Charles E. Pickard is a career law enforcement officer with over a decade of experience as a full-time public safety bomb technician. He currently serves as a Police Hazardous Devices Technician with the Tucson Police Department Explosives and Hazardous Devices Detail. He is an Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) certified general instructor and an adjunct instructor for hazardous materials programs with the State of Arizona Division of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA). He regularly teaches to first responders throughout the State of Arizona in subjects relating to explosives, hazardous materials, and terrorism. He holds a Bachelor of General Studies with emphasis in American history, government, politics, and national security, and a certificate in Mid-East Studies from the University of Arizona. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in International Security Studies, also at the University of Arizona.