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Charles D. Huyck Director NPS

Charles D Huyck - Director NPS

Charles began his law enforcement career as a Probation Officer for the State of Georgia in 1986. In 1987, Charles graduated from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Academy, Quantico, VA, and became a DEA Special Agent. In 1991, he transferred to the U.S. Department of Interior where he continued performing criminal investigations as a BLM Special Agent. Charles transferred to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in 1996 where he became a professional law enforcement trainer.  While at FLETC, he held several key positions as Program Specialist for the Land Management Police Training Program and Criminal Investigator Training Program, Chief of Basic Training, Chief of Behavioral Science Division, Chief of the Enforcement Techniques Division, and Program Manager for the Maritime Law Enforcement Training Program, Charleston, SC.  He also served in several notable leadership positions as Chairman of the Tactical Oversight Board and contributing member of FLETC Strategic Planning and Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation.  Charles wrote articles for the FLETC law enforcement Journal on the importance of documenting training and investing in the future of law enforcement through training.  Charles is a certified FLETC Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, and Situational Leadership Instructor.

In 2010, Charles took a position as a Special Agent for the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service where he served as Team Leader for the Miami based Special Operations Group, Commandant’s Protective Service Detail, and retired in 2015 as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office. Charles was a member of the United States Armed Forces Reserve, USCG, from 2003 to 2013 as a First Class Petty Officer, Criminal Investigator IV1 (E6) receiving notable medals and commendations including the War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Medal, USCG Firearms Expert (Pistol), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and Good Conduct Award Medal. 

Charles became the Director of the National Park Service Law Enforcement Academy at Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, Colorado in 2018. In his personal life, Charles is an ordained minister, published author, and founder of SOG Missions, a non-profit foundation focused on physical and spiritual aspects of growth and learning, including Church Security, and has trained and spoken to thousands of Police, Security Officers, military, prisoners, and Churches throughout Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Argentina, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the United States. 


Matthew Hoerter NPS

Matthew C Hoerter – Lead Instructor

Mr. Hoerter began his law enforcement career in 1999 by joining the United States Air Force as a military police officer later accepting a role as a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) cadre specializing in firearms training. He served in multiple operations overseas including a combat tour in support of Operation: Enduring Freedom. Post military service, Mr. Hoerter worked as a DoD Federal Law Enforcement officer on Fort Dix before accepting an offer to work in his hometown of Mt. Holly, NJ as a municipal police officer.

In 2010, Mr. Hoerter transitioned into a weapons instructor working as cadre at the Warfare Center on Fort Dix, NJ training military personnel for deployments overseas.  Later he was recruited and contracted as a Firearms Instructor working for the Department of State World Wide Protective Services at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Mr. Hoerter brings unparalleled firearms and law enforcement experience to the CNCC NPS Academy. His dedication and mentorship provides support and encouragement to the students as they progress through the NPS Ranger program.




Bruce Alan Barnard NPS

Bruce-Alan Barnard, JD, LLM

Bruce-Alan retired from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) as an award-winning Senior Legal Instructor in January 2018 and founded LEA ONE where he is currently the Director.  Bruce-Alan received a B.S. in Adult Education with High Honors from Southern Illinois University and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Florida. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Auburn University and an advanced law degree (LL.M.) from the University of Alabama. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy for ten years conducting covert electronic surveillance on various fast-attack submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.

Bruce-Alan was certified as an instructor and was designated “Master Training Specialist” during a tour as an instructor at the Naval Submarine School. He was honorably discharged to attend law school. After completing law school, Bruce-Alan was commissioned as a JAG and served ten years in the United States Air Force.In addition to prosecuting cases, he was certified as an USAF Instructor by AETC and taught at the US Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School.  Bruce-Alan was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting cases in the Middle District of Alabama.  He retired from the Air Force in the permanent rank of Major in 2007 and accepted a position as a Legal Instructor at FLETC in Glynco, Georgia. At FLETC, he was responsible for curriculum development and was the subject-matter expert for Search and Seizure Law and Electronic Surveillance Law. Bruce-Alan was certified to teach every legal course at FLETC and has provided training to over 30,000 law enforcement officers.  Bruce-Alan is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Police Attorneys, IACP (Legal Section), IADLEST, ILEETA, and NSA. He is INCI certified by IADLEST and frequently writes for law enforcement periodicals and is often requested to present at conferences. Bruce-Alan also host the podcast Broadcast Blue providing timely legal updates to law enforcement officers.


