Our Instructors

Mike “Ziggy” Siegfried

Chief Operating Officer and Instructor Trainer, USA

Mike “Ziggy” Siegfried is a dynamic speaker who focuses on class involvement and adult learning concepts. He is known for finding the latest cutting-edge videos, data and content and integrating them into his presentations. Through this engaging approach, Mike delivers the tried and true concepts of Verbal Judo in an exciting and insightful manner. Mike integrates the concepts of 21st Century Policing and Procedural Justice with the street proven techniques of Verbal Judo. Mike is the primary tactical communications instructor for California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Mike spent 26 years working as a full-time peace officer in San Bernardino County, California. He retired in July of 2018. He holds black belts in Karate and mixed martial arts and is a court recognized use of force expert. Mike is a published author in Police Magazine, the FBI National Academy Associate Magazine, Police Recruit Magazine, and Campus Security Magazine.