David Carlson is the sole owner/manager of Professional Training Solutions, LLC. David also owns a partnership in Sierra-Pacific Software, LLC, industry leaders in training and personnel records management software, TrainingOfficer2000. David is a retired Sergeant from the Salem Police Department with 34 years of service. He spent the last five years of his career supervising the Personnel and Training unit overseeing department training, recruiting and hiring of new officers and background investigations and serving as the Bomb Squad Commander.
David was a trainer for over 31 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, DPSST, and ODOT conferences on FTEP and Management of Training Programs. 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.