Peace Officer Program Faculty

Randy MohawkAcademic Program Leader/Full-Time Faculty – Mohawk is currently a licensed Peace Officer. He has served four years in the U.S. Marines and 27 years in Law Enforcement before retiring in 2005. He has a Master’s degree in Public Safety Executive Leadership through St. Cloud State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice through the Metropolitan State University, and an AS degree in Law Enforcement through Alexandria Technical College. He currently is a Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor as well as a Certified Firearms Instructor/Range Master. He has been with RCTC since 1996.




Vincent ScheckelVince Scheckel – SKILLS Program Coordinator/Faculty and SKILLS Instructor – SKILLS Program Coordinator/Faculty & SKILLS Instructor – Scheckel is a licensed Peace Officer. He has 31 years of experience in law enforcement and retired in 2021. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His experience within the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office included working in the Adult Detention Center as a Detention Deputy (Jailor), Patrol Division as a Deputy, and a Patrol Sergeant. He has also worked as a Narcotics Investigator, and in Civil/Warrants and Courtroom Security as a Sergeant. Scheckel was Captain/Commander of the South East Minnesota Violent Crimes Enforcement Team. He has been an RCTC SKILLS instructor since 1999, an adjunct instructor, and involved in Use of Force Instruction in PPCT Management Systems, Incident Response, High Risk Stops as well as Responding to the Active Shooter.


Ken WickelgrenPOFC CLA, Assistant to the SKILLS Coordinator, EVO Director – Wickelgren is a licensed Peace Officer. He attended the University of Minnesota  Mankato and pursued a B.S. Degree in Law Enforcement, from 1983 to 1987. He held the rank of Deputy Sheriff and Detective. He spent sixteen years as a Detective, doing criminal investigation. He attended Skills at Alexandria Technical and Community College. He was a Police Officer for the Lake Crystal Police Department and the Eagle Lake Police Department. He worked for the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, from 1987 to 2009. He took a leave of absence, from 2007 to 2009, to mentor Iraqi Police, during the Iraqi conflict. He has been involved with the RCTC Skills program since 1996.