Bruce Walstad is retired from law enforcement with 26 years of service in Illinois. He spent his last 16 years as a investigator and youth officer.
Since 1985 Bruce has been presenting training seminars to law enforcement throughout the country.
Bruce has instructed for such agencies and law enforcement training providers as: The Illinois State Police, Louisiana State University, Denver Police Department, The Illinois Attorney General’s Office, IPTM, St. Louis Police Department, The National Sheriff’s Association, Armstrong State College, St. Paul Police Department, Fargo Police Department, the FBI, New Hampshire Police Training & Standards Council, Birmingham Police Department, NEMRT, Lincoln Police Department, Connecticut State Police, International Police Association, Montgomery Police Department, the Illinois Juvenile Officer's Association and the Chicago Police Department. Additionally, he is a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement instructor in several states.
Bruce has written numerous articles on fraud, crimes against the elderly, home repair fraud, ruse entry burglaries, fortune telling scams, carnival games and confidence crime and is the author of three books.
He has appeared on many local and national TV shows including: Dateline, 48 Hours, Oprah, Justice Files, FOX News, NBC News, Geraldo Rivera, Court TV, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, the Today Show and CBS News. He has also acted as a consultant for numerous local and national television news shows.
Bruce was the president of Professionals Against Confidence Crime for seven terms and vice-president for six terms. He was also the president of the Gulf Coast Magicians Guild for eight terms. Bruce is the current Society of American Magicians, Deputy Director for the state of Alabama and the Territorial Vice President for the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Since retiring, Bruce volunteers for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s, Project A.L.E.R.T. program. In 2011, he became a Team Adam Consultant for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He also is the founder of the Alabama Bloodhound Search Team, based in Foley, Alabama, which assists local law enforcement with missing and lost persons.