INSTRUCTORS

Instructors

Lee Struble is the President of WSM Trainers and Consultants, which he founded in 1996. He retired from a 30-year career in higher education public safety (Nazareth College, Monroe Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and St. John Fisher College). He also works as a senior trainer for the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and provides security assessment and consulting services to colleges and universities throughout the United States. Lee resides in Spencerport, New York. Read More


Steven Grant is President of LAMAD, Inc. He retired from the Rochester Police Department after serving several years as a hostage negotiator and defensive tactics instructor for the 700+ member department. He is a frequent national and international trainer for officer safety, self-defense, and verbal judo. His clients include law enforcement entities, hospitals, K-12 schools, and higher education. Steve resides in Charleston, South Carolina.


Clifton H. Manns Sr. is a retired sergeant from the Rochester Police Department. During his 30-year career, Clifton served as Commanding Officer of the Juvenile Crime Unit (the Gang Unit), in addition to being a divisional and platoon leader. Clifton also served for twenty years as an Executive Board Member of the Rochester Police Locust Club (police union). Clifton resides in Rochester, New York.


Marvin Stepherson retired from the Rochester Police Department after 25 years of service in 2014 as a patrol sergeant. He holds several teaching certifications, a B.A. in Public Safety Administration, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership, and he currently teaches “Ethnic and Social Diversity” at Roberts Wesleyan College. Marv is a retired veteran of both the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard. Marvin resides in Rochester, New York.


Todd K. Baxter is the Executive Director of the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester, New York – a non-profit agency providing support services to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Todd is the former Chief of Police of the Greece (NY) Police Department and also served 22 years in the Rochester (NY) Police Department in a variety of command roles, including commander of the SWAT team. He is a Retired Master Sergeant, US Army and Adjunct Professor of Physical Fitness and Criminal Justice at Monroe Community College and Roberts Wesleyan College. Todd resides in Spencerport, New York.

Robin E. Higgins is a retired Sergeant from the New Haven Police Department in Connecticut. During her 20-year career, Robin served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, as well as several years in the Street Crimes Unit. She was promoted to rank of detective where she investigated cases consisting of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and hate crimes. She also became a P.O.S.T. Certified instructor and taught for the New Haven Police Academy, other local police departments, and the New Haven Citizen’s Academy. Special topics included; Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes, Hate and Bias Crimes, Human Trafficking and Ethics. Robin also worked as a Patrol Sergeant and in the Internal Affairs Unit. Upon her retirement Robin continued teaching. Robin resides in New Haven, Connecticut.


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