John Riddle

John is a Retired Sergeant who served the West Palm Beach Police Department. During his 28 years of service he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and Road Patrol Supervisor. He is certified in the State of Florida to teach Defensive Tactics and Firearms to Law Enforcement officers. In 1989, he was selected to become a member of the SWAT Team for the West Palm Beach Police Department where he served for 16 years. He instructed the SWAT Team defensive tactics program, firearms and tactical entry. He worked for 13 years on the Entry Team and 3 years as a Sniper Team Leader. He was a member of the CAT Team; a narcotics unit that performed drug buys, wrote search warrants, conducted prostitution stings and worked tactical patrol duties in high risk areas. He began teaching in the 1980’s when he was assigned as a Combat Arms Training Instructor (CATM) in the United States Air Force. During this time, he taught firearm skills to Air Force Security Police, Air Force Base Law Enforcement Personnel, Para Rescue and Combat Controllers.