Instructors

Public Agency Training Council (PATC) instructors are top-notch in their field. Each instructor is evaluated by the PATC Course Committee prior to joining our team. It is important to us that each instructor provides relevant and thought-provoking material to our attendees. You can be assured that after attending a PATC training that you will be challenged to grow as a professional and take valuable lessons back to your agency to implement right away.

 
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Brian Jarvis

    Retired Chief of Police, Town of Chester

    Brian Jarvis is a police professional with over thirty years of experience in law enforcement and investigations who retired in 2008 at the rank of Chief of Police. Chief Jarvis began his law enforcement career in 1978 with the Town of Newburgh (NY) Police Department. Shortly after graduating from the Rockland County Police Academy, he was assigned to the Patrol Division. Chief Jarvis later relocated in the State of Florida and became a sworn deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Ocala, FL.

    Tom Tittle

    Retired Captain, Marion County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office

    Tom Tittle is a retired Captain with the Marion County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tittle became a member of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 and was assigned to the Civil Division. Since then he has held assignments within the following areas: Patrol Division, Street Crimes, Property Crimes, Major Crimes, Training Director, Community Relations, D.A.R.E. Officer, Drug Unit and Communications. Prior to the Juvenile Division, Captain Tittle was in charge of a District Station where he supervised uniformed patrol officers and a district detective. Additionally, he was on the S.W.A.T. for 13 years with his last assignment as a Team Leader. During Captain Tittle’s tenure in investigations, he has investigated numerous major crimes, drug cases and property crimes, including, but not limited to: sexual assaults (children and adults), child abuse, robberies, suicides, death investigations, crimes against persons, and vice cases. 

     

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    Charles Braun

    Attorney

    Charles N. Braun, II is admitted to practice before all of the federal and state courts of Indiana as well as before the U. S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, IL and the U.S. Supreme Court. A former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana (where for nearly a decade he represented all of the state level criminal justice agencies), Mr. Braun has also worked for the American Bar Association , the U.S. Department of Justice, and he is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy for police legal advisors. Mr. Braun maintains a private law practice, is an author of criminal justice books, is a frequent speaker at seminars/programs for public/private sector groups and employees, and has personally trained the majority of all Indiana based law enforcement officers through his position for 29 years as the Staff Attorney and Law Instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

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    Jeff German

    Detective, City of Joliet Police Department

    Jeffrey German is a Detective with the City of Joliet, Illinois Police Department. Detective German has over 20 years’ experience as a Police Officer and over 8 years’ experience as a Detective and an Investigator for the Will/Grundy Major Crimes Task Force.  Detective German is currently tasked with High-Tech Criminal Investigations for the Joliet Police Department Investigations Division where his duties are cell phone forensics, video forensics, major crimes investigations, and Geolocation analysis of mobile devices.  Detective German is a subject matter expert in Call Detail Records and Geolocation Analysis and a LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technician. He is a Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner and a Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner.

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    George Perez

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    Interim Director of Miami-Dade Police Department

    Interim Director George A. Perez is a law enforcement executive with the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD). He has served the citizens of Miami-Dade County for over 22 years. During his career, he has been assigned to both Police Services Division and Investigative Services. Prior to his appointment to the position of Interim Director, he served as the Assistant Director of Police Services, overseeing both North and South Divisions, Strategic Response Division, Miami-Dade International Airport, and the Miami-Dade Seaport. He also served as procedural advisor on matters pertaining to Professional Compliance Bureau investigations and employee discipline. 

     

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    Jack Cambria

    Retired Lieutenant New York City Police Department

    Jack Cambria is a recently retired member of the New York City Police Department who has contributed 33 years of exemplary service. He has served for 16 years in the Emergency Service Unit, whose primary focus is to provide Rescue, Tactical, and Counter-Terrorism services to the City of New York. He was assigned to ESU in the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He has responded to and served on many high profile assignments such as both World Trade Center disasters, plane crashes, and a variety of hostage and barricade situations, particularly violent and suicidal individuals. Because of his solid foundation of achievements, Jack was assigned to command the agencies elite Hostage Negotiation Team for the last fourteen-years of his career. His duties consisted of coordinating the efforts of over 100 negotiators, who responded throughout New York City to all hostage related assignments. He was responsible for the training and certification of all new negotiators and refresher training of all of the current members of the team.

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    Floyd Peterson

    Officer Indianapolis Public Schools Police Department 

    Floyd Peterson currently serves as Indianapolis Public Schools Police Dept. Director of Police Tactical Training. Floyd previously held the position of Director of Tactical Training and Technology for Marian University Police Department. As a University Campus Police Officer he assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as active shooter, restorative justice, school safety, police survival tactics, physical tactics and verbal judo.

