Meet Your Instructor

Ed Bogats, Jr.
PhD, MPM, FBINA 222nd Session
Certified Use of Force Trainer

  • 43 + years law enforcement experience (1982 to present).
  • 32 + years’ experience as a police trainer and educator.
  • Court qualified as an expert witness in UOF training.
  • Earned Doctorate (PhD) from Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ, focus of Program was in Homeland Security/ Terrorism/ Counterterrorism – Dissertation Topic – Decision Making in Police Use of Force.
  • Currently Director of Safety/Security and Campus Police for the Community College of Allegheny County – Pittsburgh, PA - North Campus and West Hills Center for Workforce Development. 2011 to Present.
  • 32 + years as a police supervisor within patrol, criminal investigations and narcotics investigation.
  • Master Instructor Trainer and program developer for Lamperd Less Lethal in DT, OC, Less Lethal Launchers in 37 MM and 40 MM, Interlocking Riot Shields and Crowd Control Methodologies. Police tactical shotgun in less lethal instructor trainer.
  • NRA certified Instructor with the pistol, shotgun and patrol rifle. Current
  • PA State Police Firearms Instructor under the PA State Police Municipal Firearms Instructor School. Current
  • Creator of the programs “Control and Contain – less lethal munitions course”, and “Defensive Tactics made simple for police, military and security”.
  • Graduate from the FBI National Academy – 222nd Session – 2005
  • Graduate of the DEA basic agent academy.
  • Attended the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School,      Washington D.C.
  • Currently VP of training and Operations for Lamperd Less Lethal USA and Worldwide, Sarnia, ON Canada
  • 32 + years in higher education - Criminal Justice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio and John Jay College of Criminal Justice - New York, NY
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