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CARL FUERST

Weapons & Tactics Instructor

“Knowledge and Empowerment, are your most important EDC items. Remember, if you run against the traffic, you can analyze what’s coming at you.”

Carl served twenty eight years as a law enforcement officer with the largest police department on the Central New Jersey Shore. During his time, he held positions in the Detective Division as a Juvenile Detective, The Environmental Crime Unit, The Crime Prevention Unit and served as a Room Clearing and Crisis Negotiation Specialist with the Department Emergency Services Unit. Carl also served on the Regional High Risk Drug Warrant Execution Team a Division of the Bayshore Narcotics Task Force. He was with the Departments Training Unit, where he taught firearms and room Entry Tactics. He also served with The Department of Defense Police as a lieutenant and a member of their Quick Reaction Force. Carl served with the Tennessee Department of Corrections as a member of C.E.R.T and was a regional trainer in ethics and firearms. He is certified by the State of Tennessee, to train Security Officers in Chemical Spray, Expandable Baton, Firearms and Handcuffing. He also served as an security officer and trainer with Nashville Public Schools. He has Trained with LAPD SWAT, NYPD Emergency Services Unit and The Israeli Defense Forces. He was assigned to Presidential Security Details for both President George Bush and George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. Carl was a Responder to the of 9-11 Attacks in New York City.

Here at Royal Range U.S.A. Carl serves as a Lead Range Safety Officer and Trainer who specializes in New Shooters and Every Day Carry Methods and Philosophy. He conducts Group Classes and Private Lessons. Carl also assists the Training Department with training church volunteers with their security training needs is a Certified Life Coach and Co-Owner, Co-Operator and Co-Head Coach with his wife, Cheryl of EDC Life Coaching. He is also an Ordained Minister. Carl has two daughters.


Education

Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Brookdale College - Lincroft, N.J.


PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

Active Shooter Response 2007
Active Shooter, Union County Prosecutor's Office 2007
Active Shooter Combat Operator 2001
Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response, Train the Trainer Level 2013
Advanced Criminal Investigation Certified 1996
Advanced SWAT Training 2001
Adult Security Certified 2011
AED Instructor 2018
Basic Drug Warrant Execution, NTOA 2001
Basic Special Weapons and Tactics International Chiefs of Police 1991
Bleeding Control Basic - Vanderbilt Trauma 2017
Tennessee Department of Correction C.E.R.T Certified 2012
Chemical Spray Instructor - State of Tennessee Certified 2017
Close Quarter Battle Techniques 1997
CPR instructor 2018
Crime Prevention Officer Certified 2000
Downed Officer Rescue, NYPD Tactical 2000
Expandable Baton Instructor - State of Tennessee Certified 2017
Firearms Instructor - State of New Jersey Certified 1998
Firearms Instructor - State of Tennessee Certified 2013
First Aid Instructor 2018
First Responder Domestic Preparedness 2000
First Responder Hostage Negotiation 1999
Police Fitness Certified 1990
Glock Armorer’s Course 1999
Group Fitness Certified - W.I.T.S International 2010
Handcuffing Instructor Certified - State of Tennessee 2017
High Speed Room Entry - CQB Tactics 1998
Hock Hochheim Force Necessary - Level One Certified 2019
Hock Hochheim Force Necessary - Level Two Certified 2019
Hostage Negotiation Certified - Baltimore Police Department, 2002
Interview and Interrogation Certified - N.J Department of Justice 1998
Life Coach Certified - Transformation Academy 2019
National SWAT/Sniper Course 2008
Nova Stun Shield Operator, TN. TDOC. 2011
Personal Fitness Trainer - W.I.T.S. International 2009
Pistol Transition Course - TN. TDOC 2014
Side Handle Baton Instructor - State of New Jersey Certified 1998
Site Survey - Rural Area Response 2001
Tactical Narcotics Entry Instructor 1997
Tactical Pistol 2000
Taser Instructor 2014
Unarmed Tactics For Police Officers 1996
Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Certification 2001


AWARDS

-A two time recipient of the Monmouth County Two Hundred Club, which awards the Top Two Hundred Police Officers in County for Bravery and Courage in Armed Encounters, for that year.
-Merit Award by The Middletown PBA
-Police Valor Officer of the Year by The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly
-Valor Award by the Leonardo N.J. American Legion
-Valor by The Middletown Township Committee