Ty Hamblin

TiRynn Hamblin – Rangely Police Department Chief of Police

TiRynn started his career in Law Enforcement in 2005 working for the Rifle Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office before coming to work for the Rangely Police Department in 2011.

Chief Hamblin is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-B) and the Rangely Police Department K9 Handler. Chief Hamblin and K9 Eiko had been a certified team for over 4 years. Chief Hamblin continues to work K9 Eiko in his capacity as Chief of Police. Chief Hamblin’s area of expertise throughout his career has been DUI enforcement and criminal/drug interdiction.

Chief Hamblin is an instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Taser and Below 100. Chief Hamblin has taught all of these subjects and many more at the CNCC Ranger Academy. Chief Hamblin been an adjunct instructor for the CNCC Rangely Academy since 2015.




Frank Hayde NPS

Frank Hayde

Frank Hayde began his NPS career in 1993 as an interpreter in the ancient rainforests of Redwood National Park. From there, he moved to the desert canyons of southern Utah, where he worked for Zion National Park as an interpreter, wildland firefighter, and fee collector. During this time, he also graduated from the ranger academy in Santa Rosa, California and co-authored the book Zion: The Story Behind the Scenery. His first permanent protection job was at Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico, and his adventures continued at Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Canyonlands National Parks before he landed in Grand Junction, Colorado, where his family makes their home and where he continues his ranger career at Colorado National Monument.

In 2015, Ranger Hayde Became a FLETC certified control tactics instructor. Since then, he has taught approximately 500 hours of control tactics at the CNCC ranger academy and at six national park units. “Teaching at the Park Ranger Academy at CNCC is something I look forward to all year,” says Ranger Hayde. “Engaging with young, future rangers and helping to develop their skills is a privilege that makes me a better ranger and keeps me optimistic about the future of the National Parks.”



Kelleher J  Janet Kelleher – NPS Chief Ranger, Colorado National


Janet Kelleher began her National Park Service career in 2009 as a Visitor Use Assistant at Colorado National Monument. After realizing that she wanted a career in emergency services, she attended the NPS Seasonal Academy at CNCC Rangely in 2011. She worked seasonally as a law enforcement officer at Rocky Mountain National Park before returning to Colorado National Monument as the Supervisory Visitor Use Assistant in 2012. After completing her Master's in Business Administration she was converted to a full time NPS law enforcement officer in 2014. 

Janet attended Land Management Police Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia in 2016, and completed her field training at the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. A year later she accepted a position as the Yampa District Ranger at Dinosaur National Monument, where she supervised a diverse and complex law enforcement and emergency response program. 

In 2020 Janet moved back to Colorado National Monument as the Chief Ranger. She is passionate about all aspects of park management and law enforcement, particularly training new and aspiring rangers. She is a FLETC-certified instructor in Use of Force, Control Tactics, and Taser. She also teaches NPS Policy, NPS Mission and History, and facilitates the Physical Efficiency Battery.



Officer Jesse Leech 

Officer Leech has been employed with the Rangely Police Department since January of 2019. Officer Leech’s collateral duties include Quartermaster duties for the Rangely Police Department and is also assigned as the armory custodian and armorer. In addition Officer Leech serves as the Rangely Police Departments Motor pool Officer. Officer Leech is also a Certified All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Instructor, as part of this duty Officer Leech holds by-monthly ATV safety training for the citizens of Rangely.   

Before joining the Rangely Police Department, Officer Leech was employed with the Student Transportation of America as a school bus driver in conjunction with attending both Colorado Christian University and Colorado Mesa University. Officer Leech graduated Colorado Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice along with a Minor in Psychology.

Officer Leech is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Officer Leech attained the rank of Sergeant and held various positions throughout his service. Officer Leech attended and graduated several Military Occupational Specialty Schools throughout his service. Officer Leech deployed to Iraq in 2006, as well as several other peace time deployments.

