Warrior Servant Leader Conference

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The Conference

When:        October 22-25, 2018

Where:       Red Rocks Community College

                  Arvada, CO (Denver metro area)

The Warrior, Servant, Leader Conference is a unique opportunity for law enforcement professionals, of all ranks, to spend four days of intense training, discussion, and application of skill sets and principles to four key and emerging topics in our profession.

The four-day course focuses on the following:





The outstanding Subject Matter Experts for this four-day event come from both Federal and local law enforcement and the military.  See the links for the instructors, their bios and a deeper look at their respective training curriculum.

This is more than just a four-day training event.  It is designed to save lives – of fellow officers and the communities we serve, starting today and every day ahead.  And it doesn’t end on day 4.

It is also an opportunity to carry forward the WSL principles, at home, work and in your community, with one-on-one coaching for the next 3-12 months provided by certified Coaching Experts with law enforcement experience.

In addition to the coaching, you will be given a comprehensive leadership assessment tool, based on traditional 360 dimensions AND six key leadership dimensions found in Sun Tzu’s Art of War.

Four day conference

***Registration is closed. Stay tuned for information about our next conference.

$599 — Full price
$499 — Early bird registration (before September 30, 2018)*

*limited time offer


“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”

— Alexander the Great




The Team

The team of instructors for the WSL Conference come from a diverse background of Warriors, Servants and Leaders.  From police, fire and military arenas – with a combined experience of over 100 years of service- they all share one common passion:  impacting the lives of their fellow first responders and defenders and the people they have sworn to protect and serve.

From the least, the last and the lost among their own ranks to the victims of terrorism and human trafficking, each instructor brings a dynamic message of hope, skills and tactics to be a better Warrior, Servant and Leader at work, in your home and community.  Our motto is simple: Doing the Right Thing, At the Right Time, the Right Way and for the Right Reasons.

The next four days of training is more than just training.  It is an opportunity to learn from those folks who have faced demons – their own and the worst society has to offer – and for you to leave here a changed person.  For your fellow officers, your families, and your communities these four days can and will be a game changer.

Welcome and let the Warrior, Servant, Leader journey start with you today.  It is the right thing to do, at the right time, the right way and for the right reasons.

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Jeff Tiegs

LTC (Ret.) Jeff Tiegs is a Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Expert with over 25 years of service in US Army Special Operations. He has commanded units during combat operations around the globe including Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Jeff entered the United States Army as a Private, serving in the 1st Ranger Battalion, from 1987 - 1992.  He first saw combat parachuting into Panama during Operation Just Cause and served as a Ranger squad leader in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.  After five years of service, LTC (Ret.) Tiegs left the Army and attended Montana State University graduating with a BS Degree in Psychology.  He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer through the Reserve Officers Training Program (ROTC) and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA with the 2nd Ranger Battalion until volunteering for the Special Forces.  After completing all the requisite training, Jeff was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, CO. He participated in the initial invasion for Operation Iraqi Freedom, returned to Iraq for more rotations with Special Forces, and then volunteered for duty with a Special Mission Unit under the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).  He spent over a decade at Fort Bragg, NC with USASOC and completed multiple combat rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has received numerous awards, including five bronze stars for distinguished service during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and a silver star awarded for valor during combat in Iraq. 

His other positions of significant leadership included Surgical Strike Advisor to the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Commanding General while working in his Commander's Initiatives Group, and the Counter Terrorism Advisor to the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) in Jerusalem, Israel.

He has an MA Degree from the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Following his retirement in 2015 he continued to work in the counter terrorism field as a trainer with the Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program under the DoS in Africa and as a contracted instructor to DoD units focusing on leadership, planning, and counter terrorism.

He is taking his experience and applying it to combat sex trafficking and the exploitation of women and children. As the Chief Operating Officer for Guardian Group, his team leads a nationwide network of veterans who partner with law enforcement agencies to put an end to sex trafficking in the United States.

