Geoff Bush, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania
Corporal Geoffrey Bush is currently assigned as a full time Instructor at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey Pa. He is the Departments lead EVOC instructor and is also a certified Taser, use of force, and officer safety instructor. He is also a certified instructor through the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Commission. Cpl. Bush has over 20 years of law enforcement experience including 2 years as a municipal police officer in Pennsylvania, 7 years as a Trooper with the Virginia State Police and 11 years with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). In addition to his current position, in his career he has worked in Patrol, Investigations, participated and supervised narcotics task forces, and participated in City/State Aggressive Patrol Partnership task forces. He is a graduate in Criminology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Cpl. Bush initiated and played an integral part in revamping the EVOC program and curriculum for the PSP, including preparing a 200 page comprehensive driver training manual. He introduced the Below 100 program to the PSP and has trained over 700 members in the Department. He is a Master EVOC instructor and is responsible for training other EVOC instructors throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally certified EVOC and Precision Immobilization Technique Instructor through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Cpl. Bush is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and the International Association of Law Enforcement Emergency Response Trainers (ALERT). He received the ALERT Zman award in 2015 and is a 2016 outstanding nominee for the IACP State and Provincial Police Academy Directors Instructor of the year.
Jonathan Davis, Ohio State Highway Patrol
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.
Chris Swanson, Oklahoma City Police Department
Chris Swanson has been an LEDT/EVO instructor for 19 years and has been the coordinator for the Oklahoma City Police Department’s driving program for over 5 years. OC PD has approximately 1200 officers. Chris is responsible for all recruit driver training and all in-service training. He is also responsible for ensuring all employees (sworn officers and non-sworn employees) driver training records are properly maintained. His agency is CALEA certified and Chris is responsible for ensuring the OC PD maintains records / pursuit statistics in accordance with CALEA standards. The agency currently has 83 state certified driving instructors that Chris manages their instruction time and re-certification. Chris Swanson has been an ALERT member since 2013 having attended every conference since then except for the conference in Canada.
Michael Meixsell, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Michael Meixsell is currently the Senior Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC). Mike joined the MPCTC in March of 2015 after retiring from the Maryland National Capital Park Police.
Prior to joining the Park Police Mike was a Federal Officer assigned to the United States Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington DC. During his tenure at the Park Police, Mike was the lead EVO Instructor managing the in-service EVO program. In addition to his EVO Instructors duties, Mike is a certified Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Tactical Baton Instructor (ASP), Chemical Aerosol Spray Instructor, and a Collision Reconstructionist.
Mike received his undergraduate education from Montgomery College, Prince George’s Community College, Johns Hopkins Public Safety LeadershipInstitute, Pennsylvania State University Police Executive Training Program (POLEX) and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Executive Development Program (FBI-LEEDA) (2009). Mike has been a member of A.L.E.R.T. since 2015.
Mike Brady, Lake Oswego Police Department (OR.)
Mike Brady has worked for the Lake Oswego Police
Department (OR.) since 1993. He has been the department training officer for the past fifteen years, he manages and is the lead instructor for EVO, PIT, Skid Car, firearms, less-lethal, use of force, patrol tactics, vehicle stops, TASER, active threat, FTEP… and received the departments Officer of the Year award. Mike has previously served on the ALERT International executive board for six years and named their “Z-Man” Award winner. He has instructed for local, state and federal agencies; was a national train-the-trainer instructor for the Pursuit Policy Workshops; and has presented at regional, national and international conferences. Mike has been a driving instructor since 1996, became an ALERT member in 1998 and hosted the annual training conference in 2018. He is the current Region 1 Representative.
Albert Liebno, Jr., Md. Police & Correctional Training Commissions
Albert Liebno, Jr. is the current Deputy Director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (Maryland’s POST Agency) in Sykesville, Maryland. Al is a charter member of ALERT International, held the Associations’s President position from 2013-2017 and hosted the 2011 National Conference in Annapolis, Maryland. He began his law enforcement career in 1974 with the Maryland State Police and was most noted for his 18 years of overseeing that Department’s EVO program. In 1985 Mr. Liebno developed, received approval and implemented MSP’s first “formalized” EVOC program in the Department’s history. In 2001 Al retired from the Maryland State Police with 28 years of service. Immediately following his retirement he continued his passion for EVOC training in the position of Administrator for Maryland’s new Public Safety Education and Training Center’s statewide Driver Training Facility. Then in 2007 he was promoted to the newly created position of Skills Training Administrator with the responsibility of supervising, directing and integrating all “skills” related training for the MPCTC providing all types of practical skills training for police and correctional officers from Maryland’s 160 police and 33 correctional agencies.
Al has also provided vehicle operations training to civilian students as a Driver’s Education Instructor for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration new driver program. He also works with the seven High School administrators in his county of residence educating parents and Jr/Sr students in developing proper skills to handle unexpected emergencies while driving on the highways.
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