OUR INSTRUCTORS L.I.O.N combines scholarly and practical experience to provide the leaders of today with the leadership and management skills needed for the future. Our instructors are certified and recognized experts in their field.

Mike Alexander
Mike is a Retired Major with the Office of Inspector General, where he was in charge of a statewide investigation division. This division is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and people who are mentally and physically incapacitated and who reside at state supported living centers, state hospitals and group homes.


Chaplain William Randle
Rick Randall is the founding pastor of Austin Cornerstone Church. Prior to planting the church in Austin, Texas in the fall of 1994 Rick ministered as the Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas where he served in various capacities for 19 years.

Frederick Bradsteet Ph.D
Education:  Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Counseling). The University of Texas  at Austin (1978).  J.D. in Law.  Stanford University Law School  (1969).


Sgt. Tamara Spencer
Spencer got her start in law enforcement in 1997 as a League City Patrol Officer.  After 10 years on the League City Police force Spencer was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and quickly stepped in to serve as a Special Operations Sergeant.  She now serves as the day shift supervisor. 

Deputy Chief Gary Miller
Gary recently retired from Boerne Police Deptartment after twenty two plus years as the Chief of Police. Gary has thirty six years of law enforcement experience. 


Ptc 3 Constable Kevin Stofle
Georgetown Police Department Georgetown, Texas, June 1982 to present Assistant Chief of Police (present) Overall responsibility for Budget, Grant Management, Emergency Management, special projects, City Council presentations, and serve as Chief of Police in his absence.

Robert Diemer Ph.D
Dr. Robert J. Diemer is a Full-Professor and currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice for Saint Leo University, President of The Society for Public Safety and retired as a career law enforcement officer with over 30 years of varied investigative experience.


Chief Todd Radford
Chief of Police City of Lakeway Police Department,  Lakeway, TX (October 2009-present)  Lead an agency of 30 police officers, 3 reserves, 4 crossing guards, 10 dispatchers, and 2 civilians. Manage the $3.6 million budget; provide oversight on all aspects of the agency from personnel to investigations, from administration to patrol operations.

Chief Larry Hesser
Chief Larry M. Hesser has 39 years of public service in law enforcement serving 29 of those years as a chief of police. Chief Hesser is the former police chief of communities in Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas. Chief Hesser is a graduate of the FBI NA 112th Session, FBI LEEDS, PERF SMIP and Farr Associations Leadership Development.


Cpl Ryan Herring
Ryan is a highly motivated, innovative, and professional veteran police officer with the Austin Police Department. He is a Corporal on a night patrol shift.  Ryan’s current assignment  include routine patrol duties as well as supervisory duties of seven officers also assigned to the shift.

Lt. Henry Levenson
Henry (Hank) Levenson retired as a Lieutenant in 2005 after 26 years of service with the Gretna Louisiana Police Department.  Hank retired as a Patrol Commander for a Department of over 90 sworn officers; where he supervised Officers Sergeants, Emergency Medical personnel and 911 Dispatchers.


Director Curtis Wilson
Curt Wilson grew up in East Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1975. He gained invaluable field experience in his early years with the Department while working patrol, vice, and narcotics.

Chief Keith Ikeda
Keith Ikeda is the Police Chief for the Basalt Police Department, which serves the community of Basalt, a small town in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Prior to this he served as the Assistant Chief of Operations for the Aspen Police Department for seven years from 1994 until 2001 implementing the principles and practices of community oriented policing.