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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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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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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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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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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Justin Chapman

Justin recently retired as 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rick Jacobs

Rick Jacobs is the principal of Jacobs, et al, LLC, and is a former deputy sheriff from Virginia. Rick is also a seasoned law enforcement instructor.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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James Emerson

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 IICI certified.

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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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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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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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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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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 IICI certified.

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Brian Coss
 

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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Ryan 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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Allen J. Bloodgood

Allen retired as Captain in the Woodbridge Township PD.  Originally a defensive tactics instructor, he evolved into firearms training.  His current passion is legal issues teaching Search and Seizure, Use of Force, Vehicle Pursuit, Civil Liability in LE and Critical Incident Management.

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Damon Ing

Dr. Ing retired from the Saginaw PD in 2019 and moved into teaching.  He is now the Lead Corodinator of the Tarrant Co. College Law Enforcement Academy in Ft. Worth.  He has taught entry level academy, leadership and has developed multiple online LE training programs.

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Ignacio Enriquez

Ignacio has over 14 years experience as a police officer.  He currently holds the position of Behavioral Health Officer for his PD responsible for crisis intervention, safety planning and connecting citizens to mental health services.  He teaches suicide prevention, emotional intelligence and resilience.

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Justin Fitzsimmons

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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Scott Kirshner

Scott is an accomplished trainer with experience in officer safety and violence mitigation.  He has taught classes in Use of Force, Tactical Mindset, Verbal De-Escalation, Crisis Prevention, Searches, Safety Policies, Defensive Tactics, Judgmental Shooting, and others.

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Andrew Kasecamp

Andrew is the Director of Training and Education for American K-9 Interdiction LLC. He has worked for over ten years in the field of LE canine handling and training.  He leads his entire training department in curriculum development.

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Steven R. Henry

Steven served with the Toms River PD for twenty-eight years before moving on to corporate security.  He then returned to policing as Chief of the Bristol Borough PD for six years.  He also became a Level II Instructor for the NJ Division of Fire Safety.

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Michael Boone

Michael is an active training and counseling officer with the Las Vegas Metro Police Academy.  He teaches interview and interrogation, Miranda, Defensive Tactics as well as other courses.  He is passionate about the 4th Amendment and stays current on the latest case law. He is also an instructor with Blue to Gold Training.

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Dr. David Ferland

David retired as Chief of the Portsmouth, NH PD after 30 years of service.  He presents college-level criminal justice courses.  He was the National Executive Director of the US Police Canine Association.  He teaches leadership, public policy, and police history.  He has trained K-9 dogs internationally.

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James Nealy, Jr.

James has over 40 years experience in law enforcement.  He served with the Department of Corrections then served 21 years with the Connecticut State Police.  He is a certified trainer and has taught courses in law, diversity, use-of-force, implicit bias, and impartial policing.

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Jeremy Felish

Jeremy was an officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department before joining the Mohave Co Sheriff's Department.  He is an active FTO instructor and is also certified in Firearms, MILO/FATS, and High Risk Stops.  He is a K-9 handler, and part of the Drug Interdiction Task Force and active SWAT Team member

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Elia Alfonso

Elia is a Lieutenant with the Manassas PD.  She has been a Defensive Tactics Program Manager since 2008.  She is responsible for lesson plan development, teaching techniques, and courtroom testimony.  She has developed two use-of-force courses, and is also a Taser Instructor and Crisis Negotiations Team Leader

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Lance Cook

Lance has been a tireless promoter of traffic safety throughout his 35-year career.  He has taught traffic law, traffic enforcement, traffic engineering, alcohol enforcement, speed measurement, alternative vehicles and crash investigation and reconstruction.

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Melissa Maranville

Melissa has 30 years experience in criminal justice, either working, researching, developing, or delivering education and training.  Her employment history includes being a paralegal in law, booking and intake officer, forensic crime scene investigation, and a sociology-criminology-psychology professor.

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Bill Wright

Bill is a Detective with the Pasco PD.  He has over 29 years experience in policing, and 6 years in corrections.

He has taught firearms for over 17 years.  He works on the Special Investigative Unit, and is a lead investigator on the Criminal Justice Training Center Independent Investigative Team.

