John Bostain began his Law Enforcement career in 1990 serving four years in the United States Navy. In 1994, John joined the Hampton Police Division (HPD) in Hampton, Virginia where he became a Uniformed Patrol Officer and was quickly promoted to Patrol Supervisor. John was assigned to the Bicycle Patrol Unit, S.W.A.T. Team, Narcotics Investigations, Property Crimes Detective Unit and was the Lead Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Post. John also served as the Lead Police Academy Instructor at the Hampton Roads Regional Academy of Criminal Justice (HRRACJ) and became Certified by the State of Virginia as a Defensive Tactics, Firearms, and Defensive Driving Instructor.
John Bostain is currently a Program Specialist at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA where he has been a full time Law Enforcement Trainer since 2001.
For the past 15 years John has been a National Trainer, instructing more than 10,000 Police Officers at State, Local, and Federal Levels. John teaches in Subject Matter – Use of Force, Officer Safety, Control Tactics, Firearms, Driving, Instructor Development and he is a Below100, LLC Certified Train the Trainer Instructor.
This year John became the recipient of the prestigious “Law Officer Magazine Trainer of the Year – 2012” Award. He’s Certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute and created the course, Use of Force: Myths and Realities. John is an Advisory Board Member for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and edits the ILEETA Journal. John serves as an Instructor for LifeLine Training and a Core ‘Train the Trainer’ Instructor for the Below100 Initiative.