Heath Tester is a retired Lieutenant from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Heath attended the University of Akron for Criminal Justice/Political Science. After completing the Police Academy, he began his law enforcement career in the Ottawa County area in 1994.
In 1996 Tester started with the Lorain County Sheriff’s office as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Road Patrol Division. In 1998 he became a certified Field Training Officer. Lt. Tester is also a certified O.P.O.T.A instructor, a defensive tactics instructor and a straight handle baton instructor.
Since 2001 Lt. Tester has been a member of the Lorain County SWAT team, where he retired as the Tactical Commander of the multi-jurisdictional team. After the horrific events of the Columbine massacre and the upswing of school violence, Lt. Tester worked continuously with county schools, businesses and places of worship to prepare and stop the violence.