Steve Marquardt

Owner / Operator / Instructor

With over 30 years as a Law Enforcement Officer, I have been afforded the opportunity to acquire training in multiple areas of the law enforcement profession. Taking this training and applying it to everyday encounters now gives me the ability to pass those skills onto others. From an everyday street encounter to commanding a high risk operation, I have been able to apply those learned skills. Law Enforcement has been my passion and my life, I bring that same passion and drive to ALPHA TRAINING & TACTICS

Strong patriotic beliefs and compassion for life & freedom compels me to continue in a second career in training and sales.  Wanting to give my best in whatever I take on, or become involved with is a deep seated drive that comes forward though this business.  Wanting to bring the most current and strongest training programs to civilian and law enforcement market is my passion.

I created this business with the intent to bring affordable and high quality training to both the civilian and law enforcement communities.   Since 2013, I have not forgot or changed that desire.  I still invest in myself--which in turn comes back to my clients & students.  



  • 32 years in Law Enforcement (retired)
  • Patrol Supervisor / Sergeant 
  • SWAT Team Leader 
  • SWAT Commander
  • Tactical Training Instructor 
  • Firearms Instructor 
  • Patrol Dog Handler (15 years)
  • 2013 Minnesota Special Operation and Training Association "Lifetime Achievement Award"
  • Multiple USPCA Awards and Commendations


  • PBE, Paraclete, PARA, PPE
  • Condor
  • HWI
  • Edge Eyewear 
  • Gould & Goodrich
  • Nightstick



  • Handgun Instructor
  • Shotgun Instructor
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor 
  • Paraclete Shield Instructor
  • Minnesota Permit to Carry Instructor 
  • Less then Lethal Projectile Instructor
  • Chemical Munitions Instructor 
  • Shotgun Breeching Instructor
  • Active Shooter / Violent Incident Instructor 
  • Special Response Team Instructor 
  • Smith & Weston Certified Armor 
  • Registered Minnesota POST Board Continuing Education
  • PPCT Instructor
  • Certified Less Lethal Instructor with CTS Training Institute:
    Chemical Munitions, Impact Munitions, Flash-Bang and Aerosol
  • Member NRA
  • Member Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Member NRA & NRA Life of Duty
  • Member Willmar Rifle & Pistol Club
  • Member New London Sons of the American Legion
  • Member Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association  (retired)
  • Member Sons of the American Legion, New London  POST #537
  • Member Association of Training Officers of Minnesota


Kevin Eckhoff,  Elite Protective Services, New London, MN

Kent Bauman, Sgt. Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, Willmar, MN