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Terry Parker

Terry Parker started his career in 1980 with the U.S. Coast Guard where he was part of a small boat rescue crew. In this capacity his crew made a number of large drug smuggling seizures.

From 1985-1988 Terry worked as a part time patrol officer with the Northfield Ma. Police Department.

In 1988 Terry worked on the Brattleboro VT. Police Department until 2007. Terry was a certified Field Training officer for 17 years training over 100 officers from that and other agencies. Terry was on the departments major accident investigation team for many years investigating all major crashes with serious injuries or death involved. Terry was on the departments bike team, police explorer leader and is a trained hostage negotiator by the FBI.

Terry also worked with the Vernon, VT. police department as a part time officer from 2001-2008. He spent much time after 9/11 providing security to Vermont's only nuclear plant.

From 2003-2006 Terry was the Fire Chief for the town of Vernon, Vermont and is a certified Firefighter II.

In 2008 Terry started with the University of North Alabama Police Department as a patrolman. In 2009 he was appointed as an interim sergeant with the night shift. In May 2009 Terry was assigned interim Director of the University of North Alabama Public Safety Institute (previously North Alabama Law Enforcement Training Center) Terry attended the FBI Post Blast Investigator School in 2008.


Instructor:

  • NRA-Handgun/Shotgun

  • NRA-Patrol Riffle

  • A.L.I.C.E Alert Lock down Inform Counter and Escape. Active shooter training for schools or workplace.

  • A.L.E.R.T. Advanced Law Enforcement Response Training

  • Chemical Munitions
    Less-Lethal

  • Flash-Bang

  • Aerosol

  • Handheld Chemical Spray

  • Taser

  • L.I.D.A.R. (aka Laser)

  • Police Traffic Radar

  • Emergency Vehicle Driver Trainer


Michael Montgomery

Officer Montgomery began his law enforcement career at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He served six years on active duty in the Strategic Air Command with the Security Police. After leaving active duty he continued his police career at the University of North Alabama when he graduated the Alabama Police Academy at Selma, Alabama in 1992 when the University's Security Department made the transition to a Police Department. He continued his police career after he left the university by joining the 117th Security Forces Squadron in Birmingham, Alabama and is now retiring from a military career spanning 23 years of honorable service. He has travelled the globe with this military unit and been active or deployed for every conflict since Lebanon/Grenada except for Desert Shield/ Desert Storm (he departed active duty in 1989 and joined the 117th Security Forces Squadron in 1995.) He had previously served in the Alabama Army National Guard in a Signal Battalion and a Combat Engineer Battalion. He was employed for 10 years as a contracted Security Officer to the Federal Government.

Officer Montgomery has returned home to the University of North Alabama and has wasted no time in jumping in with both feet.

He has received the following training since returning to the University of North Alabama as well as being deployed for the third time in OEF/OIF:

  • RADAR instructor Course (May 3-7, 2008)

  • Basic Latent Print Course (May 21-23, 2008)

  • Handheld Chemical Sprays Instructor Course (May 28, 2008)

  • Basic Interview and Interrogation Course (June 3, 2008)

  • NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor for Handgun and Shotgun (Mar 23-27, 2009)

  • Basic Crime Scene Investigation Course (April 6-10, 2009)

  • RADAR/LIDAR Certified, MacDill AFB, FL (2001)

  • K-9 Decoy certified, Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan (2008)

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Sports Event Risk Management seminar (April 2009)

  • Basic Rappel Certification for the Law Enforcement Officer (August 2009)

  • RBR Ballistic Shield Operator Course (September 2009)

  • Injured-Downed Officer Rescue Course (September 2009)

Officer Montgomery was also honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5140 as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2009.


Les Jackson

Les Jackson is currently the Night Shift Supervisor at the University of North Alabama Police Department. He has been with the department since February 2002. Prior to Law Enforcement, Les was employed at the Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention Center, where he served as Assistant Administrator. One of his jobs as Assistant Administrator was as Training Coordinator and as a trainer at the facility.

Les has been a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard for the past 15 years. He has background in Armor, Infantry, and Calvary Scouts. He is currently a Staff Sergeant, serving as a Bradley Commander and Lead Scout for a Calvary Scout platoon in the 1/198 Armor Reconnaissance Squadron. He has served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He posseses a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice/Sociology.

Instructor: NRA Handgun/Shotgun, Response to Active Shooter Incidents, Taser, ASP Baton, ASP Handcuffing, PPCT Defensive Tactics, PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense, PPCT Ground Avoidance/Ground Escape, PPCT Violent Patient Management, CTS Less Lethal, Handheld Chemical Sprays, Surefire Low-Light, Police Traffic Radar, Law Enforcement Rappelling.

