Kelly has spent more than 30 years in the law enforcement, investigation and training fields. He started his career in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been a reserve Deputy Sheriff, and spent 11 years at a mid-size police department in the East Bay.
Kelly has been a department trainer, a field training officer and served four years as a Major Crimes Unit Detective. Kelly now lives in Oregon where he worked for the state for eight years, first as an Abuse Investigator then for almost six years as a Law Enforcement Trainer at the state-wide training academy.
Kelly taught scenario based training as a Tactical Instructor, but spent most of his time as the lead full-time Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor before retiring to spend more time with his family and to focus on other goals.