Ron Rosa

I began teaching in 1994 for RPD as a weaponless defense instructor.  I went on to teach countless hours of weaponless defense, arrest and control tactics, less lethal, officer survival, Taser, OC spray, short/long/ASP baton.  I have attended three 90 hour instructor courses, and a 40 hour instructor arrest control tactics school, taught by Mr. Koga.

After several years of instruction, I was selected as one of the lead instructors for RPD, and was one of only a handful of officers who were certified by POST in the State of NV.  I taught for 12 years.

I continue to teach because I want to give back to my community, and share my real world experiences with other people.  If I can impart some knowledge and wisdom to my future students about survival encounters and experiences, then I have done well in my task, and job. 


2012 – Current  Reno Guns & Range

  • Nevada CCW Instructor
  • UTAH CCW Instructor
  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Inside/Outside the Home Personal Defense Instructor
  • I.C.E. Training Reality Based Training Instructor
  • I.C.E. Training Defensive Firearms Coach Instructor Development
  • I.C.E. Training Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Development

2013 - 2014  Pershing County Sheriff’s Office (Burning Man)

  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Investigator


1988 – 2012  Reno Police Department

  • Patrol Officer
  • Gang Enforcement Unit
  • Street Crimes Unit (Plain Clothes/Undercover)
  • Downtown Police Mountain Bike Enforcement Team
  • Defensive Tactics Lead Instructor
  • ASP Baton Instructor
  • Taser C.E.W. Instructor

1984 – 1988 U.S. Army/U.S. Army Reserves

  • 2nd LT     2nd AD Division
  • Captain U.S. Army Reserves