Michael Black, Apprentice Tracker and Assistant Instructor
Michael Black is a Certified Apprentice Tracker with JHPTS-VTI, an active member of PCTA and the Polk County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit.
Michael established his law-enforcement foundation and passion for criminal investigation while serving for 8 years in the Utah Army National Guard, with Army Aviation and a Military Police Company. He subsequently joined the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office where he served in both the Patrol and Traffic Divisions for over 10 years.
After he retired, Michael returned to his passion for criminal investigation work joining the Polk County Oregon Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Team where he contributes his experience and background in computer technology and data analysis.
Anthony Lorange, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)
Anthony Lorange, retired after 25 years as a police officer in Oregon. During his last 12 years he was assigned as a detective on a regional narcotics task force. For 20 years he has been a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue team. During which time he trained / deployed a human remains detection K9 and currently serves as the team’s lead tracker and designated visual tracking trainer.
He is a professional tracker, with over eight years of experience. His certification and continued training is through Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services and Visual Tracking and Training Incorporated. He has utilized his tracking training to investigate incidents that have included missing persons, suicides, burglaries, attempted murder and DTO grows.
Ron Glaus, Polk County Sheriff's Office
Ron is a semi-retired Forensic Psychologist who joined the Polk County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office as a Reserve Deputy in 1989. He also provided psychological services to law enforcement agencies across Oregon including pre-employment and special teams assessments, fitness for duty screenings, officer involved incident support services, and assisted with major crime investigations. Currently he is a Special Deputy with the PCSO Cold Case Team and is active in the PCSAR Unit as a ground searcher, human visual tracker, and is a tracking assistant Instructor with the JHPTS-VTATI program.