Heath has been in the Law Enforcement field for over 15 years. Currently, Heath holds the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Investigations for the Ludlow Police Department and oversees or has overseen the Firearms Training Unit for the Ludlow Police Dept., Atwood Police Dept. and Fisher Police Departments.
As well, Heath also Managed and Operated the Champaign Division of Illinois Security Services Inc. which is an Armed Security Company that operates in high risk housing complexes and other high risk areas. Heath was in charge of the Training required to License and maintain Licensing for Armed Security Officers all over the state. Heath is Currently the National Sales Manager and Training Team Leader for Smart Targets LLC.
Heath is currently the Investigator, Field Training Officer, and Sergeant for the Ludlow Police Dept. where he has investigated and solved several drug cases, criminal sexual assault cases, numerous burglaries, and several high priority cases. His duties also include training all of the Officers on the Dept. as well as other training for other agencies.
During his career in law enforcement, Heath has held various positions and assignments including patrol officer, Motor Officer, Bike Patrol, Firearms Training, Field Training Officer, and Investigator with the North End Specialized Enforcement Team N.E.S.E.T.; a multi-jurisdictional Investigative/ enforcement task force.
Heath has also served as a soldier in the Unites States Army specializing as a weapons expert, Firearms and Weapons Instructor, and the team leader of a Rapid Advance Security Team with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment.
After separating from the US Army, Heath worked in High Risk Warrants as the Team Leader on a team for several years. This team primarily executed high risk warrants on dangerous Gangs and Bikers in the Tacoma, WA. area as well as throughout the state of Washington.
During Heath’s many years in the Law Enforcement Field and Military Career, he has attended numerous training curriculums related to Small Unit Tactics, Active Shooter Response, Interrogation Techniques, Control Tactics, Investigation Techniques, Human Nature Studies, and Firearms Student and Instructor classes that are too numerous to list.
Heath has spent countless hours studying different types of Women’s Self Defense Tactics, and started working on a curriculum several years ago. Heath started teaching Women’s Self Defense Tactics to the wives and girlfriends of his Unit members. From there, Heath was asked to start teaching the wives and girlfriends how to shoot and become proficient with firearms for home and self defense. Over the last several years, Heath has taught hundreds of female students a variation of tactics ranging from home defense preparation up to advanced handgun and shotgun techniques.
State of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Firearms Instructor
Patrol Rifle Instructor
NRA Firearms Instructor
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Firearms Instructor
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Security Instructor
Light Tactics Instructor
A.L.S. Technologies Less Lethal Instructor (Chemical, Irritant and Impact)
A.L.S. Technologies Distraction Device Instructor
Women’s Non-Lethal Self Defense Instructor
Women’s Shooting Skills Instructor
Stag Arms Master Armorer Instructor
Airsoft Weapons Instructor
Concealed Carry Instructor
Guardian Protective Devices Pepper Spray Instructor
Midwest Tactical Officers Association (MTOA)
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA)
United States Bail Enforcement Association (USBEA)
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Ludlow Police Dept.
Fisher Police Dept.
Army Commendation Medal (3)
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Letters of Commendation
· Motor Officer Pin
Promotion to Investigator Ludlow Police Dept.
Promotion to Sergeant Ludlow Police Dept.
Several Tactical and Tactics certifications