At Trigon Training Group, our mission is to improve law enforcement response to individuals in crisis by providing customized training programs that are designed to meet the specific needs of each department. We are committed to reducing the use of force incidents by equipping police officers with the necessary skills and tools to safely de-escalate situations. We believe that by fostering stronger relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, we can create safer and more compassionate communities.
MEET THE TEAM
Who We Are
Trigon Training Group exists to solve the critical issues facing law enforcement, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of training solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision, and optimize performance and productivity.
Mike Wells has been in the law enforcement field for over 25 years. He has 15 years of Crisis Negotiations experience to include team leadership experience. Mike has won the Virginia state CIT instructor of the year award.
Lori currently serves as the Senior Director of Emergency Services & Short Term Stabilization Services at Region Ten Community Services Board in Charlottesville VA. Lori has over 25 years of experience in crisis work. Lori was awarded the CIT international mental health provider of the year award.
Kevin has worked in law enforcement for the last 23 years. He risen through the ranks and currently holds the rank of Captain. Kevin has held leadership positions in SWAT, Crisis Negotiation, and the departments Defensive Tactics Team. Kevin has received certifications from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as a General Instructor and a Defensive Tactics Instructor. Kevin is a graduate of The Force Science Institute.
Thomas von Hemret
Tom is the CIT Coordinator for the Thomas Jefferson Area CIT and has served in this role since 2006. . Since 2009 he has served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia CIT State Coalition.
Among Tom’s awards include the 2009 Mental Health Advisory Council Award for Commitment to the Ideal of CIT, the 2011 Virginia CIT Coalition Award for CIT Coordinator of the Year, the 2011 Virginia CIT Coalition Award for CIT Program of the Year. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Clarence Earl Gibeon Award for being a Champion of Equal Justice.