John is a Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant and started his Law Enforcement career in 1991. He has served as a Patrol Deputy, Neighborhood Policing Deputy, Gang Suppression Unit Investigator, Intelligence Unit Investigator, FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force Agent, Patrol Sergeant, Intelligence Unit Sergeant, Fugitive Apprehension Unit Sergeant, Watch Commander, Training Division Lieutenant, armorer, firearms instructor and Rangemaster. John serves as the coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Rifle Operator program and coached the Youth Deputy Pistol Team which won a national championship in 2004.
John became a State of Florida C.J.S.T.C. Certified Firearms Instructor in 1994 and is on staff as an adjunct instructor at Valencia Community College and Seminole State College of Florida where he instructs basic, advanced, and tactical law enforcement classes.
John is a staff instructor for the NRA Law Enforcement Activities Division where he teaches instructor level firearms schools for Law Enforcement and the Military. Some of John’s additional certifications are: CMS Firearms Instructor, Instructor techniques, Shotgun Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement firearms instructor, PPE Instructor, Radiological pager instructor, OC chemical spray instructor, RIPP restraints instructor, Simunitions Instructor, Sig-Sauer Rangemaster School, Knife Defense Instructor, Sig-Sauer armorer, Remington armorer, Smith and Wesson armorer, Colt armorer, Glock armorer, Benelli armorer, Crimson Trace Lasergrips instructor, Community Law Enforcement Academy instructor, FAA flying armed registered, Federal Air Marshals FAM Rush training.
John is a presenter at the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor (IALEFI) Conference as well as the International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association (ILEETA) Conference.