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Our instructors have an extensive background in Law Enforcement, S.W.A.T. and Fugitive Recovery. Together, we have formulated Defense Options Tactical, LLC in an effort to be able to pass some of our training and experience on to our students. Nothing pleases us more than to know that our efforts are helping to advance the skills of all our fellow citizens choosing to exercise their right in becoming responsible armed citizens!


Paul is a lifelong resident of Bay County.  Paul Graduated from Valley Lutheran High School (Saginaw) in 1997.  Following this he attended Delta College and earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice by graduating from the Northeastern Regional Police Academy in 2001. Upon graduation from the Police Academy Paul was sworn in and worked as a Patrol Officer for the Vassar Police Department.  After years on the Department, Paul then left Vassar to pursue his career in the Family Business and also became a Private Contractor.  After doing this for several years, he re-entered the law enforcement field as a Fugitive Recovery Agent.  Paul currently lives in Bay City with his wife Carla.  Paul and Carla are both firearm enthusiasts and are both Pro 2nd Amendment supporters.  Both on the Department and off, Paul has received extensive training in firearm, weapon and survival skills, as well as auxiliary tactical and combat training and instruction.  His knowledge, learned skills and personal accounts, collectively bring over 20 years of real world experience, all of which he now shares with his students.  Paul is currently a NRA Certified Firearm Instructor and Range Safety Officer.  Paul has been a hunter and shooter since the age of 13 and brings years of experience and training to the D.O. Tactical Team.



Mike is a lifelong resident of Bay County.  Mike Graduated from Bay City Central in 1991.  Mike has spent most of his career in the Private Security sector providing high quality security for businesses and individuals.  Mike also has an extensive background in Fugitive Recovery and is currently a Bail Bond Agent.  Mike, has years of experience in both firearms and tactical training.  He has attended many advanced training courses taught by top Military and Law Enforcement instructors from around the world. Mike has also been an Officer of both the Bay Police Department and Chesaning Police Department’s Reserve Units.  Mike and his wife Kara and their children currently reside in Bay City.  Mike and his family are pro 2nd Amendment supporters and firearm enthusiasts.  Mike is a NRA Certified Firearm Instructor with years of training and real world experience to share.