Paul Hasselberger – NAFTO Trainer
Paul is a Lieutenant with the Clifton Police Department and currently serves as the Commander of both the Traffic Unit and SWAT Team.
His experience in field training began shortly after he was hired when he was asked to train new officers in an informal orientation program. After his promotion to patrol sergeant in 2011, he collaborated with an existing group of like-minded officers to establish and administer a formal field training program. The program has successfully trained all new Clifton officers for the past 8 years.
From this experience, he established the NJ Chapter of NAFTO to serve as a resource for agencies looking to develop or improve their field training programs. NJNAFTO currently serves as one of the largest state chapters of NAFTO and offers classes on a regular basis. NJNAFTO has also collaborated with several agencies to create or revamp their field training programs. Paul currently serves as the Director of NJNAFTO.
Paul earned dual Bachelor’s Degrees from William Paterson University in Psychology and Sociology and his Master’s degree from Seton Hall University in Educational Development. He has been an instructor for various law enforcement topics including: use of force, constitutional law, defensive tactics, active shooter, Below 100, physical training & instructor development. As a NAFTO instructor, he has had the opportunity to present to hundreds of FTOs in the past two years by way of classes and conferences. He currently serves as the President of NAFTO’s Executive Board.
Daniel Greene – NAFTO Trainer
Daniel is a Sergeant with the Chandler Police Department in Chandler, AZ. Daniel began his career as an Officer with the police department in 1996. In 1998 he was selected as a Field Training Officer and served his first tour of duty in the Field Training Unit until the year 2000. After two years as a detective, Daniel returned to the Field Training Unit and remained there until 2006.
In November of 2006 Dan promoted to Sergeant and remained in Patrol. In January of 2008 Dan was selected to inherent the Field Training Unit once more, this time as it’s supervisor. Dan remained in that position for seven years and is now Chandler Police Department’s Training Sergeant.
During his tenure supervising the FTO Unit Dan has worked on projects such as redeveloping the unit’s Standardized Evaluations; facilitating the transition into electronic evaluation writing and storage; implementing a continuous and advanced training sessions for Field Training Officers as well as redeveloping the structure of the program to include more commonly known adult learning techniques. During his time as an FTO and an FTO Sergeant, Dan has a played a role in training over 250 new officers and 30 newly promoted sergeants.
Dan has received certification in a number of fields within Law Enforcement. Dan is currently a certified General Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer and an AZPOST Subject Matter Expert in Instructor Development. In 2017, Dan was honored as ILEETA’s Trainer of the Year.
Dan joined NAFTO in 2008. In 2012 he was elected the Treasurer of AZNAFTO and has served as a state chapter board member ever since. In 2014 Dan was elected to NAFTO’s Executive Board and remained with the board until 2018.
Tyler Packer – NAFTO Trainer
Tyler Packer is a Sergeant with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division in Flagstaff, Arizona. He began working for the Sheriff’s Office in January of 2014 as a Detention Officer. In March of 2015 Tyler became a certified Field Training Officer through NAFTO and began training new employees.
In July of 2015, Tyler was assigned to the Court Transport squad. During this assignment, he wrote a complete Field Training manual for the Court Transport position, including a structured rotation schedule.
In November of 2015, Tyler graduated from the 10-day Supervisor’s Development Academy. Tyler was promoted to Sergeant in February of 2016 and began overseeing daily operations in the Detention Facility. He also began teaching several courses in the Basic Detention Academy, and became the lead instructor for the Excited Delirium program.
To date, Tyler has been focusing on leadership, mentoring programs, and improving the training program. He has been a part of several committees and focus groups dedicated to improving agency policies and training processes.
In June of 2018, Tyler was presented with the Master FTO award at the NAFTO annual conference in Louisiana. Since July of 2018, he has been assisting with Basic FTO classes held by NAFTO.
Jeremy Felish – NAFTO Trainer
Jeremy Felish started his law enforcement career as a Game Warden in January 2009 with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, where he managed the northern Arizona Game Management Unit 13A on “The Arizona Strip” until May of 2016.
While with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Jeremy received many honors including: Commendation of Excellence in Law Enforcement in 2010 for his involvement in a 4 day manhunt following the death of a neighboring county deputy, National Park Service Recognition of Excellence in 2012 for creating and maintaining joint inter-agency patrols on federal lands, A national level award for Rookie of the Year for officers with 5 or less years on between Canada and the U.S. Jeremy was awarded the Torch Award in Idaho in 2013 presented by the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officer’s Association(NAWEOA). He also received a “Service with Soul” award in 2015, a high honor award given to one department member per year. Last but not least, Jeremy received several Certificates of Appreciation for his Law Enforcement duties throughout his tenure.
