PoliceOne Product Advisory Board

The PoliceOne Product Advisory Board is designed to bring together some of the premier trainers and product experts in Law Enforcement and Corrections to support the launch of new sections for product research, selection and training on PoliceOne.com. None of our advisors actively sell Law Enforcement product and all have experience working with and evaluating a wide range of gear and brands. Although they may work as trainers for specific Law Enforcement companies, their role with PoliceOne is as unbiased advisors. The mission of the board is to:
  • Provide access to a leading base of experts in training and product selection
  • Disseminate knowledge and important information to keep Law Enforcement better informed, better equipped and better trained
  • Support constructive discussion and debate around important issues and topics across Law Enforcement and Corrections

Advisory Board Members:

Dave Young Dave Young - Director

Areas of Expertise: Crowd Management, Chemical and Specialty Impact Munitions, Protocol and Selection of Gear and Munitions, Ground Defense Tactics, and Water Based Defensive Tactics

Dave Young is the Founder and Director of ARMA, now part of the PoliceOne Training Network. He is also the Chairman of PoliceOne.com Advisory Board, and a training advisor for CorrectionsOne.com. Dave graduated from his first law enforcement academy in 1985, and now has over 25 years of combined civilian and military law enforcement and training experience. He was a sworn corrections and law enforcement officer in the state of Florida and has served as a gate sentry, patrol officer, watch commander, investigator, Special Reaction Team (SRT) member, leader and commander in the United States Marine Corps.

Dave has participated in and trained both military and law enforcement personnel in crowd management operations throughout the world. Dave is recognized as one of the nation's leading defensive tactics instructors specializing in crowd management, chemical and specialty impact munitions, protocol and selection of gear and munitions, ground defense tactics, and water - based defensive tactics.

He has hosted television shows for National Geographic TV Channel on Non Lethal Weapons and the host of Crash Test Human series.  He is a former staff noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, a member of the Police Magazine advisory board, and a technical advisory board member for Force Science Research Center. Dave is an active member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training (ASLET), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).

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John T. Meyer, Jr. John T. Meyer, Jr.

Areas of Expertise: Firearms and Tactical Training

John T. Meyer, Jr. is the President of TeamOne Network. An internationally respected authority on tactical training for police and Special Operations, John spent 15 years with Heckler & Koch, Inc., ultimately rising to the position of Vice President of Sales and International Training. At HK, John pioneered the integration of formalized training doctrine with practical field experience. His cutting edge, realistic tactical training courses have become an industry standard. Previous to his work at HK, John was a Lieutenant with the DOD Police, where he served as a special reaction team leader. He is Vice President of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training (ASLET) Firearms Committee.

Roy Bedard Roy Bedard

Areas of Expertise: Police Use of Force for Law Enforcement/Defensive Tactics/Impact Weapons

Roy Bedard is an internationally known use of force presenter and law enforcement trainer. A police officer for 16 years, Roy now serves as President and CEO of RRB Systems, International. Specializing in police use of force issues, defensive tactics, and impact weapon applications Roy develops training programs for use by law enforcement, corrections and security personnel. In addition, Roy is the innovator and developer of such popular defensive programs as the Rapid Rotation Baton™ System, the Rapid-Cuff™ System, and GROUNDFIGHT! With clientele on four continents Roy develops and manages training curriculum for RRB Systems offices in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He is based in Tallahassee, Florida.

Lou Ann Hamblin Lou Ann Hamblin

Areas of Expertise: Firearms, Bike Patrol, Women in Law Enforcement, Defensive Tactics

Lou Ann has been in law enforcement since 1990 and currently works for the patrol division of the Van Buren Township Police Department in Michigan, and holds a BA degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Lou Ann is currently enrolled in the Human Performance Technology and Instructional Design master's program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and has had a wide range of experience in Law Enforcement. Lou Ann holds many instructor certifications such as police mountain bike instructor, firearms instructor, Team One Network adjunct instructor, HK adjunct instructor and Master Pistol Instructor, and is a certified defensive tactics instructor in a variety of disciplines. She instructs locally and nationally in the areas of officer survival, firearms and tactics to include presentations at ASLET, IALEFI and certified through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA). Lou Ann has also spent significant time in areas of women in law enforcement and is a widely published author in a number of police publications.