Armorer: Glock, Colt AR-15/M-16


certification and courses

Jan Johnson

Janice Johnson is retired from the State of Florida with over thirty-five years in law enforcement. She began her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. as a fingerprint examiner. After ten years with the F.B.I., Jan decided to do something more exciting and crime scene analysis was the answer. She is certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst and was a Senior Crime Laboratory Analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Pensacola, until June of 2001 serving over twenty-two years.

Her duties consisted of both laboratory analysis and on scene processing and examinations which included: detection, collection, and preservation of physical evidence, bloodstain pattern interpretation, trajectory analysis, buried bodies and skeletal remains recovery, clandestine laboratories, and numerous homicide crime scenes to include quadruple murders. She has testified in hundreds of criminal cases in bloodstain pattern interpretation and crime scene reconstruction and analysis. For the last three years prior to her retirement Jan was employed by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office where she was the supervisor of the Crime Scene and Latent Print units as well as in charge of the new laboratory in which she designed.

She is past Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the International Association of Identification. Jan is also involved with the Florida Division of IAI and is currently the President for 2007. She was also on the original Crime Scene Certification Board for the IAI and has served on numerous committees with both the IAI and the FDIAI. Jan has taught numerous courses in the areas of both Crime Scene and Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation in the United States and abroad to include South Africa and Brazil.


certification and courses

Mark Senf

Mark Senf is a 1997 graduate of the University of North Alabama with a B.S. Degree in Professional Biology and Chemistry. Mark currently serves as the Planning and Training Officer for the Florence-Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency. Mark has been the Team Leader for the Lauderdale County based Swift/Surface Water Rescue/Dive Unit for 8 years. This team is a part of the Alabama Mutual Aid System (AMAS) and is called for special water response scenarios all over the region and the state. Mark has been diving for 17 years and is currently rated as a Dive Master with several specialty ratings such as Underwater Crime Scene Investigation. Mark is Fire Fighter and EMT as well as serving with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office as a Tactical Medic on the Special Response Team.

Mark has an extensive background in Water Rescue, Ice Rescue, Dive Rescue/Recovery and High Angle/Rope Rescue.

Instructor: Taser, CPR, AED, First Aid, PPCT Ground Avoidance/Ground Escape., PPCT Knife Defense, PPCT Violent Patient Management, Less Lethal and Chemical Devices, Defensive Tactics, Low Light, Swift Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials, ASP Handcuffing, ASP Baton, and High Angle/Rappelling.

Armorer: Glock


David Rusty Harville

(Deputy Sheriff, Hardeman County, TN Sheriff's Department)

David R. Rusty Harville began his career in law enforcement as a correctional officer in Tennessee. Gradually promoting through the ranks, and realizing the need for increased focus on officer safety, his interest and passion lead him to the training aspect of operations. He began training others in 1994 as a certified PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor, instructing hundreds of officers in life saving tactics since then. In 2001, Rusty became a PPCT certified Instructor-Trainer, affording him the opportunity to attract a national clientele, serving agencies throughout the United States.

Additionally, he expanded his training to include numerous other disciplines related to defensive tactics that would further serve both the law enforcement and civilian communities. His law enforcement career was temporarily put on hold after the 9/11 attacks. With a passion for training, he opted to become a member of an elite group that provided Airport Screener training for the Federal Airport Screeners of the Transportation Security Administration. It was there that he obtained additional training in areas outside of traditional correctional / law enforcement operations, areas more closely related to the private security field, such as entry point screening, x-ray detection, and other contraband detection techniques.

Additional terrorism training was received, to include in-depth training on IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and Explosive Trace Detection. After the rush to train the screeners subsided, Rusty joined a private security firm in central Florida, rapidly promoting to a sector patrol supervisor. During this time, he gained extremely valuable experience in private sector security operations. He rejoined the correctional field in 2004 as a manager and continued to evaluate field operations, placing emphasis on continued, quality training for employees. In December of 2007, Rusty joined the Hardeman County Sheriff's Department, where he remains today.

Qualifications / Certifications

Instructor Trainer (PPCT):

  • Defensive Tactics (Pressure Point Control Tactics, Straight and Collapsible Batons, Weapon Retention and Disarming)
  • Inmate Control
  • Spontaneous Knife Defense (SKD)
  • round Avoidance Ground Escape (GAGE)
  • Violent Patient Management (VPM)

  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP)
  • Escape and Evasion (E & E)

Instructor:

  • Firearms
  • OC Aerosol
  • School Safety and Crisis Preparedness (materials through Edu-Safe, LLC)
  • Combat Firearms (PPCT)
  • TASER

Extensive training in SORT (Special Operations Response Team) operations

  • Building entry, chemical agent deployment, man-tracking, formations, drill and ceremony, searches, air-lift security

  • Team Commander, multiple correctional facilities

  • Over 1000 hours training

Guest Seminar Instructor, North Alabama Law Enforcement Training Center

  • Defensive Tactics Spontaneous Knife Defense

  • Ground Avoidance Ground Escape

  • Violent Patient Management

  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention

  • Escape and Evasion


certification and courses

Bill Offer

Position History

Over twenty-five years of experience in the Criminal Justice field with a strong academic background.

