Jim Hardman

 

  • Twenty – eight years of experience with a diverse background in Communications, Patrol Operations, Tactical Operations and Training
  • Fifteen years of leadership experience, supervising others under high stress, dynamic circumstances
  • Municipal police officer for 25 years working Patrol Operations, Tactical team and Search Warrant units
  • “Plank Owner” of collateral tactical unit comprising four agencies, started as entry team member retired as Team Leader and Chief Tactics Instructor
  • Ohio Basic Peace officer training cadre at college academy and criminal justice program specializing in Firearms, Defensive Tactics and Active Threat Response for fourteen years
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Adjunct Instructor specializing in Firearms, Active Threat Response, Basic/Advanced SWAT tactics and Defensive Tactics for twelve years
  • Co-Author for State of Ohio Single Officer Response to Active Threat (SORAT) program
  • Subject Matter Expert in Basic SWAT and Active Threat Response
  • Train the Trainer for Nationally recognized programs, RAIDER, LASER, ALERRT and SORAT.
  • Regional Training Coordinator and Instructor (ret) for Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association
  • Served with honor US Army Infantry and deployed to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm participated in combat operations
  • Awarded Combat Infantryman’s Badge and other assorted military decorations
  • Awarded Knights of Columbus Blue Coat Award, Ohio Medal Of Valor, Distinguished Service Award and Domestic Violence Road Officer of the Year