About the Author

Welcome to my blog. Here, I will post articles concerning law enforcement practices, procedures, training and philosophies. The articles will stem from questions that I am frequently asked as well as contemporary events. Please feel free to provide feedback and to send me suggestions for more pieces.

All original works authored by me and posted here are free to be used elsewhere provided that they are not used commercially and proper bibliographical credit is given for the works.

Below you will find my vitae:

Experience Summary
Peace officer since January of 1999 serving as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, supervisor, and Chief Deputy having been sworn at the local, state, and federal levels. Over 3500 hours of total POST credit training hours. College level adjunct instructor.  Member Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.

Education
Master of Public Administration: The University of Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with History minor: Valdosta State University
Associate of Science in General Studies: Georgia Military College
Basic Law Enforcement Training: Northeast Georgia Police Academy (now GPSTC-Athens)

Professional Certifications
GA POST Basic Law Enforcement
GA POST Jailer
GA POST General Instructor
GA POST Firearms Instructor
GA POST Senior Deputy
GA POST Managerial Certificate
GA POST Supervisory Certificate
GA POST Advanced Certificate
GA POST Intermediate Certificate
GA POST Field Training Officer
GALEFI Master Instructor
GALEFI Advanced Instructor
GALEFI Intermediate Firearms Instructor
Force Science Institute: Force Science Analysis

Instructor and Train the Trainer Level Courses Attended
GPSTC: Instructor Training (80 hours)
GPSTC: Firearms Instructor (80 hours)
GPSTC: Shotgun Instructor (40 hours)
FBI Police Firearms Instructor (80 hours)
FBI Law Enforcement Instructor School (40 hours)
FLETC Use of Force Instructor (80 hours)
FLETC Active Shooter Threat Instructor (40 hours)
FLETC Basic Tactical Medical Instructor (24 hours)
Rangemaster (Tom Givens): Firearms Instructor Development Course (24 hours)
Rangemaster: Advanced Firearms Instructor Development & Certification Course (16 hours)
Team One Network: Active Shooter Instructor (24 hours)
IALEFI: Master Instructor Development Course (24 hours)
GALEFI Patrol Rifle Instructor (24 hours)
Center for Domestic Preparedness: Managing Civil Action in Threat Incidents (40 hours)
ASP Tactical Baton Instructor (16 hours)
ASP Tactical Handcuff Instructor (8 hours)
Arma Training: Handgun Protection Instructor
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor

Advanced Firearms Training and Tactics Courses Attended
GPSTC: Semi-Automatic Pistol Level 1 (32 hours)
GPSTC: Semi-Automatic Pistol Level 2 (32 hours)
GPSTC: Semi-Automatic Pistol Level 3, Advanced Rating (32 hours, 2007)
GPSTC: Semi-Automatic Pistol Level 3, Advanced Rating (32 hours, 2013)
GPSTC: Police Tactical Rifle (40 hours)
GPSTC: Concealed Carry Handgun (24 hours)
GPSTC: Shotgun Skills (24 hours)
GPSTC: Officer Survival (40 hours, GPSTC-Athens)
RCTA: Basic High Risk Warrant Planning & Execution (40 hours)
Rogers Shooting School: Pistol (Advanced Rating)
Lund Performance and Consulting (Erik Lund): Dynamic Fighting Rifle (8 hours)
Lund Performance and Consulting: Performance Shotgun (8 hours)
Lund Performance and Consulting: Rifle/Pistol Low Light (8 hours)
Lund Performance and Consulting: Level II Performance Rifle & Low Light (12 hours)
Lund Performance and Consulting: AK Operator’s Course (8 hours)
Rangemaster: Combative Pistol I (16 hours)
Rangemaster: Intensive Pistol Skills One Day Format
Rangemaster: Defensive Shotgun Course One Day Format
Rangemaster: Defensive Revolver (8 hours)
Rangemaster: Defensive Shotgun Instructor Course (24 hours)
Tom Givens & William Aprill: The Unthinkable (16 hours)
Ken Hackathorn: Advanced Tactical Pistol (16 hours)
Langdon Tactical Technology (Ernest Langdon): Tactical Pistol Skills (16 hours)
Way of the Gun (Frank Proctor): Performance Pistol (8 hours)
ShivWorks (Craig Douglas): Extreme Close Quarters Concepts (20 hours)
S.O.B. Tactical (John McPhee): Carbine Marksmanship Course (8 hours)
Defense Training International (John Farnam): Defensive Handgun/Urban Rifle (30 hours)
Gabe White Training: Pistol Shooting Solutions (Light Pin)
Hardwired Tactical Shooting (Wayne Dobbs): Advanced Pistol Skills
Hardwired Tactical Shooting (Darryl Bolke): One Day Shotgun

Armorer Certifications
Glock
M1911/1911A1: U.S. Training Center
AR-15/M16 Comprehensive Armorer Course: Weapon Systems Training Council
Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistol (expired)

Supervision & Management Training
IACP: Leadership in Police Organizations (100 hours)
GPTSC: Supervision 1 (40 hours)
GPSTC: Supervision 2 (40 hours)
GPTSC: Supervision 3 (40 hours)

Criminal Procedure Advanced Training
GPSTC: Criminal Procedure (40 hours)
GPSTC: Criminal Apprehension for Patrol (40 hours)
GPSTC: Search and Seizure for Drug Cases (40 hours)

Professional Association Memberships
Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

*Acronyms
GA POST= Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
GPSTC= Georgia Public Safety Training Center
RCTA: Regional Counterdrug Training Academy
IACP: International Association of Chiefs of Police
NRA= National Rifle Association
IALEFI= International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

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