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Robert J. Solis - RangeFit LLC

Aspiring to leverage critical incident situations through firearms training, special investigations, emergency management, training & special operations experience across fast-paced & evolving working environments.
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RangeFit LLC

623-986-1806

Our Mission Statement

It is RangeFit’s mission to properly educate individuals, families and organizations in firearms, defensive tactics, physical fitness and help inspire all to be their own dignitary guardians. We incorporate physical fitness, fundamentals of marksmen ship and more importantly enjoying the aspect of training. We are dedicated in offering many opportunities in our classes to grow and learn.

Robert J. Solis

Customer & Community Relations • Law Enforcement Instructor • Development & Instruction

Aspiring to leverage critical incident situations through firearms training, special investigations, emergency management, training & special operations experience across fast-paced & evolving working environments.

A veteran police officer with 17+ years of service, delivering compassionate community services for citizens of Glendale and around the state of Arizona. An unwavering commitment to saving lives, improving community safety, and decreasing officer vulnerability by providing intensive firearms training. Demonstrated success in cultivating, training, and leading a professional team aimed at achieving organizational goals. Deft at planning, designing, and implementing training plans, improving physical security programs for both law enforcement and citizens we serve, launching security awareness initiatives, and ensuring adherence to government policies. Robust communicator and analytical planner; possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills with the ability to think critically to handle stressful situations under pressure.
  • Providing Instruction for Critical Incidents
  • Current Senior SWAT Team Operator/Trainer with Arizona Recognized Certificates
  • Firearms and Physical Fitness Instructor
  • Lead Proficiency Glendale Police Department Instructor
  • Threat Analysis & Risk Assessments
City of Glendale Police Department – 6-1/2 years in position

Patrol Police Officer

  • Hired by the Glendale Police Department October 3rd, 2005
  • Providing a non-biased service to protect the lives and property of the Glendale City area.
  • Conducting thorough investigations using efficient communication with citizens and police detectives across the valley.
  • Developing lesson plans as a Field Training Officer for the success of Officers in Training.
  • Working in a diverse organization to reach a common goal of community safety and peace using effective communication.
  • Three-time Super Bowl SWAT security team for football stadium and entertainment district footprint.
City of Glendale Police Department – 7 years in position

Police Motorcycle Officer

  • Completing various traffic investigations using current technology to depict an accurate scene
  • Conducting traffic enforcement in government focused areas to improve the safety of Glendale travelers.
  • Investigating with great detail cases involving driving under the influence and working with non-profit organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving to reduce fatalities.
City of Glendale Police Department – 2-1/2 years in position

Lead Proficiently Training Officer

  • Responsible for developing and training officers across the state to meet Arizona Post requirement objectives to remain certified police officers and adjunct to firearms trainer with MCSO police academy.
  • Creating and implementing government policy and procedures by direction of the police department administration using different training aids that range from classroom instruction to live student practical.
  • Attended many challenging instructional schools hosted across the nation that has led me to obtain recognized certificates ranging from physical fitness to critical incident hostage situations.
  • Authored department policy and procedures related to less lethal weapons, pre/post academy and judgement decision making.
  • Budget analysis of department spending related to expensive’ s of the training/firearms unit.
  • Help create web-based training for employees to reduce agency risk.
Glendale SWAT Senior SWAT Operator – 14 years to present

Lead Senior SWAT Operator

  • Responsible for tactical planning, intelligence gathering and working undercover for SWAT operations.
  • Experience in performing risk analysis and managing security and technology controls.
  • Be a self-starter who takes initiative and requires minimal supervision.
  • Experience with architecture/system hardening techniques.
  • Identifying areas in a residential/commercial structure that leave an area vulnerable.
  • Provide training for employees to minimize risks.
  • Assist / support escalation of verified security events / incidents from analyst(s).
Owner and Founder of Rangefit LLC – 2 years to present
  • Training both law enforcement and civilians in the basic skills needed to operate a firearm using the fundamentals of marksmanship.
  • Teaching gun safety handling that extends to a person’s life at home, in an automobile and public.
  • Teaching dignitary techniques to help students protect loved ones when at home and in the public.
  • Develop programs to assist those that which to carry in a concealed capacity.
  • Established pre & post new hire recruit training program that consist of current law enforcement education and providing a demanding physical conditioning schedule that also includes teaching recruits about diet, exercise plans and mental wellness.
Sargent in the United States Army – 4 years of service
  • Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army with years of service from 2001 to 2005
  • Served in the second gulf war, Iraqi Freedom, leading soldiers in the field of battle in countries of Kuwait and Iraq
  • Field Artillery was my job description which had the responsibility of protecting U.S. troops and aircraft against all air attacks.
  • Attended various schools that helped establish a success path in law enforcement, those include combat lifesaver medical aid, combatives trainer / hand to hand combat, primary leadership development course.
  • USA Central Personnel Security Clearance Fort George, Maryland given in October 2002, clearance -secret.
 