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Allison Willis

Allison is currently an instructor with the Law Enforcement Academy in Delta County, Colorado.  She teaches Special Populations, LE Ethics, Verbal Communications, Bias Motivated Hate Crimes, Leadership, Mental Health Crisis, Report Writing, and other.  She has also served as a Drill Instructor, Physical Training Instructor and Scenario Manager.

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Collin Congleton

Collin is a Lieutenant with the Jersey City PD.  In his 20-years experience he has also served as a Corrections Officer and Sheriff's Deputy.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers.  He served two tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq.  He specializes in teaching  case law, use of force and leadership development.

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Kevin Forrester

Kevin is a traner for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.  After 29 years in LE he retired to teach at the Basic Peace Officer Academy.  He has instructed traffic stops, traffic enforcement, DT, Firearms and Use of Force.  He is a administrator for the academy's FTO program.

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Jeffrey A Fritz

Jeffrey is the CEO of the PREVENT Group, LLC, a LE consulting and training firm.  He is a 32-year veteran of LE and last served as Chief.  He teaches Leadership, Management Community Policing and De-escalation (Duty to Intervene/Bystander Intervention).

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Adam Gormely

Adam served 21 years with the Maine Game Warden Service, retiring as Lieutenant.  He has served as mapper, planner and incident commander.  He has certifications in watercraft and recreational vehicle training.  He is also a USCG Captain.

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Donald R Hale

Donald serves a Director a Professor for the Laredo College Regional Police Academy.  He has been a peace officer for over 30 years and served in a wide range of critical LE areas.   He specializes in course development, management, investigations, search/seizure and constitional issues.

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Scot Mattox

Scot recently retired as a sergeant with the Portland, MD PD after 26 years of service.  He is CEO of Dirigo Safety, LLC which specializes traffic safety, DUI and cannabis impairment.  He continues to serve as a reserve officer.

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Colon May

Colin is Assistant Director of Strategy and Planning for a large federal law enforcement agency, where he is responsible for the research, strategic planning, and training support for the nearly 200 special agents, analysts, forensic auditors, and professionals.

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Joseph Trindal

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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Philip Schappy

Philip is an active sworn law enforcement officer with over 20 years of experience.  His current assignments include; Lead Use of Force instructor and coordinator, Senior Defensive Tactics instructor, Firearms instructor, Chemical Agent Munitions instructor, and Body-Worn Camera instructor at his agency.

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Abbe Chabot

Abbe Chabot is a twenty-year detective of criminal investigations and violent crimes in Maine.

Abbe specializes in interviewing and interrogation as well as behavioral analysis as opposed to evidence collection and became a regular instructor for new officers and detectives in interviewing and interrogation, death investigations, and sexual assault.

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Elio P Lerussi

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.

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Courtney Whitney

Courtney is a Correctional Lieutenant with the Utah State Correctional Facility.  Her career began in 2009 with the Dothan PD.  She has been a Field Training Officer since 2016 and supervises the program.  She is the SME for Staff Wellness and Development, Incident Management, De-escalation, Institutional Security, Hostage Taking and Negotiation.

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David Perry

David is a senior research associate for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR).  He has served LE for over 25 years.  Specializing in Higher Education Enforcement he served as Chief of Police at University of N Carolina, Florida State University, Albany State University. He was also Deputy Chief at Clemson.

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Mike Ruggiero

Mike is a deputy and sergeant with the Orange Co Sheriff's Office in Orlando.  He has provided thousands of hours of advanced training in the fields of investigations, interviewing, and detecting deception through handwriting, body language, and statement analysis.

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Salvatore Alioto

Salvatore is an SME for VirTra after retiring from the Wauwatosa Police Department in Wisconsin.  He was certified in WI to instruct firearms, EVOC, crash investigation, scene management, shoot house and physical evidence collection.  He now presents on active shooter, simulation training, stress, and vehicle contacts.

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Rick Van Keuren

Rick is a Training Specialist with the Arizona POST.  He took the position after retiring as a AZ Trooper with 24 years service.  He is a Master Taser Instructor, NRA Precision rifle and pistol instructor, AZPOST pistol, shotgun, and patrol rifle instructor, High Threat Vehicle Engagement instructor among other instructor certifications.

