Officer Josh Seifert has been serving with the Bloomington Police Department in Minnesota since 2000, currently with the patrol division’s Mall of America Unit. In addition to his patrol duties, since 2002 Josh has been a combatives instructor and has attended several L.O.C.K.U.P.® courses. Officer Seifert was personally selected by Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (Ret) to serve on his instructional staff. He studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Goshin Jiu Jitsu, American and Thai Boxing and used his experience early in his training career to introduce the principles of ground fighting, team arrest and control tactics in Bloomington.
Officer Seifert has been a firearms instructor since 2004 and is a co-developer of the Bloomington combat pistol and gun fighting school that he teaches to several metro agencies. Officer Seifert has completed training in two Soulis Shooting System courses and finished first in the Special Operator’s Training Association’s annual Delta Pistol Competition in 2005, 2006, 2007, and second in 2008 and 2011.
Since 2004 Officer Seifert has been a proud member of the Bloomington Police Department’s SWAT Team. In 2005, Josh graduated from the Snipercraft Basic Sniper School and in 2007 from the advanced school. He continues to be heavily involved in the local police sniper training community.
In 2009 Josh completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Science from Saint Mary’s University and authored his Capstone paper on the topic of Reality-Based Training. He was invited back to Saint Mary’s University to present his Capstone topic to the fall 2009 police science graduating class. When Josh isn’t working, training, or going to school, you can find him in southeastern Utah riding his mountain bike.