John French

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John French

Director of Law Enforcement Education & Training

Areas of Practice

As educators, it is crucial we stay current and focused on purposeful, professional development & training that provides Law Enforcement with added tools to enhance an already highly trained skill set. Our goal is to constantly strive to achieve a perfect balance that creates a culture of safety & security for our Law Enforcement Officers and the communities they serve.

John French serves as the Director of Law Enforcement Education & Training for Eckberg Lammers and our Law Enforcement Training Academy and Consulting Services. His passion centers around teaching, instructing, and consulting with professionals, law enforcement, government entities, schools, and private organizations to enhance their current skills and encourage individual and team performance to enrich communities.

A twenty-year law enforcement professional, John served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office; Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Team Member for Hennepin County Sheriff’s / Homeland Security; Police Officer and Tactical Team Leader for the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

Throughout his career, John has engaged law enforcement agencies and officers through education and training. He has conducted Field Training, Crisis Intervention Training, Firearms Training, developed curriculum and casualty training for the Anoka/Hennepin School Districts, developed corporate security training programs, and administered continuing education with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training. John has trained extensively locally and nationally on the following topics:

  • Effective Communication/Conflict Management
  • Communicating through Culture, Crisis and Conflict
  • Active Shooter/Threat Assessment/Critical Incident Response Planning
  • Basic/Advanced Tactical Firearms Training
  • Permit to Carry Certified Instructor, CPR/AED/EMS Certified Instructor (EMSRB, AHA)
  • Crisis Prevention Instructor(CPI)

In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his beautiful bride, family and friends. He also enjoys winter Caribbean cruises and golf in any region that doesn’t have snow!

Contact John Today.

Call 651-439-2878 or send an e-mail to schedule an appointment


Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota - B.A.

Lakewood College - A.A.


  • International Law Enforcement Educators Trainers association (ILEETA)
  • Minnesota Peace & Police Officer Association
  • NRA Firearms Instructor Network
  • Minnesota Association Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (MALEFI)
  • American Heart Association Instructor
  • Emergency Medical Regulatory Board (EMSRB)


  • Deputy of the Year 1994 – R.C.S.O
  • Stork Award-Delivery of Baby on Duty
  • Top Sniper 2022 Minnesota Tactical Officer Association (M.T.O.A.)
  • Excellence In Teaching Award – 2011


Interpersonal Communication & Conflict Management Model

  • P.A.U.S.E.


  • Anoka County Mental Health Advisory Counsel
  • Local Church Volunteer


  • F.B.I. Instructor Development Course, Camp Ripley, MNMN
  • Swat Supervisor and Command School, National Tactical Officers Association
  • Active Shooter Threat Assessment Critical Incident Response, National Tactical Officers Association
  • School Active shooter response, Secret Service, Department of Education
  • Counter Terrorism Training, Department of Homeland Security/LSU
  • Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Instructor, Anoka Technical College
  • CIT, Barbara Schneider Foundation
  • Crisis Prevention Instructor, Crisis Prevention Institute

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