Karen Solomon

Married to a police officer since 2001, Karen understands today’s challenges and puts her knowledge to work on behalf of the entire profession. She is the co-Founder of Blue H.E.L.P. and the creator of www.1sthelp.net. Karen is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention and has chosen to bring that intensity…...


Jeffrey McGill

Jeff began his law enforcement career with four years of military service. He then entered the civilian law enforcement profession at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office where he stayed full-time for 15 years. Jeff had numerous assignments including patrol, street crimes, beach/marine unit, investigations, sex offender unit, and gang intelligence.…...

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Steve Hough

Steven is a 20-year veteran of Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office where he completed numerous assignments including, patrol, street crimes, drug task force, beach/marine unit, sex offender unit, gang intelligence unit and criminal investigations as a polygrapher. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office Steven also spent seven years assigned as…...


Mark DiBona

Mark DiBona was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. In 1985, Mark began his Law Enforcement career with the Braintree Police Department and later transferred to the Amtrak Police Department. In 1993, Mark moved to Florida and continued his career with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, where he is currently…...


Nick Greco

Nicholas Greco IV, M.S., B.C.E.T.S., C.A.T.S.M., F.A.A.E.T.S., is President and Founder of C3 Education and Research, Inc., a training and consulting firm. Nick has held multiple positions over a 20-year career in clinical operations, project management, multidisciplinary training for civilians and law enforcement, as well as diagnostics and assessment. He…...


Melissa Swailes

Melissa Swailes is the widow of David Swailes, LAPD officer who died by suicide on Feb. 26, 2016. Since his death she has worked tirelessly to overcome her own fight with PTSD as well as advocate for comprehensive officer wellness programs. She works closely with the Los Angeles Police Department…...


Steve Casstevens

Steven Casstevens is the Chief of Police with the Buffalo Grove, IL Police Department. He retired in 2011 as an Assistant Chief with the Hoffman Estates, IL Police Department, where he served for nearly 30 years. Steve is a Past President of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP).…...

Brian Hill

Brian Hill

Brian is a Marine Corps Veteran and has been in law enforcement for nearly 20 years.  He currently works for an agency in the Denver, CO metro area.   Brian is also the owner of Mental Ammo, a law enforcement training provider.  He serves as the Vice Chair for Colorado P.O.S.T. …...


Joe Willis

Joe is the Director of Business Development for Team One Network – an international training company based out of Fredericksburg, VA. He retired from the United States Army as a Military Police First Sergeant in the summer of 2016 after more than 20-years of service. His last few military assignments…...


Ron Clark

Ron Clark, RN, MS, APSO is a military veteran and a retired sergeant from the Connecticut State Police (CSP) with 23 years of law en- forcement service. He was the first certified CSP Peer Support Officer and Instructor, Commanding Officer of the EAP/Medical unit and was a member of the…...

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Rich Levenson

Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., C.T.T.S., F.A.A.E.T.S., is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and has been in private clinical practice since 1990.  His clinical psychology practice is a general one, and he specializes in anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the effects of medical/physical conditions on psychological health and…...


Doug Wyllie

Doug Wyllie is Web Editor for POLICE Magazine, providing police training content on a wide range of topics and trends affecting the law enforcement community. Doug is the 2014 Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column, and has authored more than 1,000 articles and…...


Michael McSellers

Michael J. McSellers has served our country as a United States Marine Corps veteran and has served the Commonwealth of Virginia as a law enforcement officer for over fourteen years and is currently serving in the Northern Virginia area. Michael has served for over 13 years as a Field Training…...


Nicole Rikard

Nicole Gonnelli Rikard is the widow of John Rikard, an Asheville Police Sergeant who died by suicide on December 9, 2015. Before her world was turned upside down with John’s sudden death, Nicole had been a civilian employee in law enforcement since 2000. She obtained her degree in Criminology from…...


Crystal Street

Crystal Street was born into a law enforcement family. Her Father, 18-year veteran LAPD Sergeant II, Israel Sonny Medina, 39 years old died by suicide on February 15, 2000 and it changed her life forever. Israel was involved in the 44-minute gunfire famously known as the North Hollywood shootout. Eleven…...