John retired as a Major after 29.8 years from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in Vero Beach, Florida and is currently the Law Enforcement Coordinator / Range Master at Chipola College in the Florida panhandle. John is a former SWAT Team Commander and 17-year veteran of his departments SWAT team. John was a contract trainer for the Safariland Training Group from 1996 until 2019 and specializes in Ballistic Shield Training. He has instructed cutting edge Ballistic Shield courses to all levels of law enforcement and military personnel worldwide. John also instructs a wide variety of other firearms and instructor development courses, a graduate of Marine Corps Scout Sniper School, he holds a B.S from Barry University in Public Administration and is a graduate of the 63rd Command Officer Development Course from the Southern Police Institute/ University of Louisville.