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NPS Faculty and Staff

NPS Faculty and Staff



Huyck 2022

Charles D Huyck - Director NPS

Charles began his law enforcement career as a Probation Officer for the State of Georgia in 1986. In 1987, Charles graduated from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Academy, Quantico, VA, and became a DEA Special Agent. In 1991, he transferred to the U.S. Department of Interior where he continued performing criminal investigations as a BLM Special Agent. Charles transferred to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in 1996 where he became a professional law enforcement trainer.  While at FLETC, he held several key positions as Program Specialist for the Land Management Police Training Program and Criminal Investigator Training Program, Chief of Basic Training, Chief of Behavioral Science Division, Chief of the Enforcement Techniques Division, and Program Manager for the Maritime Law Enforcement Training Program, Charleston, SC.  He also served in several notable leadership positions as Chairman of the Tactical Oversight Board and contributing member of FLETC Strategic Planning and Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation.  Charles wrote articles for the FLETC law enforcement Journal on the importance of documenting training and investing in the future of law enforcement through training.  Charles is a certified FLETC Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, and Situational Leadership Instructor.

In 2010, Charles took a position as a Special Agent for the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service where he served as Team Leader for the Miami based Special Operations Group, Commandant’s Protective Service Detail, and retired in 2015 as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office. Charles was a member of the United States Armed Forces Reserve, USCG, from 2003 to 2013 as a First Class Petty Officer, Criminal Investigator IV1 (E6) receiving notable medals and commendations including the War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Medal, USCG Firearms Expert (Pistol), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and Good Conduct Award Medal. 

Charles became the Director of the National Park Service Law Enforcement Academy at Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, Colorado in 2018. In his personal life, Charles is an ordained minister, published author, and founder of SOG Missions, a non-profit foundation focused on physical and spiritual aspects of growth and learning, including Church Security, and has trained and spoken to thousands of Police, Security Officers, military, prisoners, and Churches throughout Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Argentina, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the United States. 



Bruce Alan Barnard NPS

Bruce-Alan Barnard, JD, LLM

Bruce-Alan retired from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) as an award-winning Senior Legal Instructor in January 2018 and founded LEA ONE where he is currently the Director.  Bruce-Alan received a B.S. in Adult Education with High Honors from Southern Illinois University and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Florida. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Auburn University and an advanced law degree (LL.M.) from the University of Alabama. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy for ten years conducting covert electronic surveillance on various fast-attack submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.

Bruce-Alan was certified as an instructor and was designated “Master Training Specialist” during a tour as an instructor at the Naval Submarine School. He was honorably discharged to attend law school. After completing law school, Bruce-Alan was commissioned as a JAG and served ten years in the United States Air Force.In addition to prosecuting cases, he was certified as an USAF Instructor by AETC and taught at the US Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School.  Bruce-Alan was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting cases in the Middle District of Alabama.  He retired from the Air Force in the permanent rank of Major in 2007 and accepted a position as a Legal Instructor at FLETC in Glynco, Georgia. At FLETC, he was responsible for curriculum development and was the subject-matter expert for Search and Seizure Law and Electronic Surveillance Law. Bruce-Alan was certified to teach every legal course at FLETC and has provided training to over 30,000 law enforcement officers.  Bruce-Alan is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Police Attorneys, IACP (Legal Section), IADLEST, ILEETA, and NSA. He is INCI certified by IADLEST and frequently writes for law enforcement periodicals and is often requested to present at conferences. Bruce-Alan also host the podcast Broadcast Blue providing timely legal updates to law enforcement officers.


Ty Hamblin

TiRynn Hamblin – Rangely Police Department Chief of Police

TiRynn started his career in Law Enforcement in 2005 working for the Rifle Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office before coming to work for the Rangely Police Department in 2011.

Chief Hamblin is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-B) and the Rangely Police Department K9 Handler. Chief Hamblin and K9 Eiko had been a certified team for over 4 years. Chief Hamblin continues to work K9 Eiko in his capacity as Chief of Police. Chief Hamblin’s area of expertise throughout his career has been DUI enforcement and criminal/drug interdiction.