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Michael Puente

Michael is a Training Specialist with the Arizona POST.  He have been in law enforcement for over 18 years.  He has AZPOST instructor certifications in Leadership, Physical Fitness, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Sniper and Bias Free Policing.

He also teaches Stress Management, Dignitary Protection and Combatives.

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Andrew Buell

Andrew is a Lieutenant with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, and has served with them for over 22 years.

He has instructed SWAT, police bike operations, report writing, investigations, interviewing, internal affairs, leship, anti-bias policing and officer wellness.

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Don McCrea

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 IICI certified.

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Chris Grandia

 Chris is a senior research associate with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) Law Enforcement Safety and Wellness (LESW) group.  Currently, Mr. Gandia is working to facilitate the delivery of several  BJA law enforcement programs, including the VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program, the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program, the Suicide Awareness for Law Enforcement Officers Program, and Communities of Practice projects.

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Michael Chavez

 Michael spent 15 years with the Maine State Police.  He is a faculty instructor at the Colby College Forensic Science Seminar.  He is a trained Forensic Interviewer of Children.  He developed the curriculum for the New England state police scuba diving teams, and is an expert in acquatic death investigations.

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David Flory

David began his law enforcement career in 1979, and served as Chief of Police for 17 years first in Bedford, TX, then in Hot Springs, AR.  He specializes in Officer Tactical Safety, Tactical Medical Procedures, Leadership and Roadway Safety.  He is an adjunct instructor for the Advanced LE Rapid Response Training medical training program.

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Justin Etters

Justin is a lieutenant with the Cleveland County (NC) Sheriff's Office, and is an adjunct instructor with Cleveland Community College.  He holds specialized certifications in Subject Control, Physical Fitness, Specialezed Firearms, and Rapid Deployment.  He also instructs Krav maga, CPR, Verbal De-escalation, and firearms, among others.

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Armando Sotero

Armando was with the North Miami Beach PD from 1991 until 2013.  He is now a Senior Research Associate with the Institute of Inergovernmental Research.  He specializes in officer wellness, safety and leadership, as well as community policing.

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William J. Harris IV

William is the current lead instructor for the Garza County Sheriffs Office.  He has a wide range of instructor qualifications from CPR and TACMED to firearms and defensive tactics.

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Robert Brzenchek

Robert worked as a police officer in Washington, DC, and a military member of the intelligence community.

He has taught classes in criminal justice, emergency management, unmanned aerial vehicles, and conducted research in both the public and private sectors.

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Ronald Cooks

Ronald is an officer with the University of Houston PD.  He teaches firearms, ALERRT, Taser, patrol Rifle, De-escalation, Active Shooter, Baton, O.C. Spray and Arrest Procedures.  He also has certifications in hostage negotiation, crime prevention, Glock and AR-15 armorer, and riot control.

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Andrew Alvarez

Andrew is with the Clifton Police Department.  He serves as an FTO, and medic for the SWAT team.  He is a DRE, and mentors other DRE's in his department.  He has trained police, fire, dispatchers, and EMS in active shooter response.

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Justin Parker

Justin is a Training Manger for the NW3C.  He currently instructs Intelligence Analysis Training, and Intelligence Writing and Briefing.  He worked for the Iowa Department of Public Saftey for 22 years serving as the agency's expert on terrorism.

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Sonia Quinones

Sonia has over 28 years experience in LE.  She retired as Chief of Police of the Hallandale Beach PD.  Now, she is a senior research associate with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR).  She is past president of  NAWLEE.

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George Colbert

George is a retired Maryland State Trooper and has worked in law enforcement and security industry for over 30 years.  He’s a certified Training Instructor in Firearms (NRA), CRASE (Civilian Reacting to Active Shooter Events) FTO (Field Training Officer), ASP Paton, O.C. Spray and Smith’s Hi-Scan Hitrax X-ray machine.

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Irick Geary

Major Geary is the Operations Bureau Commander with the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety.  He works part-time for the Institute of Intergovernmental Research as an instructor for the VALOR and SAFELO programs, as well as for the National LE Roadway Safety program.

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Floyd Wiley

Floyd retired from the New Castle County PD after 20 years service.  He is a certified instructor in active shooter, dignitary protection, among others.  He specialized in defensive tactics, use of force, firearms, SWAT, and is certified by the FBI as a sniper/observer.  He has worked with IIR as a curriculum review board member and training facilitator.

