Joe Ball
Joe Ball

Joe Ball

Tactics & Firearms

Joe Ball Bio

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A Professional Police Officer and Educator focusing on the instruction of Firearms, Tactics, and Critical incident readiness.  A tenured communicator in the classroom and on the range, passionate about helping Civilian and Law Enforcement students learn how to live safer lives through frequent and realistic training.

Subjects of specialization include the following:

  • Law Enforcement Firearms Instruction
  • Civilian Firearms Instruction
  • Civilian Trauma Care Instruction
  • SWAT School Instruction
  • Basic Tactical Medical Instruction​
  • Critical Handgun Essentials
  • School Attacker safety
  • Workplace Violence Seminars
  • House of Worship Security team development and training
  • SOLO Officer Response to Active Assailant
  • Critical Carbine Essentials​
  • Advanced Team Tactics
  • High Threat CQB
  • Red Dot Sight Handgun​

Professional Experience

Perrysburg Township Police Department, Perrysburg, Ohio    2009-Present

  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Weapons Armorer

Wood County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Wood County, Ohio   2019-Present

  • Team Leader
  • Firearms and Tactics Instructor

Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association (Voluntary Position)   2012 – Present

  • Region 1 Representative
  • R.E.D Team Advanced Training Team Instructor

Northern Regional SWAT, Perrysburg, Ohio   2011 - 2014:

SWAT Team Commander

Wood County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Wood County, Ohio    2010-2011

  • Operator/ Sniper

Toledo Police Department, Toledo, Ohio

  • 2002 – 2007 Patrolman
  • 2007 – 2009 SWAT Operator/Sniper

Instructor Level Certification/Training

  • Certified Pistol Instructor – National Rifle Association
  • Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor - OPOTA
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor - OPOTA
  • Taser Instructor - AXON
  • School Attacker Response Course Instructor- I.C.E. Training Company
  • Basic Tactical Medical Instructor - FLETC
  • RAIDER S.O.L.O Officer Response Instructor ALICE/RAIDER
  • ALICE Training Instructor – ALICE
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor – Center Mass Inc.
  • Handgun Instructor – Range Master, Tom Givens
  • Instructor, Farnam Method of Hand gunning – DTI International
  • ​Modern Samurai Project - Red Dot Sight Pistol Instructor x 2

Military Service:

  • US. Army Infantry 1995- 1998 (Honorable Discharge)
  • A Co 1-22 Infantry Regiment 4th Infantry Division, End Rank: Specialist/E-4
  • M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Crew member
  • Dismounted Infantry Riflemen/Machine Gunner/Grenadier
  • Training NCO
  • (Attended Basic Training and Infantry School (AIT) at Ft. Benning GA.)
  • Ohio Army National Guard 1998 – 2004 (Honorable Discharge)
  • B Co 1 -38th Infantry Regiment Rank Sergeant/E-5
  • Infantry Squad Leader
Upcoming advanced training courses Joe Ball is teaching