law enforcement.  As the Senior Law Enforcement Specialist for the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group, he provides training, policy development assistance, and conducts legal and claims investigations for over 300 OK police departments.

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Paul L. Taylor, PhD

Paul is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver where he studies decision making and human error in the context of use-of-force encounters.  He is also a Senior Instructor and Course Coordinator for the Force Science Institute.  He has over 10 years of practical law enforcement experience, including time as a department training manager, patrol sergeant and use-of-force instructor.

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Nancy McGee

Nancy served for more than 29 years in the Missouri DPS Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.  She developed and administered the division’s retail beverage server training program, training thousands of servers of alcoholic beverages on proper service techniques and the detection of false identification.

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Al Cobos

Al Cobos has over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Arts from California State University.

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Ed Kafel

Edward Kafel has been a sworn deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office since 1998.  He has been assigned to the Training Section for the last 16 years.  He is his agency’s primary use of force (UOF) instructor and has developed and taught UOF and de-escalation in his agency’s basic law enforcement academies and annual in-service training.

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Anthony Bandiero

Anthony is the owner of Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training, a company dedicated to training officers around the country in constitutional law.  Blue to Gold’s primary focus is search and seizure, use of force, and interview and interrogation practices.  Anthony worked as a law enforcement officer with experience as both a municipal police officer and sergeant with a state police agency.

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Andrew Casavant

Andrew began his law enforcement career in 1976.  Serving with various agencies, he held positions in patrol, field training, SWAT and training.  In 2000, he accepted a full time position as the Asst. Director at the University of Illinois, Police Training Institute.  In 2004, he went to IRAQ as the Bureau Chief for the DOJ, in charge of all advanced, specialized and reform training.

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Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams currently serves as a 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.

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Michael Ferguson

Michael is the lead instructor of Criminal Justice at Kilgore College.  He served with the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office in Longview, Texas.

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Justin Chapman

Justin is currently a captain with the Sandy City PD.  He began his career in 1993.  He has developed an SRO training course which he continues to teach.  He developed an active shooter response program called E.S.C.A.P.E.  He also instructs for the Blue to Gold training company.

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Joe Binns

 Joe is a 25 year veteran with the Town of Garner Police Department.  He currently serves as the Bureau Commander over Operations.   Joe has been a certified Instructor since 2003 and has taught thousands of hours of inservice as well as creating advanced training in leadership, firearms, public information and Incident Command.   He holds both firearms and fitness specialized certifications.

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Jon Blum

Jon has more than 27 years of law enforcement and training experience. As the Basic Law Enforcement Training (or POST) Coordinator for the North Carolina Justice Academy, Jon manages all curriculum research, development and revision efforts for the State mandated entry-level certification course.

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James Born

James has been Director of Operations, American Institute for Professional Development, Criminal Justice Curriculum Designers, since 1989.  In the Army, he was a Senior Military Police Instructor.  He teaches forensics and crime scene investigation.

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Lon Bartel

Lon became an officer in 1997 and was a LE trainer for over 17 years.  He is recognized by the AZPOST as an expert in defensive tactics, firearms and has been a Master TASER Instructor for 12 years.  He has been certified by Force Science Institute as a Use of Force analyst, and is an Advanced Specialist.

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Salvatore Alioto

Salvatore served on the Wauwatosa PD. He served as a crash reconstructionist, crime scene technician, field training officer and department trainer.  In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and then to Lieutenant in 2015.  He currently works for VirTra, Inc. as a law enforcement subject matter expert.

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Michael Clark

Michael served with a federal law enforcement agency.  He was certified in EMT, Combat Lifesaver, Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor.  As an academy instructor he has taught firearms, less lethal and active shooter.

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Derrick Crews

Derrick serves with the Kernersville PD and has over 20 years experience.  He trains defensive tactics, physical fitness, de-decalation, impact weapons and taser. 

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Don McCrea

Don is a dynamic trainer, expert witness in search and seizure & use of force, author, and peace officer.  He spent the past nine years as an academy instructor.  Don also founded Premier Police Training, a national training company.

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Nicole Florisi

Nicole started her public safety career in 1999.  She is a recognized expert in DRE, SFST and Domestic Violence.  She was lead negotiator for her department's SWAT team. 