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Matthew Swartz

Matthew is a retired NY State Trooper.  He is a certified firearms instructor, and is a federal law enforcement instructor for the DHS.  He teaches EVOC, operations and use of force.  He travels the nation as a motivational speaker.

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Steve Gregory

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 IICI certified.

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Paul Beasinger

Paul has nearly three decades of law enforcement experience.  He retired a lieutenant from the Lansing PD.  He is currnently and Instructor and Content Manager with Command Presence Training.  He specializes in Instructor Development, Program Development, Leadership and FTO Training.

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Troy Siewert

Troy retired as a lieutenant after serving 30 years at the Orland Park PD.  He is currently an instructor at the Illinois POST, specializing in Mental Health Awareness as well as CIT.  He continues to teach law enforcement through his training company, Insightful Crisis Response, LLC.

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Ben Rea

Ben is the Director of the Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy, Martinsville, VA.  In addition to addressing the full range of duties as an academy director, he also teaches recruits physical fitness, healthy diet and wellness.

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Baldo (Al) Bello

Al spent over 17 years in the Marine Corps and retired as Gunnery Sergeant.  Currently, he is a sworn police training Detective with the Cicero PD.  He specializes in Report Writing, Firearms, Use-of-Force and Adaptive Leadership.

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John Bostain

John is President of Command Presence Training.  His law enforcement career spans over 29 years.  His company is a strategic partner of FBINAA, and teaches Leadership, Organizational Culture, Instructor Development and Use-of-Force.

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Ken Pomeranz

Ken has over 30 years experience serving in a number of organziations.  He is now with the Phoenix PD.  He is a certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and Forensic Photographer.  He has taught forensics throughout the Southwest to LE and at universities and colleges.

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Mandi Beasinger

Mandi has over 20 years experience in law enforcement and is an officer with the Lansing PD.  She is currently the lead recruiting and hiring officer, and she is the Asst. Team Commander for the crisis negotiators on the tactical team.  She has taught academy level classes in report writing and domestic violence.

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Victor Lauria

Victor served with the Novi PD for 27 years.  The majority of his career was spent in investigations.  He is an instructor in both basic and advanced police training schools at Oakland Community College.  For the last eight years he has been an integral part of Madonna University Criminal Justice Program.

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James Kelly

James serves as a Sergeant with the Brick Township Police.  He has been a certified academy instructor since 2017 and has taught Principles of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Use of Force, Cultural Diversity and his own curriculum titled Police Response to Substance Use Disorders in the Community.

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Joanne Catania

Jo recently retired as the Chief Medical Examiner Investigator at WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine.  She began her career as a police officer in 2000.  She provides education and curriculum development for the Michigan POST, and operates her own training company offering death investigation training to agencies throughout Michigan.

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Joseph R. Auriemma, Jr.

As a New York state Police Senior Investigator, Joseph is responsible for the direct supervision of all criminal investigations assigned to his station.  He is the lead instructor at the NY State police academy for Investigative Interviewing, Crisis Negotiation, and Search Warrant schools.

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Kim B. Simon

Kim currently serves as the School Resource Officer Training and Program Coordinator at the DCJS Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety.  She also provides technical assistance to both law enforcement agencies as well as school divisions on all areas impacting the school law enforcement partnership and school safety.

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Thomas Lahay

Thomas served thirty-one years with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources LE Division as a Conservation Officer prior to joining the training staff at teh Indiana law Enforcement Academy in 2016 as a LE Training Specialist.  He teaches firearms, report writing, de-escalation and use of force among other desciplines.

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Ian S. Lovestock

Ian is a career police officer spanning six decades and is currently commissioned as a Texas Peace Officer.  He has a BA degree in Criminal Justice from University of Texas, and Master's in Education from Texas State University.  He currently holds the position of Police Training Manager for Controlled F.O.R.C.E.

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Derrick Threadgill

Derrick is an active law enforcement supervisor with 28 years of LE experience and training.  He has conducted use of force evaluations, pursuits, crashes, and internal affairs hearings. He has national Internal Affairs and Use of Force Instructor certifications.