Counter terrorism principles and methodologies are the cornerstone to Guardian Group’s approach. Their unique, targeted approach to disrupting and reducing the facilitation of trafficking in all its aspects aids and complements other efforts, helping to restore freedom, safety and dignity to victims, and bringing justice to predators.


Brig Barker

Mr. Brig Barker recently retired after 21 years as a counterterrorism agent with the FBI. He is now the President/CEO of the Red Rock Global Security Group. During his FBI career he spent the majority of his time on a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) with extensive overseas deployments. He originally spent five years working as a case agent on a JTTF where he was a SWAT operator and FBI certified sniper. Further, Mr. Barker was a JTTF Squad Supervisor and Counterterrorism Program Coordinator in two separate FBI offices. In addition, Mr. Barker was selected and served as the embedded Senior FBI Advisor at DOD Special Operations Command. During his career with the FBI, he conducted numerous Counterterrorism deployments throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.K. In 2014, he completed a deployment to Tunisia. Mr. Barker further deployed to Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda in 1998 as part of the Al Qaida Embassy Bombings investigation, as well as to Cairo, Egypt immediately after the attacks on 9/11/2001. In 2006, Mr. Barker opened the Freetown, Sierra Leone LEGAT office. He further was the primary Counterterrorism Interrogation instructor for the FBI Training Division for two years during which he developed the RQRD Interrogation technique. During this time, he was also a primary instructor for the FBI National Academy program wherein he taught a course on counterterrorism strategies for local law enforcement. Mr. Barker is an FBI trained Arabic speaker and is conversational in Farsi and German. He developed and has taught Survival Arabic for Law Enforcement for the past 10 years. He has 10+ Counterterrorism articles professionally published in Law Enforcement and DOD publications to include the primary Interrogation article for the West Point Counterterrorism textbook, Terrorism and Political Islam. His Masters thesis, “Decoding the Language of Jihad”, a comprehensive study in Islamic statement analysis and exegesis, was published in Middle East Quarterly. His most recent articles include, “ISIS: Nothing new under the sun” and “Salafi/Takfiri Micro-Theology: The Non Illusive And Motivational Ideology Behind Jihadist Attacks In The 21st Century.” Prior to the FBI, Mr. Barker spent five years as a Ranger and Jumpmaster qualified Army officer with the majority of his time in the 82nd Airborne. He deployed as a Weapons Company Executive Officer to Northern Iraq in 1991 as part of a Low Intensity Conflict operation.


Chris Fields

Chris Fields retired in March 2017,  after 31 years, 7 months and 16 days at the Oklahoma City Fire Department. He spent much of his life rushing to emergencies, but it was that one moment — captured in a searing photo — and the attention it garnered that shook him, impacting his mental health and family relationships.

Fields was at a fire station 17 blocks north of downtown Oklahoma City when a bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. He and his colleagues felt the blast, saw the smoke plume and raced to the site.

After the bombing, Fields came to realize "PTSD is a real thing,” he said. The smell of wet concrete could trigger painful memories because it rained on the day of the blast. Fields used to like to socialize, but he would come home from the station and lie around all day. He dreaded the bombing anniversaries.

Today, Fields speaks and trains on PTSD among first responders and shares his message of hope, recovery and life after tragedy. 

Chris’s motto:



Chris’s guiding mission:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8


Sean Riley

Sean Riley is the Founder and President of Safe Call Now®, a confidential, comprehensive 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.  Safe Call Now® was started in 2009 after legislation was passed guaranteeing confidentiality nationwide for all who call the Safe Call Now® crisis line which is staffed by current and former first responders.

Sean started his law enforcement career as San Diego County Deputy Sheriff in 1987 and then relocated to Washington in 1990 and spent over 16 years with the Kirkland Police Department.  Sean’s many accomplishments include being a member of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association, Homicide and Sexual Assault Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, Gang Officer and certified trainer.  He is also credited with solving on of the first ever elder abuse homicide cases in the nation.

