Thor Eells has over 28 years of law enforcement experience with the Colorado Springs (CO) Police Department. He has served in patrol, investigations, and SWAT. The majority of his career has been in tactical operations where he has served as a SWAT operator, Team Commander and Division Commander. Until recently, Commander Eells was assigned as commander of the Specialized Enforcement Division. He was responsible for highly specialized units such as, SWAT, K-9, EOD, Traffic Enforcement, Special Events and Air Support. While serving in this role he has obtained extensive experience in command post operations, to include both Tactical Operations and Emergency Operation Centers. Additionally, Commander Eells has experience as his department’s representative for WMD and Terrorist response with regard to coordination and planning with other local, county, state and federal agencies. Commander Eells is now assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Falcon Division. In addition to his practical experience, Commander Eells has extensive teaching experience with the NTOA.
Ron is a seasoned business leader, entrepreneur, consultant, and author who enjoys seeing good ideas and vision transformed into effective action and results. He brings to the International Academy of Public Safety an extensive and broad range of business and organizational experiences with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. His experience includes extensive work as an organizational consultant working with small and medium sized businesses and nonprofit organizations leading team-based strategic planning and leadership development programs. In addition to over 20 years of experience strategic planning consulting and executive coaching, Ron has spent 10+ years building and managing technical services businesses. His proven competencies include working with software development project management, outsource technical team management, web development, and digital marketing technologies and initiatives.
Ron has also co-authored and published several manuals and books in leadership, business development and strategic planning. Those works include: Strategic Planning Technology for Small Businesses (Co-authored with Bill Bean, HRD Press, 1995), Strategic Teamwork: Team Leaders Guide and Team Members Tool Kit, (1996, self-published; for nonprofit organizations), Living On Purpose (LOP is a comprehensive personal life-planning system co-authored with Bill Bean and Rich Edler, self-published by Strategia, Cardiff, CA. 1996), Turbocharging Your Business, (Co-authored with Bill Bean, self-published by Strategia, Cardiff, CA. 1996), Transforming Leadership (Co-authored with Terry Anderson, Times Mirror Press/St. Lucie Press Division, 1998).