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Tony Montanarella

Tony served 8 years in the Marines and 17 years as a police officer.  He has served as and supervised FTO training, as well as firearms and tactics training.  As part of VirTra, he assists users in maximizing the power of their simulator system to enhance officer safety.

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Jason Wustenberg

Jason retired as a Firearms Sergeant from the Phoenix Police Dept in 2017 after 22+ years of service and served as a full-time firearms and tactics instructor for over half of his career.  Jason is currently the Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA).

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Anthony Anderman

Anthony is currently serving the Spokane County Sheriff's Office as Instruction Systems Designer.  He is an author, speaker and trainer.  He developed and implemented a 10 week Command College for the National Police Academy in Pakistan.  He has also done similar work in Russia and Bangladesh.

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David Westlake

David was sworn in with the LA County Sheriff's Office in 1996.  Now he is with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office teaching CAD, radio, RBT, report writing and computers.  He has also taught citizens about internet safety, fraud and home safety.

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Todd Miller

Todd is a deputy with the Spokane County Sherff's Office and has been a police officer for over 18 years.  He is a DRE, and an instructor for DRE and SFST.  He has taught over 500 hours of DUI-related courses.

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Wren Nealy, Jr.

Wren is a certified paramedic as well as a peace officer.  He is Assistant Executive Director of Cypress Creek EMS and Vice Chair of the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council for DHS.  He is also President of the International Police Mountain Bike Association.

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Jay S. Olson

Jay is a 26 year veteran of criminal justice service.  Currently with the Minnesota Dept of Corrections, he is responsible for hard skills training in chemical, firearms and defensive tactics, as well as fugitive apprehension, and incident management.

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Justin Elliott

Justin, a deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, has over 20 years of law enforcement experience.  He is a FTO instructor and teaches patrol and criminal procedures.  He is also well versed in curricula development.

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Michael Brooks

Mike has been with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office for over 14 years.  He is an EVOC/PIT instructor and is experienced in reviewing pursuit driving, PIT, post-PIT and stop stick policies.  He also teaches firearms.

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Shawn Walker

Shawn is a former Chief of Police both for Pleasanton, KS and for the Potawatomi Nation.  He teaches leadership, control tactics, physical fitness and active shooter tactics.

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Jeff Welch

Jeff is an active police officer with over 21 years experience.  He is the Training Coordinator for the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.  He holds multiple instructor certifications.  He is an instructor for Below 100 and a Force Science Analyst.

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Anne Kelleher

Anne has served as a prosecuting attorney with the Nez Perce Tribe before moving on to the US Attorney's Office.  Working with the Clearwater Co Sherriff's Office, she has taught as a FTO, use-of-force and taser instructor for over 12 years.

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John W. Newton

John is a retired captain from the Greenfield, MA Police Department.  He now focuses on instructor development, instructional system design, FTO programs and ethics.

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Robert C Edmunds

Robert is currently the Senior Training Manager and Chief Instructor Trainer for the ACADEMI Training Center.  He specializes in firearms, security management, instructor training and curriculum development.

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Morgan Ballis

Morgan has over 15 years experience as a firearms instructor, tactical trainer and educator.  He served 10 years in the Marine Corps.  He is a subject matter expert in Active Shooter, and is persuing a Ph.D in emergency management.

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Larry Stevenson

Larry is a former Denver PD SWAT/K9 officer.  He is a master martial artist and international champion in karate, bare-knuckle, kick-boxing and MMA.  He teaches verbal de-escalation, tactical communications and close quarters combat survival techniques.

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Robert Oatman

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.

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Joseph Dulla

Joseph is a 31 year veteran of the LA County Sheriff's Department.  He is assigned to the Recruit Training Unit responsible for training over 1,000 deputies and 200 custody assistants.

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Rick Jacobs

Rick is the founder of Quantum Knowledge Strategic Solutions, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ.  Quantum is a software and training development company created to provide strategic solutions to issues in public safety, private security and the military.

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Dustin A. Kulling

Dustin is a 24 year veteran of California LE and is regarded as an authority on meth lab investigations.  He specializes in teaching communication, emergency management, and leadership.  He developed and presents the CA POST "Principles of De-escalation" course.

