Dr. Aaron Westrick       


Detriot Metro Area

Boyne City, Michigan

Business: 231-675-5250

Address: P.O. Box 432, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712

Email: aaron@westrickphd.com

Address: 3006 Fall Park, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712
Professor at Lake Superior State University
Contact: 906-635-6203


Career Summary


accomplished law enforcement professional, recognized for investigative skill, training expertise, honored for bravery in the line of duty. Serves as an associate professor, director of research, talk show host, columnist, guest speaker, police officer and expert in the field of lightweight composite armor and law enforcement/ corrections. Dr. Westrick is also experienced in Crime Scene Investigation (his Ballistic Armor Research Group, LLC contracts social and physical scientists with CSI/Crime Scene Reconstruction backgrounds with access to ballistic ranges and crime laboratory).




  • Ph.D. - Sociology (Criminal Justice) (1998) 

          Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

  • M.S. - Criminal Justice (1986)

          Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

  • B.A. - Social Science (1982)

          Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Member:  National Criminal Justice Honorary Society, Alpha Phi Sigma Beta Reserve Officer Training Corps, Honors Battalion


Professional Experience


many current expert witness cases through-out the Midwest and the United States regarding Use of Force and Armor Research issues. 


University Professor (2004- Present)

Research the use-of-force issues and ballistic armor

Lake Superior State Sault Ste. Marie, MI. School of Criminal Justice Director, Institute for Public Safety and Homeland Security Technology


Director, Research and Tactical (1996-2004)

Second Chance Body Armor, Inc., Central Lake, MI. Coordinate research in the areas of body armor, weapons and use of force. IACP “Survivor” shot as PO on body armor .357 mag. to chest.


Ballistic Armor Research Group, LLC. (1997-present)

Principal member of research consultant group for contracted services involving armor systems.

Consult: Vice President of Paraclete Armor, St. Pauls, NC (2004)

Next Generation Bomb Suit Committee, Applied Research Assoc. (2006)

Ultra-Lightweight Body Armor and Instantaneous Personnel Protection System Committees, U.S. Government (DARPA) Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, Texas (1997-2006)

Several government and business funded armor/ weapons research projects/ papers. Consults with many key marketing personnel in armor field.


Azimuth Defense, LLC. (2006-Present)
Chief Technology Officer
Officer in Charge of Technology - Armor and Protection Systems.


Incident Control Sytems, LLC. (2007-2008)
Marketing and Technology Officer researching and developing tactical and armor systems.


Charlevoix County Sheriff Road Patrol (present)

Assist with:
Administrative Training (Patrol and Corrections) Supervisor/Deputy
Commissioned law enforcement trainer and policy writer.
Charlevoix County Board appointed Gun Board Representative.


Deputy Sheriff/Sergeant (1988-1996)
Oakland County
Sheriff Department, Pontiac,


Supervisor serving on Major Case Team, Special Response Unit, Road Patrol and Corrections.  Other duties include patrol supervisor, community relations,  investigations, assault team member and negotiator.


Deputy Sheriff (1981-1988)
St. Clair County

Sheriff Department, Port Huron, MI


Patrol officer charged with community relations, general investigative work.  Selected to serve as high school liaison for teen awareness programs.


Certified Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council


references available upon request.