Adjunct Instructor:
Louisiana Tech University 2006-08
Career Technical College 2007-08
Panola Community College 2007-present

University of North Alabama Public Safety Institute 2007-present

Shreveport Police Department:

1984 -90 Uniform Service Division (USD) as a Patrolman.
1990- 94 Detective Bureau, as a Homicide & Armed Robbery Detective.
1994-98 Narcotics Investigators in the Office of Special Investigations.
1998-99 Promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1998 and transferred to USD.
1990-00 Crime Prevention Bureau.
2000-05 Internal Affairs Bureau
2005-06 Supervisor of the Burglary Division, East-Side Investigations
2006 Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and transferred to USD.

06 present

Bureau Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau
Caddo Parish Sheriff Office. Working as a Correctional Officer at the Caddo Detention Center. August 1983 August 1984

PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN INSTRUCTING

Course of Instruction on Armed Robbery Investigation/Interview and Interrogation Techniques taught at the Shreveport Police Academy.
Course of Instruction on Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs taught at the Shreveport Police Academy.
Forty hour (40) Course of Instruction on Crime Prevention Techniques taught at the Shreveport Police Academy.
Course of Instruction on Internal Affairs Investigation/Administrative Investigations taught at the Shreveport Police Academy.

PUBLISHED MATERIAL

Friends of Genealogy, The Journal Volume XVII Third Quarter, 2005 Number 3 / Fourth Quarter, 2005 Number 4. Bethany Founding Fathers and Frontier Fathers.

CERTIFICATION

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Instructor Developmental Course.

EDUCATION

M.A. Master of Art in History, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
B.A. General Studies, (cum laude) Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
A.S. Science, University of the State of New York, Albany, New York.


certification and courses

Dave Weber (NRA)

Dave is a former Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, having served for 28 years before retiring as a Supervisory Special Agent. While with the FBI, Dave worked for 24 of those years as an investigator while splitting time working on the SWAT team of his various field office assignments. Dave also worked at the field office level in the Police and Agent training section where he was involved in defensive tactics, fitness, sniper and firearm instructor. Prior to his employment with the FBI, Dave served in Vietnam as a Marine Corps officer for 3 years being honorably discharged in 1972.


certification and courses

Roy Bergman (NRA)

Roy is a retired Missouri State trooper with over 37 years of law enforcement experience. After a brief military career in the U.S. Army, Roy joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol, working his way from trooper to Division Director of the Research & Development Division. He spent time as an instructor and assistant director of the department's training division and academy, as well as commanding Troop F in Jefferson City, MO. After retiring.

Roy was named the interim Chief of Police of the Wentzville, Missouri police department until a permanent chief could be retained. Roy has been teaching firearms-related classes to law enforcement officers for over 30 years. He hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lincoln University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy's 82nd session.

Mark Peters

Mark recently retired as a Sergeant with the Allentown, Pennsylvania Police Department, where he served as the Assistant Director of Training and Chief Range Officer at the Allentown Police Academy (08/2004). He had been a Department Firearms Instructor since 1997 and was assigned the duties of Chief Range Officer in 2002. His duties included all departmental firearms training as well as all training and certifications for the recruits attending their Academy.

Over the past 16 years, he had held duty assignments including Patrol Officer, Undercover Narcotics Officer in the Vice Squad, Platoon Sergeant and Training Sergeant at the Academy. He is a certified instructor for the Handgun/Shotgun, Patrol Rifle, Select Fire, Tactical Handgun, Tactical Shotgun, Less Lethal, Chemical Munitions, Distraction Devices, Simmunitions, F.A.T.S. and Edged Weapons.

He is recognized by the PA Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) to teach Firearms, Physical Fitness, Mandatory Inservice and general subjects as well as to certify Police recruits in these areas. Mark has trained in the various martial arts over the past 30 years and currently holds a 2nd degree black belt in Okinawan Kempo Karate.

He is an active competitor in IDPA shooting as well as being a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors (IALEFI) and is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).