Sean’s prominent career in law enforcement ended in 2005 when he could no longer hide his “secret” behind the badge.  Sean threw away his almost 20-year stellar police career due to alcohol and drug addiction and was headed towards suicide to become just another unknown statistic.  After returning back to school for substance abuse counseling and being a supervisor in a treatment center, Riley decided to do something about it.  From his own experience, he knew that first responders wanted to come forward for help but due to the stigma attached, they would not.  Admitting to a substance abuse or mental health problem is perceived as a sign of weakness and could result in the termination from a noble career.  By creating a safe and confidential place to reach out for help, first responders are now coming forward in droves from around the nation to better their lives, better their families and better their careers.

Recognized as an exciting national keynote speaker and trainer in high demand, Sean travels throughout the United States to share his inspirational story, cutting edge training in a non-traditional, interactive format.  Riley hits those controversial topics “head on” that have traditionally been taboo in the first responder population.

Safe Call Now® provides public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide with a simple and confidential way to ask for help.  Staffed by first responders, former first responders and public safety professionals, Safe Call Now® is a safe and confidential place to turn to get help from individuals who understand the demands of a first responder career.

Sean is recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Affairs (BJA), Community Oriented Police Services (COPS), Northwest Fire Fighters Benefits Trusts, COPS Healthcare Trust, Maryland Police and Training Commission, the International Association of Undercover Officers Association and the Seattle Fire Fighters Healthcare Trust as a subject matter expert in the areas of crisis referral and services for mental health and substance abuse matters for first responders.


Pat Welsh

Patrick J. Welsh is the Founder and President of PJ Welsh & Associates, LLC. The company specializes in speaking, training, coaching and consulting services for individuals, corporate clients, faith communities and law enforcement agencies. He does work on a wide variety of topics, including: leadership, team building, becoming a person of influence, personal growth, as well as law enforcement issues.

Pat has been recognized throughout his distinguished career by such groups as the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, The National Police Athletic League (President’s Leadership Award), the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Dayton Police Department.

Pat is an author, speaker, trainer and coach. He is a member of such distinguished groups as: The John Maxwell Team; and the International Association of Chief's of Police.

Mr. Welsh received both his Bachelor Degree and Law Degree from the University of Dayton. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Leadership College.

Pat has taken his distinguished 30 year career in the criminal justice arena and created comprehensive and proven resources of speaking, training and coaching services for individuals, businesses, churches and law enforcement. His goal is to build, support and create Warriors, Servants and Leaders.


Coaching and Agency Training

Each of our trainers offers advanced coaching and training throughout the year. The following is a sample of what they do and how to contact them for followup training.


Jeff Tiegs

For Guardian Group training:

The OFFENSIVE division of our strategy is our active involvement in the pursuit, apprehension, prosecution and incarceration of predators. Guardian Group works constantly to stop perpetrators before they act.

The DEFENSIVE component of our strategy focuses on providing recognition & response training to organizations in the private sector where sex trafficking occurs; specifically the travel, tourism, transportation, service, and hospitality industries. Guardian Group also focuses on training the public sector and the organizations tasked to stop sex trafficking, to include law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers and multi-disciplinary teams.

Chris Fields

More info to come.


Sean Riley

Safe Call Now training:

Emotional Body Armor

Bulletproof Training Series


Our Speakers:









Pat Welsh


Police departments across all of the United States desire specialized leadership development training in order to improve morale, increase positive Police-Community relations and to create a legacy of excellence in policing services. PJ Welsh and Associates, LLC provides a Subject Matter Expert, immediately available with a curriculum already developed, specifically tailored and vetted to law enforcement personnel.

The training consists of a three pronged approach of training and follow-up coaching.  Agencies or individual officers can select all three prongs or just the single day training option.

This specialized training is specifically designed to focus on the following objectives:

  • Creating a proud mission-focused identity.
  • Building an environment centered on commitment, loyalty and trust.
  • Growing an agency that possesses leadership skills meeting the needs of both your personnel and Mission/Vision Statements.
  • Empower and equip your personnel with the culture changing skills needed to achieve peak performance, effectiveness and efficiency in delivering services, improved morale and increased Police-Community relations.

