Law Enforcement Career Transition Instructors

Scott Berger, Dean of Law Enforcement, Transportation & Manufacturing

Scott Berger

Dean of Law Enforcement, Transportation & Manufacturing

scottb@alextech.edu
320-762-4475 | Bio

Scott Berger joined the staff at Alexandria Technical & Community College in 2002. He is a 1982 graduate of ATCC and brings with him 20 years of broad experience and training. Berger has received police certification licenses in the State of Minnesota and South Dakota.

Education

  • A.A.S. Degree, Law Enforcement, Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • MN P.O.S.T. certified - 1982
  • South Dakota P.O.S.T. certified - 1984
  • B.S. Degree, Criminal Justice Administration, Bellevue University
  • Specialized Course Study
    • FBI National Academy, University of Virginia, Quantico, VA
    • DEA Narcotics Investigations Supervisor, Lincoln, NE
  • Doppler Radar Instructor Certification

Occupational History

  • Jailor - Nobles County, MN
  • Deputy - Nobles County, MN
  • South Dakota State Trooper - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Patrol Officer - Worthington, MN Police Department
  • Patrol Sergeant - Worthington, MN Police Department
  • Detective - Worthington, MN Police Department
  • Law Enforcement Instructor – Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • Law Enforcement Coordinator (presently) – Alexandria Technical & Community College
Jason Childers, Law Enforcement Instructor

Jason Childers

Law Enforcement Instructor

jasonc@alextech.edu
320-762-4478 | Bio

Jason Childers has been teaching at Alexandria Technical & Community College Since December 2003. He is a 1991 Graduate of the Law Enforcement Program and was a Law Enforcement Officer at both the city and county levels prior to coming to teach at ATCC.

Education

  • A.A.S Degree, Law Enforcement, Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • MN P.O.S.T Licensed 1991

Occupational History

  • Jailor - Washington County Sheriff's Department, MN
  • Police Officer - Cambridge Police Department, MN
  • Police Officer - Mora Police Department, MN
  • Police Officer - Metropolitan Transit Police, MN
  • Deputy Sheriff - Washington County Sheriff's Department, MN
  • Law Enforcement Instructor - Alexandria Technical & Community College, MN

Certified Instructor in the following areas

  • Master Instructor Defense Tactics, Baton and PR-24-Monadnock Training Council
  • Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor - Krav Maga Worldwide
  • Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor-Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
  • Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Specialist - Cooper Institute
  • Public Safety Wellness Instructor - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint System Instructor - National Law Enforcement Training Center
  • OC, Chemical Agents, Distraction Devices, Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor - Safariland Training Group
  • S.P.E.A.R System Instructor - Blauer Tactical Systems
  • Advanced Taser Instructor X-26/X2/X26P - Taser International
  • Handgun/Shotgun Instructor
  • Police Rifle Instructor
  • Live Fire Facility Instructor
  • Ground Defense, Knife Defense and Maximal Empty Hand Control Techniques Instructor - Minnesota Kali Group
  • Black Belt Tae Kwon Do - Cross Trained in Numerous Martial Arts
  • Participated in Several World Class Championship MMA Training Camps
Deb Martin, Law Enforcement Instructor

Deb Martin

Law Enforcement Instructor

debm@alextech.edu
320-762-4474 | Bio

Education

  • B.S., North Dakota State University
  • ND Police & Sheriff's Basic Training

Occupational History

  • Fargo, ND Police Department
  • Patrol, Field Training Officer, Staff/Community Services
Scott Stumpf, Law Enforcement Instructor

Scott Stumpf

Law Enforcement Instructor

scotts@alextech.edu
320-762-4451 | Bio

Began teaching at ATCC as a full-time law enforcement instructor in 2006 after working as a police officer for 20 years. Taught at ATCC for approximately five years as an Adjunct Instructor before full-time employment.

Education

  • MN P.O.S.T. certified - 1986
  • 1986 graduate of ATCC (AAS Degree in Law Enforcement)
  • 1984 graduate of Olivia High School

Occupational History

  • 1986 - 1999: Glencoe Police Dept. (5 years patrol, 7 years investigations, member of S.W.A.T Team)
  • 1999 - 2006: Alexandria Police Dept. (6 years patrol, 1 year investigations, member of S.W.A.T. Team)
  • 2006 - present: Parkers Prairie Police Dept. (part-time patrol officer)

Instructor Certifications

  • Firearms
  • Use of Force
  • TASER
  • Expandable Baton
  • Controlled FORCE
  • PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics)
  • Armorer - Glock and Remington
Becky Swanson, Law Enforcement Instructor

Becky Swanson

Law Enforcement Instructor

beckys@alextech.edu | 320-762-4908

Mandi VanOverbeke, Law Enforcement Instructor

Mandi VanOverbeke

Law Enforcement Instructor

mandiv@alextech.edu
320-762-4577 | Bio

Mandi VanOverbeke began teaching at Alexandria Technical & Community College as a full-time Law Enforcement Instructor in 2015. She is a 2001 graduate of the ATCC Skills Program and was a Law Enforcement Officer and Investigator prior to coming to teach at ATCC. She was previously employed at Ridgewater College as a full-time Instructor and Professional Peace Officer Education Coordinator. She taught at St. Cloud State University for approximately five years as an Adjunct Instructor.