Chief Hamblin is an instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Taser and Below 100. Chief Hamblin has taught all of these subjects and many more at the CNCC Ranger Academy. Chief Hamblin been an adjunct instructor for the CNCC Rangely Academy since 2015.






Randy L. Marcy

Currently, Mr. Marcy is a contract subject matter expert/instructor transnational crime at the United States Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) with assignments in Ghana, Nigeria and Barbados. Also, he is an Instructor of Leadership and Management programs at Management Concepts, Tysons Corner, VA and Adjunct Faculty of Criminal Justice at Aspen University, Denver, CO.

Mr. Marcy retired with 33 years of federal service that included:

US National Park Service (NPS) ranger including supervisory law enforcement, special event teams (SET), emergency medical services, technical search & rescue, wildland & structural fire and resource protection. Additional law enforcement commissions included the US Fish & Wildlife and Deputy Sheriff (Larimer County, CO). Duty locations included Rocky Mountain NP, CO, Grand Teton NP, WY, Acadia NP, ME, Death Valley NP, CA, Fire Island NS, NY, Gateway NRA, NJ, Minute Man NHP, MA, and Everglades NP, FL.)

Mr. Marcy was a Senior Instructor and Program Manager at the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. His subject matter expertise (SME) included Leadership, Behavioral Science, Arrest & Defensive Tactics, Enforcement Operations & Investigations, and Health & Fitness. Mr. Marcy was responsible for Train-the-Trainer programs in arrest/defensive tactics, nonlethal impact and chemical weapons; fitness and critical/stress management. Counterterrorism expertise included developing portions of the US Department of Homeland Security Key Critical Infrastructure & Resource Protection Training Program. He developed the behavioral science components in the FLETC/NPS Field Training Evaluator Program (FTEP). He was manager and instructor of leadership programs at US State Department sponsored International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Botswana and Thailand. He is a member in good standing in the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA).

Mr. Marcy has 12 years executive, supervisory and program management experience including international law enforcement leadership programs, agency strategic planner, created the agency ombuds program, and temporary assignments to the US Congress at the FLETC; Assistant Director at the US Federal Executive Institute; Program Manager of Human Capital and Training  at the US Federal Executive Board; and law enforcement operations ranger at the US National Park Service.

Mr. Marcy began his government service on active duty in the U.S Army (39th Engineer Bn, Fort Devens, MA & 1/1 Air Defense Artillery, Wildflecken, Germany).

Mr. Marcy holds a Master of Public Administration, Georgia Southern University, GA;

Master of Science in Health & Human Performance, Fort Hays State University, KS; and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Westfield State University, MA.



Deb Goeb

Deborah GoebFirearms Instructor

Officer Deborah Goeb retired from her career in 2021 as a Senior Federal Wildlife Canine Officer for the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Montana. Comprised of six National Wildlife Refuges, it has been recognized as the second largest national wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states and is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S Department of the Interior (DOI). Affiliated with the refuge since 2002, Officer Goeb also spent more than a decade as a Refuge  Officer before being named to her most recent position in 2014. 

Previously, Officer Goeb served as the first full-time female officer to serve as a Refuge Officer in the lower 48 states, stationed at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge between 2001 and 2002. Located in Illinois, the refuge is comprised of more than 40,000 acres. Officer Goeb also served as a law enforcement officer for the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area and the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest from 1994 to 2000, and garnered recognition in various roles with the U.S. Park Service at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota in 1993 and the Peninsula State Park in Wisconsin between 1987 and 1992.