John E. Foy John E. Foy

Areas of Expertise: Tactical Firearms, Special Operations and Specialty Munitions

John E. Foy has been a firearms trainer since 1974. John was a lieutenant with the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office at St. Clairsville, Ohio. After serving 14 years, John became a trainer with the Attorney General of Ohio at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in 1985. John is responsible for instruction and coordination of tactical firearms, special operations, and specialty munitions training at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.

Samuel D. Faulkner Samuel D. Faulkner

Areas of Expertise: Use of Force

Samuel D. Faulkner has been employed as a law enforcement training specialist for the Ohio Attorney General's Office for the past sixteen years. He has an undergraduate degree from Hiram College, a Masters degree from Kent State University in the concentration of Exercise Physiology, and post Masters work from Wright State University in Adult Education. Sam has a Fourth Degree Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate, and has been inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame. For the past fifteen years Sam has conducted a series of national research projects to establish "reasonable" response standards for law enforcement, and correction officers. He has expanded his program to include research with the U.S. Justice Department, National Institute of Justice, and AFSCME Corrections United. Sam's force model has been adopted throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and countless departments throughout the United States and has been presented to the National Association of Attorney Generals, and at the 2003 CALEA national seminar, and numerous CALEA regional conferences. Sam has acted as an expert witness on behalf of law enforcement and correction officers in over 210 cases, from L.A. County to Niagara Falls NY. In 1991, Sam started trying to change the thought pattern of law enforcement from using the terms such as "Use of Force Policy" to "Response to Resistance/Aggression Policy, and "Use of Force Report" to "Action - Response Report."

Dr. Bill Lewinski Dr. Bill Lewinski

Areas of Expertise: Lethal Force Encounters

Dr. Lewinski is a behavioral scientist specializing in law enforcement related issues. He has a Ph.D. in Police Psychology and is a tenured, full professor in the Law Enforcement Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he has taught for 23 years. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Ultimate Performance Training, Inc. a research, consulting and training business focused primarily on human behavior in use of force. He is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Human Performance in Extreme (Lethal Force) Encounters at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This Center brings together experts from a wide variety of academic and research disciplines to study officer behavior in lethal force encounters.

Dr. Lewinski is conducting the leading research in biomechanics of lethal force encounters. His current focus is on subject and officer movement in lethal force encounters as well as action/reaction parameters. His research has been published in national law enforcement publications, websites and e-news lines. It was highlighted on 48 Hours Investigates. His most recent studies involved a very technologically sophisticated investigation into the perceptual and psychological factors that impact on an officer's reaction time.

Don L. Wieder Don L. Wieder

Areas of Expertise: Police Working Dogs, including K9 Handling for Narcotics, Man Tracking and Hunting.

Don Wieder is a Sergeant with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, who has 18 years of law enforcement experience, and currently is assigned to the Training Division. He served three years in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer at Fort Jackson, SC; also he worked for the Columbia Police Department as a Patrolman. He has worked variety of assignments, such as Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Resident Deputy, Criminal Investigator, Master Deputy, and Patrol Sergeant at the sheriff's department. He has attended numerous training seminars and instructor programs in the instructor discipline of defensive tactics. He is a SCCJA certified Defensive Tactics, Ground Defense, Firearms, Oleoresin Capsicum, and Driving Instructor. He is also certified through PPCT as a DT and Inmate Control Instructor-Trainer, as well as, Taser International and ASP as an instructor. He is also an active member of the Sheriff's Departments Bloodhound Tracking Team and in charge of the agencies K-9 program.

Dwaine Childs Dwaine Childs

Areas of Expertise: Defensive Tactics, Ground Defense, Chemical Aerosols, Chemical and Specialty Impact Munitions, Crowd Management and Firearms

Dwaine Childs has over 20 years of law enforcement training and experience, and is the Use of Force Supervisor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy in Ashburn, Virginia. He is in charge of all basic academy instructors, and ensures all Use of Force Standards are met by Basic and In-service training. He has worked for the North Carolina Department of Corrections and the Arlington County Sheriff's Office. Dwaine is also a former United States Marine were his assignments ranged from Embassy duty in Europe and Africa, to participating in Desert Storm and a number of other operations. He holds instructor certifications in numerous areas, some of note being Defensive Tactics, Ground Defense, Chemical Aerosols, Chemical and Specialty Impact Munitions, Crowd Management and Firearms. He is an active member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training.

