Team Meeting

OUR TEAM

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Brian Standow

Founder / CEO

Brian is the CEO of Safety Publications. This company is a product of his passion for community service and a dream to establish safer, secure, and more cohesive living for our communities by mobilizing funding and community support for law enforcement agencies that keep our communities safe.

Before founding this company, Brian had built a prolific career with over 20 years of experience working as a senior manager with some of the nation’s largest retailers and multi-national corporations. During that time, Brian set an excellent track record and won multiple awards and recognition due to his pursuit of excellence in delivering results and outstanding performance.

 

Brian takes a modern approach to hiring, nurturing talents, and people development while encouraging innovation, inventiveness, and resourcefulness among my teams to spur productivity.

Ken Evans

COO

Chief Evans (Retired) started his career as a United States Army Military Policeman while serving in the 101st Airborne Division. With over 32 years of dedicated service Chief Evans has continually showcased exceptional leadership ability and stood out as a regional and statewide leader, a proactive problem-solver, and a visionary strategist for several law enforcement agencies.

 

Chief Evans served with the El Paso Police Department for years before retiring from the Round Rock Police Department to serve as the Chief of Police in Live Oak, Texas, a premier suburb of the nation’s 7th largest city, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Chief Evans consistently demonstrates a leadership style that embraces openness and inclusive communication, we consider him a gem at Safety Publications.  He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration and an MPA in Disaster and Emergency Management from Park University. Further, he is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Policing, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command#356, Texas’ Leadership Command College #50, FBI Executive Leadership Institute and is a Certified Emergency Manager through the IAEM.

Robert Rentfrow

CCO

Commander Rentfrow (Retired) started his professional career in the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Desert Storm Campaign, and serving as a Marine Security Guard for the U.S. Embassies in Mexico and Cameroon, and retired as a Police Commander after 24 years of public service in county and municipal law enforcement in the State of Colorado.

Rob has served as a SWAT operator, and has worked in various assignments, such as undercover narcotic investigations, traffic enforcement, crash reconstruction, and training management. Rob has supervised and managed various specialized units and support operations within the police department, including school resource officer program, training, recruiting, records, property/evidence, special events, incident management, fleet and technology.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University. Rob is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s Police Staff and Command School, class #443, IACP Leading in Police Organizations and the FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute.

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Jorge Chavez

Vice President

​Jorge began his career with the United States Army as a military police officer. He spent the majority of his time in the area of weapon and marksmanship training, with some of his roles including senior instructor, mobile evaluation team member, and rifle section non-commissioned officer in charge at the Small Arms Instructor Academy. Jorge also competed nationally as a member of the shooting team. While on active duty in San Antonio, Jorge became an adjunct instructor at the Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy where he taught classes at the basic police academy and in-service levels.

Upon leaving the military, Jorge spent seven years with the Live Oak Police Department. He served in various divisions including patrol, training, SWAT and administration. As a member of the Alamo Area Metro SWAT Team he held positions including entry team leader, lead sniper and firearms and tactics instructor. He holds multiple state instructor certifications in subjects including tactics, firearms, defensive tactics and driving. Jorge has spent the last four years with the Austin Police Department where he serves on a specialized unit and is also an adjunct academy instructor.

Jorge has served on regional law enforcement committees where he’s worked with local partners in projects enhancing regional readiness and preparedness. Jorge’s law enforcement education includes multiple courses from the Texas Tactical Police Officer’s Association, National Tactical Officer’s Association, and the FBI Command College. Jorge’s civilian education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Incarnate Word in business administration with a specialization in accounting.

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Lindsey Nelissen
Creative Director

Lindsey is head of the design department and creates each publication with care. She is an award-winning graphic designer. She has created many logos, graphics, booklets, magazines, social media posts, and much more!

 

Lindsey graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with her A.A.S. in Graphic Design and transferred to Eastern Washington University, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication and Design. For her last quarter, she studied at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts in London.
 

Lindsey holds her designs to a high standard of quality and consistency. Every design is tailored to the style guide and expectations of the brand she's designing for.

Amber McLeod 

Director of
Client Relations

Amber’s passion for law enforcement and public service began in early childhood, it is a career that inspires her to help others. Amber proudly served the Seattle Police Department with professionalism and dedication for over 20 years.

Throughout her distinguished career, Amber worked in numerous areas to include Patrol, Bike Unit, Undercover Operations, Homicide Unit, Cold Case Unit, Major Crimes Task Force, and the Department's Training Unit. Amber found great value in her final assignment with the Training Division. She was able to impart many years of experience while investing in the future of community policing and relations through the development of other officers.

Her pursuit of excellence, exceptional service, and continuous efforts to change how communities view police officers resulted in her selection as Officer of the Year and being recognized with a Domestic Violence Award.

Amber is a proud career professional and member of our team continuing to serve through Safety Publications. She will continue our critically important work with Police Departments to bridge the gap while providing education and building trust within the Community.

John Buol, Jr.

Executive Editor

John is a valued member of the Safety Publications professional staff. John is an accomplished professional writer and editor. John served as editor of American Gunsmith, creating over 120 monthly publications. He has published over a hundred articles in other national magazines and a book as a freelance author.
 

John served in United States Army Military Police and as an instructor for the Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy, certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Still serving with the U.S. Army Reserve, John has been a member of the USAR Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program as a winning competitor, small arms instructor, and now leading the Team's public affairs efforts.


Holding a Bachelor's of Science in Management Computer Systems, more than two decades of military experience, professional law enforcement and military instructor experience, and multiple Master and Distinguished competitive marksmanship classifications, John has the professional background to guide his wordcraft in helping manage our publications.