Certified Instructors

R.S. Mitchell

Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor
Firearm Instructor for Police, Sherriff’s, Troopers, Wardens and FBI Agents
NRA Training Counselor
NRA certified Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor
NRA certified muzzle loading pistol, rifle, shotgun Instructor
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
NRA Instructor Personal Protection Outside the Home
NRA certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
Utah Concealed Carry Instructor
Maryland Wear & Carry permit Instructor
Certified Instructor for FL / AZ / VA / DE Concealed Carry Classes
Self defense instructor
Professional Glock Armorer
NRA Life / MSI / SAF

Arthur S. Villaruz

Princeton Township Police Department: February 15, 1985 – December 1, 2010
Military Experience: United States Marine Corps Reserves – 1978 – 1984


Bachelor of Science in Human Services – March 1996
Thomas Edison State College / Trenton State College / Mercer County Comm. College

Monadnock PR-24 / MEB Instructor – S.P.E.A.R Instructor – Defensive Tactics Instructor
Firearms Instructor – Beretta Armorer – Bomb Blast Evidence Technician
Method of Instruction – CPR, First Responder – Blackwater Extreme Police Survival

Custom Tactical Carbine for LEO – 2010
Firearms Qualification / Use of Force / Pursuit Policy – 2010
Human Trafficking – Ocean County Police Academy – 2009
Respirator Quantitative Fit Testing – 2009
Defensive Tactics, X-Baton and Oleoresin Capsicum Training – 2009
Bias based Profiling In Service – 2009
High Risk Warrant Service / Hostage Rescue, Blackwater – 2008
Haz-mat Blood Born Pathogens, Domestic Violence, EFP – 2008
Monadnock Expandable Baton Instructor Re-certification – 2008
Israeli IRD Counter Terrorist Training for Police – 2008
Custom Advanced Handgun for LEO, Blackwater – 2007
Critical Incident Response / Active Shooter Union County Police – 2007
Beretta Armorer Training Course – 2007
Custom Carbine Course, Blackwater – 2007
Cyber Crime Investigation Somerset County Police Academy – 2006
Sexual Assault Response Team, Mercer County Police Academy – 2006
Undercover Operations and the Police Executive, FBINAA – 2006
Blauer Tactical Systems – Spear – Atlanta Police Academy – 2006
PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor, Morris County Police Academy – 2004
Advanced Homicide Investigation Conference NJSP / Princeton Univ. – 2004
Contemporary Supervision Techniques, Burlington County Police Academy – 2001
Advanced Investigative Techniques, Mercer County Prosecutors Office – 2001
Supervision / Police Management, Somerset County Police Academy – 2001
The Reid Method of Criminal Interview and interrogation – 1997
Monadnock PR24 and Expandable Baton Instructor – 1997
Top Gun, New Jersey State Police Academy – 1995
Method of Instruction, Mercer County Police Academy – 1995
Crime Scene Processing – Criminalistics, Somerset County Police Academy 1995
Interview and Interrogation, Somerset County Police Academy – 1994
White Collar Crime Investigation, Somerset County Police Academy – 1994
Basic Evidence Technician, Hamilton Township Police – 1993
Monadnock PR-24 Instructor Course = 1994
New Jersey State Police Academy Graduate – 1985

Other Accomplishments:
Instrumental in the conversion from the Revolver to the adaptation of the Beretta Weapons System and other weapon systems for the Department.
Emergency Response Team
Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor
Physical Fitness Committee
Research, Testing and Evaluation of new Equipment to replace aging and antiquidated Police Equipment

Patrol Corporal – Jan 2010 – Dec 2010
Detective Corporal – 2001 – 2010
Detective – 1994 – 2001
Patrolman – 1985 – 1994
Police Dispatcher 1984 – 1985

Awards and Commendations:
Firearms Achievement Award – Distinguished Pistol Expert
Unit Citation – FRT Involved Entry and Search working under adverse conditions – Hurricane Floyd
Meritorious Service – Apprehension of Suspect in a fleeing stolen vehicle
September 2002 – Assisted in Investigation of shots fired / recovery of firearm
January 1998 – Conducted and Participated in Judgmental Training simulations
January 1993 – Rendering First Aid and Assistance
March 1988 – Displayed use of Professional tactics during a motor vehicle pursuit resulting in the stop and apprehension of suspect

Michael P. Henderson

Retired veteran Police Lieutenant Michael Henderson has over 25 years of experience providing both traditional and non traditional police services. Mr. Henderson possesses extensive skills managing Patrol traffic and Community Policing units, conducting Internal Affairs investigations and executing Emergency Management operations. Mr. Henderson also has a considerable background administering Training and career development programs while assisting with departmental accreditation through CALEA.

Administrative and Operational Management – Officer Training and Supervision
Planning, Scheduling and Prioritization – Policy development and Implementation
Officer training and supervision – Community Oriented Policing

Established Field Training Officer program to develop comprehensive formalized Post Academy training program for all new patrolmen.
Established Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving unit know as the Community Action Team (CAT).
Established summer Youth Police Academy for Princeton youth.
Promoted and worked actively to achieve CALEA Accreditation.
Established unit to respond to and investigate all serious motor vehicle accidents.
Successfully completed New Jersey Dept. of Personnel’s Certified Public Manager (CPM) program.

Princeton Township Police Department
Operations Lieutenant 1/2005 – 11/2010
Traffic / Community Policing Officer 10/1996 – 12/2004
Patrol Sergeant 9/1993 – 9/1996
Patrolman 8/1985 – 8/1993

Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Arts / Criminology – 1984
Master of Administrative Science: Public Administration – 2001