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Brenda Dietzman

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

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Damon Simmons

Damon has over 21 years experience in LE, and has 17 years experience as an instructor.  He has served in multiple investigative areas, and now specializes in Officer Health & Wellness, and Stress Management

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Joel Ryan

Joel has over 40 years experience in law enforcement and has been a certified instructor for most of that time.  He is the Executive Director of Technicon Training & Consulting and provides training in leadership, management, hiring processes, use-of-force, as well as other topics.

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Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt

Wendy is a career law enforcement officer having served in a variety of positions, ranks and capacities since 1985, including Chief at two different universities.  She teaches mulitple topics including leadership, ethics and strategic planning.

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Ralph Cummings

Ralph is a board-certified investigator with over 25 years experience.  He is a Master taser instructor and has also taught baton, handcuffs, firearms, defensive tactics.  He is an expert witness and consultant in use of force cases.

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Kenneth J. Solosky

Kenneth began his career in 1986 with the NYPD.  There he taught crisis intervention, sociology and verbal judo.  He later became a pilot in the NYPD Aviation Unit where he also conducted pilot training.  He is now Director of Security for a health system encompasing three hospital campuses.

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Ellis Amdur

Ellis has worked in the field of crisis intervention since 1988.  He has released 18 profession-specific instructional books concerning communication with seriously mentally ill individuals and verbal de-escalation of aggression.

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David Walker

David is the COO & Training Director for Strategies of Youth.  He served in the Latah County Sheriff's Office and the Moscow, ID Police Department.  During his career working in technical marketing and communications, he has developed and delivered training to audiences around the world.

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Robert Woloszyn

Rob is a TCOLE Certified Instructor, retired FBI Special Agent and US Marine Corps veteran.  He teaches informant handling, non-forensic evidence collection and trial testimony, and shooting incident reconstruction.

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Robert Mann

Robert served 25 years in the Orange County Sheriff's Office and 6 years in the Marines.  He now specializes in instructional design, instructor development, communications and leadership.

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Mark Candies

Captain Candies is a 34 year veteran of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.  He teaches use-of-force, active shooter response and officer survival.  He is certified in federal court in police training techniques, use-of-force and police policy, procedures and protocols.

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Ray Farris

Ray retired as Assistant Director of the Tennessee POST.  Training certifications include criminal & constitutional law, courtroom cecurity, leadership, internal affairs, and others.  He is the Training Director for the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute.

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Brian C. Smith

Brian began his LE career in 1978, and retired with the rank of Captain.  He continues to work full-time at Prairie State College PD.  He serves as range officer and conducts in-service training.  He is certified in firearms, defensive tactics, active shooter and tactical team ops.

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Brian N. O'Donnell

Brian is a Lieutenant with the Charlottesville PD where he supervises the training unit and firearms program.  In addition, he teaches courses focused on the impact of fear in use-of-force events.  He is co-creator of the R.E.A.L. Self-Defense for Women curriculum taught at U of VA.

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Alana N Williams

After serving 10 years as a Sheriff's Deputy, Alana has transitioned to teaching collegiate criminal justice classes.  She also trains in community relations, autism awareness, workplace harassment and diversity and inclusion.

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Michael Musengo

Mike recently retired as Police Training Commander and Director of a Regional NY Police Academy.  His focus is on helping others become more competent instructors, coaches and leaders in law enforcement.

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Richard Tullis

Richard has served in law enforcement since 1991.  He has instructor cerfications from the NC POST academy in topics such as officer safety, SWAT, firearms instructor development, and subject control instructor development.

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Jesse Jahner

Jesse has been a part of the Cass County Sheriff's Office since 1998 and elected sheriff in 2019.  He is certified to teach firearms, active shooter, taser, less lethal and chemical weapons, use of force, defensive tactics and EVOC.

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Heather Silvio

Heather is a licensed clinical psychologist, and Deputy Director of the Police Training Institute.  She specializes in verbal & nonverbal communication and the impact of trauma on law enforcement and communities.

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Chris Davis

Chris has a PhD in psychology with a focus on hostage negotiation, crisis intervention, stress and autism.  He has 4 years experience in the military and 20 years in law enforcement with the Boynton Beach PD.

