GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Law Enforcement Training Academy

 

The Glendale Community College is proud to present the following list of individuals who serve as instructors at the Law Enforcement Training Academy . This is a partial list and one that will change over time due to instructor availability. The Academy strives to maintain a high level of expertise in the instructional staff.

 

NAME                       

PRESENT POSITION

Eric Anspach

Az. Department of Public Safety - Officer

Scott Bailey Surprise Police Department - Sergeant

Michael Blaire

Glendale Fire Dept. – Dep. Fire Marshal (Retired)

Carrie Castrovinci

Glendale P.D. - Detective

Juan Diaz Surprise Police Department - Detective

Dan Golden

Az. Department of Public Safety – Lieutenant

Peter Gutierrez

Goodyear P.D. - Officer

Jeffrey Hall

M.C.S.O. - Deputy

Tom Hammer

Glendale Police Department - Detective

Rob Hawkins

Glendale P.D. - Detective (Retired)

Lori Hauserman

Glendale P.D. - Detective

Cheyenne Hunt Surprise Police Department - Detective

Jesus Jerez

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office - Deputy

Rob Kardos

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office - Detective

Steve Kinkade

Luke AFB - Asst. Fire Chief

Geoff Leggett

Surprise Police Department - Commander

Jerry McCown

Glendale Community College

Ralph McLaughlin

Goodyear Police Department - Commander (Retired)

Tom Pennington Glendale Police Department

Kevin Riddle

M.C.S.O. – Lieutenant

Jeff Rogers

Goodyear Police Department - Lieutenant

Mary Ward Goodyear Police Department - Detective

Bill Will

Goodyear P.D. - Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESUMES

 

Eric Anspach

Officer Anspach graduated the Academy in May of 2000 where he began his law enforcement career with Maricopa County Sheriff's Office as a deputy sheriff.  He then moved to the Arizona Highway Patrol in 2001 where he has served in Highway Patrol and Human Resources-Sworn Selection and Recruiting, both as an officer and sergeant. He is a General Instructor, a PT Instructor and a Field Sobriety Test/HGN Instructor. He has taught Physical Conditioning at GCC LETA since 2003. Eric holds an Associates Degree in General Studies from Phoenix College where he graduated with distinction. He earned his Certified Public Manager certificate from Arizona State University in 2009 and then graduated with honors from the American Military University in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Management. He is a member of both the Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key International Honors Societies.

 

Scott Bailey
Sgt. Scott Bailey has been with the Surprise Police Department since 2000. He has been assigned to Administrative Services, Recruiting, Media Relations and Criminal Investigations. Sgt. Bailey is an AzPOST Subject Matter Expert for the General Instructor program. He has been a RTO and Class Advisor for the GCC Law Enforcement Training Academy. He is currently assigned to the Field Operations Division supervising a patrol squad.
 

 

Michael Blaire

Michael Blaire retired after 27 years with the Glendale Fire Department as a Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Investigator. As a certified police officer and fire investigator, he investigated over 1,000 fires. He is currently licensed with the State of Arizona as a private fire investigator and owns and operates Blaire Fire Investigations Inc. He is also a part-time Fire Consultant with RIMKUS Consulting Inc. He has worked as a pathology assistant with the U.S. Army and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office.

     

Carrie Castrovinci

Sgt. Castrovinci has been with the Glendale Police Department since 1997 and is presently assigned to the Canine Division. Sgt. Castrovinci graduated from GCC Academy as a Reserve Officer for the City of Goodyear. While with the Glendale Police Department she has served as a patrol officer, Child Crimes Detective, Patrol Supervisor and Canine Supervisor. Besides teaching at GCC, she teaches for the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy and Police Corps.  

 

Juan Diaz

Detective Juan Diaz has been in law enforcement for 11 years and graduated from the MCSO Academy. He is currently working as a Detective for the Surprise Police Department, Crimes Against Persons (CAP) Unit. Detective Diaz has also served in the U.S. Army for 5 years as a military police officer. He has worked as a Patrol Officer, FTO, General Instructor and as an undercover narcotics detective for the MCSO Special Investigations Division.

