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Command Presence is a law enforcement training and consulting company headquartered in Brunswick, GA. Our team is comprised of current and former law enforcement officers, who have collectively trained more than 40,000 state, local, and Federal law enforcement professionals from across the United Sates. We’ve been able to assemble some of the finest law enforcement trainers in the country (including the 2012 and 2017 ILEETA Trainers of the Year) to develop and present highly interactive courses, with an emphasis on practical tools that can increase officer safety, while simultaneously improving public safety.

Our programs are designed to benefit anyone in the law enforcement profession, from the patrol officer to investigators, members of specialized units, command staff, correctional officers, as well as policy decision makers. Our unique blend of guided discussions, video analysis, and learning activities (no death by PowerPoint) help ensure the training easily transfers from the classroom to the “real world”, going beyond theory and providing officers with performance based tools to enhance their safety.

Command Presence was founded in 2014 with a vision to provide the very best, evidence-based training in the country. Command Presence is committed to helping agencies identify training needs and bridge training gaps to transform good officers into great ones. Command Presence is owned by John Bostain, Richard Judy, and Dennis Valone who are recognized nationally for their expertise in law enforcement and corrections training. Today, Command Presence is actively increasing their training offerings to meet the growing needs of law enforcement officers everywhere. Isn’t it time you attended or hosted a Command Presence training seminar?

  • John Bostain
    John Bostain
    President & Lead Instructor
  • Rich Judy
    Rich Judy
    Vice President & Lead Instructor
  • Dennis Valone
    Dennis Valone
    Vice President and Lead Instructor
  • Michael Warren
    Michael Warren
    Lead Instructor
  • James Senegal
    James Senegal
    Instructor
  • Michael Porter
    Michael Porter
    Training Specialist
  • Anne Bostain
    Anne Bostain
    Training Coordinator
  • John Robison
    John Robison
    Instructor
  • Dan Green
    Dan Green
    Instructor
  • Perry Bartels
    Perry Bartels
    Instructor
John Bostain
President & Lead Instructor

John Bostain is the President of Command Presence, LLC. John has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which have been as a law enforcement trainer. He has presented nationally and internationally on contemporary law enforcement topics such as dynamics of officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development. He’s certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute (FSI) and holds a B.S.Ed in Adult Education from Valdosta State University.

John began his career with the Hampton Police Division (HPD) in Hampton, Virginia where he served as a Uniformed Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Academy Instructor, Detective, and Patrol Supervisor. He served on the departmental S.W.A.T. Team, Bike Patrol Unit, and was the Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Program. He held Virginia DCJS certifications as a firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and driving instructor, in addition to several other instructor certifications.

After leaving HPD in 2001, John spent 13 years at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA serving as an Instructor and Senior Instructor for Defensive Tactics, Patrol Procedures, and Use of Force. He also held position as a Program Specialist in the Rural Policing Institute, Training Transformation Office, and Training Management.

In 2012, he became the recipient of the prestigious Trainer of the Year Award as selected by Law Officer Magazine. John is an Instructor Trainer (Core Instructor) for the Below 100 Program is a member of the instructional staff of the BJA VALOR for Blue program. John is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA)

Rich Judy
Vice President & Lead Instructor

Richard T. Judy has dedicated over twenty-seven years of service to the Federal Government. Prior to his federal service he was with state, local, and private agencies. The majority of his career has been devoted to Corrections.

Mr. Judy began his federal law enforcement career as an officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) at the United States Penitentiary Terre Haute Indiana in 1989. He spent thirteen years with the BOP holding a multitude of positions ascending in rank. He also served as an instructor in the field on a variety of disciplines, such as Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, Chemical Munitions, Intermediate Weapons, Crowd Control, Firearms and a Special Operations Team Member. In 2001, he was assigned to the BOP Staff Training Academy in Glynco, Georgia where he served as an instructor and class coordinator for basic and advanced Correctional programs.