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Christopher E. K. Pfannkuche

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 IICI certified.

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David Bissonnette

David is the senior Police Lieutenant with the Middletown, RI, PD.  He has over 22 years of LE experience.  He is a member of the RI Municipal Police Academy's Drill Instructor cadre.  He teaches Use of Force, Active Diffusion & De-escalation, Autism for LE and High-Risk Vehicle Stop tactics.

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Timothy Murray

Timothy "Dale" Murray has been a LE officer for over 18 years.  He commanded a SWAT team for two years.  After receiving his instructor certification he conducted training for the team, and in-service training for other sections of his department.  Now working as a campus police officer he teaches firearms and security for the department.

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Andrew DeMuth

Andrew has over 30 years experience in law enforcement.  He has served as training officer, range master, PIO, youth police academy director and intelligence officer. He has authored articles for the FBI LE Bulletin, PoliceOne.com, ILEETA Journal, Officer.com and others.

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Tony Slayden

Tony is a ranked Sergeant in the Office of Professional Standards and Training after spending two years in the Criminal Investigations Division and two years as a FTO supervisor with the Chatham County PD, Georgia.

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Kyle Tilsley

Kyle has spent 28 years with the Maine State Police, the last three as Troop Commander of Troop B in the town of Gray, Maine. He has been the primary FTO for multiple Troopers in his career and was the Troop B FTO Supervisor for 8 years. He continues to share his passion for the future generation by teaching several classes, and by working part-time for a local small department.

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Michael Halbleib

Michael is currently a detective with the Bardstown KY Police Department Narcotics Unit.  He has been an instructor for six years with the Public Agency Training Council. Mike has been teaching in the field of narcotics in the community, in-service and recruit classes for over 24 years.

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Paul Watkins, III

Paul is a Captain with the Verona PD in New Jersey.  He has been in LE since 2003.  In his agency he is the Professional Standards Commander, has oversight of the FTO program, background investigations, policy maintance and accreditation manager.

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Marvin Colson, II

For the past 24 years as a member of  the Baltimore City PD, Marvin has served in many capacities.  He is currently assigned to the Mayor's Executive Protection Unit.  He teaches Executive Protection and provides services through his firm,  M.L. Colson & Associates, LLC.

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Phillip White

Phillip served for 26 years with the San Jose,CA PD.  He was the Department's CA POST certified FTO program coordinator and lead instructor.  He is currently the Director of Operations and Head of Instruction for Granite State Police Career Counseling, and continues to teach FTO courses.

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Joseph Menoni

Joe is currently a senior technical trainer, instructing law enforcement agencies on license plate reader systems for Motorola Solutions Inc.  Before becoming a Manager for Customer Training and Development at Motorola Solutions, Joe spent twenty-one years with the Chicago Police Department before retiring from the department’s Office of Constitutional Policing and Reform.

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EdRicardo J. Gandara

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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Ken Abrams

Ken Abrams has dedicated 30 years to government service, starting in the Air Force, then the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the DEA, retiring as a Supervisor and Instructor. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at Northern Virginia Community College, holds advanced degrees, and founded Tactical52 LLC, a professional development and training company. He is bilingual and he specializes in teaching courses in Ethics, Leadership, Communication Skills, and Emotional Intelligence.

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Jeffrey G. Scholz

Jeffrey is a retired NY State Trooper with over 28 years experience in LE. He has developed and taught programs including crisis negotiation, crisis intervention, de-escalation, interrogation, hate crimes to name a few.  He currently instructs officers and civilians on officer safety and wellness, crisis intervention and de-escalation.  He owns 886 Consulting, and is a NY State Office of Mental Health consultant.

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Nathan T. Rodriguez

Nathan began his career in 2005 as sheriff's deputy before moving on to the Texas Highway Patrol.  He is certified in ALERRT training, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, Master Taser, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Baton, Cultural Diversity, and SFST to name a few.

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Travis Stansell

Travis began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Morristown PD in 2002.  He holds a batchlor's degree in Communications, a Masters in Justice Administration, and is a graduate of the National Forensic Academy at the University of Tennessee.  He is certified as instructor in SFST, Firearms, and Patrol Stops. He is the Director of the Walters State Regional LE Training Academy.

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