Ron Hantz

Ron Hantz  has been a law enforcement officer since 1993. Ron has attended over 5000 hours of advanced police training in numerous officer survival topics. Ron is a certified field training officer, was a patrol sergeant for five years, and was the Field Training Unit Manager for the Mishawaka Police Department. Ron was also the Training Officer for the Waterloo Police Department (1995-1997), and the Dekalb County Sheriffs Department from 1993-1995.

Bruce Kimbrell

Bruce Kimbrell spent four years in the United States Army, serving all of this time in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Bruce served 3 tours in Iraq, and Afghanistan between 2004 and 2007. Bruce spent countless hours in combat operations as a heavy weapons operator, breacher, ground force operator, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), and as a member of a Quick Reaction Force (QRF). Bruce worked side by side in combat operations with some of the highest Tier military units in the world. 

Nick Pollaro








Nick Pollaro – Physical Tactics Instructor with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Nick served for twenty (20) years with the Valparaiso Police Department and retired as the Captain of Patrol prior to going into the private sector.  He joined the staff at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in March of 2009.  He served his entire tenure at Valparaiso Police Department in the patrol division. 


Joe Bastian


Joe Bastian has served on active duty in the United States Army for 10 years as an infantryman, and has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in combat operations. Joe is a former instructor at the United States Army Sniper School, where he was the primary instructor for stalking, camouflage and concealment, marksmanship, and several other specialized subjects.

Robert H. Black

ROBERT H. BLACK has been a career law enforcement officer for over 41 years.  Retired from the Valparaiso Police Department as Assistant Chief after twenty (20) years of service, he worked for sixteen (16) years as a patrol officer, eighteen (18) years as a training officer, trained and commanded the tactical unit, and developed many departmental programs during his career

Don Garab


Don Garab is currently a police officer in Indiana, and formerly was a member of the United States Army.

Javed Khan

 Javed Khan is a Martial Arts Grandmaster 8th Degree Black belt in Taekwondo

Over 42 Years of experience in the Martial Arts
President of International Progressive Taekwondo Federation
Founder & Developer of Khan Do Kwan (A modern Indian Fighting System)
Police Officer in Indianapolis, IN

Randy Duhamell

Randy Duhamell is a 20 year veteran of the Butler City Police Department and the Chief of Police for the Woodburn Police Department since 2013.

Randy served as Detective Sergeant and oversees investigations. Randy has more than 38 years martial arts experience including National Honors for Competition and Training. He was the former Indiana Assistant Director of Kickboxing for the PKC for ten years, covering the northern Indiana district.

Tim Cain

Attorney Tim Cain received his first law degree from Valparaiso University Law School, and his advanced law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Tim has practiced law for more than 31 years, and was a three term elected Prosecuting Attorney for Lagrange County (IN). Tim has experience in over 100 jury trials in both Federal and State Courts, and has won over 90% of these trials. 

Jim Bontrager

Jim is married to his wife Susie of 32 years and is father of 9 children aged 13 to 30.  A U.S. Marine, he currently serves as full time Senior Chaplain with the Elkhart Police Department in Elkhart, Indiana, and holds his Master Chaplain credentials with the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC).