Shawn Claussen - Primary Instructor
Shawn was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant, E5 and
served two overseas tours while assigned to the Marine Security Guard Battalion.
Because of Shawn's military experience, he was hired as a Project Manager for Wackenhut,
International and managed a physical security contract for one of the world’s largest
telecommunications companies. He was selected as a member of the Chicago -Area Operations
Team providing armed, personal protective services for select Wackenhut clients.
In 1998 Shawn became a certified Police Officer. He is currently assigned to the patrol
division. Shawn is a State Certified Firearms Instructor assigned to his agency's Firearms Training
Unit. Shawn is a Member of the Emergency Response Unit currently assigned as an entry team
Shawn was a Guest Instructor at the 2010 International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor's Annual Training Conference in San Antonio, TX where he presented the DSS Handgun Skills Test to hundreds of conference attendees from all over the world.
Shawn currently serves as an adjunct instructor for several area organizations.
Curriculum Vitae available upon request.
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy - Firearms Instructor
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy - Open Sight Rifle Instructor
NRA - Law Enforcement Activities Division Handgun & Shotgun Instructor
General Dynamics, Simunition Training Division - Simunition Scenario Instructor
Safety Certification Instructor
Glock, Inc. - Armorer
Weapon Systems Safety Council - AR-15 Armorer
Asp, Inc. - Expandable Baton Instructor
Tactical Handcuffing Instructor
Northwestern University - Field Training Officer
John E. Reid and Associates - Interviewing and Interogation
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
NRA - Law Enforcement Activities Division
United States Practical Shooting Association - Production "B" Class