Duncan Ramirez is a 28 year veteran of the Stockton Police Department in California. He worked the majority of his career assigned to the Field Operations Division, Patrol Section. He was assigned to Court Services Division, Security and Transport, during the last years of his career.
While assigned to the Field Operations Division, Duncan was selected as both a SWAT officer and a Field Training Officer. He remained in both of these assignments for 7 years. It was in these assignments that Duncan began his journey as a Firearms and Tactics Instructor. He received his initial POST certification as a Firearms Instructor. He continued to seek additional tactical training and certification, at his own expense, throughout the United States.
Duncan was designated as a department Firearms and Tactics Instructor, for in-service and new recruit training, as well as advanced training for specialized units. He was a Tactical Instructor at San Joaquin Delta College Basic Police Academy for 7 years. He also served as a Firearms and Tactics Instructor in the SWAT Basic and Advanced courses, also hosted by the San Joaquin Delta College.
In 1996, Duncan was hired as an adjunct instructor at the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI), for the Officer Safety and Field Tactics Course in San Luis Obispo. There, he spent the next 14 years as a Firearms Instructor, Building Search Tactics Instructor, Training Coordinator for the (marking cartridge) tactical exercises program, and as an instructor in the low light tactics course.
Since 1988, Duncan has also trained private citizens in firearms training and other personal defense options. He has provided education on current California laws regarding justifiable use of force.