I have been a police firearms instructor since 1989. I served as a range safety officer for five years before that - paying my dues so to speak. I have taught recruits, salty veterans and special weapon team members how to shoot pistols and long guns. I hold valid certificates as a firearms instructor from the Province of Ontario Solicitor General, H&K, Glock, and Colorado POST. I am a certified Taser instructor and have successfully completed instructor courses in other less lethal systems to include Speciality Impact Munitions (ie ‘bean bags’), Pepperball, Chemical Agents (CS, CN, OC) and Flash Sound Diversionary Devices.
I have completed courses in Tactical Combat Casualty Care offered by “North American Rescue Inc.” which emphasized first responder gunshot wound care and management. I am a Glock Armorer and am quite comfortable disassembling most firearms.
In September 2009 I became a Certified NRA Instructor in Pistol, Basic Instructional Techniques, and Personal Protection in the Home. I look forward to taking many more NRA courses in the very near future to include shotgun and rifle instructor credentials.