RK Miller retired from the Huntington Beach (Calif.) Police Department as a lieutenant after 30 years of service in a variety of assignments, including FTO, trauma support, beach detail, detectives, special enforcement unit, SWAT, field supervisor, watch commander, Executive Officer and training manager. He has been on staff for over 20 years as first a Recruit Training Officer and then an instructor at the Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA) Criminal Justice Training Center. In addition to these assignments, he served for 15 years as officer in charge of that institution’s California POST certified Basic SWAT Academy and remains as part of the instruction staff..
RK is president of National Training Concepts, Inc. (www.ntc-swat.org). He has previously worked as an instructor with the NRA’s Law Enforcement Division, Combined Tactical (CTS), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), Heckler & Koch’s (H&K) International Training Division, Singleton International and the U. S. Dept. of State’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). He has carried out extensive law enforcement training in the United States and other locations on a wide variety of topics. These include leadership, critical incident management, firearms, tactical team training, less lethal, diversionary devices, force on force and active killer response.
RK retired from the Board of Directors for the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO) in 2019. He remains a Director Emeritus. He teaches at the CATO SWAT Team Leader course. In addition to CATO, he belongs to a number of other professional associations including the NTOA. Along with his instructional pursuits, R K conducts policy reviews and SWAT Team assessments for law enforcement agencies. He also provides expert witness services focused on litigation challenges to police practices. He graduated cum laude from Long Beach State University with a BA in Political Science and is a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. R K has been a regular columnist with CATO News for a number of years and prior to that with Law Officer Magazine. His law enforcement career has continued with him serving as a reserve officer with the Orange Police Department, primarily with that agency’s SWAT team and Training Unit. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.