Chris Ray is currently a Captain at the Ward County Detention Center in Minot, ND with over 12 years of experience in correctional facilities. Chris worked for the Kaufman County Detention Center in Kaufman, TX before moving to ND. Prior to that Chris served in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces Leader. During his service, he was deployed to Iraq where he worked in detainee operations, which provided various insights for the corrections community when dealing with different cultures. Chris holds certifications in Method of Instruction, Is an ND POST Board approved instructor for the state of ND. Holds several certifications in defensive tactics and de-escalation techniques. Chris also holds a combative certification in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and brings a vast amount of knowledge to the corrections environment through years of experience both as an administrator and correctional officer. Chris is essential in reviewing his own department policy and procedures as it relates to the corrections environment and has been instrumental in reducing department liability through training.