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Wendy Hummell

Wendy has 24 years experience first as a Special Agent with the INS, then as a detective with the Wichita PD.  She specializes in resiliency, officer wellness, and mindfullness through yoga.

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Eddie Campa

Eddie is currently the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.  He has over 27 years experience in LE serving as Chief in multiple jurisdictions.  He specializes in leadership and community policing development.

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Michael Moran

Mike has over 30 years experience in LE, training and law.  He is a practicing attorney, and Chief Counsel, Chief Bailiff and Director of Mediation at Franklin County Probate Court.  He teaches handgun, shotgun, rifle, baton, handcuffing as well as other use-of-force disciplines.  He gives additional instruction in tactical communication, non-escalation and trial tactics.

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Steve Sheridan

Steve retired from police work as a lieutenant, and continues as a reserve officer.  He has 30 years of teaching experience including 20 years with the Florida State Police Academy.  He teaches crisis prevention, target-hardening and self-defence and is the founder of the Fortress Fighting System®.

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Paul Hasselberger

Paul is the President of the Executive Board of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO).  He a Lieutenant with the Clifton PD currently assigned to the Training Division.  He continues to seek to find a balance between formal education, practical skills and real-world leadership.

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Graham Tinius

Graham is a Park Police officer and FTO with the Sandy PD in Utah.  He teaches basic and advanced FTO, ethics, officer safety and leadership.  He is on the executive board of the National Association of Field Training Officers, and is also a memeber of ILEETA.

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Jeffrey Vanhook

Jeff is a Patrol Lieutenant with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.  He has been an FTO for over 20 years.  He is currently the FTO Program Administrator, and a member of the National Association of Field Training Officers.

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William "Bill" Powell

Bill is a Sergeant with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Alabama.  He has served as a police officer for over 21 years.  He is a Senior Academy Instructor certified in firearms, taser/CEW, and instructor credentials in other specialized fields.

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Eddie Dove

Eddie has over 13 years experience as a police officer.  He is a certified instructor in SRO, subject control, use-of-force, and de-escalation.

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Jeff Johnsgaard

Jeff is a full-time Canadian police officer having started his career in 2003.  He is a defensive tactics instructor, and the Regional Director for the Reality-Based Training Association.

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Christine Burke

Christine conducts investigation and provides witness consultation and testimony through her company Strategic Intelligence Services PLLC.  She began her LE career in 1988 with the Jupiter PD.

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John Youngblood

John retired after serving over 20 years with the LA Airport PD.  He is an expert in aviation safety & security, incident command systems and leadership development.  He was awarded the FTO Officer of the Year Award by NAFTO. 

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Tyler Packer

Tyler is a Sergeant with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office Jail Division.  He is a certified FTO trainer.  He teaches courses Basic Detention Academy and is lead instructor for the Excited Delirium program.

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Marc Fioravanti

Marc is an innovator within the field of Detention Services.  He is the School Director and In-Service Coordinator for the Guilford County Sheriff's Office.  He is responsible for the training academy, armed detention officer program, in-service and FTO training.

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Chief Robert Spinks

Robert Spinks is Chief of Police of the Parsons PD, and has 4 decades of criminal justice experience.  He is a certified instructor in multiple specialties including FTO, community oriented policing, and firearms/DT/less lethal use-of-force.

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John Shanks

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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David Mather

David started as a patrolman and worked his way up to Operations Commnader.  He has been associated with LE for over 30 years.  He has a doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on adult learning methodologies.  He is also IICI certified.

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Roman Maier

Roman is a patrol deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  He holds instructional certificates for defensive tactics, firearms, taser and patrol tactics.

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Daniel Knight

Daniel is a Master Firearms Instructor and Range Master for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  He also worked for the Federal Air Marshal Service and is certified airborne use of force instructor, in addition to his qualifications to teach rifle and shotgun. 

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Glenn Bakken

Glenn is with the Traffic Unit of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  He teaches CDL enforcement, crash reconstruction.  He has specialized in pedestrian/bicycle reconstruction and heavy truck reconstruction.

