Ron has worked as a supervisor, patrol officer, traffic officer and traffic case investigator during his career in law
enforcement. Duties performed during this time included being a field training officer, gang task force officer and an urban police rifle (UPR) rapid deployment team member and was also in charge of all less lethal training for the department. Prior to working with a municipal Police Department, Ron was employed by the State of South Dakota as a correctional officer and an intensive parole agent.
Ron currently holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Criminal Justice
from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and a masters in educational administration of adult and higher education from the University of South Dakota with a focus on law enforcement training and reality based training development. He has been a coach in wrestling and football
as well as a strength and conditioning coach.
Ron has been actively involved in law enforcement training since 1994. He is currently an Armament Systems and Procedures. INC (ASP) certified instructor trainer, conducting basic and instructor certification program for state academies throughout the United States and agencies worldwide. He also holds instructor certifications as a Verbal Judo instructor, an OC chemical munitions instructor, (PCR) physical conflict resolution instructor and a Reality based training instructor. Ron has consulted for Federal, County, Municipal, military and security agencies and conducted defensive tactic certification programs for them. Ron is also a recognized expert in use of force issues and training and is a consultant and expert witness for law enforcement agencies and security companies.