The three pronged approach includes:

  • PJ Welsh and Associates, LLC utilizes the cutting edge Strategic Leadership Assessment System (SLQ), designed by Dr. James R. Van Scotter II, PH.D., Assistant Professor of Strategy in the College of Business and a Daniels Fund Ethics Fellow at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Inspired by Sun Tzu’s, Art of War principles, the SLQ survey, in addition to the traditional 360 measurement results, reports on six key dimensions of strategic leadership that are essential to law enforcement and are overlooked in all other existing leadership measures on the market.
  • A one-day strategic work session will be conducted. This session will define and develop key warrior, servant and leadership principles that will be the foundation for the culture of excellence desired in your agency.
  • A 3 -12 month one-on-one coaching program will be conducted. This includes one hour a month personalized coaching session, via phone, to reinforce, encourage and address continued commitment to achieving stated objectives and where we will build on the personal and professional goals and skills unique to each participant to develop the warrior, servant, leader mindset at work, home and in the community

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”

— Alexander the Great



Red Rocks Community College, Arvada Campus
10280 W. 55th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80002


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Lecture Hall:

The Arvada campus has a new Lecture Hall that can accommodate more than 150 people, and is the conference location.


Campus Map

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Directions to the Arvada Campus

Arvada Campus

The Arvada campus is located at 10280 W. 55th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002 (Phone: 303.914.6010), located off of 55th Avenue and Kipling Street.

From downtown Denver: Go West on I-70 to Kipling Street Exit. Go right off of exit and proceed on Kipling.  Turn left on West 55th Avenue, turn left into the campus. 

From Golden (West): Go East I-70 east to Kipling Street.  Take left off of exit and proceed on Kipling. Turn left on West 55th Avenue, turn left into the campus. 

From the North: Turn left on West 55th Avenue, turn left into the campus. 


What people are saying.

Sean Riley


“I wish I would have discovered this sooner.  Shit wouldn’t be the way it is. I truly think God wanted me there today and this was the hope I was missing and his way of telling me everything will be fine.  I’m serious, this guy changed my life and gave me more in 3 hours than any other training I’ve been too”

Conference Evaluation from a Participant

It takes an immense amount of courage to face your personal demons.  An even greater amount is needed to discuss those publicly and with transparency.  Sean Riley does that with a heart to help other 1st Responders avoid the pitfalls he suffered.

Jay Dobyns – Federal Agent (ret), Author, Keynote Speaker

“As a retired fed, and now a law enforcement Chaplain and Crisis Responder, I’ve had the privilege of working with Jay Dobyns and knowing his story. I have personally vetted Sean Riley and Safe Call Now as the real deal for Suicide Intervention and Crisis Training. Reading some of Chris Fields story is all it took. I’m convinced this group’s training will cause healthy paradigm shifts and save lives throughout the first responder world”

Larry Briggs – Law Enforcement Chaplain

In a sub-culture that hides what many consider weakness, the #EmotionalBodyArmor training by Safe Call Now incredibly shatters those barriers. Sean Riley was willing to be vulnerable with his personal experiences to our first responders, showing he had walked the walk. A friend and I were discussing the effects of trauma and he said, “I’m tired of losing my friends.” Emotional Body Armor training will change your life, it did mine!

John P Ward-Metropolitan Alliance of Police

“I recently attended the #EmotionalBodyArmor training at the City of Bend Police Department. This class is relevant for police, fire, dispatch, corrections, parole, probation, spouses and significant others. You owe it to yourselves and loved ones to attend this amazing class.”

Tom Hietala- Bend, OR Training Officer

I’m not a first responder but I can tell you that listening to Sean Riley from Safe Call Now speak left a permanent impression on me. I’m so glad that Sean is on those stages, sharing his story and saving lives. If you’re ever blessed enough to hear Sean speak, don’t let that opportunity pass you by.

Terry Dell – The Movement Company Inc. Business Law Seminar Group LLC

Fantastic training Sean. This should be mandatory for every first responder. You’re doing great work. Thank you for all you do.

