David Carlson is the sole ownerof Professional Training Solutions, LLC. David also owns Sierra-Pacific Software, LLC, industry leaders in training and personnel records management software, TrainingOfficer2000.
David is a retired Sergeant from the Salem, OR Police Department with 34 years of service. He retired as the senior bomb technician and Commander of the Salem PD Bomb Squad. For over 7 years, David was the Personnel and Training Unit supervisor, overseeing department training, recruitment and hiring of new employees and coordinated all background investigations.
David was a trainer for 32 years and is a State of Oregon certified instructor in Field Training and Evaluation, Firearms, Supervision and Management, Explosives and Hazardous Materials and Internal Affairs Investigations. He is a state and local instructor for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Chemeketa Community College.
David has experience in Patrol Operations, Bomb Squad, K-9, Internal Affairs, Recruiting and Hiring, Training, Traumatic Incident Peer Support and FTEP Program Management. He has provided training to Oregon APCO, the Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, Oregon DOT conferences on FTEP and Management of Training Programs and the Portland Metro Sergeant’s Academy. David has also presented nationally to the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, the FBI and the National Bomb Squad Commander’s Advisory Board.