Meet your Instructor
John Bostain & Michael Warren
John Bostain is the President of Command Presence, LLC. John has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which have been as a law enforcement trainer. He has presented nationally and internationally on contemporary law enforcement topics such as dynamics of officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development. He’s certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute (FSI) and holds a B.S.Ed. in Adult Education from Valdosta State University. John began his career with the Hampton Police Division (HPD) in Hampton, Virginia where he served as a Uniformed Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Academy Instructor, Detective, and Patrol Supervisor. He served on the departmental S.W.A.T. Team, Bike Patrol Unit, and was the Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Program. He held Virginia DCJS certifications as a firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and driving instructor, in addition to several other instructor certifications.After leaving HPD in 2001, John spent 13 years at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA serving as an Instructor and Senior Instructor for Defensive Tactics, Patrol Procedures, and Use of Force. He also held position as a Program Specialist in the Rural Policing Institute, Training Transformation Office, and Training Management. In 2012, he became the recipient of the prestigious Trainer of the Year Award as selected by Law Officer Magazine. John is an Instructor Trainer (Core Instructor) for the Below 100 Program and is a member of the instructional staff of the BJA VALOR for Blue program. John is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA).
Michael Warren is a 23 year veteran of the Novi Police Department in the Detroit Metropolitan area. During his time with his agency he has served as a patrol officer, FTO, detective, DEA Task Force Officer, patrol sergeant, and Training and Standards Sergeant and oversaw the agency’s use of force training program.In addition to use of force instruction, Michael has developed and taught several courses geared to promote community relations and public support for law enforcement operations. He also taught Concealed Pistol License classes for the agency. A big believer in life-long learning, Michael has earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. In addition, he is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Police Staff and Command. Michael was certified as a Force Science Analyst and has continued his studies in this realm. Michael has studied extensively the effects of stress on human decision-making. With this knowledge, he focused on constant improvement of training programs at the agency and in his teaching roles to provide the most effective use of training time and dollars.Michael is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). Michael lives with his wife and four children in Michigan.