Gary Lennert Gary Lennert

Areas of Expertise: Wireless Data, Computer Technology for Law Enforcement.

Gary Lennert comes to PoliceOne with over thirty years of experience in the wireless data marketplace. Since 1983 he has been dedicated to the public safety market. With experience in product design, system design, program management, marketing, and sales, Mr. Lennert is uniquely qualified to identify customer needs and develop the best possible solutions. Starting in wireless data for warehouse management, point of sale and field data collection applications in the 70s and moving to public safety applications in the 80s, Mr. Lennert has completed public safety systems from small municipalities to statewide mobile data networks. Major systems include the cities of Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Jersey City; statewide systems in South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Utah; and countywide systems in Oakland County, MI; Oskaloosa County, FL; Pinellas County, FL; and Union County, NJ. Today, Mr. Lennert specializes in broadband, wide-area applications that support streaming video, VoIP voice and data. Mr. Lennert has recently completed a system installation in Doha, Qatar: a multi-tied wireless network supporting an automated citation system with streaming video to police headquarters.

Betsy Brantner-Smith Betsy Brantner-Smith - Consultant, PoliceOne Academy

Areas of Expertise: Crime Prevention, Communication Skills, Personnel Recruitment & Retention, Officer Safety & Survival, Career Survival, Gender Specific Training, Police Community Relations, Crisis Intervention/Elder Services, Team Building, Child Safety Programming

Sergeant Betsy Smith is a 27-year veteran of law enforcement, currently serving as a patrol supervisor in a Chicago, IL suburb. Betsy hosted various programs for the Law Enforcement Television Network and served as a content expert until joining Calibre Press in 2002. A graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety's School of Staff and Command, Betsy is a police trainer, author, and instructor for the Calibre Press "Street Survival" seminar. Betsy is the lead instructor for "Street Survival for Women," and manages Dave Smith & Associates.

Dave Smith Dave Smith - Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Officer Survival, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Leadership, Use of Force, Media Relations, Expert Witness, Train-the-Trainer, Psychology of Winning

Former Lieutenant Dave Smith is an internationally known speaker, writer and law enforcement trainer. While a police officer, Dave developed the popular "Buck Savage" survival series videos and was the lead instructor for the original Calibre Press "Street Survival" seminar from 1983 to 1985, helping to develop the popular "Tactical Edge" book. He served as the Director of Education for the Enforcement Television Network, general manager of Calibre Press, and is now president of Dave Smith & Associates, a law enforcement training and consulting company, a lead instructor of the "Street Survival" seminar, and Director of Video Trainig at PoliceOne.

Gary T. Klugiewicz Gary T. Klugiewicz

Areas of Expertise: Police, Correctional, and Mental Health Defensive Tactics Training with an emphasis on Team Defense Tactics

Gary T. Klugiewicz is the Director of the Active Countermeasures Instructional (ACMi®) Systems, a national defensive tactics training entity. He is retired from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department after 25 years of service where he was promoted to the rank of captain. Gary is employed by PoliceOne as the Director of Training for the Police One Training Network. He has a background in Knockdown Karate where he won national championships and fought several times in Japan. Gary brought this high impact intensity to law enforcement training. His name has become synonymous with the development of safe but realistic, intense, dynamic simulation training. As former Street Survival Seminar instructor and nationally known defensive tactics instructor, Gary has impacted literally 100,000’s of law enforcement officers. He is a national trainer for the Verbal Judo Institute. He is a national trainer for the Verbal Judo Institute. Gary is the developer of the Active Countermeasures System of Unarmed Blocking and Striking Techniques that is the cornerstone of High Level Control Tactics. He has developed programs for police, corrections, military, security, and mental health professionals. His instructor training programs stress adult learning, sub-skill development, guided discovery, decision making simulation scenarios, and positive group debriefing techniques. Even more importantly, as a righteous police officer use-or-force defense expert, Gary has defended scores of officers in legal proceedings.

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