An Accomplished Group of Instructors

The ONLINE POLICE ACADEMY is possible through the efforts of an impressive list of law enforcement trainers. Each an expert in their field, OPA is proud to bring their experience and wisdom to the law enforcement community. 



Jeffrey Bailey

Jeffrey Bailey is a Deputy Sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept, Birmingham AL. Currently assigned as School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E. instructor. APOST certified academy instructor since 1983, and a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers.



Richard L. Davis

Retired Lt. Brockton MA Police Department. In charge of Academy training for three years. Extensive background in criminal justice administration and education, Masters from Anna Maria College and Harvard University, Graduated from Bridgewater State College. Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Massasoit Community College. biography



Carl Franklin

Associate Professor, Southern Utah University. A decade as a Law Enforcement Officer, 3 years as a Prosecutor, 7 years as an attorney, and 5 years as a professor. Author of two books.




Roger Fulton

Retired Capt, New York State Police. Holds Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Management from LaSalle University. Graduate FBI National Academy, 139th Session. Author of Common Sense Supervision, Common Sense Leadership and Practical Law Enforcement Management.



Anthony M. Januzelli

Retired firearms instructor with the Norristown PA Police Department, Tony was among the first certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to teach the Flying While Armed course. He trains other instructors at IALEFI training conferences.






Allan Skrocki

Retired Deputy Chief, 36 years experience with Detroit, Conrail, and City of Grosse Ile Township PD.  Adjunct at Wayne County Regional Police Training Center. Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University and a Master's Degree in Technology from Eastern Michigan University. 


Tom Raines

Is Master Deputy Sheriff in Escambia County, Florida, over 24 years in law enforcement and 21 years as a police academy instructor specializing in police vehicle operations and emergency medical procedures. He has conducted in-service practical driving training for his department and has continuously instructed academy police driver training over the past 17 years. He has Supervised Instructor development and certification courses as well. He holds instructor positions at two regional police training centers, certified by Florida police Standards as a general instructor as well as having three high liability instructor certifications which include: police driving, weapons, and emergency medical procedures. He previously served as a subject matter expert in police vehicle operations for Florida police standard curriculum revision. He recently served as a Field Training Officer -Coordinator (FTO-C) for his agency.



Jerrod Smelker

CEO and senior instructor for Edge Advantage Consultants, Personal Defense & Security Tactics company that conducts officer safety courses for law enforcement agencies. He holds a degree in criminal justice and is currently working on advanced degrees. He conducts officer safety, defensive tactics and restraint courses for law enforcement agencies. He holds numerous instructor certifications.