Missouri State University

Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Steve Albrecht Steve Albrecht is nationally known for his books on police officer safety and tactics, including Contact & Cover: Two-Officer Suspect Control, which is still in print since its publication in 1992. At both the Academy and in-service levels, he has taught training programs on domestic violence investigations, stalking investigations, workplace and school violence response, active shooter, police stress management, and police suicide prevention. He worked for the San Diego (CA) Police Department for 15 years, as a patrol officer, Domestic Violence Unit investigator, and a reserve sergeant. His 24 books include Patrol Cop; Tactical Perfection for Street Cops; Surviving Street Patrol; Streetwork; and his latest, The Police Professional: 60 Ways to Lead."
Clara Dickinson And Jill Robertson Clara Dickinson is an instructor of agriculture communications for the Darr College of Agriculture and is an alum of Missouri State University where she received her undergraduate degree in agricultural communications. She then received her master's in international agriculture, focused on communications and extension outreach at Oklahoma State University. While at Oklahoma State Dickinson worked with small farms and value-added agricultural businesses in Kenya to develop marketing and communication plans.

Jill Robertson retired from her marketing and agricultural communications position with Farm Credit of Western Arkansas in 2022. Her 17-year Farm Credit career encompassed all aspects of corporate marketing, public relations and both internal and external communications responsibilities. She worked closely with member/owners in all facets of agriculture, ag stakeholder groups across the state of Arkansas and developed an array of networking resources to promote Farm Credit's mission in western Arkansas. She has a special affinity for small, local, direct-to-consumer ag producers and in her role at Farm Credit was able to work with several programs designed to assist small ag entrepreneurs in marketing their products.
Chris Edgar
Steve Gisselbeck
Tom Gorsline Detective Gorsline has been in law enforcement for 12 years and has spent the last five years as a detective with the Osage Beach Police Department. Prior to serving in law enforcement, Detective Gorsline owned and operated group homes for mentally handicapped adults for 10 years. After serving for 6 years in the U.S. Air Force, Detective Gorsline worked with troubled teens. Tom is married and between them, they have a total of 8 children and 5 grandkids. Tom is a crisis negotiator and peer support person. Tom teaches for Missouri State University, MPCA, the K-9 Association, and the Missouri Coalition for Mental Health.
Kevin Hillman
Kevin Holle Kevin is a law enforcement professional with 30 years' experience in civilian and military law enforcement. He began his career with the Monett Police Department as a patrol officer, and retired from the Springfield Police Department in 2016 after assignments in patrol, vice/gang investigations, community policing, and the training division/range operations. He previously served as the chief ranger for the Springfield-Greene County Park Ranger unit and taught basic military/leadership studies at Missouri State with the ROTC Bear Battalion. He is a retired Military Police Corps first sergeant with varying overseas deployments. He received a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Missouri Southern State University and holds a Masters's Degree in Criminology from Drury University where he continues to teach as an adjunct instructor within the Law Enforcement Academy.
Steve Ijames

Steve Ijames has been a police officer since 1979, and retired as an assistant chief with the Springfield, Missouri Police Department. Since then he has served as chief of police in two Missouri municipalities, and currently serves as a trainer and operations officer for two Missouri law enforcement agencies. Ijames has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, a master's degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the 186th FBI National Academy.

Ijames has served in, supervised, and commanded a variety of assignments including uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, undercover narcotics, and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT). Ijames was an original member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) board of directors, and created the less lethal force (impact projectiles, chemical munitions, and noise flash diversionary devices) instructor/trainer programs for the NTOA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Ijames is the author of the IACP National Policy Center model policies involving those technologies as well as TASER, hostage situations, barricaded subjects, and their position papers on SWAT and patrol rifles.

Ijames has personally applied resistance control measures in police operations ranging from empty hand control to deadly firearm force. Ijames has participated in, supervised, or commanded the service of approximately 2,500 search warrant entries, the resolution of approximately 150 barricaded suspect situations, and the freeing of hostages in seven cases-two involving long rifle deployment and three involving crisis/rescue entry.

Ijames has provided lethal/less lethal force, TASER, Tactical/patrol Command, and counter terrorism training on behalf of the IACP and the U.S. Department of State across North America and in over 30 other countries including such places as Tanzania, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, El Salvador, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, and East Timor.

Ijames has served on a variety of high-profile critical incident and investigative police commissions including the Stern Commission in Boston and the Rand Commission for NYPD on Firearm Discharges. He has also conducted numerous external independent assessments and audits of state and local police agencies. Ijames has reviewed approximately 3,000 use of force cases for agencies such as the Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and Philadelphia Police Departments-and provides policy, training, and civil/criminal litigation consulting in a wide variety of tactical, resistance control, special operations, and agency structure related areas. He has served as a police practices/use of force expert on a number of significant police/citizen interactions in the United States, including the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri, the George Floyd case in Minneapolis, and the Daunte Wright (TASER/gun confusion) case in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Roger Martin Roger retired from the Air Force in 2001 and began his new career with the Highway Patrol at Troop E Radio in Poplar Bluff the same year. In 2008, he was appointed as the Communications Division Training Coordinator and moved to Jefferson City. He facilitates the training of newly hired Patrol Operators and provides continuing education to veteran operators. He is also a POST certified specialty instructor training newly hired Troopers and other agency responders on Patrol radio procedures. Roger has served as co-chair of the Missouri Professional Training Partnership since 2010 and undoubtedly his primary focus continues to be the training and education of professionals within public safety communications. He and his wife, DeAnn, enjoy traveling, singing every chance they get, and working in community theatre. They share four sons, two daughters-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters.
Missouri Office Of Prosecution Services
Jason Riggs
Claudia Roshto Claudia Roshto is an Instructor with a professional background that includes being a Crime Victim Advocate for the Independence, MO Police Department/Investigations Unit. On-call First Responder to Violent crime scenes skilled in crisis intervention and comprehensive advocacy services. Ms. Roshto has worked with the Attorney General's Office, FBI, Immigration, and the Missouri Department of Corrections. Past Vice-President of MOVA and author of a P.O.S.T Certified Training for Law Enforcement on Advocacy.