Mr. Judy joined the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in 2003, accepting a law enforcement instructor position in the Physical Techniques Division (PTD). In 2005, he became a senior instructor in PTD, where he maintained oversight of several law enforcement topical areas to include Arrest Techniques, Defensive Tactics, Physical Fitness Coordinator, First Aid and CPR, Water Borne Arrest, Water Borne Tactics and Survival, Chemical Munitions, Crowd Control, and Baton Techniques. He delivered instruction to uniformed officers and special agents in the three basic entry-level programs. Mr. Judy also research, developed and revised advanced programs and instructor programs.

Mr. Judy assumed a position in the Training Management Division (TMD) as a Program Specialist in 2007 where he managed training programs for more than 90 federal agencies. He was promoted to the Branch Chief of the Center Integrated Programs in 2008. In 2011, he was selected as the first ever Law Enforcement Program Administrator for the FLETC. In that role, he maintained oversight of all policies and procedures governing the FLETC in the area of program management.

In 2013 Mr. Judy was promoted to his current assignment as the Division Chief of the FLETCs Training Management Division. As the Chief of TMD, he has the management oversight of over 700 programs offered by the FLETC and their 96 Partner Organizations.

Mr. Judy is a certified assessor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Office and a Master Level Instructional Systems Design practitioner and has delivered training course for Calibre Press.

Dennis Valone
Vice President and Lead Instructor

Dennis Valone is the Co-Owner and Vice President of Training for Command Presence Training.

Dennis has spent the last 23 years working in the Public Safety arena. He began his career as an EMT in 1995 and worked his way up to Paramedic and ultimately served as a Tactical Paramedic for a large Florida Sheriff’s Office. He later became a full time Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. Dennis worked a variety of assignments including Canine Handler, Crimes Against Children Detective, and served on an FBI Task Force.

In 2007 he moved to the Metro Atlanta area and began working with Alpharetta Police Department. He worked various assignments including Uniform Patrol Supervisor and Commander, Internal Affairs Commander, Community Relations Commander, and SWAT Team Leader. Dennis left full time law enforcement in April of 2018 as a Captain and was Commander of the Department of Public Safety Training Division.

Dennis has an extensive background in law enforcement training. He has held his instructor certification since 2002 and has taught at police academies in Florida and Georgia. In 2009, he was instrumental in starting a new police academy at a local university. During his tenure at the academy he was a class coordinator and taught constitutional law, firearms, emergency driving, and defensive tactics.

Dennis has taught for several nationally recognized organizations including Calibre Press, National Tactical Officers Association, Below 100, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Officer Safety Initiative.

He is the Immediate Past President of the Georgia Tactical Officers Association and is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. Dennis is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Executive Management and Masters in Public Safety Administration.

Michael Warren
Lead Instructor

Michael Warren is a 23 year veteran of the Novi Police Department in the Detroit Metropolitan area. During his time with his agency he has served as a patrol officer, FTO, detective, DEA Task Force Officer, patrol sergeant, and Training and Standards Sergeant. He heads his agency’s use of force training program.

In addition to use of force instruction, Michael has developed and taught several courses geared to promote community relations and public support for law enforcement operations. He also teaches Concealed Pistol License classes for his agency.

A big believer in life-long learning, Michael has earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. In addition, he is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Police Staff and Command. Michael was certified as a Force Science Analyst and has continued his studies in this realm.

Michael has studied extensively the effects of stress on human decision-making. With this knowledge, he has continued to evolve and improve the training programs at his agency and in his teaching roles to provide the most effective use of training time and dollars.

Michael is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). Michael lives with his wife and four children in Michigan.

James Senegal
Instructor

James Senegal is the Director of Professional Development at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT). Prior to joining LEMIT, James was a Captain with the City of Magnolia Police Department located in Montgomery County, Texas. James has approximately 14 years of law enforcement and public safety experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. James has served in a number of law enforcement capacities to include patrol officer, assistant team leader of the SWAT Team, patrol supervisor, administrative supervisor, training coordinator and Captain. In November of 2012 James was appointed Executive Officer to the Chief of Police and shortly thereafter became Captain of MPD.

