Mike began his career in 2000 with the Tucson Police Department, where he has served in various assignments including patrol, SRO and training. He is currently on contract with AZPOST as a Training Specialist and Mobile Driver Training Simulator Coordinator.
He is a Tactical Driving Instructor, EVOC, 4×4, ATV and a High Risk Vehicle Stops Instructor. Prior to his law enforcement career he served in the U.S. Marines for 12 years as a vehicle operator and driving instructor.
Mike is currently serving in the Arizona Air National Guard.
Eric Dickinson is a Lieutenant with the Vinton (IA) Police Department and an Advanced EMT. He serves as adjunct faculty at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA), and has been a frequent guest instructor at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (Johnston, IA) and for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Rural Policing Institute. He is a lead instructor for SAFETAC Training and received the 2014 Trainer of the Year Award from Law Officer Magazine. He has presented courses for law enforcement and EMS throughout the United States.
Eric instructs various topics related to officer survival, use of force, and emergency medical tactics. He holds instructor certifications in various topics including firearms, OC and ASP baton and has been trained as a wilderness EMT and tactical medic. He has also instructed various classes for EMS and fire department personnel in such topics as rehab operations, street survival tactics, and less lethal injury management. Eric has presented his course, “Survival Tactics for EMS Providers”, to more than 1200 EMS personnel in the Midwest since 2007.
Eric is the author of the book, The Street Officer’s Guide to Emergency Medical Tactics and has written more than 25 articles that have been published in various professional publications including the Journal of EMS (JEMS), Law Officer magazine, and The Firearms Instructor. He wrote and contributed chapters to the books W.I.N. II: Insights into Training and Leading Warriors, and American Blue and provided technical consultation regarding medical tactics for the book Officer Down: Lessons from the Streets.
Eric graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University. He is an active member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Iowa EMS Association (IEMSA), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and he is a life-member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).
Tommy Loftis currently serves at the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Alabama. He served as a police officer, narcotics investigator, and Chief of Police in his 13 years of law enforcement service. Since April of 2012 when he was afforded the opportunity to attend a train the trainer course for Below 100 he has presented this information to more than 70 law enforcement groups from Alabama to Arizona. His goal is to reach each and every department in his home state of Alabama.
As the Law Enforcement Coordinator he is responsible for hosting multiple training events for Law Enforcement throughout the calendar year.
Lieutenant Steve West began his career in 1999 with the California Highway Patrol. He has served 15 years of his career in a patrol function including assignments as a motorcycle officer and sergeant, commercial vehicle enforcement officer and officer arrest techniques instructor. Steve was charged with managing the CHP employee safety unit and currently serves as the lieutenant in charge of instructional services at the California Highway Patrol Academy.
In 2012, Steve was recognized, along with his team, by the Governor of California for their safety campaign efforts; receiving the prestigious Governors Employee Safety Award for Excellence. He currently instructs courses at the Academy which focus on creating a safety culture and minimizing human error.
Steve served 10 years active duty in the USAF before becoming a CHP officer and continues to serve as a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve at the Pentagon. He is responsible for the effective management of more than 36,000 military police authorizations within the Air Force.
Steve holds a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Chapman University.
Susan Moody has been involved in Below 100 since 2012, and currently serves as the President of the Northern California Chapter of C.O.P.S. Susan actively speaks around the Country on law enforcement survivor related topics. Her previous work in law enforcement and the loss of her husband, Richmond Officer Brad Moody in 2008, gives her a unique perspective and ability to help others understand the importance of officer safety.
The mother of two beautiful girls, Susan has always been committed to community service, volunteering her time in various charity events and creating new ones. Susan is passionate about helping others wade through the rough waters of law enforcement life and enjoys lending an ear or hand in whatever is asked of her.
John is a patrol lieutenant with the Charleston (IL) Police Department and is in his twenty-fifth year with that agency. John’s career, by choice, has been spent at the patrol level and includes an eight-year stint as the department’s first canine handler; during which time he handled a dual-trained Malinois, Rex.
John is a black-belt martial artist and in addition to his patrol and supervisory duties at the police department is the coordinator for his agency’s officer safety program. An instructor himself, John holds a variety of instructor and instructor-trainer certifications and specializes in use of force, control tactics and tactical firearms instruction; with a particular emphasis on the impact of survival stress on human performance and active-shooter readiness and response. John is a certified instructor with the IL Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and is the coordinator for the MTU 13 Basic Law Enforcement Academy program for certifying part-time police officers in IL.
A member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, John has trained officers both in and outside his agency for more than 20 years; both nationally and abroad. He continues to teach and learn at the street-patrol level with the primary emphasis on officer safety tactics, risk management and a philosophy of pro-active police service, individual readiness and professionalism. He has dedicated himself to awareness, education, research, training and motivation specifically tailored at saving officers lives, families and careers. John continues his mission after his tour via his work as a trainer, consultant, subject-matter expert and author.
Jonathan S. Davis is a Sergeant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). In his 14 year career he has served as a Deputy Sheriff for 1 year, 5 years as a city Police Officer and 8 years with the OSHP. In his career he has worked on narcotics task forces, Criminal Patrol teams, Investigations and is currently an academy instructor. Sgt. Davis is course director for Emergency Vehicle Operations, Physical Fitness Programs and Basic Training for new Police recruits for OSHP training academy in Columbus, Ohio. He has designed and implemented new Emergency Vehicle Operations training courses for OSHP and assisted other agencies with EVO training for their officers.
In 2014, as a Subject Matter Expert in Emergency Vehicle Operation’s he assisted in revamping the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Driver’s Training Program. These cutting edge programs are designed at decreasing agency liability and improving officer safety. He has also been instrumental in bringing the national “Below 100” campaign to the State of Ohio and is a Core Instructor for the program. Sergeant Davis holds the position of Secretary on the executive board for the Association of Law Enforcement Emergency Response Trainers. Sergeant Davis is a Master Instructor and Train-the-Trainer for numerous training programs.
Away from the OSHP, Sergeant Davis is a consultant for a fortune 500 company that provides agencies and officers with support and various resources designed to improve operations and quality of life.
Tom Dirlam retired after 31 years with the Michigan State Police as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Administrative Services Bureau. He was first assigned to the Owosso Post and then spent the next 22 years in the Forensic Science Division, including two years as a liaison to the Detroit Police Department and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. After two years at Headquarters in the Support Services Bureau as the Assistant Deputy Director, he was reassigned to First District Headquarters (Lansing) as the Assistant District Commander. In August of 2015 he transferred back to Headquarters to the Field Services Bureau and in February of 2016 to the Administrative Services Bureau. He is a graduate of the 225 th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 117 th Class of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command. He was an adjunct professor at Schoolcraft College and Henry Ford Community College for several years. He has been a Below 100 instructor for three years, and a National Core Instructor and the State of Michigan Below 100 Coordinator for two years.
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