Instructor Bios

 

 

 

Owner/National Trainer

Chris has been a police officer with the city of Mentor (OH) since 1997 and currently works in patrol.  Chris served on the SWAT and Sniper team from 2002-2016 and was the Sniper Team Leader from 2012 to 2016.  Chris became a firearms instructor in 2001 and is currently certified in revolver, semi-auto, shotgun, patrol rifle, sub-machine gun, and scoped rifle.  He also holds other instructor certifications to include less lethal, diversional devices, ALICE, and RAIDER. 
 
Chris became a certified RAIDER instructor in 2014 and has been teaching the instructor level classes for the ALICE Training Institute since 2015.  Prior to his work in law enforcement, Chris was an active member of the United States Navy where he served for six years.  Four of those years were served as a Master At Arms.  He was a Watch Commander and the team leader for the Security Alert Team.  Chris had several overseas deployments to include Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm during the first Gulf war, and the Persian Gulf war.  He received several Letters of Commendation, Letters of Appreciation, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and the Navy Achievement Medal.  In 2018, Chris, along with his Wife, bought the RAIDER company from ALICE and currently resides in Eastlake, Ohio with his Wife and two children. 
National Trainier

Curtis Hall is currently the Jail Commander for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ottawa Ks.  He has served the county since 1998.  He currently is the lead firearms instructor and oversees most training aspects for the Sheriff’s Office.  Curtis started as a Corrections Officer in the Adult Detention Center then went to Patrol, Drug Enforcement Unit, Patrol Sgt., Patrol Lieutenant, Interim Communications Director.  Curtis has spent 10 years on the Special Tactics and Rescue Team and still assists with training for the team.
Curtis has been certified to instruct A.L.I.C.E. and R.A.I.D.E.R. and has implemented both for Franklin County.  Curtis has been instructing R.A.I.D.E.R. and Alice nationally since 2014.
RAIDER National Trainer

Antonio (Tony) is a Sergeant with the Oregon (OH) Police Division where he oversees Division Training, Crime Prevention, Community Policing, Juvenile Diversion, Grants, and supervises the DARE and School Resource Officers.  As the divisions Firearms Range master, he oversees the firearms training program and holds Firearms Instructor Certification in Revolver, Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, Patrol Rifle and Sub-Machine Gun.  Tony was a member of the division’s Special Response Team since 1993 and was named the Team’s Commander in 2009.  Prior assignments include Patrol Supervisor, Detective and 7 years as the division’s first School Resource Officer.  Assigned to the local high school in 1998 he has been involved in school safety and its evolution post-Columbine.  Having attended a number of school safety training seminars, Tony achieved National Practitioner (2003) status awarded by the National Association of School Resource Officers.  With experience in both school based policing and in SWAT tactics, Tony has become a recognized trainer in both disciplines.  Tony has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Lourdes University and has been awarded the Oregon Police Division’s Achievement and Lifesaving Awards.  Tony became a Certified ALICE and RAIDER instructor and has taught both instructor level courses for RAIDER Training and ALICE Training Institute, including at the 2013 Ohio Tactical Officers Association Conference where he also serves at OTOA’s Region 1 Representative.  Tony has two adult sons and six grandchildren.
National Trainer

Mike Sevel is a patrolman with The Willoughby Police Department in Willoughby, Ohio. He has been an officer since 2010. Mike is an evidence technician, field training officer and RAIDER instructor. He was awarded Officer of the Year for 2018. Mike has been an operator on the Western Lake County Emergency Response Team since 2015. He has a Bachelors Degree from Tiffin University in Justice Administration. Mike is married with a daughter. 
National Trainer

Song Kang is currently the Training Coordinator with the Westfield Police Department in Westfield, Indiana.  He has served the City of Westfield since 2004.  He started his law enforcement career in 2002 and spent 16 years in patrol division. 
Song is the primary firearms instructor, K9 trainer, Active Shooter instructor and oversees all in-service training for the agency.  He is a certified A.L.I.C.E. and R.A.I.D.E.R. instructor and started instructing R.A.I.D.E.R. nationally in 2019.