Domenic Cappelluti CFI, is a veteran detective with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and a former Group Supervisor of the elite Lake County, IL Major Crime Task Force. With over 24 years of experience Dom has specialized in high profile violent street crimes, gang homicides, murder for hire cases on gang and drug officers and officer involved shootings. During his career, he has worked in various divisions, and avidly supervised the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Gang Suppression Unit.
Betsy Brantner Smith
Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith is a 29-year veteran of a large Chicago suburban police department who has held positions in dispatch, patrol, investigations, narcotics, juvenile, hostage negotiation, crime prevention, field training, bike patrol, crisis intervention, supervision and much more. She was a class officer and graduate of the Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety’s School of Staff and Command in May of 2001 and has been an internationally nationally recognized trainer, consultant and author for over 20 years.
Dave “Buck Savage” Smith began his police career in Arizona and has held positions in Patrol, SWAT, Narcotics, Training and Management. In 1980 he developed the popular “JD Buck Savage” video training series and was instrumental in creating the timeless “Tactical Edge” officer survival book and “Street Survival” seminar by Calibre Press. He writes for numerous publications, speaks internationally and is the author of the popular new book In My Sights. Dave Smith is one of the most well known law enforcement trainers on the market today.
Dr. Lawrence J. Simon
Lawrence J. Simon, Psy.D., is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology certified as a clinical sexologist. He is the author of the book “Murder by Numbers: Perspectives on Serial Sexual Violence” and soon to be released “Mortal Desire: Origins of Sexualized Violence” Dr. Simon has dedicated his services to law enforcement, legal and forensic professionals throughout the country and is recognized as one of the most highly respected and accomplished instructors in the country.
Glen worked as a patrol officer, detective, and trainer at Sandy City Police, and Utah Transit Authority Police. His recently published book, Bridging The Gap: An Inside Look at Communications and Relationships After Traumatic Events is available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. He has conducted trainings throughout the western U.S. for law enforcement and the public in scuba diving, police and evidence diving, underwater post-blast investigation, firearms, patrol rifle, active shooter response, First Aid/CPR, and has coached individuals in personal self discovery and self development courses. He retired after 26 years in law enforcement.
Bruce Jacobs is a 30-year retired veteran of the Manitowoc Police Department. His career includes: 18 years as an SRO, 25 years as a DARE Officer, eight years on the State of Wisconsin DARE Officers Association Board and nine years as the Crime Prevention Sergeant. Bruce has a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice and has specific training and certifications in many fields including: Micro Expressions, Behavioral and Statement Analysis, CPTED, Security Surveys, Workplace Violence, and Scams.