Officer Leech’s current Law Enforcement certifications and course work include:

Intoxilyzer 9000 Operator Certification Course CDPHE(10 hours), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (16 Hours), At-Scene Basic Collision Investigation 1(40 Hours). Crime Scene Investigation for the Scene Investigator/ Detective (40 Hours). Doppler Traffic Radar Operator (10 Hours). Glock Armorers Course (8 Hour)




Randy L. Marcy

Currently, Mr. Marcy is a contract subject matter expert/instructor transnational crime at the United States Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) with assignments in Ghana, Nigeria and Barbados. Also, he is an Instructor of Leadership and Management programs at Management Concepts, Tysons Corner, VA and Adjunct Faculty of Criminal Justice at Aspen University, Denver, CO.

Mr. Marcy retired with 33 years of federal service that included:

US National Park Service (NPS) ranger including supervisory law enforcement, special event teams (SET), emergency medical services, technical search & rescue, wildland & structural fire and resource protection. Additional law enforcement commissions included the US Fish & Wildlife and Deputy Sheriff (Larimer County, CO). Duty locations included Rocky Mountain NP, CO, Grand Teton NP, WY, Acadia NP, ME, Death Valley NP, CA, Fire Island NS, NY, Gateway NRA, NJ, Minute Man NHP, MA, and Everglades NP, FL.)

Mr. Marcy was a Senior Instructor and Program Manager at the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. His subject matter expertise (SME) included Leadership, Behavioral Science, Arrest & Defensive Tactics, Enforcement Operations & Investigations, and Health & Fitness. Mr. Marcy was responsible for Train-the-Trainer programs in arrest/defensive tactics, nonlethal impact and chemical weapons; fitness and critical/stress management. Counterterrorism expertise included developing portions of the US Department of Homeland Security Key Critical Infrastructure & Resource Protection Training Program. He developed the behavioral science components in the FLETC/NPS Field Training Evaluator Program (FTEP). He was manager and instructor of leadership programs at US State Department sponsored International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Botswana and Thailand. He is a member in good standing in the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA).

Mr. Marcy has 12 years executive, supervisory and program management experience including international law enforcement leadership programs, agency strategic planner, created the agency ombuds program, and temporary assignments to the US Congress at the FLETC; Assistant Director at the US Federal Executive Institute; Program Manager of Human Capital and Training  at the US Federal Executive Board; and law enforcement operations ranger at the US National Park Service.

Mr. Marcy began his government service on active duty in the U.S Army (39th Engineer Bn, Fort Devens, MA & 1/1 Air Defense Artillery, Wildflecken, Germany).

Mr. Marcy holds a Master of Public Administration, Georgia Southern University, GA;

Master of Science in Health & Human Performance, Fort Hays State University, KS; and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Westfield State University, MA.



David Mayeski NPS

David Mayeski – Current National Park Service Special Agent

David started his law enforcement career in 1989 in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist, he served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm.  After separating from service David was an office with the Brunswick City Police in Brunswick GA, he was assigned to the METRO Drug Squad and served as the agency sniper.  David left civilian policing for the federal system and served with the following agencies and locations.

US Park Police, Southeast D.C.

National Park Service, Harper's Ferry WV and US Virgin Islands

Dept. of Homeland Security, Glynco GA

National Marine Fisheries, Cape May NJ

National Park Service, South Florida and Yosemite NP

David has been instructing firearms for three decades and continues to learn as he goes.  He is a certified instructor with the federal government and holds NRA instructor credentials. 



Garry Huyck NPS

Garry Huyck – Tactical Medicine

Garry began his Fire and Emergency Services career in 1998 after serving in the United State Marine Corps.

In 1998, Garry started with Camden County Fire Rescue and then moved onto Glynn County Fire Department in Georgia where addition to his regular duties he was a tactical medic providing medical support to enforcement agencies.

In 2006, Garry accepted his first position as a DoD Firefighter with the United Stated Marine Corps Fire & Emergency Service at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. During his time with MCRD Parris Island he served as the Assistant Chief of EMS & Training where he established their Tactical Medic program before transferring to his current position with the Department of the Army.

Garry has been an EMT-Tactical and Tactical Medicine Instructor teaching courses to the United States Military and federal, state, and local agencies.

