Patrick Hudgens

Patrick retired from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as an Assistant Director with 30-years of distinguished service. The last two years of which he led the Office of Firearms and Tactical Programs, which provides specialized firearms and tactical training, all equipment, support, and guidance to a workforce of 13,000 special agents and officers. He is still serving as the Co-chair of the National Capitol Region SWAT Association.
He has decades of special operations, investigative and management experience; leading specialized units, coordinating large-scale tactical operations, National Special Security Events, and multi-agency law enforcement operations.
Patrick has received numerous commendations throughout his career, including the National Tactical Officers Association’s Unit Citation for Valor, the ICE Assistant Secretary’s Award for Courage and Valor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Outstanding Law Enforcement of the Year, and the Commissioner’s Meritorious Service Award for Heroism.
Patrick began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the City of Portsmouth, VA Police Department where he served as a patrol officer, field training officer, and criminal investigator. He is also a retired non-commissioned officer with 22-years of combined active duty and reserve service in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Reserve.