|Roland M. Esparza
SSP Tactical Training Institute
Owner and Senior Training Officer
Duties: Train and Test Law Enforcement, Security, and Bodyguard Personnel in various tactics and Firearms Training, Instruct CCW Courses for 39 states, Martial Arts Instructor, Mixed Martial Arts instructor. Advanced Arrest and Control Course instructor. Created and wrote “Adaptive Fighting Combat Systems” for Law Enforcement and Security Personnel. Wrote training Doctrine and Curriculum approved by Nevada State and Arizona State P.O.S.T. Commission.
Current Certifications / Status
State of Nevada POST Instructor - Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Instructor in Firearms Related Courses and Defensive Tactics, Use Of Force, Baton, Knife Defense, Weapon Retention/Takeaway, Active Shooter, Tactical Handgun, Arrest and Control, Handcuffing, Force Documentation - ALL COURSES HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY POST for Law Enforcement Cert Training. Wrote all curriculums for each course which was approved. Included Synopsis, Course Curriculum, Bibliography, Objectives, Test (both Practical and Written)
State of Arizona POST Instructor - Peace Officer Standards and Training Cert Instructor in Firearms Related Courses, Active Shooter Course, Baton Course. Included Synopsis, Course Curriculum, Bibliography, Objectives, Test (both Practical and Written)
39 State CCW Course Instructor – Certified by Nevada, Utah, Florida, Maine, CT, Mass, Rhode Island. Certify Citizens in Firearms Safety under CCW guidelines.
NRA Range Safety Officer – NRA Gun Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Instructor - Disciplines include Pistol, Rifle, PP in the Home, PP outside the Home
Martial Arts Instructor –Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Official Machado Jiu-Jitsu Instructor and Affiliate under Rigan Machado Jiu-Jitsu Network. Brown Belt.
Martial Arts instructor – Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga, Silat, Escrima, American Boxing, Wrestling. Founder of ACFS – Adaptive Combat Fighting Systems.
Vision Security Consultants for Personal Protection
PSD / Bodyguard
Huntington Beach, California
Duties: Provide personal protection to High Profile Clients. Assess potential threats, Advanced assessments, Advanced Itinerary coordination with POC for Client. Position is fully armed and requires advanced tactical training background.
Other Related or Previous Experience:
California Reserve Police Officer - P.O.S.T. Certified Under PC 832 Powers of Arrest and Graduated Police Academy - Awarded TOP GUN Award for best shooting scores in class, Attended SBPRA, STARS Academies, logged over 400 hrs training.
1985-1989 US Army - MOS 11B, 68N, - Honorably Discharged, - 4 years - Infantry School, Airborne, Ranger School, Air Assault, OSUT, SERE, PLDC, Rank - E-5
HK MP5 – All Variants
Semi-Auto Pistols – HK, S&W, Berretta, AMT, Glock, etc.
Revolvers - ALL
FN/FAL – All Weapons
Beretta – All Weapons including M-4T Shotgun
Mossberg 590 Military Shotgun
M-16 – All Variants
And many more….
Ammunition / Ballistics - Ballistics including Ammunition PSI, Capabilities, Frangible, AP, DU, HE Rounds, JHP, FPS, Energy, Selection of Proper Ammo, Applications of Ammo types (i.e. For Breeching Doors)
Familiar with all Assault Rifles, Long Guns, Handguns, Shotguns and Various Machine Pistols
Instructor on Expandable Baton / Straight Baton for Nevada State.
Hold current status as a California, Nevada and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Instructor. Certified to train all Law Enforcement personnel in Tactics, Use of Force, Arrest and Control, Firearms, HRT, Knife Defense, Civil Liability, Risk Management, etc.
Over 20 years of Security / Law Enforcement related experience, Includes L.A.P.D. South Bureau, L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept., Bodyguard to Los Angeles Lakers, and other high profile Celebrities / Athletes, Personal and Armed Escort of Property and Valuables.
Honorably Discharged U.S. Army Veteran – 4 yrs – 11B SQI V (Airborne Infantry / Ranger) – Served with 75th Ranger Rgt and 2nd Infantry Division. Rank E-5/SGT (see DD214)
Over 30 years of Martial Arts experience, 15 years as an Instructor
Firearms Expert – NRA Certified Instructor, CCW Permit Instructor in 39 States, Law Enforcement Cert Instructor, Member I.L.E.E.T.A. and N.T.O.A.