L. E. Laughner began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the DeKalb County Police Department. He retired from the DeKalb County Police Department in January 2016 and joined the staff at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in February of the same year.
L.E. Laughner has instructor certification in the following areas: POST General Instructor, Police motorcycle instructor, EVOC instructor, P.I.T. instructor, Firearms instructor, Strategic Self Defense and Grappling Tactics instructor (Vanguard I and II) A.S.P. baton and handcuffing instructor, Taser instructor, A.L.E.R.R.T instructor (level I and C.R.A.S.E), National Safety Council DDC instructor, Defensive Tactics instructor, Health and Wellness instructor.