Shannon B. Bohrer

15436 Sixes Road

Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727


Mr. Bohrer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Baltimore, and a Masters in Business Administration from Frostburg State University.


Mr. Bohrer has over 40 years of experience in Law Enforcement. As a member of the Maryland State Police for 27 years, his work included:  undercover police officer, uniform road patrolman, criminal investigator, road supervisor, duty officer, assistant barrack commander, teacher, firearms instructor and program manager. After his retirement, in 1995, he worked as a firearms instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Quantico, Va., from 1995 until 1999.  At Quantico he worked with new recruits, in-service programs and was an instructor with the University of Virginia teaching at the National Academy.  Mr. Bohrer is currently the Range Master and Use of Force Administrator, for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, in Sykesville, Maryland.  The training commission is the state POST, (Police Officers Standards of Training).


Mr. Bohrer wrote and taught the Deadly Force Management course for the FBI National Academy, 1996.  In 1998 he was a panel member on an FBI SATCAST program on Deadly Force Management.  He assisted in coordinating, developing and teaching a course/workshop program on deadly force issues for the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. in 1999.  From 1999 thru 2003, he assisted with a special project, “Violent Encounters”. The project grant was a continuation of two previous research projects: “Killed in the Line of Duty” and “In the Line of Fire”.  He participated as a panel member for “The Nature & Influence of Intuition in Law Enforcement”, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, Behavioral Science Unit, American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Justice, at Marymount University in Virginia, 2004.   He was a presenter and member at “The Future of Law Enforcement, Safety Training in the Face of Terrorism, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 2005.  Mr. Bohrer was selected as a presenter for the International Law Enforcement and Educators Association’s conference(s) 2004 thru 2008.  He assisted in the program development and instructor for the “Perspectives on the Use of Force” presented for the United States Attorneys Office, Department of Justice, MPCTC Firearms Training Unit, Sykesville, Maryland, 2007.


Mr. Bohrer is a recognized expert in state and federal courts in the use of force and law enforcement training. He has also published articles in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, the Police Marksman and other publications. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and the International Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.