Shawn Slezak retired from the Story County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa after twenty-two years of service. During his career he worked in the Jail Division, Detective Division, Civil Division, worked undercover narcotics, and retired as a Sergeant in the uniformed Patrol Division. Shawn was an eighteen year member of the Story County Emergency Response team, serving the last seven years as the Team Leader.
He is a state certified handgun, shotgun and rifle instructor, and ran the Story County Sheriff’s Office firearms program and managed the firearms range.
Shawn has trained law enforcement tactics for responding to an active killer since 2000. He became an full time ALICE Instructor in 2010 and began as an ALICE Trainer in 2011. He has implemented ALICE throughout his own community in local schools, churches, businesses and county offices, not to mention around the country training more than 10,000 professional to implement ALICE in their respective organizations.
Shawn is a Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy graduate with the 248th Session. Shawn is a National Trainer with ALICE Training Institute and instructs in both the ALICE and RAIDER programs. He is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time with them and the outdoors.