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My Credentials

Lifelong Learner

Scott Weamer has over sixteen years of experience as a law enforcement officer.  More importantly, he has over thirteen years experience as an instructor in firearms, defensive tactics, and use of force.  Below is a list of instructor certifications and training classes completed:

Law Enforcement Experience

  • Patrol Officer - 2003 to 2007

  • Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force - 2005

  • School Resource Officer - 2008 to 2009

  • Patrol Sergeant - 2009 to 2010

  • Assistant Chief of Police - 2010 to present


Firearms Training

  • Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor - OPOTA (2007)

  • Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor - OPOTA (2007)

  • Firearms Instructor: Weapon Training and Requal - OPOTA (2007)

  • IALEFI Master Instructor Development Program (2013)

  • Sig Sauer Academy Master Pistol Instructor (2016)

  • Sig Sauer Academy Master Rifle Instructor (2016)

  • IALEFI Firearms Instructor (2016)

  • IALEFI Firearms Instructor Certification Trainer (2016)

  • Advanced Firearms Tactics - OPOTA (2004)

  • Non-Traditional & Confined Space Shooting - OPOTA (2006)

  • Combat Marksmanship Level I - OPOTA (2006)

  • Basic SWAT School - NASTA (2006)

  • Active Shooter Seminar - MVCOP (2006)

  • Rapid Response to Active Shooter Incidents - OPOTA (2007)

  • Weapon Retention & Shot Avoidance - OPOTA (2007)

  • Advanced SWAT School - NASTA (2007)

  • Combat Marksmanship: Undercover Concealed Carry - OPOTA (2008)

  • Range Medical Emergencies - OPOTA (2011)

  • R.A.I.D.E.R. Course - ATI (2014)

  • IALEFI Annual Training Conference (2017)

  • Performance Pistol Diagnostics - Chris Cerino Training Group (2018)


Defensive Tactics

  • Expandable Baton Basic Course - LETSI (2002)

  • Oleoresin Capsicum Basic Training - LETSI (2002)

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor - OPOTA (2006)

  • Controlled Force Level 1 Instructor (2007)

  • Controlled Force Level 2 Instructor (2007)

  • Taser Instructor (2007)

  • Controlled Force Level 3 Instructor (2010)

  • U.S. National Standards of Training Annual Conference (2010)

  • Firehorse Combatives Instructor (2012)

  • Brown Belt in Shotokan Karate


Use of Force

  • Critical Incident Survival - NCPI (2003)

  • FATS III Operator & Use of Force Evaluator (2006)

  • Critical Incident Management - MVCOP (2009)

  • Profile of an Active Shooter - OPOTA (2012)

  • Force Science Institute Certification (2012)

  • A.L.i.C.E. Instructor (2013)

  • Supervisor's Role in Managing the Use of Force Incident (2014)



* OPOTA = Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

* IALEFI = International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

* NASTA = North American SWAT Training Association