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Kevin Diehl

Kevin is a sergeant with the Southlake PD where he now works the Professional Standards Division.  He teaches internal affairs, background investigations, taser and SFST/DWI enforcement.

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John Nave

John is a deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  He as been a defensive tactics field instructor and a controlled force defensive tactics instructor.  He is an instructor within the Sheriff's Office as well as the Basic LE Academy in Spokane.

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William (Liam) Duggan

Liam is the Investigative and Administrative Commander with the Prior Lake PD.  He began his career in 1997.  He specializes in human performance factor analysis, decision making in force operations, firearms, arrest and control and leadership development.

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Joshin Smith

Joshin began his law enforcement career in 1996.  He has worked in corrections, SRO, and patrol officer.  He is VP of the NJ National Association of Field Training Officers and currently instructs FTO.

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Bryan Klingele

Bryan currently serves as  Lieutenant for the Federal Way PD in WA and has over 20 years experience.  He is the Director of the WA State chapter of the National Association of Field Training Officers, and currently instructs FTO.

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Kathleen Mitchell

Kathleen is the Director of the Front Range Community College LE Academy.  She has over 35 years experience, and retired from the FBI as Executive Manager of their training division.  She is a nationally recognized expert in instructional techniques and curriculum development.

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Daniel Greene

Dan has over 24 years experience in law enforcement.  He is currently Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers.  He is an SME in defensive tactics instructor, ground survival instructor, FTO, adult learning Instructor, ethics and leadership instructor.  He received the 2017 ILEETA Instructor of the Year award.

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John Morris

John has over 24 years experience in LE and is currently a Lt. in the Special Operations Division of his department.  He is a full-time SWAT operator, use-of-force instructor, chief staff liaison, and PIO.  John is an expert in excited delirium and in-custody death.

 

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Joel Misirian

Joel has over 20 years experience in law enforcement.  He is currently an FTO and crisis negotiator for the Troy PD.  He teaches in several local police academies on topics such as driving, ethics, critical incident first aid, CIT/de-escalation tactics, stops/approaches and patrol aspects.  He is an approved instructor for the Costa Rica National Police Academy.

 

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Nathan Rodriguez

Nathan began his career in 2005 with the Cameron County Sheriff's Office, and is now with the Texas DPS.  He is the district coordinator in the trooper training unit of the highway patrol division.  He teaches fitness, arrest, control & tactics, and is a master taser instructor.

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Alan C. Youngs
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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 IICI certified.

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Brian Cross
 

Brian is the Deputy Director of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.  He has instructed firearms, defensive tactics, use-of-force, EVOC and officer survival.

He is also an NCP program reviewer.

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Beth Mohr
 

Beth is a retired San Diego police officer.  She now hold specialist certifications as Fraud Examiner, Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, Cyber Crimes Investigator, and is also licensed as a private investigator.

She has taught interviewing techniques, fraud investigating and investigative ethics.

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Cartis Ryan Stephens

Cartis is a Special Agent and Program Manager for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  He specializes in use-of-force concepts, defensive tactics, tactical firearms application and leadership methodologies.

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Shaun Lomax

Shaun is currently assigned to the Ventura County Naval Base.  He is certified as a LE Academic Instructor,  and instructor in Physical Fitness, De-Escalation, Defensive Tactics, Injury Prevention, Active Shooter, Emergency Casualty Care, as well as additional topics.

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Gary Goines

Gary is an adjunct professor for Forensic Psychology, a certified instructor with the Maryland POST.  He teaches Psychology of Law Enforcement, Psychology of Hostage Negotiation and Threat & Risk Assessment.

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Stewart Curry

Stewart has over 20 years of public safety experience.  He is the Director of the LE Academy for Colorado Mountain College and oversees two other academies. He instructs SFST, Taser, S.T.O.P.S., use-of-force, and FBI Defensive Tactics among other subjects.

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Ron Bayne

Ron is an Advanced Training specialist with the Arizona POST, and Master Instructor FBI-LE Executive Development Assn.  He has developed a Basic Leadership Academy covering professionalism, organizational culture, conflict resolution, motivation and other essential leadership skills.

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Ann Young

Ann served as a Captain with the LAPD for 35 years filling a variety of positions.  She earned teaching credential from U of California, and has a Master's degree in Education from the U of Nevada.  