 

Dan Golden
Lieutenant Golden is presently with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and extremely well versed in the Arizona Traffic Code (Title 28). Lt. Golden's has served as the Basic Training Lieutenant at ALEA and in various patrol and investigative functions with DPS.

 

Peter Gutierrez

Officer Gutierrez has been with the Goodyear Police Department since 1997. He was previously a Firefighter/Medic in the Chicago area for 11 years. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from DePaul University and recently completed his Doctorate Degree in Public Administration. He has been a member of the Academy staff since 1999. Officer Gutierrez is a Certified Crisis Negotiator and Criminal Investigator. He has served as a Recruit Training Officer, Class Advisor, and is currently the Assistant to the Director of the Glendale Law Enforcement Training Academy.

 

Jeffrey Hall

Deputy Hall has been with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office since 1992.  He is an AzPOST certified Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Physical Fitness, Tactical Driving and High Risk Stops Instructor. He is currently a member of the AzPOST Subject Matter Expert committee for High Risk Vehicle Stops. Jeff has served in Patrol functions as well as a Recruit Training Deputy for the Sheriff's Office Academy. He is currently assigned to the Firearms Training Division and is a certified Colt AR-15, M4 and M-16 armor.

 

Rob Hawkins
Rob Hawkins retired from Glendale PD after serving 26 years with that department. Rob worked as a detective in Auto Theft, Property Crimes, a member of the Bank Fraud Task Force, Undercover Narcotics, the State Gang Enforcement Unit (GITEM), and for the last 17 years he was a detective with the Homicide Unit. Rob also served 10 years as a law enforcement specialist with the Air Force, 5 years of that working narcotics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Rob is currently a reserve officer with the Glendale PD, working in the Criminal Investigations Division in addition to his teaching duties.

 

Lori Hauserman

Officer Hauserman has been in law enforcement since 1979 and is presently with the Glendale Police Department.  She is currently assigned to the Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Unit. She has previously served in patrol and the firearms training section as the Department Rangemaster, and has assisted the firearms training at Phoenix Regional and ALETA academies as well as assisting with statewide AzPOST firearms courses.

 

Cheyenne Hunt

Detective Hunt graduated from the GCC Academy in December 1995. She has been with the Surprise Police Department since 2001. Presently, she is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division where she is responsible for crime scene processing and is the department's Terrorism Liaison Officer. She is a member of the department's Crisis Negotiations Team. Cheyenne holds Associate's and Bachelor's degrees from Wayland Baptist University.

 

Jesus Jerez  
Deputy Jesus A. Jerez has been employed with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office since February 1997 where he began as a Detention Officer working at the Towers jail facility. In September 1998, Jesus became a Deputy Sheriff, since then he has worked in patrol and was assigned to the Investigation Bureau for four (4) years working in the fields of undercover, clandestine lab investigations, surveillance operations, counter terrorism, etc. Deputy Jerez has also been assigned to the Training and Development Division, Basic Deputy Academy, where he assisted with the day to day operations of the Deputy Academy.

Rob Kardos
Deputy Rob Kardos began his career at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 as a Detention Officer.  While serving as a Detention Officer, Deputy Kardos attended the Glendale Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) Class 33 and obtained his Peace Officer Certification in May 1995.  Deputy Kardos is currently assigned to the Lake Patrol Division (Lake Pleasant) and has worked previous assignments in Mountain Patrol, District Detectives and numerous patrol districts in a patrol capacity. Deputy Kardos has been an instructor at GCC LETA since July 2005, specializing in Death Investigations, Constitutional Law, Cultural Awareness, and Courtroom Demeanor. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration from Grand Canyon University graduating with honors in 2010. In 2012, Deputy Kardos obtained his Masters of Science degree in Judicial Studies from Grand Canyon University. 

