Meet the Board
Joe began his career serving in a Special Operations Unit in the Army in the late 1980s. He had a strong desire to bring his knowledge and experience from the military to the public so he became a police officer with Alliance Police Department and received training from some of the best instructors in the United States and abroad.
Operationally, Joe has participated in and led over 300 critical operations from protective details to high-risk warrants to barricades. Joe is a state certified firearms instructor in multiple weapon platforms, certified instructor through Homeland Security in several counter-terrorism topics, as well as an NRA certified instructor.
He has taught hundreds of military personnel, police officers (both domestic and foreign) and qualified citizens in various use-of-force disciplines ranging from basic and advanced handgun to carbine and shotgun. In addition to being a full time police officer, Joe is the Team Commander of the city’s Special Response Team, Region 5 Training Coordinator for the OTOA, and the owner of his own private training business, Weyer Tactical.
Randy joined the Canton Police Dept in 1994. He worked Patrol and the Mountain Bike unit until 2001 when he started in the Crime Scene Unit.
Don is a patrolman for the Village of Hartville Police Department. He has worked within stark county as a law enforcement officer since 2008 and is a certified Field Training Officer.
He is a firm believer that there is always something new to learn in the law enforcement field and he strives to instill this same mindset in new officers.
Stark LET will provide training to officers that they might not otherwise receive due to cost or budget limitations within their departments. Don is excited to be a part of a program that is able to provide free and quality training to Stark County Peace Officers.
Frank has been a member of the North Canton Police Department since 1994. He became a full time officer in 1997 and subsequently promoted to Sergeant in 2011. He has served as Bicycle Patrol, Field Training Officer, and a part-time member of the Stark Stark Metropolitan Narcotics Unit.
Currently, Frank is in charge of NCPD’s range and is a firearms and less-lethal munitions instructor. He is a member of the department’s Special Response Team and a past Sniper. Additionally, Frank is the coordinator for the department technology center, including both hardware and software.
Kevin started his career in 1988 as a MP/K9 handler in the USMC then transitioned to a sworn civilian LE between 1992-1995 with Kinston, NC Police Department. He moved back home to Tuscarawas County and picked up LE again, working part time for the villages of Dennison and Port Washington from 1996-1998. He was then hired full time at the Canton Police Department in the summer of 1998.
During his career at CPD, he worked as a narcotics detective with the Stark Metropolitan Narcotics Unit, plank owner of the Gang Task Force, and completed two tours of duty with VICE. Currently, Kevin is a FTO and uniformed patrol officer on day shift. He is also a certified Clandestine Laboratory Technician and has helped dismantle numerous meth labs throughout Stark County.
Kevin loves active shooting sports and competes regularly in events including the National Patrol Rifle Competition, Rockcastle Pro AM 3-Gun, and Ohio Police and Fire Games among other smaller local matches.
He is a perpetual student of firearms training and always strives to learn useful skills and information to better himself and pass that knowledge along to others. His base knowledge is gained from years of street experiences as well as training with some of the top instructors including: John “Shrek” McPhee, Kyle Defoor, Ken Hackathorn, Larry Vickers, Steve “Yeti” Fisher, and Dave Harrington. He is also a regular student at the Alliance Police range with instructor Joe Weyer.
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