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Chuck Doan


Chuck is a lifelong Southern Illinois resident and a retired police officer with 38 years of law enforcement experience.  Chuck is currently employed as a Police Training Specialist with a unit of the Illinois Mobile Team Law Enforcement Training system.

As a police officer Chuck served as:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Investigator
  • Special Response (SRT) member, Team Leader and Sniper.
  • Training Officer
  • Range Master
  • Field Operations Supervisor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Field Training Coordinator
  • Accreditation Manager

Chuck has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University in Administration of Justice.   He is a graduate of the 192nd Session of the FBI National Academy, in Quantico, VA.   He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.  He continues to serve as a certified firearms instructor, having trained police officers with a variety of firearm types, for over 28 years.

Chuck holds numerous local and national certifications, including:

  • Retired Law Enforcement Officer
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Illinois Police Patrol Rifle Instructor Certified
  • Lead Instructor, Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board (ILETSB) Certified
  • Police Firearms Instructor Trainer – ILETSB Certified
  • PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Certified
  • Pepper Spray (OC) Instructor
  • Certified Armorer for:
    • Glock Pistols
    • Smith & Wesson Pistols
    • 1911 style pistols
    • Springfield Armory XD Pistols
    • Ruger LCP pistols
    • AR15 Rifles – Arma-Lite
  • Police Firearms Instructor - Certified
  • Certified Instructor with Use-of-Force simulator (F.A.T.S. System)
  • Certified Illinois State Police CCW Instructor
  • Certified by the Police Training Institute, University of Illinois, in:
    • Police Tactical Firearms
    • Patrol Strategies and Tactics

Chuck belongs to the following professional organizations:

  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • FBI Academy National Academy Associates
  • ·        International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)

Chuck developed the Illinois state certified Police Patrol Rifle curriculum.  

J.D. Barter


JD Barter is the full-time Range Manager at Tombstone Gun Range & Training Center, as well as one of our busiest instructors for our training group, Arsenal Tactical Concepts, LLS.  JD serves as Lead Instructor for many of the classes at Tombstone Training Center, and has received high accolades from many students since coming on board with us in August 2013.  

JD also gives private one-on-one instruction at our range and has helped many students quickly jump from amateur shooter to mid-level in a short period of time with his expertise and skill.JD is a retired federal law enforcement officer with 29 years of service.  He began his career in 1983 in the US Army Military Police Corps, where he was attached to NATO on the United States’ military representative to NATO’s protective services detail.  During this time, he experienced a terrorist car bombing of a NATO building (in 1985). After leaving the army, JD went to work for the United States Department of Justice in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  He became an instructor for the Disturbance Control Team in 1993, which involved teaching riot control techniques to all staff.  He was a team leader for the Disturbance Control Team, as well.  After several years of teaching unarmed fighting techniques, he switched to firearms instruction in 2005.   He was trained to be a firearms instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. 

​After four years as a firearms instructor, he returned to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to become a Lead Firearms Instructor.  After being appointed a Lead Firearms Instructor, he supervised the range at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, IL, training not only the staff, but also training with other federal agencies, including the FBI, DEA, US Marshalls, US Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, the VA police, and US Probation.  During this time, he also trained closely with the IL Secretary of State Police bomb squad and the SIU bomb squad.   He returned to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center again for training to serve on the Armed Bus Team. JD has also been an instructor at John. A Logan College in the Adult Continuing Education program since 2000.            

During his career at USP Marion, IL - JD served on the following teams:

Disturbance Control Team:  1988-1997
Armed Escort Team:  1987-2012
Armed Bus Team:  2007-2012
Assistant Team Leader, Crisis Support Team:  2010-2012           

​ JD resides in Johnston City with his wife Danielle who is the Principle at Johnston City High School.  JD has two adult children Joel who is a service writer at Marion Ford Quicklane and Johnna who will graduate from John A Logan RN program in May of 2014.  JD is a active member at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion.  JD is also president of the local chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Little Egypt Longbeards.  He is a avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, camping and hiking.  JD is also a amateur chef and has volunteered his skills to several local organizations.    
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Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor – Certified·         
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Firearms Instructor·         
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Lead Firearms Instructor·         
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Disturbance Control Instructor·         
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Armed Bus·         
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center EEO Counsler

David Kemp


David began his police career in Decatur, IL as a patrolman in 1994 after graduating from the Illinois State Police Academy (for local law enforcement.)  He worked midnights during his four years in the patrol division, and was also assigned as a member of the Decatur Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.) in 1997.  David served over 70 high risk search warrants while assigned to the E.R.T. in a just over a one-year time period, as well as hostage/barricaded gunman scenarios.  
David moved back to his hometown of Carterville, IL in 1998 after being hired by the Carbondale Police Department.   He continued to work in the patrol division and was assigned to Carbondale's Special Response Team (S.R.T.) on 2000.

Instructor Certifications
State of Illinois Firearms Instructor (ILETSB)                                                                                                                          
Active Shooter Training Instructor (ALEERT Train the Trainer)                                                                            
Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) Instructor for Chemical Munitions, Impact Munitions, O.C., and NFDD                               AR-15 Armorer (Arma-Lite, 2011)                                                                                                                                        
Carbondale Police Department Training Officer                                                                                    
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor (2011)                                                                                                
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor
State of Illinois Law enforcement Firearms Instructor (ILETSB)  2002
IL Dept. of Professional Regulation Certified Firearms instructor
Police Training Institute Patrol Rifle Instructor (#2624) 2009
Active Shooter Training Instructor (ALEERT Train the Trainer)    
Glock Pistol Instructor/Armorer  (2009, 2011)
Mid-South Institute of Combat Shooting
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
Master Instructor Development Program
David is a Patrol Sergeant with a local Southern Illinois Police Department, with 22 years of law enforcement experience.  He has served as a Firearms Instructor and SWAT Team Leader with 18 years of Tactical Team experience.  He has served hundreds of high risk warrants and has deployed on several hostage and barricaded gunman incidents. David is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
​Instructors are carefully chosen professionals who come from a variety of military and law enforcement backgrounds. Our instructors understand the importance of high-quality training and know that it often means the difference between life and death. Our instructors have been there, either on the streets or downrange, and offer real-world experience.

Tombstone Gun Range and Training Center - Marion, IL - Our Instructors