    David West

    Retired Detective, Kentucky State Police

    David West is a Retired Detective, with the Kentucky State Police, specializing in Arson Investigation and Electrical Fire Analysis for the past 25 years. Mr. West’s career began in the Electrical trade as a Contractor, he then became a State Certified Electrical Inspector, and used this electrical background to join the Kentucky State Police Arson Division examining electrical failures on fire scenes. He became a Police instructor, specializing in Electrical Fires and Fire Related Deaths, at the State Police Academy. His expertise has assisted State and Federal Agencies in examining electrical wiring systems, generating official reports, and testifying as an expert witness in cases.

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    Joe Willis

    Retired, Keene Police Department

    Joseph Willis is a 25 year veteran of the Keene (NH) Police Department. He is both a national instructor and an auditor in the property and evidence management field. He is a certified instructor through NHPS&T. While assigned as the department property and evidence officer, he was an integral member of the team to achieve CALEA recognition and certification for accreditation.

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    Tim Randall

    Retired Sergeant, Nampa Police Department

    Tim Randall served with the Nampa Idaho Police Department for 31 years. He was assigned as a criminal investigator for 21 of those 31 years. As a lead investigator and supervisor, he conducted and assisted in hundreds of investigations. These include homicides, suicides, child abuse, rape, robbery and internal investigations. Tim has served in many positions to include, patrol, patrol supervisor, criminal investigations, CID supervisor, SWAT, school resource officer, internal affairs and polygraph examiner.

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    Dr. Andy Young

    Psychological Consultant, Lubbock Police Department’s SWAT Team

    Dr. Andy Young has been a Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and a negotiator and psychological consultant with the Lubbock Police Department’s SWAT team since 2000. He also heads LPD's Victim Services Unit and is the director of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been on the negotiating team at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office since 2008, and is on the team at the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas Rangers, Special Operations, Region 5).

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    Mike Heisinger

    Retired Chief, Tularosa Police Department

    Michael Heisinger, started his career in Law Enforcement with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana. He worked with the department for 15 years holding the positions of Deputy, Narcotics Detective, Motorcycle Officer, FTO and SWAT. After 15 years, he retired from the department and gained employment with the University of Indianapolis Police Department where he was a Detective, SWAT Team Leader and FTO Coordinator. He then received the opportunity to move back to his hometown of Alamogordo, NM to work at the same department his father worked at years prior. He worked at this department for two years as a patrol Officer and SWAT Team Leader before accepting the position of Chief of Police for the Village of Tularosa, NM.

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    Mark Kollar

    Special Agent Supervisor, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

    Mark Kollar currently serves as a special agent supervisor for a state-level criminal investigative agency. In that capacity, he commands the Major Crimes Division, Special Investigations Unit for one-quarter of the state. The special agents he supervises conduct high-profile criminal investigations including: officer-involved shootings, homicides, serial crimes, public official corruption, sexual assaults, and large-scale financial crimes. In his over 25 year law enforcement career, he has served in multiple capacities to include: patrol, narcotics, crime scene, detective bureau, and in various supervisory roles.

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    Wayne Sheppard

    Retired, Pennsylvania State Police

    Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents.

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    Paul Villaverde

    Chief Executive Operations. Miami-Dade Police Department

    Sergeant Paul A. Villaverde, is a law enforcement supervisor within a law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County. He has served its citizens for over 23 years. Sergeant Villaverde has a vast amount of work experience, knowledge and training derived from his work and supervisory assignments, which include: the Professional Compliance Bureau, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Warrants Bureau, and Crime Suppression Team. Sergeant Villaverde currently supervises a Homicide Bureau Cold Case Unit, and is an active member of the Special Response Hostage Negotiator Team.

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    Retired, Virginia Beach Police Department

    Don Haley runs the Criminal Justice program at Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach Campus. Professor Haley’s ability to combine theory with practicality arises from his vast educational and work experience in the areas of law enforcement. Don Haley is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He also served as a correctional officer at Saint Brides Correctional Institute, a Virginia Beach deputy sheriff, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach police officer, and Virginia Beach police detective.

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    Randy Merriman

    Retired,  Special Agent

    Randy is a career Law Enforcement officer with a background as a Special Agent with an elite Texas Governors narcotic enforcement unit. He is a certified as a Texas Law Enforcement Instructor and holds certifications ranging from Basic to Master level. He is recognized by the US DOD as an Awareness, Human Behavior Analysis (HBA) and Tracking Subject Matter Expert and has an outstanding reputation for the delivery of high quality training to various U.S. Department of Defense organizations and US Allies. Randy has also developed awareness courses and delivered training to multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.