Education

  • Skills Certification, Law Enforcement, Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • MN P.O.S.T Licensed 2001
  • B.S. Degree, Criminal Justice, St. Cloud State University
  • M.S. Degree, Criminal Justice, St. Cloud State University

Occupational History

  • Jailor - Douglas County Sheriff's Department, MN
  • Police Officer - St. Cloud Police Department, MN
    • Field Training Officer
    • Community Crime Impact Team
    • Crisis Intervention Coach
    • PR-24 Instructor
    • Honor Guard
    • President of the Police Benefit Association
  • Investigator - St. Cloud Police Department, MN
  • Professional Peace Officer Education Coordinator and Instructor - Ridgewater College, MN
  • Law Enforcement Instructor - Alexandria Technical & Community College, MN
Duane Wolfe, Law Enforcement Instructor

Duane Wolfe

Law Enforcement Instructor

duanew@alextech.edu
320-762-4572 | Bio

Duane Wolfe has been with the Alexandria Technical & Community College Law Enforcement Program since 1994.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice - Bemidji State University, Minors in Sociology and Psychology.
  • Masters of Science Degree, Educational Leadership-Southwest State University.

Occupational History

  • Warroad Police Department-1988-1994-Patrolman, Sergeant, DARE Officer, Department Training Officer, Primary Investigator.
  • Special Response Team-Training Officer, Team Member 1993-1994.
  • Parkers Prairie Police Department-Patrolman, Use of Force Instructor 1996-present.

Instructor Certifications

  • Firearms Instructor - pistol, rifle, shotgun
  • Firearms Range Operations
  • Armorer-Glock, Remington, AR-15/M-16
  • Use of Force Instructor - numerous certifications
  • Shorin Ryu Matsumura Kenpo Karate and Kobudo Association-7th Dan, Certified Instructor
  • Below 100 Initiative Instructor
  • Force Science Analyst-Force Science Research Institute

Professional Memberships

  • Associated Training Officers of Minnesota (ATOM) -Board of Directors 2000-2002
  • Minnesota Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (MALEFI) -Editor- 2003-2005
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • Matsumura Kenpo Karate and Kobudo Association -Regional Director

Articles Authored

  • "Firearms Accuracy Under Stress" Calibre Press Newsline, August 1999
  • "The Breath of Life" Calibre Press Newsline, August 1999
  • "Teaching Officers To Shoot" Calibre Press Newsline, August 1999
  • "Paint it Black, Call It Tactical and Sell it to Cops" IALEFI-The Firearms Instructor, Spring 2002
  • "Let Sleeping Giants Sleep" Guest Editorial Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement magazine, January 2010
  • "For Pat" Minnesota Chiefs of Police magazine, Spring 2011
  • "Professional Courtesy" Utah State Patrol magazine, 2011
  • PoliceOne.com
    • 2008 PoliceOne.Com Contributor
    • 2009 PoliceOne.Com Expert Contributor
    • 2010 Columnist, "The Warriors Path"
    • 2013 "Maggie" Award Finalist for Best Article, Western Publishers Association

Professional Presentations

  • "Applying Grossman and Siddle-Research Results"
    • MALEFI Spring 2000 Conference
    • ASLET 14th Annual International Training Seminar, Orlando, Florida, Feb. 2001
  • "Fight Like A Fighter Pilot"
    • ILEETA 2012 International Training Conference, Chicago, Ill., April 2012
    • ILEETA 2013 International Training Conference, Chicago, Ill. April 2013

Advisory Boards

Selected to serve as an Advisory Board member for the book, "On Combat", by Pulitzer Prize nominated author, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.2004

Research Projects

  • The Effects of Stress on Shooting Accuracy: Weaver vs Isosceles, 1998
  • The Effects of Autogenic Breathing on Firing Rates and Accuracy During Force on Force Simulation, 1998
  • The Effects of Classical and Operant Conditioning on Firing Rates During Force on Force Simulations, 1998
  • Charging the Bullet: A Study of Movement Times in Close Quarter Combatives, 2011