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Barbara Cohen-Pavlo

Barbara is a Police Psychologist for the Behavioral Science Services Unit of the LAPD.  She regularly provides training in conjunction with the Peer Support Cadre, Supervisor School and the LAPD Academy 

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Philip Kappes

Philip currently serves with the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport DPS.  He holds multiple instructor certifications including: ARIDE, Advanced FTO, NAPD, Taser, Radar/LIDAR, SFST, Firearms, Rifle, Use-of-Force and others. 

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Kerry Avery

Kerry is the owner of Odin Training Solutions.  She has worked exclusively with law enforcement training for twelve years.  She has designed an online Instructor Development course, and faciliated training for academies in the Ukraine.

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Robert Carlson

Robert has been with the Memphis, TN PD since 2009 following a 26-year career in the Air Force.  He is owner of Brave Defender Training Group providing firearms, medical, tactics and instructor development to law enforcement and the military.

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Michael Ramage

Michael is the General Counsel for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research.  He conducts legal reviews of training materials and reports prepaired by IIR.  He presents training on topics such as sexual harassement and ethics.

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Brent Metcalfe

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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Thomas Nash

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.  Also Internationally Certified (IICI).

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Steven DeBrota

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.  Also Internationally Certified (IICI).

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Mark Booker

Mark is an in-demand educator and lecturer with ongoing development and assessment of curricula. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Baltimore and has taught at Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and Stevenson University.

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Leann Pritt

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.  Also Internationally Certified (IICI).

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Billy Rodgers

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.  Also Internationally Certified (IICI).

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William Balling

William has been the Chief of Police for the Sidney Ohio PD since 2013.  He has instructed at all levels of law enforcement.  His current area of expertise is in officer health, wellness and leadership.

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Charles Cohen

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. He is also Internationally Certified (IICI)

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Anna Burke

Anna is a state-licensed and nationally certified language pathologist.  She has provided speech-language therapy and education regarding communication disorders since 2009.  Her community health education interests are violence prevention, mental health education, and stress management

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Jason Petrucelli

Jason has served with the Aurora PD since 1999.  He is a Master Firearms Instructor and SME in firearms, firearms training and Less Letha Munitions.  He is an istructor at his department's academy and has taught FTO and in-service courses.

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Ryal Perlongo

Ryan has over 15 years experience in operations, training and curriculum development in NY, NJ and PA.  He is currently Training and Policy Advisor for the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services.  He specialzes in developing evidence-based training and needs analysis.

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James McGregor

James began in LE in 1998.  He has TCOLE instructor certifications in firearms instruction, reality-based training, SFST, Taser, De-Escalation, Ethics, EVOC, intellectual disability recognition.  He is currently the training coordinator at Tarrant Co. College LE Academy.

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Moe McClanahan

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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Jerrold Jones

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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Justin Wykes

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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Norman Gibson

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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Lori Petro

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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James Molloy

With over 40 years experience in law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical service, Jim has 'real world' experience allowing him to connect with his audience.  He has certifications in EVOC, use of force, and active threat.

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Scott Tillema

Scott is an FBI-trained hostage negotiator, spending seven years as negotiator with the NIPAS Emergency Services Team, a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team.  He has been teaching negotiation for the past ten years and is a Lieutenant with the Schaumburg, IL PD, where he has served since 2002.

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D. Scott Bailey

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

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

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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James T Scott

James has served as a corrections officer, then 21 years in the Connecticut State Police.  He specializes in Officer Wellness, Officer Involved Shootings, and LE Recruiting.  He is a full-time faculty member at Albertus Magnus College.

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Randall Stickley

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.

He is both INCI and IICI certified.

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Jason Webber

Jason is Lieutenant Commander of Investigations for the NW3C. He serves on the FBI Cyber Crimes task force.  He is certified in Cyber Investigation, FBI Financial Crimes, FBI Instructor Development, Economic Crime Forensics.

He is both INCI and IICI certified.

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James Nickolas

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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Jeff Lybarger

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

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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Karl Westendorf

Karl is currently a Sergeant and Training Coordinator with the Weatherford PD where he as served for 13 years.  He is an EVOC, firearms, and DDACTS instructor.  He has also taught the Large Truck and Bus Enforcement classes.

