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Meet The Trainers

Glen Hartman

Hedge Tactical Solutions

At the age of 18, Glen started as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT with Lower St Croix Valley Fire Department. This was the start of a lifelong commitment to public safety.

Glen has been married to his wife Debra for 31 years and has three children Keaton, Cassandra, and Kevin, and three grandchildren Everlee, James, and Alayah.

Glen received an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Lakewood College in 1983, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Management in 2004, and a Masters of Education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2014.

Glen started his law enforcement career in 1984 when he was hired as a part-time Police Officer by the City of Bayport.

In 1989 Glen was hired by the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer where he worked for 5 years.

In 1994 Glen was hired by the Hudson Police Department where he works today as Patrol Sergeant and Dive Team Coordinator. During his tenure at the Hudson Police Department, he has accomplished some notable achievements. Firearms Instructor, Defensive and Arrest Tactics Instructor, Chemical Irritants, Percussive Devices, and Less Lethal Instructor as well as being FBI trained in active shooter and digital video recovery, just to name a few.

Since 2000 Glen has been the Hudson Rescue Dive Team Coordinator and instructor. The dive team has been involved in numerous water rescues and recoveries second only to the I-35 bridge collapse, which was one of their most challenging and satisfying missions.

Glen’s most rewarding role is that of instructor. As was mentioned earlier Glen is an instructor in numerous disciplines but has been a substitute teacher with the Hudson School District as well as an adjunct law enforcement instructor with Chippewa Valley Technical College as well Wisconsin Indian Head Technical College.

Currently, Glen is the Training Director of Hedge Tactical Solutions and works as a consultant with Motoshot Moving Target Systems.

Jose Medina

Awareness Protective Consultants

Jose L. Medina is a 27-year veteran of Law Enforcement and 17 year owner of Awareness Protective consultants, doing business as Team APC and Medina Tactical Dynamics. Jose has an extensive background in training and consulting for various groups such as Law Enforcement, Schools, and Corporate Industries. Jose Medina started his consulting firm when he saw the need for both the Police and Civilian side requiring more advanced education in the field of tactical and situational awareness. Through his studies and development of programs for Workplace Violence and Active Shooter response since 1999, Jose has taught thousands of police officers and military in active shooter response worldwide as well as educated and consulted with private firms in the same. Jose Medina created and led his police department’s SWAT team A.K.A. known as Emergency Services Unit which was established in 1999. This unit was designed to have tactical members who were highly trained within the police department, to rapidly response to active shooter and workplace violence events. 

Part of Jose’s work function as a Tactical Team Leader was to establish good working relationships with private business’s within the town he worked as well as neighboring cities and towns in relation to active shooter situations and potential workplace violence situations. This led Jose to bring this aggressive and professional model into the civilian market helping both the police and private industries. Part of his training innovation was establishing the first Dispatcher Active Shooter program in the United States due to the importance of having civilian dispatchers being ready to receive civilian emergency calls in the event of an active shooter or workplace violence event. 

Since then, Jose has taught thousands of dispatchers nationwide in this program, as well as private business’s in workplace violence and continues to add more detailed dimensions to all his training and operational planning projects. Jose was also the first trainer/consultant who developed the emergency response plan to active shooter for International Airports. This operational plan titled: ASERP-Active Shooter Emergency Response Plan, was designed to give the major international airports such as Newark Liberty, JFK and LaGuardia International airports a more systematic response plan to when dealing with an Active Shooter-Mass Casualty Event. Jose Medina and his team at Awareness Protective Consultants LLC (Team APC USA) have traveled, trained, lectured and consulted throughout the world from Canada to Asia.

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