Rory Thelen is a 25 year veteran of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He currently holds the position of Security Director at Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. Rory began his career as an Officer and promoted up through the rank of Captain before becoming the Security Director at Kettle Moraine.
In 1990, Rory became a Principles of Subject Control Instructor and Agency Trainer when the Wisconsin DOC implemented Gary T. Klugiewicz’s Active Countermeasures Instructional System (ACMi) program for Correctional Personnel. Rory also holds instructor certifications in Firearms and Incapacitating Agents, Correctional Professional Communication Skills and was made a Verbal Judo Instructor by Dr. George Thompson from the Verbal Judo Institute. He spent 5 years as an Instructor at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Training Center and has been a consultant on the DOC Use of Force Committee. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Bureau POSC Training Advisory Committee.