Ron Beggs, MPA, BS, is a Principal Consultant with Threat Suppression, Incorporated. Ron started working at Threat Suppression in 2021. Ron specializes in law enforcement Special Operations tactics, counter-terrorism prevention and response, and law enforcement policy. Ron has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience. He retired as a Commander from the Dearborn, Michigan Police Department. After retiring from Dearborn, Ron served as Chief of Police for the City of Riverview, Michigan Police Department. After serving as a police chief, Ron continues to work in law enforcement as a criminal investigator with the Wayne County (Detroit) Prosecutor's Office. Ron focuses on cold cases within the Special Victims Unit.
Ron also served on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Executive Board and was one of three police chiefs responsible for the administration of a regional Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Ron previously served as the commanding officer for a municipal Special Units Division which included SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).
Ron has extensive experience in the field of emergency management. He is a former municipal deputy emergency management coordinator, a member of a major metropolitan area All-Hazard Incident Management Team (IMT) and served as the State of Michigan Planning Coordinator for Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster relief organization.
Ron has served as an invited guest for panel discussions and presentations at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C., the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism (START), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the University of Illinois-Chicago, and Easter Michigan University's School of Staff and Command. Ron frequently lectures on topics such as countering violent extremism (CVE), constitutional policing, targeted violence interventions, and building resiliency in faith-based organizations.
Ron is proud of his contributions as a past member of a working group established by the United States Department of Homeland Security tasked with developing tabletop exercises for faith-based organizations. Ron currently lectures at the Eastern Michigan University Center for Regional and National Security School of Police Staff and Command. Ron has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command. Ron also completed a post-graduate course in law enforcement and military intelligence at Dakota State University. Ron can be reached at rbeggs@ThreatSuppression.com.