Ron Coventry

President and Master Firearms Instructor / CCW Instructor

Ron served over 22 years with the Decatur Police Department, and retired as a Master Patrol Officer. For twenty years, he served the department as a Master Firearms Instructor and as a team member/sniper for the Decatur Police Department Emergency Response Team. During his career, he has served over 800 high risk warrants and deployed on several hostage & barricaded gunmen incidents.

From 1986 to 1992, Ron was an operator with the Central Intelligence Agency, assigned to the Special Protective Operation Teams. While on the Special Protective Operation Teams, Ron served as a Team Member and Team Leader and deployed on numerous real world missions. Prior to serving with the CIA, Ron served honorably with the United States Marine Corps.

Instructor Certifications

  • State of Illinois
  • Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor (NEMERT)
  • Master Firearms Instructor
  • University of Illinois Police Training Institute Patrol Rifle Instructor #2543
  • Singleton International MP-5 Instructor
  • Sage International Instructor SL-1, SL-6
  • Active Shooter/Patrol Rapid Deployment Instructor

Specialized Training Certificates

  • Trigger Time Valley Shooting Complex
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
  • Classified Training Facilities for Counter Terrorism

Armorer Certifications

  • Glock Pistol
  • Defensive Edge Training & Consulting Inc. AR-15 Rifle
  • Taser International M-26 Advance & Taser X26

Professional Associations

  • International Law Enforcement Educators & Training Associations (ILEETA)
  • Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA)

Professional Achievements

  • Honorable Discharge
  • Rank L/CPL
  • Letter of Appreciations
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glyco Georgia
  • Police Training Program 8PT-701
  • Exceptional Performance Awards
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Master Firearms Instructor
  • Less Lethal Instructor
  • MP-5 Instructor
  • AR-15 Instructor/Armor
  • Glock Pistol Instructor/Armor
  • Taser International Instructor/Armor
  • Emergency Response Team Member & Sniper
  • Department Letter Commendations
  • Division Letter Commendations
  • Award of Valor
  • Key Drug Awards

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