Allen D. Johnson

Shreveport Police Department (Active)

B.S. Occupational Organizational Management
Wiley College, Marshall, Texas

La.P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor (FBI/IDC)

Allen is a (20) year veteran who is currently assigned as the East-Side Supervisor of the Community Oriented Policing Bureau. This bureau is part of Mayor Glover's T.B.O.N.E. (Taking Back Our Neighborhoods Everyday) Operation which is partnered with several public works entities within the city to target quality of life issues (i.e. crime, fear of crime, property standards/code enforcement, etc.). This program was recently recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (I.A.C.P.) as one of the top (25) programs in its international organization. Crime analysis, tactical directed patrol operations and community public relations are among his current duties.

Allen has served in the Narcotics Bureau on the Street Level Interdiction Unit. As part of that assignment, he served on the Special Response Team and as an eventual co-trainer at subsequent S.W.A.T. Schools for additional personnel. Allen worked in the Robbery/Homicide Unit and in the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Intelligence Unit. After making supervisor, he was over the West-Side Burglary Unit and also served as the department liaison officer and team member with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (F.A.S.T.).

Allen was an instructor at the Shreveport Regional Police Academy In-Service Training Cell, and was responsible for the annual re-trainer (forty hours of annual mandated training) for the entire department.

Some of Allen's awards include: Investigations Division Detective of the Year, Investigations Division Supervisor of the Year, Departmental Commendation Medal, Departmental Distinguished Unit Medal (4 clusters), and Chief's Commendation Award.


certification and courses

Charles (Van) Vanderschoff (Beretta U.S.A.)

Van retired from the Connecticut State Police Department in 1991 after 23 years of service, spending his last 6 years as a firearms instructor. Van is also a Vietnam veteran with three and a half years of active duty service in the U.S. Army. Since his retirement, Van has provided international training and consulting services both in the public and private sectors, specializing in firearms training and tactics. He gained significant recognition implementing training programs overseas.

He currently is the lead law enforcement firearms instructor for Beretta U.S.A. Corp., where his duties include research, development, scheduling and teaching tactical shooting schools, transitional training courses and in-field armorer courses on the Beretta pistols. Van holds an Associate of Science degree from Springfield Technical Community College in Police Science and Administration and is a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET), the Connecticut State Police Alumni Association, the Police Association of Connecticut, and the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW).

Van also is a Medal of Honor recipient from the Connecticut State Police (1986), is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and is a life member of the NRA


certification and courses

William Pitts

William (Bill) Pitts started his law enforcement career with the Limestone County, Alabama Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff. He was also a police officer for the City of Athens Police Department in Alabama. Bill is a retired federal police officer from the Department of Defense, Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. At Redstone Bill was a field supervisor at various times and filled in as a shift supervisor.

As a field supervisor, he conducted law enforcement training for police officers. Bill has extensive training in Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection, Response to Bomb Threats, and Improvised Explosive Devices

INSTRUCTOR:

  • Vehicle Stop Sticks
  • NRA Handgun
  • Shotgun Instructor

Greg Crane

Greg Crane enjoyed a career as a police officer until 2002, serving at various times as a patrol officer, field training officer, crime scene investigator, SWAT officer, and SWAT team leader of a 20 person team. Greg then served for eight months in Kosovo as part of a US Army Force Protection Team. In 2000, after evaluating and assessing the Columbine tragedy with his best friend and fellow SWAT team veteran, Allen Hill, Greg co-founded Response Options.

Residing in North Texas with his wife and two children, Greg has also worked as a state-certified Criminal Justice high school teacher for a local school district and an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice for a local college. Greg holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University and a Masters of Forensic Science degree from George Washington University.

Greg is a certified law enforcement instructor, and has taught courses in the areas of SWAT tactics, firearms, less lethal munitions, and crime scene investigation.


Allen Hill

Allen Hill entered into the law enforcement field in 1986 having completed certification as a fire arms instructor and a jailer. Allen went on to graduate as a peace officer from The Texas A&M University System, Criminal Justice Academy in the Fall of 1987 and soon after began his career full-time.

Afforded the opportunity to fulfill another passion of becoming a firefighter, Allen went on to graduate from Tarrant County Junior College Fire Academy in the Summer of 1988. Having dual certifications, Allen went to work for departments which utilized both areas of skills. Adding to his peace officer and firefighter certifications, Allen later earned certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic as well as becoming State certified as an instructor for both police and fire training.

Allen became involved in Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) in 1989 and continued as part of a North Texas area SWAT team and as a SWAT instructor with a focus on combatives and survival throughout the remainder of his career. In 2000, after evaluating and assessing the Columbine tragedy with his best friend and fellow SWAT team veteran, Allen co-founded Response Options. Currently residing in North Texas with his wife and two children, Allen is once again serving his country in the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard. He recently returned from a one-year tour of duty, seeing combat in Iraq.


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