Captain Chad Layton became a police officer after graduating the Academy in June of 1994. He currently holds the positions of Training Coordinator and Firearms Instructor for the Lake St. Louis Police Department. During his 28 years in Law Enforcement, he has served as an Officer, a supervisor, a training instructor, a detective, an Assistant Chief of Police and has been detached to investigative, fugitive and tactical units. Chad has served in several positions on a multi-jurisdictional S.W.A.T. team.  He spent over 10 years as a Tactical Operator, serving 7 of those years as a Team Leader.  Currently he serves as a Tactical Advisor and Firearms Instructor for the SWAT Team.

The following is a brief description of Chad’s training background, qualifications, and achievements:

  • Lindenwood University Bachelor of Arts – Human Resource Management- Summa Cum Laude
  • St. Charles Community College- Associates Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Certified National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Pistol Instructor
  • Certified National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Shotgun Instructor
  • Certified National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Select Fire Rifle Instructor
  • Certified National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Tactical Shooting Instructor
  • Graduate of St. Louis County Police Certified Firearms Instructor Program
  • Factory Certified Glock Pistol Instructor
  • Factory Certified Glock Armorer
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Member (IALEFI)
  • IALEFI Master Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
  • National Tactical Officer Association Member
  • Firearm Training System Graduate – (FATS)
  • Certified Shoot House Instructor
  • Certified as a Simunition® Training Scenario Instructor Simunition® is a registered trademark of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems – Canada Inc.
  • Graduate of the Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.)
  • Graduate of the IACP Advanced Tactical and Hostage Operations (S.W.A.T. 2)
  • Graduate of the IACP S.W.A.T. Supervision and Management School
  • Graduate of the NTOA S.W.A.T. Team Leader Development School
  • Graduate of the Louisiana State University’s Emergency Tactical Operations – Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Graduate of the Louisiana State University’s WMD Tactical Commander- Management and Training Level
  • Certified Master Instructor in Multi Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC)
  • Certified in Tactical Operations in Clandestine Environments
  • Additional certifications in Initial Response (Patrol) and Tactical Response (S.W.A.T.) to Active Shooters, § Supervision of Active Shooter Incidents and Survival Techniques and Field Tactics
  • 2012 Graduate of the FBI’s Gateway Law Enforcement Executive Development School (GLEEDS)
  • 2018 Graduate of the FBI’s LEEDA Supervisor, Command and Executive Leadership Institute (Trilogy Award)
  • Ultimate Defense Advanced Handgun Proficiency and Tactics Instructor (Levels 1,2 and 3)
  • Ultimate Defense Civilian Response to Armed Confrontations Instructor (CRAC)
  • Ultimate Defense Home Defense- Building SearchTechniques
  • Ultimate Defense CCW Range Safety Officer
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