Portwood is a Senior Patrolman in the Jerseyville, IL Police Dept, and is a certified police firearms instructor. He received his credentials from the Police Training Institute. He is also a competitive shooter in USPSA and IDPA and an NRA range safety officer.
Currently Officer Portwood is focusing on a book project for instructors in small departments. The emphasis is on HOW to train with sections relating to designing and implementing lesson plans, assessing performance and remediation, plus dry fire programs and gaining maximum uses of minimal ammunition, as well as problem solving skills and construction of modular and adaptable ranges for training.
Officer Portwood has a degree in History/Education