During her tenure in the field, Officer Goeb had the opportunity to hold numerous leadership positions, including as the regional lead firearms instructor and armorer, through which she was responsible for all weapons systems and inspections and the coordination of all firearms instruction throughout the 8 State western  region, she also served as the Region Six lead field training officer, training  30 new officers throughout her career. Among other noteworthy roles, Officer Goeb served as a member of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s training and policy committee, was a member of the National Firearms Committee, a wildland firefighter (engine boss/IC5), and wildland cause and determination investigator, was a Taser instructor and armorer, served as a member of the USFWS’s National Dive Control Board and The Regional Dive Officer, was a founding member and commander of the USFWS Honor Guard, and lastly became the first canine team in her 8 State region serving the last seven years of her career across the nation with her canine partner, Lex, at her side.  Furthermore, she was deployed numerous times throughout the nation in response to various natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other events.

A dedicated civic advocate, Officer Goeb plans to remain active in community service over the next few years now that she has more free time. Maintaining a particular interest in victims’ advocacy, she hopes to introduce courthouse facility dogs within her county to provide emotional support to victims or witnesses when providing testimony, and aims to continue her work with the Special Olympic’s within the law enforcement community in western Montana.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Officer Goeb earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management and biology with a minor in environmental law in 1987. She subsequently completed training at the State of Wisconsin Police Recruit Academy in 1991 graduating first in her class, and again graduated first in her class from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in 2001. 

Officer Goeb was the recipient of a multitude of awards and recognitions during her career, including a Distinguished Service Award in 2021, a Valor Award in 2017 and an Exemplary Service Award in 2014 from the DOI. She was also named as the Refuge Officer of the Year by the National Wildlife Refuge System in 2011 and, among other accolades, received a Meritorious Achievement Commendation for Distinguished and Dedicated Service following the terrorist attacks on 9/11 in 2001.




NPS Hilton and K9 Nico

Keller HiltonTown of Rangely Police Department

Patrolman Keller Hilton began his career in Law Enforcement in 2013 with the United States Navy where he served overseas and stateside as a Military Police Officer.  Patrolman Hilton exited military service and graduated from the Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy in 2019.

Patrolman Hilton began a career with the Rangely Police Department in 2021 after choosing to exit Federal Law Enforcement. Patrolman Hilton has since been assigned as the Department’s K9 Handler.  Patrolman Hilton is paired with K9 Nico, a dual-purpose patrol and narcotics detection canine.

In addition, Patrolman Hilton serves as an adjunct instructor at CNCC in the Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy (PRLEA).  He has served as an instructor with PRLEA since 2020.

Patrolman Hilton is a certified Firearms instructor as well as a Radar/LIDAR instructor. Patrolman Hilton is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s 925th Supervisor Leadership Institute. In addition, Officer Hilton has attended numerous advanced training to include Desert Snow Criminal Interdiction, Crisis Intervention Teams Training, and REID Advanced Investigative Interviewing and Interrogation.   




NPS CJ On Horse

C.J. RossAdjunct Instructor

My name is Carroll “C.J.” Ross. I am an adjunct instructor at the Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy at Colorado Northwestern Community College. My master’s degree is in criminal justice education from Troy State University. My dissertation was, “Implementing Problem-Based Learning into Criminal Justice Training.” I studied at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot as part of my dissertation. In 2023, I retired as a Director for the Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy at Minnesota North College.

I retired from the federal government after 32 years having worked for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the US Park Police. The highlight of my career was working as a horse mounted patrol officer with my partner Nineth Cavalry on the Presidio. I put myself through college at the University of Maryland by serving in the US Army as military police and a ranger.

I live in coastal Savannah, Georgia where I kayak, surf, and write. I am a published author and spend every November participating in National Novel Writing Month by writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. My goals are to share my experience as a Homeland Security certified firearms, driving, defensive tactics, and leadership instructor. I enjoy helping our graduates secure employment using my experience.




 Jordan Wagstaff - Active Threat/Basic Tactics/Tactical Med Instructor/Patrol Skills

Jordan has served in the military for approximately thirteen years and as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Tactical Law Enforcement Teams he conducted counter narcotics and counter piracy operations around the globe. Jordan also has approximately five years of experience working as a Police Officer in a major metropolitan city.


About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.