RJ’s experience comes from a variety of backgrounds. He grew up on a mini farm just outside of Montezuma, NY. This is where his passion and respect for Firearms, Personal Protection, and Hunting began. Most of his childhood consisted of spending every waking moment outside. He learned a great deal from his Father and Grandfather about nature and how to live a self-sufficient life style. Learning to grow your own, make your own, and hunt your own food for homesteading was a family tradition. Over the years he expanded his skills using a variety of pistols, rifles, shotguns, flintlock and percussion cap guns, and compound bows while target shooting and hunting waterfowl, small, and large game. Being an avid bow, shotgun and rifle hunter just furthered his skills as a well-rounded and proficient sportsman. Camping, trapping, hunting, and fishing for food was a way of enjoying God’s great outdoors while learning to respect God’s creatures and the land. Roger went on to become a Boy Scout and participated in many scouting activities while earning merit badges in many categories.

After high school he joined the Army and married his high school sweetheart. Upon returning from the service he went into the Security field. After working Contract Security, Private Security, Business and Industrial Security he went into Law Enforcement. Now a Veteran Law Enforcement Officer of 9-years he has trained with a multitude of agencies throughout the State and the Country. He is an accomplished Law Enforcement Officer with over 12 years of experience and education in Law Enforcement, Private Security, Business & Industrial Security, and Emergency Management.

Positions and Certifications

  • United States Army Veteran
  • New York State Law Enforcement Officer
  • Former New York State Licensed Security Guard
  • Certified NRA Firearms Instructor
  • New York State DCJS Certified General Topics Instructor
  • Glock Certified Armorer

Education and Training

  • ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • Public Safety Critical Incident Management
  • WMD Incident Response
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism
  • National WMD Standardized Awareness Program
  • Train the Trainer / National WMD Standardized Awareness Program, Authorized Trainer
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP)
  • Eight Week/ 320-Hour. Training Academy
  • Basic Course for Peace Officers with Initial Course in Firearms and Deadly Physical Force
  • Initial Other Weapons and Deadly Physical Force Course- Baton
  • 120 Hour. Officers Field Training Program
  • Evidence Collection Training
  • Special Operations Tactical Team
  • Initial Response to Active Shooters
  • Tactical Emergency Care
  • Vehicle Checkpoint Course
  • Armed/Unarmed Defensive Tactics
  • Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Okinawan White Crane, Aikido, and Judo

Weapons Training and Qualifications

  • M16A2
  • COLT AR-15
  • Remington 870P 12-Gauge Shotgun
  • Smith & Wesson, Model 10 .38 Revolver
  • GLOCK 17 .9mm
  • Baton
  • Chemical Agents (OC Spray, Hand Grenade, and Grenade Launcher)
  • Handcuffing
  • First Aid / CPR / AED

Affiliates and Memberships

  • NRA Member
  • Cayuga County S.C.O.P.E. Committee
  • Cayuga County N.W.T.F. Committee
  • NYS Tactical Officers Association
  • Falcons Sportsman’s Club

Roger is always seeking ways to improve his training and to help others do the same. He believes that in today’s society Law Enforcement and Civilians must train and prepare themselves for the worst possible threats that America faces from both domestic and foreign enemies. He is a firm believer in the NRA and our Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Roger is a patriotic, God loving and fearing family man who believes in the right to protect yourself and your family by whatever means necessary.