Nathan Drost has more than 17-years of federal and local law enforcement experience. Nathan teaches our “Interview and Interrogation” course at Dirigo Safety. He began his career with the United States Air Force where he served as a Security Forces member (Military Police Officer). During his tenure in the Air Force, Nathan had the opportunity to serve in many positions in addition to his normal duties. He served as a Military Training Instructor, a Traffic Management Collison Investigator (similar to a reconstructionist), and a Criminal Investigator. Prior to leaving the Air Force, Nathan was the Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge (NCOIC) of Security Forces Intelligence and Investigations where he oversaw case management of all criminal investigations falling within his purview for his installation. Nathan also attended the U.S. Army Military Police Investigations School where he attained the highest class average and graduated as the Distinguished Graduate. Additionally, in 2013 he competed with local, county, state and federal law enforcement officers where he was selected as the Minot Optimist Club Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree with a double-major in Homeland Security and Emergency Management magna cum laude, as well as two associates degrees; one in Criminal Justice and one as an Instructor of Technology and Military Science.
Nathan currently works for the Orono Police Department where he serves as the Detective. He also serves as the evidence custodian and a crisis negotiator. Furthermore, he is a member of the regional domestic violence task force, and a forensic interviewer at the Penquis Children’s Advocacy Center in Bangor. He has a passion for interviewing and interrogation, specifically the inner-workings of the interview/interrogation. That passion drove him to seek additional training in reading, understanding, and interpreting body language as an essential tool in daily law enforcement operations. Additionally, Nathan instructs response to crime scenes for the Law Enforcement Pre-Service Training Program.