He is a National Registry Paramedic, NAEMSE Instructor and a State of Texas EMS Instructor. He also holds instructor certification in Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.





Davon Smith NPS

Deputy Sherrif Davon Smith

Rio Blanco County Colorado K-9 Handler/Deputy Sheriff

Davon has a total of 9 years law enforcement experience, beginning his law enforcement career as a Hayden, Colorado Reserve Police Officer and then with the Rio Blanco County Sherriff’s Office in August 2012. 

Davon is a Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor (SFST) and assists in the NPS Ranger Academy instructing and certifying trainees in SFST.  This is a critical skill and certification for the Ranger trainees as impaired driving and driving under the influence is becoming an increasing problem in our National Parks.

Deputy Smith received certification through Desert Snow and specializes in Drug Interdiction and Narcotics Enforcement.  He is also certified in Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement. His K9 “Remmy” is a Belgian Malinois, and stands ready, willing, and able to assist Deputy Smith in his daily patrol duties in situations requiring the unique abilities of a K9.  In addition, Deputy Smith is a Precision Bolt Rifle and Patrol Rifle Instructor.


Chris Dodds

Chris Dodds

I started with the National Park Service by working at North Cascades National Park in 2005 as a dispatcher, I returned the summer of 2006 as the supervisory dispatcher. I had an interest at the time to become a park ranger but instead I followed a dream to work as a Deputy Sheriff. 
In 2006 I started working as a Deputy with the Island County Sheriff's office in Washington. I would finish my shifts at North Cascades and drive to Island County to start a partrol shift. I knew I would have to put in the time to reach my goals. During this time I had also been promoted to the District Fire Captain for Skagit County Fire District #13, where I was running daily operations at three stations to include resident firefighters. 
I grew up in a firefighter family, my father is still a firefighter in Anacortes, Washington. My work ethic also came from my father who was my mentor growning up. I can remember him working three jobs at one time while I was growing up, a firefighter, dispatcher and ran a private hopsital based ambulance transport service.

In 2006 I began working at the Skagit County Sheriff's Office in Washington State. This was quite the change in pace for me, I would average 30 calls a day and over 300 arrests a year. During my time with the Sheriff's Office I was privileged to work in several specialties and programs. I worked as a boating deputy, focusing on BUI enforcement. A member of the HRT (High Rist Team), this included being the Sheriff's Office designated negotiator for crisis events. My last few years were spent in the traffic division of the Sheriff's Office focusing strictly on traffice enforcement using unmarked vehicles and motorcycles and investigating major collisions. I also spent time teaching various topics at the Skagit Valley College Basic Reserve Academy and Seasonal Law Enforcement Ranger Academy.
In 2013 I decided that I would follow my heart and passion back to where it was in 2006 with the National Park Service. In August 2013 I attended the Seasonal Law Enforcment Academy in Rangely, Colorado. 
The summer of 2014 I began working as a seasonal law enforcement ranger in the Canyon District of Yellowstone National Park. I spent the winter working as an intern for the Law Enforcement Office at the Yellowstone National Park. I then returned to the Canyon District of Yellowstone for the summer of 2015. 
In August 2015 I took a posiiton as an instructor at Colorado Northwestern Community College for the Seasonal Law Enforcement Academy before taking a position as the Canyon Area Ranger at Dinosaur National Monument. This position was a unique one as I was the lead river law enforcement ranger, I couldn't believe I was getting paid to do a hobby and raft a river. I would ofter run into boaters that had been trying for years to get a permit to float one of our rivers and I would commonly hear the same thing, "you have the best job ever." This was the dream I had back in 2006 and I had reached a goal. 
I then transitioned to the Green River District Ranger at Dinosaur National Monument, I still enjoyed getting out on the river for a patrol and teaching occasionally at the National Park Ranger Academy in Rangely, Colorado. 
I am now the South District Ranger at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The south district consists of two duty stations over approximately 75 lake miles of the Columbia River from the Grand Coulee Dma to the Spokane River. 
We routinely patrol in both front country and aquatic environments by vessel and vehicle to areas include day use and campgrounsd as well as vessel patrol of the lake and boat-in campgrounds. 

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