Kris Kubasta has been a San Jose Police Officer for 17 years and assigned to the SJPD Air Support Unit as a pilot and Tactical Flight Officer for 13 years. He has amassed over 4,000 hours of flight time in both Fixed Wing and Rotorcraft. Currently Kris is the lead trainer for the SJPD Tactical Flight Officer’s and Pilots after their selection to the Air Support Unit. Kris has worked several assignments in his career, including patrol, and as a METRO Officer including narcotics investigations, surveillance operations, apprehensions, and gang suppression. Kris is a covert surveillance school instructor and routinely assists with additional training for Patrol Officers throughout the department. A certified POST instructor, Kris has taught over a hundred classes on a variety of topics for special operations and patrol divisions both within the San Jose Police Department and to local agencies.