Among other staff members and under the command of Chief Domingo Ibarra, James was instrumental in having Magnolia PD recognized as one of the top 10 police agencies in the world for their community collaborative project “Coalition for Demolition”. With the designation Magnolia PD was named a recipient of the prestigious Webber Seavey Award; a designation awarded by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Motorola.

James has also been awarded a Master Peace Officer Certificate, as well as a Field Training Officer certification. In addition, James holds an Advanced SWAT Certification, Intermediate Crash Investigations Certification, Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigations Certificate (SAFVIC), and Special Investigator’s Certificate. James is also a trainer for Below 100 Intensive, Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid (SABA), and is currently certified through both the Texas Education Agency and National Safety Council to teach Alive at 25 (DDC).
With a desire to serve the citizens of Texas, James has been appointed by Governor Gregg Abbott as a Commissioner to the OneStar National Service Foundation and a Board Member to the OneStar Foundation. James has also been recognized by the National Women of Achievement as a “Man of Honor” in his inspirational contribution to the community as a role model for young men of America.

James is a Senior Trainer for Command Presence Training teaching the Leading Without Rank program.

Michael Porter
Training Specialist

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Anne Bostain
Training Coordinator

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John Robison
Instructor

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Dan Green
Instructor

Dan Greene is a proud and happy family man out of the State of Arizona. He is a 20 year veteran of the Chandler Police Department located in the greater Phoenix area. For the past eleven years Dan has been a Patrol Sergeant working the streets in Field Operations. Dan’s background is deeply rooted as a Law Enforcement Trainer. Dan has been a certified LE Instructor since 1998 and has taught a variety of topics to include Ethics, Report Writing/Communication, Patrol Tactics and Leadership.

For the last seventeen years Dan has served as Use of Force Instructor at his agency as well as at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy. Dan took part in creating and was a member of his department’s Use of Force Review Board where he helped evaluate tactics, techniques and decision making. For five years Dan supervised the department’s Use of Force training and helped develop and mentor Use of Force instructors.

Dan has an extensive history in developing personnel. For a combined fifteen years Dan has either worked as a Field Training Officer, or managed the Field Training Unit as it’s Sergeant or has worked as a Sergeant in Training mentor for newly promoted supervisors. Dan is also a Subject Matter Expert for the State of Arizona in Instructor Development. Dan teaches at General Instructor Schools as well as coaches and evaluates future SME’s in this field.

Additionally, for the past five years Dan has served both as an Executive Board Member of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO) and the Vice President of the NAFTO Arizona State Chapter. In 2017, Dan was honored to be recognized as the ILEETA Trainer of the Year.

Perry Bartels
Instructor

Perry started his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Newport News Police Department in Newport News, Virginia. While serving in Patrol for 6 years, Perry became a Field Training Officer, General Instructor, Defense/Control Tactics Instructor and Firearms instructor and began to focus his development in use of force. He was also selected to serve on the agency’s SWAT team where he served as a rear guard, shield bearer, controller, chemical agents instructor and team trainer.

In 2001, Perry was transferred to the Training Division where he was assigned as a department Armorer, the coordinator for the Field Training Program and Use of Force trainer. In 2008, Perry was promoted to sergeant and assigned to uniform patrol and a Team Leader position on the SWAT Team. He also served as a supervisor in the Narcotics Division, Training Division and is currently the Senior Team Leader of the SWAT Team. Perry assists Internal Affairs with the administrative investigation of officer-involved shootings that occur on his agency.
Perry is a certified force analyst by the Force Science Institute and holds numerous instructor certifications such as Ultimate Training Munitions, ASP, TASER, Shoot House Instructor and others. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice from Thomas Nelson Community College. Perry is an ILEETA member and has taught at the ILEETA conference for 5 years on Force Science related topics for instructor development.

Perry is married to Stephanie for 20 years and they have 2 wonderful teenagers, Noah (16) and Hope (14). They live in Poquoson, Virginia and love to vacation in Naggs Head, North Carolina at the beach or on a cruise ship.