CBL Training & Consulting | Sacramento, CA | 916.998.0502 | John@CBLTAC.us
John Wilson

John is the founder of CBL Training and Consulting, which began in 2004.

He is currently a sergeant at a major California law enforcement agency where he leads a crisis intervention training unit.  He is Advanced POST certified.  He has worked in a variety of positions including street patrol, auto theft and drug ​investigations, general crimes, and as a police academy instructor (Criminal Law, Impaired Driving, and Physical Training). He has been certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and DRE instructor.  John is a P.O.S.T. certified homicide investigator, crime scene investigator (CSI), electronic surveillance (wiretap) operator, advanced sex crimes investigator, auto theft investigator, DOJ-BNE narcotics investigator, advanced rural and urban surveillance, and methamphetamine laboratory investigator among other certifications.

Before becoming a peace officer, he was an "Outdoor Adventure Education Supervisor" for an at-risk youth program working for the Tulare County Office of Education. He also worked for King's View Center as a "Child Care Worker" in a live-in chemical dependency unit in Fresno County, California.  John served as a seasonal US Forest Service Wildland Firefighter in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Kings Canyon.  John is an honorably discharged, non-commissioned officer, U.S. Army veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 25th Infantry Division, as well as an augmented member of the Joint Task Force - Full Accounting (JTF-FA)(62nd JFA)(Socialist Republic of Viet Nam). 

John has thousands of hours of domestic and international instructional experience from youth to adults and from a diverse international spectrum of law enforcement officials to private citizens. John is a P.O.S.T. certified academy instructor, scenario coordinator, Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) and Instructor Development Institute Level II instructor, physical training instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) instructor, SFST instructor to instructors, and Force Options Simulator instructor.  

He has been involved in a deadly police combat shooting and has been shot twice in the line of duty.​​

John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University with a bachelor's in general psychology and focuses his practical and educational achievements on tactical bio-psychology and outdoor adventure.

John is married (22 years), has children, enjoys serious outdoor adventure, is an ultramarathon runner (110K), an Ironman (140.6) finisher, and is a Christian.​​
(Primary Instructor)