Our Leadership


Lt. Mike Elerick (ret.)

Mike Elerick, Founder and Executive Director

Mike Elerick is the founding incorporator for Public Safety Training Institute (PSTI) and serves as the corporation's Executive Director. He has over 27 years of law enforcement experience and recently retired as a police lieutenant and SWAT Commander within the SF Bay Area law enforcement community. Mike has extensive experience training public safety personnel and serving public safety in a variety of roles within several law enforcement professional associations including:

  • California Peace Officers Association (CPOA)
    • Board of Directors (2 Terms)
    • CPOA Region II Chair (2 Terms)
  • Alameda County Law Enforcement Training Managers Association (ACLETMA)
  • California Association of Law Enforcement Background Investigators (CALEBI)
    • Vice President (2-Terms)

Mike has an AA degree in Public Administration and a BA degree in Business Management from St. Mary's College.

“I along with two other SFPD tactical officers found the debrief very informative and we are already planning some training dealing with this type of situation. Thank you for putting this together.”

Lieutenant — SFPD
(Discovery Channel Hostage Standoff, March 2012)

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