Instructor Highlight – Ray Merlin

Raymond A. Merlin served In the United States Marine Corps for 4 years in security forces and infantry and has over 26 years with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department (WI).  He worked the most of his career on 3rd shift patrol and was a 20 year member of the Tactical Response Team. Ray has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Minor in Human Resource from Concordia University and is a Master instructor-trainer in Defense and Arrest Tactics, Principles of Subject Control, Firearms, Professional Communications, and Scenario Master Instructor. Ray serves on Advisory committees for the State of Wisconsin Training and Standards and is currently on the Tactical Advisory Committee for the State DOJ Training and Standards. Ray is a ILEETA Advisory Board member, an adjunct instruct and training coordinator for LE Training Division at Gateway Technical College-WI. Ray is an expert witness in Use of Force and Subject Control.