Jonathan (Jon) Tindal is the Owner and Lead Instructor of Defensive Shooting Concepts. Jon has 25 years of Law Enforcement experience and is currently a member of one of Indiana’s larger law enforcement agencies. He served on his department’s Tactical Team for 13 years, many as a team leader and was a LE firearms instructor for 19 years. While in law enforcement, he has held the position of Lieutenant, served as a Shift Commander, and held the position of Department Training Coordinator. Jon’s work over the years includes a multitude of certifications, instructor positions, and accolades; including being a two time recipient of the Medal of Merit. Jon graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy ranked 4th out of 129 students. He also served in the Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer from 1995-2003.
During Jon’s career in LE he has trained hundreds of officers totaling over thousands of hours of instruction. He builds on his knowledge by continuing his education in firearms. Jon is a certified armorer with respected brands such as, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Colt, Rock River and Remington. Jon constantly constructed new and effective ways to train Indiana’s law enforcement officers in the firearms field and was the lead firearms instructor for his department Tactical Team. He has also served as a guest instructor in firearms at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Jon is certified in the instruction of handgun, shotgun and patrol rifle, as well as Taser, less lethal and chemical munitions, Simunition (simulated munitions) and Force on Force tactics and distraction devices. He is also trained in Street Survival and weapons retention. In 2012, Jon earned the IALEFI Certification of Master Firearms Instructor. He is an avid NRA member and a GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundations Member. Jon also has taught thousands of hours on response to an Active Shooter both armed and unarmed response.
Jon is repeatedly building training plans that continually stress firearms safety and basics, and also puts the student in dynamic situations, preparing them for the possibility of a firearms related encounter. Jon delivers training that is above standards and builds the students confidence in firearms proficiency as well as performance in stress induced situations.
United States Army Basic Training and AIT School graduation
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Street Survival Course
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Certified Instructor Development Course
Firearms Instructor Course Handgun and Shotgun
Glock Armorer Course
Patrol Rifle Instructor Course
Colt Armorer Course
Rock River Arms Armorer Course
Remington M/870 Police Armorers Course
Simunition FX Scenario Instructor and Safety Course
Specialty Impact Munitions and Chemical Munitions Instructor Course
Taser Instructor Course
Law Enforcement Sniper Course
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors – Master Instructor
Field Trauma Care Course
Smith and Wesson Armorer Course
Small Unit Tactics
Force Science Institute Certified
Active Shooter Instructor Certified (RAIDER Training)
NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
Tactical Pistol Instructor Certification with Langdon Tactical
Advanced SWAT Tactics Certification with S.C.A.R.
Advanced Handgun Instructor Certification from Work Horse
Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response DHS Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education
OC Aerosol, Less Lethal Impact Munitions, Chemical Munitions, Distraction Devices
Low Light Pistol Instructor
Covert Building Search
Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics
Ultimate Training Munitions Instructor