Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Todd is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Compass Training Center and Corporate Founder, CEO and Master Instructor of Nielsen Training & Consulting. Todd provides overall leadership and management of the facility and is the co-coordinator of future development plans. Mr. Nielsen currently resides in Utah and travels throughout the country to conduct training. Todd is also an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer.

Todd retired as a full time police officer in August 2015. He started his law enforcement career in 1990 with the San Jose Police Department. During his tenure, Todd has served in many Special Operations units which consisted of a convert and plain clothed Narcotic Enforcement, Critical Incident Teams, Rapid Containment Teams, Crowd Control and also doing High-Risk Warrant Service with his department and in conjunction with other local SWAT teams. He has been a Field Training Officer (FTO) for over 10 years and AR-15 Operator (Specialist) for over 17 years. This has given him an opportunity to train many new and veteran officers. Todd developed and implemented a low-light tactical training program for his department along with training all in-service officers in Active Shooter Tactics, Use of Force, Dynamic and Slow Search Tactics, First Aid and CPR. Todd is a POST certified firearms instructor, an NRA firearms instructor as well as a certified force on force instructor.