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Richard Neil “lives on a farm in southwestern Ohio with his wife Gloria. Their daughter, Nadia, attends The Ohio State University and has served as a missionary in Mexico, Uganda, and Kenya. Their son, Richard Jr., also attends The Ohio State University and serves in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. Currently, Richard instructs for several of Ohio's basic peace officer training academies and conducts advanced training for veteran law enforcers. He also serves on a team of investigators that reviews unresolved cases involving missing children.

Richard served as a patrol officer, criminal investigator, field training officer, police instructor, crime scene investigator, and school resource officer before retiring from a distinguished career in law enforcement. He has conducted training for officers, cadets, parents, and children and has presented in front of civic groups, governors, and White House cabinet members. He has developed prevention programs, designed workshops, and directed conferences.  Richard wrote Police Instructor to stimulate ideas, stories, discussions, and positive action by law enforcement trainers - he is committed to the advancement of policing.”  Richard Neil is the author of Police Instructor: Deliver Dynamic Presentations, Create Engaging Slides, & Increase Active Learning.

According to the book description of Police Instructor: Deliver Dynamic Presentations, Create Engaging Slides, & Increase Active Learning, “The knowledge that once required an instructor to read dozens of books and attend extensive training is now available through this innovative guide. Police Instructor reveals the essential skills that a law enforcement trainer must possess to create an active learning environment.  Such as: Creative Slide Design; Public Speaking; Dynamic Delivery; Storytelling as a Training Tool; Engaging & Effective Humor; Group Facilitation; Experience Based Training; Speech Design and Delivery; Dealing with Disruptive Students; and, Managing Law Enforcement & Cadet Learning Styles .

LEOtrainer.com is a companion resource for Police Instructor. The website is filled with slide show presentations, images, videos, training materials, free resources, and other information that will aid anyone involved with training law enforcers.  Whether you are teaching a class of cadets, field training a rookie, delivering a civic speech, serving as an SRO, or conducting roll-call training, this book is for you. Society has placed the highest expectations possible on the law enforcement trainer - Police Instructor will help you exceed them!”

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