Corporal Tony Follen  has been a law enforcement officer since 1984; he has been a trooper with the Minnesota State Patrol since 1985.  His area of extensive expertise includes;firearms, combative skills, SWAT/tactical unit operation and command, use of force, and reality based training.  Cpl. Follen has been a member of the State of Minnesota’s Special Response Team (SRT) since 1991 and assistant team leader since 1998.  He also serves as an active police officer with the Metro Transit Police Department.  Cpl. Follen is involved with pre service and in-service training of a 600 officer department as well as the development and implementation of new training programs for the Minnesota State Patrol.

Combative Skills Surviving Deadly Force Encounters: Scott County, MN 9/8-12/07 – L.O.C.K.U.P.® / Kevin Dillon, Soulis Shooting Systems / Pete Souls

Certified L.O.C.K.U.P.®  Instructor: Kevin Dillon Jordan, MN 2009, 2010, St Paul MN 2011, 2012

Certified PPCT Instructor Trainer: St. Louis, MO 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

  • defensive tactics,
  • pressure point control tactics,
  • weapon retention & disarming,
  • impact weapons & collapsible baton,
  • dynamic training simulations,
  • ground avoidance ground escape, and
  • spontaneous knife defense.

Certified PPCT Instructor: Shoreview, MN 1992

  • defensive tactics, and
  • pressure point control tactics.

 Certified PPCT Instructor: Grand Island, NE 2007, 2009

tactical team close quarter counter measures

 Tactical Ground Fighting 

Minneapolis, MN 6/98, Rick Faye/ MN Kali Group

Maximal Use of Force – Empty Hand Techniques

Minneapolis, MN 5/99 – Rick Faye / MN Kali Group

In addition to teaching instructor certification classes at local and national levels, he has taught Combative Skills and Firearms for Rasmussen College’s Law Enforcement Program.  Cpl. Follen attended the University of Minnesota for education in law enforcement.

Cpl. Follen was personally selected by Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (Ret.) to serve as an adjunct instructor for KFD Training and Consultation LLC – www.policecombat.com