Jon Blum brings a unique blend of law enforcement and technical writing experience into the classroom. He began his law enforcement career with the Winston-Salem, North Carolina Police Department. His previous assignments include uniform patrol, FTO, Drug Interdiction, and SWAT. Jon was the POST Training Director for the NC Department of Justice and PIO for the Garner, North Carolina Police Department. He earned his MPA and BS in Criminal Justice form the University of North Carolina. Jon also holds TASER, OC, ASP, and impact weapon instructor certifications. He is a qualified use of force expert in both state and federal courts.