Education
  • 21 hours earned Del Mar Community College, Corpus Christi Texas – 1998
  • 42 hours earned University of Texas, San Antonio Texas – 2001
  • 6 hours earned El Paso Community College, El Paso Texas – 2005
  • 40 hours earned Rio Salado Community College, Phoenix Arizona – 2006
Military Awards
  • Army Commendation
  • National Defense Service
  • Global War on Terrorism
  • Army Service
  • Iraq Campaign
  • Physical fitness excellence award
Law Enforcement Recognition
  • Awarded top physical fitness recruit of graduating class 409 Arizona Law Enforcement Academy-2006
  • Chiefs’ commendation for apprehension & conviction of a murder suspect – 2006
  • Chiefs’ commendation for civil traffic investigation leading to the arrest for 19 pounds of narcotics – 2007
  • Chiefs’ commendation for professionalism during a domestic dispute-2007
  • Chiefs’ commendation for working with Alcohol Tobacco & Firearm units seizing multiple weapons from two Mexican Cartels members attempting to transport weapons and ammunition to Mexico-2009
  • Chiefs’ commendation for rendering aid in the City of Tempe while off duty during a struggle a Tempe officer encounter while effecting an arrest-2009
  • Chiefs’ commendation for Taser policy and training department wide -2012
  • Estrella Mountain appreciation for guest speaking during criminal investigation class -2018
  • Glendale SWAT firearms competition top shot award – 2019
  • Chiefs’ recognition for development and lead during pre & post academy recruit classes 2020
  • Arizona Tactical Officer of the Year, Commander Greg Carnicle Award – 2022
  • Specialty/Training Officer of the Year for the Glendale Police Department 2023
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving DUI Campaign Enforcement
  • Governor Office of Highway Safety Seatbelt Campaign
  • Cartwright School District Reading Across America / Reading to kids
  • Shop with a Cop program
  • United States Marines recruiting program
  • National Tactical Officer Association
  • Arizona Tactical Officer Association
  • National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association
  • TacSafe Consultants, training civilians in firearms and gun safety
  • Tactical Handgun Instructor for West Valley SWAT Basic School / Arizona Post Accredited
  • Glendale Police Department Citizens Academy
  • Arizona Law Enforcement Academy Graduate March 24, 2006
  • Kustom Doppler Traffic Radar Operation June 19th, 2006
  • Managing Civil Actions in Threat Incidents FEMA November 16th 2007
  • Field Training Officer’s Course July 9th, 2008
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training Board General Instructor Course July 25th, 2008
  • Center for Domestic Preparedness WMD Emergency Responder Course FEMA October 3rd, 2009
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Basic SWAT school May 8th, 2009
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training Board Defensive Tactics/Impact Weapons Instructor Course September 24, 2010
  • Glendale Standard Field Sobriety Test / HGN Training Course August 25th, 2011
  • National Tactical Officer Association Defensive Tactics for Combative Subject Course September 23, 2011
  • Glendale Police Motorcycle Officer Training Course November 9th, 2011
  • Kustom Signal Traffic Lidar Operator Course November 21st, 2011
  • Arizona Peace Officer Training Board Physical Fitness Instructor Course April 6th, 2012
  • New Mexico Tech Explosive Breaching Tactical Operations Course April 27th, 2012
  • New Mexico Tech Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents April 27th, 2012
  • Taser Training Academy Electronic Control Devices Course July, 27th 2013
  • Maricopa County of Arizona Reginal Intermediate SWAT School April 12th, 2013
  • Pressure Point Control Technique Defensive Tactics Course September 20th, 2013
  • National Center for Biomedical Research and Training Active Shooter Emergency Response Course July 22, 2014
  • Arizona Tactical Officer Association Low Light Operations Course March 13th, 2015
  • United States Department of Justice FBI Rappel Master Course March 25th, 2016
  • Krav Maga Worldwide Hand-to-Hand Weapons Defensive Course January 29th, 2016
  • National Tactical Officers Associations Vehicle Engagements Course September 26, 2017
  • National Center for Biomedical Research and Training Active Threat Integrated Response Course October 5, 2017
  • Semper Paratus Arms Maintenance and Trouble Shooting AR15 Rifle’s September 27th, 2018
  • Point Blank Enterprises Tactical Shield Training Advanced Couse November 28th, 2018
  • FN America FN303 / Armorer Course December 12, 2018
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training Board Behavioral Health Intervention and Strategies June 2018
  • City of Glendale Forklift Operators Course February 27th, 2019
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training Board Advanced Firearms Instructor Course March 14th, 2019
  • City of Mese Police Department Hostage Rescue Tactics School April 4th, 2019
  • Trukinetics Close Quarter Battle / Night Vision School December 18th, 2020
  • National Law Enforcement Firearms Association Covert Carry Instructor Course January 10th, 2020
  • Glock Armorer’s Course March 20th, 2021
  • General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Simunition and Safety Course October 4th, 2021
  • Tactical Explosive Breacher / Forced Entry Tactical Training a Division of Global Assets February 25th, 2023
  • FBI Phoenix Division Basic Crisis Negotiations School March 31st, 2023