Cory Darling – Police Captain at Bend Oregon Police Department

Sean, you continue to tackle the “stigma” and open the doors for first responders who need specialized care.  Thank you for saving the lives of heroes!

Katrina Laura Klein Masterson – Retired ATF

Jeff Tiegs


Pat Welsh


Chris Fields

Guardian Group is a key ally in this fight, and their personal passion and professional approach to create innovative training resources and take a proactive approach to fighting child trafficking, is both impressive and groundbreaking.


It is a great honor to work with Guardian Group, because anyone who knows the team knows that they are a world class organization.  I look forward to making any contribution that might further enhance their excellence. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry and the #1 fastest growing crime industry at home and abroad. Failure is not an option as we fight this horrific crime.

Mediatrix Capital

We are a small agency that has several newer officers. Until now, we thought this issue was geared more for larger cities, but we recently came into contact with a sex trafficking victim on a call. Luckily, the responding sergeant had recently gone through the Guardian Group training at the Detectives Academy with me and he was able to recognize what was going on behind the scenes. I think this training would be beneficial to, not only our department, but also others in the area.

Oregon LEO

“I have known Pat for many years and he brings his years of Law Enforcement into his Servant Leadership training and his book, Warrior, Servant, Leader is a prime example of his wisdom.”

Bob Kittridge, Kittridge Connections Inc.

“His background in law enforcement is a jewel of a resource in supporting military organizations and even active security activities. He's that person you wish you could duplicate in your organization. He'll understand your need, then he'll duplicate that responsible mentality by interacting with your staff. His resource is a proven commodity with military organizations already.”

Henry Yates, Veteran

“The feedback on your session, Pat, was very positive.  The students valued your “unique set of skills” (law enforcement officer/prosecutor), your knowledge and experience, your ability to keep students engaged, and your effective teaching methods. I really liked the following comment: “Welsh’s diverse background, and his down-to-earth delivery made this instruction lively and fun.  He delivered a vast amount of usable information in a short time.  He kept the class involved throughout.  Good training.”  

Cindy Shain, Director, SPI, Dept. of Criminal Justice, University of Louisville

“I liked this a lot. Pat was very knowledgeable and had my attention throughout the course. I feel motivated and refreshed, ready to take on more responsibility.”

USAF, Security Forces, leadership course attendee, Offutt AFB

“Linking a lot of the leadership portion to marriage gave me tips on how I can save my marriage. Thank you.”

USAF, Security Forces, leadership course attendee, Ellsworth AFB

“It was a good course. Definitely helped me to discover things and gave me the courage to face a fear of mine. Thank you very much sir. You have definitely made an impact on me.”

USAF, Security Forces, leadership course attendee, Dyess AFB

“I truly appreciate this training. At first I was irritated that I had to spend my off time doing this. But the things I learned and the knowledge you possess is overwhelming. You honestly made me look at the life I’m living differently. Thank you for impacting my life.”

USAF, Security Forces, leadership course attendee, Whiteman AFB

“Thank you for being transparent with us. Personally, since I’ve been here, I’ve never had a briefing quite like yours. It made me really think about how I’m living and the ways I can influence.”

USAF, Security Forces, leadership course attendee, Barksdale AFB

Chris Fields embodies the person we should all strive to be as 1st Responders. Dedicated to mission. Sacrificing for the greater good. Bravery under fire. Compassion for those he serves. When you hear his story - the successes and the failures told with transparent courage - you will be amazed and inspired.

Jay Dobyns

Chris epitomizes today's professional firefigher/first responder - dependable, dedicated, selfless, knowledgeable and highly motivated. Chris has a message that any first responder, military or anyone with a HEART should hear. His message is about helping others and changing the narrative in how Post Traumatic Stress is dealt with. In short, Chris' experience as a firefighter along with his skills and abilities, make him the perfect choice for any speaking [and training].

John J Chacon, SMSgt, USAF Superintendent