Senior Instructor

Dustin Mowery is a team leader for the Special Response Team at a Central Ohio Police Department, and he is a member of the firearms and defensive tactics teams. Some of his duties include firearms, defensive tactics, SWAT and active shooter training.

He has twenty years of law enforcement experience, nineteen of which were in SWAT. During his career, he has worked patrol, general investigations and narcotics.  He has spent over seven years as a member of a multi-jurisdictional narcotics investigations unit where he worked with local, state and federal agencies.

Dustin is an assistant instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) SWAT program and Defensive Tactics programs. He was selected by the State of Ohio to develop Ohio’s Single Officer Response to Active Threat (SORAT) training. Dustin is also an adjunct instructor for the Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA) SWAT, SORAT and live-fire room entry.

Dustin has been involved in martial arts since he was young and has studied karate, judo, Bando kickboxing and grappling. Currently, Dustin is training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and is a ninth degree black belt.

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