Rob Pincus joins the team at the San Juan County Colorado Sheriff’s Office
Providing law enforcement services to one of the most beautiful, remote, and least populated locations in the United States is both a joy and a challenge. While our local population may be low, we are tasked with serving hundreds of thousands of visitors a year involved in a wide variety of activities and pursuits. With restrictive budget limitations, our greatest resource has always been our staff. As Sheriff, it is my primary duty to ensure that we have the best possible team to serve the county and meet our core values of Community, Integrity and Courtesy. To that end, I am very fortunate to have been able to add a great asset to our team who has recently been spending time with us helping to fulfill our mission.
Rob Pincus is an internationally sought after instructor in all areas of personal defense and training. While developing his training programs and building several businesses, Pincus has spent most of the last 20 years as a full time or reserve law enforcement officer, including several years with our neighboring San Miguel County, where he conducted firearms and officer safety training. While working as a full time patrol officer in Virginia, Pincus served his city as a Crime Prevention Officer and as a member of the SWAT Team. As a trainer, he has worked with agencies across the United States and Europe and has personally trained thousands of officers to be safer and more efficient. Over the past decade, he has focused on instructor development, preparing hundreds of other instructors to share information, techniques and concepts with countless law enforcement professionals around the world. Pincus has authored 6 books and produced scores of training DVDs. He is the owner of I.C.E. Training Company and the Executive Director of Personal Defense Network. He graduated from the Military College of Vermont in 1994 and was commission as an officer in the US Army Reserves.
“Having an internationally renowned instructor like Mr. Pincus working with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is an exceptional opportunity for our deputies to receive world class law enforcement and officer survival instruction oriented around emerging threats to include: active shooter, lone wolf attacks and public safety. Our community is fortunate that such a highly regarded professional has dedicated his time and expertise to increasing the safety of our residents and the safety and well-being of those who serve and protect us,” Silverton Town Clerk/Treasurer, Michelle Hamilton.
Pincus’ responsibilities will include providing training to his fellow SJCSO Deputies and helping to improve our tactics and policies for dealing with potential critical incidents. He will also be consulting with us on future equipment purchases and improving our communications with our constituents and surrounding communities.
“The San Juan Mountains Region is one of my most favorite places on the planet,” said Pincus, “it is a great honor to be invited to join the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. It will be a privilege to serve the community and assist the Sheriff and full time deputies in their duties.”
Silverton Town Councilman Pete Maisel had the opportunity to observe a portion of a recent firearms training session. He had this to say, “I saw what appeared to be a very intense and technical weapons training… I was impressed, and happy that our Sheriff coordinated this. In this day of terrorism and local shootings, I can’t stress how important this type of professional training is.”
Recently, Pincus has been able to spend time on patrol with Undersheriff Lowrance and Deputies Tanner and Jacobs learning more about the county, Silverton, and our agency. “I’ve worked with law enforcement personnel all around the country and on three other continents, it’s always interesting to see how individuals do the job, incorporating their personalities and taking into account the style and feel of their localities,” Pincus remarked. “San Juan County is a truly unique region and the whole team, from the 40 year veteran to the guy with less than 6 months experience, has a great handle on the needs of the community.”
In addition to his expertise in defensive and tactical training, Pincus has been recognized for his accomplishments in Team Building and Community Policing. His wife Sarah is a NICU Nurse and they have four children, Christina 19, Ben 11, Ella 9, and Cynthia-Louis, just 4 months. Pincus is volunteering his time and will be in San Juan County at least once a quarter. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as our whole community, is very fortunate to Rob Pincus on board.