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Instructors

 

Our professional instructor staff is prepared with the background and knowledge required to provide top tier training solutions for your agency.

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Chad Malmberg

Instructor

Captain Chad Malmberg, USA, Ret. has over 20 years of experience in the United States Army (USA) and Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG). Chad is a former licensed Saint Paul Police Officer, from 2009 – 2021. During his service to the City of Saint Paul, Chad was assigned to the department's training unit for five years and served as a Saint Paul S.W.A.T. operator for more than eight years. In addition to working patrol for the majority of his law enforcement career, Chad held the position of master taser instructor, lead use of force instructor, firearms instructor, and field training officer.

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Tom Menton

Instructor

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.

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Troy Greene

Instructor

Deputy Chief 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.

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Jeff Whitbeck

Instructor

Jeff Whitbeck has been a police officer in a large metropolitan police department since 1997. Jeff was assigned to the range full time in 2006 and has served as the Range Master for his agency since 2011. Jeff is an active member of SWAT and is regarded by his peers as the authority on firearms and tactics in the metro area. 

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Rob Lokhorst

Instructor

Rob Lokhorst has been a sworn police officer in metropolitan police departments since 2010.  Rob has served in several assignments including patrol, gang investigations, street-level narcotics investigations, and as a task force officer on a federal weapons task force.  Within these assignments, he has written and executed hundreds of search warrants, coordinated and participated in surveillance, undercover, and wiretap operations.

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Seth Snedden

Instructor

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.

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Megan McDonald

Instructor

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.

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John Cajacob

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.

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Chris Hansen

Instructor

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.

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Bill Beaudette

Instructor

Bill Beaudette is an active police officer with 29 years of experience serving in a large metropolitan city in the state of Minnesota.  With more than 20 years of experience on his department's SWAT team, Bill has executed over 2,100 high risk warrants. Bill has spent the majority of his career working Patrol, but has also spent time working in several plain clothes specialty units such as the Gang & Gun Unit and the FORCE Unit.

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Cohlman Rutschow

Instructor

Cohlman Rutschow is an active police officer currently assigned full time to the Range in a large metropolitan department located in Minnesota. Cohlman has over a decade of experience as a police officer, and has spent time working patrol, working as a Field Training Officer (FTO), and has been on his department's SWAT team for 8 years. Cohlman has served numerous roles on SWAT including organizing and managing team training, and leading firearms instruction. Cohlman is currently a SWAT team Sniper.

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Chris Giesking

Instructor

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.

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Jeff Liebl

Instructor

Jeff Liebl is an active police officer in a greater Minnesota department and sniper in the Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG). As a police officer, Jeff is a SWAT team sniper, firearms instructor, use of force instructor and field training officer. Within his over 16 years in the MNARNG, Jeff has 12 years of experience as a sniper, sniper team leader, infantry reconnaissance squad leader and sniper section leader; he has deployments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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JT

Instructor

JT is a current US Army Special Forces operator. During his service in the United States Army, JT has completed the following schools: Airborne, Ranger, Sniper, SERE, Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP), Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) level 4, Advanced Urban Combat, and Combat Tracker. Additionally, JT has earned the Special Forces tab (Green Beret) and qualified as an 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant. JT has held full time positions as a Sniper Team Leader, Army Combatives Instructor, and Combat Medic, with deployments to the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Northwest Africa.

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