John is an eleven-year veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Army Reserve where he served as an Aviation Electronics Technician and Flight Communications Operator in the Navy and as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical NCO in the Army Reserve until he was retired due to injuries sustained while a police officer.
John is a retired Philadelphia Police Officer where he served in the city’s high-crime patrol districts. There he was detailed to the plainclothes Burglary Unit and numerous protective details for visiting dignitaries, politicians, and other VIPs. After he was injured in the Line-of-Duty, he was transferred to the Philadelphia Police Academy where he became a Pennsylvania State Municipal Police Instructor teaching 35 subjects to recruit classes, in-service officer training, and special instructions.
John earned Commendations for Heroism, Merit, the Chapel of Four Chaplin’s Legion of Honor Award and was a Police Expert Marksman.
After a permanent/partial disability retirement from the police department, John started a Private Detective Agency where he provided uniformed, undecover, armed, and unarmed security services. Some of his more notable clients were NFL Teams, Johnson and Johnson New Product Rollout; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Convention; the 2000 Republican National Convention, and Anti-Terrorism Security for regional chemical manufacturing companies and off-site storage facilities.
John was, also, an Executive Protection Specialist, personally responsible for the security, safety, and transportation of VIPs such as Michael Jackson, Brittany Spears, Andy Card, and Jenna and Barbara Bush.
Firearms Instructor Certifications:
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
NRA Defensive Pistol
NRA Personal Protection In The Home
NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
USCCA Countering The Mass Shooter Threat
USCCA Emergency First Aid Fundamentals
USCCA Range Safety Officer
Tom Givens RangeMaster Instructor
Certified State Concealed Carry Instructor:
Florida - Concealed Weapon or Firearm License
Oklahoma - (CLEET) Self-Defense Act, Concealed Weapons
South Carolina - Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Concealed Weapon Permit
Arkansas - State Police Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL)
Maryland - Handgun Qualification and Wear and Carry Permit
Active/Mass Shooter Instructor Certifications:
Countering The Mass Shooter Threat, USCCA
ALERRT – Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, Texas A&M University
ALERRT – Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, Train-the-Trainer
Active/Mass Shooter Training Certifications:
A.L.I.C.E. - Active Shooter Response for Businesses
A.L.I.C.E. - Active Shooter Response for Houses of Worship
Active Shooter: What You Can Do, FEMA
Church Security, ESS Global Corp
Other Training Certifications:
Hostile Surveillance Detection Training, ASIS
Soft Target Hardening: From Theory To Practice, ASIS
Workplace Violence, Active Shooter Preparedness for Managers, ASIS
NRA - Endowment Life Member
GSSF - Glock Sport Shooting Foundation
FOP - Fraternal Order of Police
NTOA - National Tactical Officers Association
US Army - Regimental Chemical Corps Association