Jeremy lateraled over to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as a Sheriff’s Deputy in May 2016 where he is currently employed. Jeremy is an active Field Training Officer for his department and as of last year became one of five in the whole county to become a part of the newly re-implemented K9 Unit as a handler to a dual purpose Belgian Malinois. He is also a part of the Drug Interdiction Task Force Unit in northern Arizona.
Jeremy also currently holds numerous instructor statuses for the state of Arizona including, Field Training Officer, General Instructor, Firearm’s Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, MILO/FATS Instructor, and High Risk Stops Instructor. In addition to the state, Jeremy also holds and still maintains instructor statuses from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, including Hunter Education, Bow Hunter Education, and Night Time Driving Instructor. Jeremy also finds time and likes to be active in his role as an active NAFTO Basic FTO instructor on the national level. He’s been involved with the organization since 2012. Finally, Jeremy graduated from Texas Tech University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management and a Minor in Animal Science and Biology.
Stewart Brown – NAFTO Trainer
Stewart is a District Chief of Provisional Staff with Lake Emergency Medical Service in Lake County, Florida.
Stewart began his public safety career in 1995 when he started with Orange County Fire Rescue where he attended the law enforcement academy and became a reserve deputy. Stewart’s desire for patient care pushed him in a clinical direction. He has focused his career as a Paramedic and became a FTO in 2001 and worked his way up to managing the FTO program for Lake EMS.
Additionally, he is a member of the follow organizations: NFTO, NAEMT, NEMSMA, NAEMSE, and SSH. Stewart is responsible for a variety of training programs to include, New Hire Academy, EVOC, PHTLS, AMLS, EVOS, AHDR, ACLS, BLS, PALS, Simulation training, Basic FTO program, Mentoring program, and Professional development programs.
During Stewart’s career, he has worked as an EMT, Firefighter, reserve deputy, paramedic, FTO and District Chief. Stewart is an affiliate faculty instructor with National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians with the following courses PHTLS, AHDR, AMLS and EVOS. He currently is working full time managing the FTO program while enrolled in University of Central Florida with a goal of attaining his Master’s degree.
Stewart was elected to the NAFTO Executive Board at the 2018 National Conference in Shreveport, Louisiana. Stewart is also a board member on the Florida Chapter’s executive board.
Graham Tinius – NAFTO Trainer
Graham is a Park Police Officer and a Field Training Officer with the Sandy Police Department in Sandy, UT assigned to the Crime Suppression Unit. Graham has a degree in Evidence Technology from Phoenix College. He began his career as a Crime Scene Technician with the Chandler (AZ) Police Department in 2001.
In 2004 he was hired as an officer and promoted to Field Training Officer in 2007. In 2009, Graham assisted in rewriting the Field Training Program at Chandler PD. Graham is the recipient of a Meritorious Service Award, as well as a Unit Citation Award for his work in redesigning the Field Training Program and its implementation within the department.
Since receiving his General Instructor Certification from Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training in 2006, Graham has taught numerous classes, including Cultural Diversity, Adult Learning, Leadership, Ethics, Officer Safety, and FTO Schools for local, county, and state law enforcement across the Country, from Florida to Washington and New Jersey to Guam, as well as US Army civilian police, civilian police and sheriff staff, and supervisors.
Graham was the recipient of the Champion of Hope Award in 2017, for designing and helping to implement a recovery and treatment program for opiate addicts.
In 2019 Graham moved his wife and two sons to Sandy, UT, to enjoy a colder climate and be closer to the Wasatch Mountains.
Graham is an Executive Board Member of the National Association of the National Association of Field Training Officers. Within law enforcement, Graham’s passions are training, instructing, proactive policing, and quality of life issues. Outside of law enforcement, Graham is an avid hiker, hunter, backpacker, and outdoorsman.
Jeff Vanhook – Nafto Trainer
Jeffrey Vanhook is a Patrol Lieutenant with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado. He has been employed with that agency since 1992. During his career he has held many different positions; Detention Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Narcotics Detective, General Criminal Investigations Detective, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Training Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant.
Jeff has been a Field Training Officer for the agency since 1998, and was the agency’s Field Training Program (FTP) Coordinator for 12 years. Jeff is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) trainer in the EVOC program and is the program administrator, as well as a Below 100 instructor. Jeff is part of Colorado POST Curriculum Committee and previously served on Colorado POST academy committee. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for Summit Stone Health Partners (mental health and addiction services provider).
Jeff has been an Executive Board member of Colorado NAFTO (2011-2019) and is currently the Vice- President on the National Executive Board. Jeff has taught Field Training courses at a State and National level since 2013.