Steve Kinkade
Steve Kinkade has been in the fire service for over 35 years, 20 of those years serving his country as an Air Force Firefighter (retired). He is an Assistant Fire Chief for training at Luke AFB. He worked as the Hazardous Materials Assistant Chief for 8 years and is certified as Hazardous Materials Instructor to include incident command. Chief Kinkade has been teaching at the college level since 1998 and has held every position in the fire department. He is an adjunct instructor for Texas A&M University, Emergency Training Institute and the Glendale Community College.

Geoff Leggett
Geoffrey Leggett has been instructing at GCC since 1994 and currently is a Commander with Surprise Police Department. He has taught courses such as Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, High Risk Vehicle Stops and Impact Weapons with the Law Enforcement Training Academy. Geoff was with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for twenty-five years; serving in positions including the Investigations Division, Tactical Unit, Training Division and Patrol. Geoff is a Arizona POST certified Instructor in High Risk Vehicle Stops, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms, along with serving as a Subject Matter Expert on High Risk Vehicle Stops and Officer Survival. Geoff is a graduate of the 219th Session of the FBI National Academy and holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree's from Northern Arizona University.

Jerry McCown
Jerry McCown spent 28 years with the Glendale Police Dept. where he worked in all areas of the department:  Patrol, Investigations, Special Operations, Administration, Rangemaster, Tactical Operations (AKA SWAT) and a total of a year as Acting Assistant Chief.  His specialty is in weapons training and is currently the co-chair of the Firearms Subject Matter Expert Committee for AzPOST.  He also is an adjunct instructor for the Gunsite Training Academy, having been appointed in 1984.  In conjunction with Gunsite, he has taught numerous military units including Navy SEALs and Marine Force Recon.  He has taught in numerous states including Alaska, three classes in London, England and at the Republic of Ireland Police Academy.  Graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds a BS in Human Resources.

Ralph McLaughlin

Ralph McLaughlin is a retired Commander with the Goodyear Police Department. During his tenure, he attended the 206th Session of the FBI National Academy. He is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff & Command and the Leadership in Police Organizations program. He has taught at the Glendale Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy since 2000. Ralph holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and has served as an Honorary Commander for the 56th Security Forces at Luke Air Force Base.

 

Tom Pennington

ID Technician Pennington has been with Glendale Police Department since 1995. He is currently assigned to the Identification / Forensic Unit. He has previously served in the Glendale Detention / Jail Facility as both a Detention Supervisor and Officer. He is also a statewide trainer Az AFIS Digital Fingerprint System.

 

Kevin Riddle

Kevin Riddle currently serves as a Lieutenant with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office where he has been employed since 1977.  His previous assignments as a Deputy have included Patrol, Tactical Operations and Vehicular Crimes.  He has supervised and/or managed Aviation, Warrants, Training and Detectives.  Kevin has been an AzPOST General Instructor since 1985 and holds instructor certifications in Impact Weapons, Firearms, Physical Fitness and High Risk Stops, along with serving as a Subject Matter Expert on the General Instructor Program.  Kevin has a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Applied Management. He graduated from GCC Class #1 and has taught at the Academy since 1990.

Jeff Rogers
Lieutenant Jeff Rogers started his career in Washington State where he worked for the Edmonds Police Department starting in 2001. He is currently employed with the Goodyear Police Department over the Specialized Patrol Division which includes the Traffic, K-9, Street Crimes and Training units. Prior to his assignment and promotion, Jeff worked in the patrol division and in the traffic unit as a motor officer. He is a certified collision reconstructionist with special training in collisions involving motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, and energy analysis. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Mary Ward

Detective Ward has been in law enforcement since 1996 and is currently with the Goodyear Police Department. She is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division / Crimes Against Persons Unit. She has worked patrol, general investigations, homicide, and sex crimes. Detective Ward has been involved in both basic and advanced training as an instructor and has specialized training in the areas of sexual crimes, crimes against children, child forensic interviewing, homicide, and digital evidence acquisition. She has taught at the MCSO basic academy and the Glendale Law Enforcement Training Academy.