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Brief Personal Biography of the Instructor

   Kenneth Vogel is a retired Police Captain with thirty years of service with a municipal police agency. During his career he was the commanding officer of a regionalized composite SWAT team and the Police Training Bureau. He is in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree of Science degree in Administration.
   During his law enforcement service he had successfully completed over fifty formal training schools presented by the U.S. Federal, State and County government agencies as well as private sector organizations that concern tactics, defensive firearm applications and use of force subjects.
   He is the sole architect of all AVOPS courses and is the holder of a Copyright from the United States Library of Congress for this discipline. He also has extensive international teaching and training experience. He has provided training and consultation throughout the USA and on five foreign continents for governmental agencies of the police, military and security forces, as well as private corporations, from twenty-five separate nations in multiple subject areas concerning specialized use of force.
   He is currently on staff as a law enforcement consultant with Military Professional Resources Inc. He also functions as an adjunct staff firearms instructor and Consultant for the CADO Group LLC. He may be contacted via telephone at 941-833-5555 and/or email at

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The Following is a List of Previously Acquired Teaching Certifications and/or Instructional Experiences 

  • University of Illinois - Master Firearms Instructor
  • FBI Firearms Instructor
  • U.S. Secret Service Firearms Instructor
  • DEA Firearms Instructor
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Firearms Instructor
  • N.J. Division of Criminal Justice Firearms Instructor
  • N.J. State Police Firearms Instructor
  • N.J. Division of Criminal Justice Assault Rifle Instructor
  • N.J. Division of Criminal Justice Sub-Machine Gun Instructor
  • N.J. State Police Sub-Machine Gun Instructor
  • HK MP-5 Sub-Machine Gun Instructor
  • HK Tactical Shotgun Instructor
  • American Pistol Institute - Provost- Pistol Instructor
  • Gunsite Academy Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Pistol Instructor
  • Gunsite Academy Basic & Advanced Shotgun Instructor
  • Gunsite Academy Basic & Advanced Carbine Instructor
  • Gunsite Academy Sub-Machine Gun Instructor
  • Gunsite Automatic Weapons Instructor
  • Gunsite Academy Precision Rifle Instructor
  • Gunsite Academy Scout Rifle Instructor
  • Gunsite Academy Foreign Weapons Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Tactical Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Tactical Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Sub-Machine Gun Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Long Range Rifle (Counter-Sniper] Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Precision Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Select-Fire Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Tactical Shooting Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement HG/SG Instructor
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor
  • Surefire Low-Light Instructor