Brian Dickey is a second generation Deputy Sheriff with a large California Sheriff’s Office. Brian started working in 1986 and has worked a wide variety of assignments including Custody Operations, Criminal Investigations, Patrol, D.A.R.E. and his current position of Rangemaster/Armorer, a position he’s held since 1999. Since receiving his first Firearms Instructor certification from the National Rifle Association in 1993, Brian has sought to improve and challenge those entering the arena of Law Enforcement training. Brian prides himself in integrating current trends, events, Department policies and case law into the courses he designs. Brian is a certified instructor for the Basic POST Academy as well as STC certified for Custody courses. He also holds instructor-level certifications for the extensive skill sets required of the modern Peace Officer as well as Armorer certifications in the various firearms and less lethal devices used by his and area agencies.
Brian has received commendations for his positive impact on Law Enforcement training by the California State Legislature, United States House of Representatives, State and local organizations. Nominated for the California Governor’s Award for Excellence in Peace Officer Training in 2006, Brian has also been honored to have one of his classes profiled by California POST in their “Best Practices” online resource. Brian has also authored several published articles profiling progressive weapons qualification courses for his Department.