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.
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.
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.
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.
Corporal Tony West is a 3rd generation police officer. He is a 14-year veteran and Medal of Bravery recipient of the Brownsburg Police Department. He currently holds the rank of Corporal and is assigned to the Traffic Unit on a motorcycle. Corporal West’s experience ranges from patrol to a Field Training Officer for 5-years. He was also an ERT Operator for 9-years and specialized as a Sniper for the team for 5-years.