A graduate of Michigan State University, Paul’s background includes 25 years of law enforcement experience and almost three decades of experience in training and martial arts. Paul developed and oversaw the Training Division of one of Michigan’s largest agencies before he retired at the rank of lieutenant from the Lansing (MI) Police Department.
Paul’s law enforcement background includes the following:
- Subject Control / Defensive Tactics Team Leader
- Special Tactics and Rescue Team Member
- Special Operations Narcotics Investigator
- DEA Task Force Officer
- Patrol Supervisor
- Office of Internal Affairs Supervisor
- FTO Program Administrator
- CIT Program Coordinator
- Police Academy Instructor (Firearms & Defensive Tactics)
Paul is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the use-of-force and holds the title of Advanced Specialist from the Force ScienceTM Institute. In addition to training thousands of civilians, police recruits and law enforcement officers, Paul has investigated over 1200 use of force incidents.
Paul is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA), the Association of Force Investigators (AFI) and is an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP – Capitol City Lodge #141).
Paul resides in East Lansing, MI with his wife and has two adult children who both proudly serve our country in the United States Navy. In his spare time, Paul conducts Concealed Pistol License courses and defensive tactics training for civilians in the Mid-Michigan area.