Our professional instructor staff is prepared with the background and knowledge required to provide top tier training solutions for your agency.
Captain Chad Malmberg, USA, Retired is a police officer working in his department's Training Unit, and has over 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army and Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG). Chad’s military service began as a U.S. Army Paratrooper at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he represented the 82nd Airborne Division as a boxer and was introduced to many of the empty hand combatives techniques that are being used in law enforcement today.
Professor Tom Menton is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and a 12 year law enforcement veteran. Tom has approximately a decade of patrol experience, having worked in a busy city district for the majority of his career. Tom currently works in the Training Unit, is a S.W.A.T. Operator, Use of Force Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and a Field Training Officer.
Senior Commander Troy Greene has been a licensed police officer in a large metropolitan city since 1995. He has a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Police Leadership. Most recently, Troy has served as the Senior Commander of the Special Operations Unit (SOU). SOU is responsible for the planning and coordination for large scale protests and civil unrest incidents. Troy has served as the Incident Commander for several recent high profile civil unrest incidents for the metropolitan city that he serves.
Officer Seth Snedden has been a police officer for 14 years. He has worked in patrol and plain clothes specialty units targeting high crime areas within the city. Seth received the Life Saving Award in 2011 for going above and beyond the call of duty in rescuing a person in crisis who had been seconds away from taking his own life.
Deputy Megan McDonald has been a police officer for over eight years.
She is currently working in the Patrol Division, but has also worked in the Courts and in the Lockup Unit at Regions Hospital in St Paul, MN. Megan is a member of her department’s Mobile Field Force, which is specially trained and equipped for riot and crowd control.
Officer Chris Hansen is a 14 year law enforcement veteran with patrol experience in multiple inner city districts and is currently assigned as a Code Enforcement Officer. Throughout his career, Chris has spent time as a mobile field force officer, a Bicycle Rapid Response Team member, an FTO, and is an active Use of Force instructor.
Sergeant John Cajacob is an active police officer and practicing attorney. John serves a large metropolitan police department as the coordinator of inter-agency training and professional development. Prior to his current assignment, John has gained real world experience as a Patrol Officer and S.W.A.T. Operator. He was a member of the Forensic Mapping Unit (investigative team) and was selected to become a Field Training Officer.
Mitch White is a Professional Mixed Martial Artist, certified personal trainer and owner of Fighting 4 Fitness in Edina, MN. Mitch’s appreciation for mixed martial arts began at a young age practicing kung fu with his father. The traditional martial arts not only taught him how to block punches and escape dangerous positions. Through training, Mitch found the path to increased confidence and a healthier lifestyle.
Chris Giesking is a highly sought-after fitness professional and educator. With over 10 thousand client sessions, he has built a reputation with the resilience of being an Army Ranger, dedication and experience of being a lifelong athlete and a proven teaching methodology of a college professor. His relentless pursuit of knowledge and purposeful mission to improve others' quality of life are rooted in some of the toughest conditions and experiences he faced while serving in 22 months of duty in Iraq.
Officer Terry Erdman, retired is a law enforcement consultant with over 29 years of service as a police officer with the St. Paul Police Department. Terry’s most recent assignment was with the SPPD Training Unit in the capacity of a Firearms/Range Instructor. He has been a training officer for over 15 years instructing police officers of all ranks and experience levels and citizen groups as well.