Simon Cruz, Jr.  (Rangemaster)


Sergeant Cruz has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety. He currently serves as an Advisory Committee Board Member for the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) representing the Firearm & Baton Training Facilities since 2014. He holds numerous International, Federal and State law enforcement instructor certifications. Listed below are some of his credentials. Sgt. Cruz is also an active contributor and has written numerous articles and product reviews on various magazines namely; World of Firepower, Concealed Carry Handguns, Gun World, Home Defender, Tactical World, and Knives Illustrated.


POST Certified Rangemaster/Firearm Instructor
POST Certified MACTAC Instructor
POST Certified Active Shooter Response Instructor 
POST Certified SWAT Rappel Master Instructor
POST Certified Witness Protection Instructor
POST Certified First Aid, CPR w/ AED Instructor 
POST Certified Airborne & Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor 
POST Certified Tactical Casualty Care Instructor
POST Certified Law Enforcement Performance Auditor
POST Certified Juvenile Intervention Instructor 
POST Certified Armorer
POST Certified Expandable Police Baton Advance Instructor 
POST Certified Terrorism Liaison Officer & Infrastructure Officer
BSIS Licensed - Firearm Training Facility Owner (TFF 1247)
BSIS Licensed - Firearm Training Instructor (TIF 1972)
BSIS Licensed - Security, Exposed Firearm Permit, Baton Permit
CA Department of Justice Entertainment Firearm Permit Holder
CA Department of Justice Firearm Safety Certificate Instructor & Recognized Training Facility
CA Department of Justice Certified Dignitary Security Instructor
OC/Pepper Spray & Handcuff Instructor
San Diego County Approved Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Instructor & Training Facility
Los Angeles County Approved Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Instructor & Training Facility
Ventura County Approved Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Instructor & Training Facility
A.L.I.C.E. Certified Advance Instructor ( Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate)
Master Firearms Instructor  (International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors - IALEFI)
Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Tactics & Shoot House Instructor
Police Urban and Long Range Sniper/Observer Instructor
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Certified Instructor 
Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response Instructor (LASER) - Department of Homeland Security
Mechanical & Ballistic Breacher Instructor
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Certified Community Emergency Response Team Instructor (CERT)

State of Nevada Credential:
Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Instructor (Approved by State of Nevada, Nye County Sheriff's Office)

National Rifle Association (NRA)                                                                                                                                                                         
Certified Training Counselor (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection); NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer; NRA Certified Regional Counselor (Refuse to be a Victim)