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Kim Vickers

Kim's career spans over 42 years.  He served with the Abilene PD for 27 years.  He is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  He has taught a wide variety of courses at universities, departments, academies and associations throughout Texas.

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Tyler Wotring

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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Dr. Eric Murray

Eric has over 35 years experience in law enforcement.  He is certified to teach ledership, human performance, resiliency, diversity, and ethical decision making, among others.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is now a regular guest lecturer there.

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John Bouthillette

John has had a 35-year career in law enforcement.  He is a Senior Instructor for the BJA VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness training program and the National Suicide Awareness for LE Officers (SAFLEO) training.  He is an expert on leadership, officer health, safety, wellness and community policing.

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Dr. Kenneth Ehrman

Kenneth is an investigator at the California Department of Motor Vehicles.  He has over 25 years LE experience and is a certified instructor in DT, strategic communication, de-escalation and crisis intervention.  He is an expert in counterfeit document identification.

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Jamie Blume

Jamie is a sergeant with the Beckley PD and serves as Rangemaster and Director of Training.  He is qualified to teach a variety of weapons, DT, use-of-force, patrol tactics, officer survival, tactical medicine and canine tracking, to mention a few of the topics he has mastered.

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Kathryn Rinker

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

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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Stephen Capellas

Stephen has over 20 years experience in law enforcement.  He became an EVOC instructor and Collision Reconstructionist.  He helped create a joint EVOC training program which eventually became regional.  He is a certivied EVOC, Collision Investigation, SKIDCAR and PIT instructor.

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Charles Brown

Charles retired from the Chattanooga PD after 30 years of service.  He is a certified instructor in active shooter, firearms, incident command and leadership.  He now works for Walden Security and their Training Academy Manager.

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Steve Gerding

Steve retired as Lieutenant from the Toms River PD.  He has been teaching at the college and police academy level for over 30 years.  He now teaches at teh Ocean County Police Academy as the lead instructor teaching Methods of Instruction to certify new police instructors.

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Christopher Bartolotta

Christopher has been with the Connecticut State Police since 1990 and now serves as a captain in the Bureau of Special Investigations.  He was the first in his state to be certified as DRE instructor.  He teachs a wide range of topics including drug and alcohol, stress and crisis management,  interrogation, report writing as well as other numerous topics.

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Philip Rizzo

Phil is a Captain in the Franklin Township Police Department with over 27 years experience in law enforcement.  He has taught recruits and in-service classes on topics such as HAZMAT, DUI, media relations, incident command and first line supervision

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James Harris

James retired as Deputy Chief of the Toms River PD in 2019.   For several years, he traveled around the country presenting promotional exam instruction and professional law enforcement in-service programming that has prepared officers and organizational personnel for the challenges that face our profession and our communities.

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Paul Gregory

Paul has been in law enforcement since 1999 serving in various divisions of the Adams County Sheriff's Office.  He was a member of the SWAT team for 15 years, and has been a firearms instructor since he began in law enforcement.  He is now the chairperson of the Colorado POST Firearms Committee.

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Ryan Van Wave

Ryan has served with the O'Fallon PD since 2006.  In 2021 he was assigned as section supervisor of the Training Division.  He has qualified as instructor in firearms, patrol rifle, armorer, range master, less lethal, Taser, OC spray, and HeartSaver.  He also writes and reviews training curriculum.

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James Woodall, Jr.

James retired as Asst. Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.  He has over 50 years of LE experience and 16 years military.  He is CEO of Zoom Consulting, LLC which develops and delivers custom leadership training to private and government organizations.

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Matthew Bloodgood

Matthew began his LE career in 1990 with the Anchorage PD.  In 2011 he became a Regional Training Coordinator for the Idaho POST.  In addition to those duties he teaches firearms, use of force, and tactical team operations.

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Donald Schneider

Donald is a Sergeant with the NYPD currently on Special Assignment with the NY Highway Patrol as Breath-Alcohol Testing Program Manager and Tech Supervisor.  He teaches RADAR/LIDAR, SFST, DRE.  He is trained in Crash Reconstruction and Injury Biomechanics.

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