I was the founder of the LVMPD MACTAC program. I have been instructing all aspects of the program for the last 11 years. I have taught not only to law enforcement but to fire departments as well. I have also presented our 1 October debrief to agencies all over the country as a subject matter expert. I was team lead as rescue task force 1 on the night of the 1 October incident. Subjects include active assailant, rescue task force, civilian response (run, hide, fight), field level ICS, breeching, casualty care, individual movement techniques, open field movements, dispatch protocols, defensive tactics instructor and firearms instructor. I have written lesson plans and protocols for the program and assured that they were all Nevada POST certified. I have taught these techniques across the west to many different agencies small and large and to government agencies such as the U.S. military, Secret Service, FBI, IRS, security personnel at the Nevada Nuclear Security Site and agencies from bordering states.
I have worked as a reserve officer in a small rural town in Iowa (Altoona, IA) and as a police officer for a major metropolitan department (Las Vegas,NV) for the last 21 years where I was a field training officer and a crisis intervention team officer. I have extensive training in ICS and am a mobile command vehicle operator. I am an ALERRT instructor in active shooter response and AAIR.
I am a dedicated instructor and I throughly believe in the program and the message that is being taught to our law enforcement and fire personnel. I believe in a professional training atmosphere while keeping some fun in the training and having positive interaction with the students. I have taught to a variety of students and value their thoughts and opinions. I believe that I too am always a student and try to learn as much as I can.
I will be a reliable and trustworthy instructor and will maintain a professional presence representing ALERRT.