Vinny is a 26-year veteran of a municipal police department in New Jersey. He is a graduate of the New Jersey State Police Academy. He is currently assigned as a Sergeant in the support services bureau where he handles all of the agencies training and logistics.
Vinny started his career in the patrol division, assigned to evening shift. After five years in patrol he was promoted to detective and reassigned to the investigative bureau. After seven years as a general investigator, handling everything from credit card thefts to attempted homicides, being the agencies counter terrorism, active shooter, firearms, tactics and procurement SME he was transferred to the support services bureau.
Vinny is currently serves as the range master of his agency and the Ocean County police academy. He holds multiple county, state, federal and national instructor certifications in pistol, shotgun, patrol and scoped rifle as well as low light and red dot. Additionally Vinny holds armorer certifications for Colt, Sig Sauer, Glock, FN, Ruger, Benelli and Springfield armory.
On the less lethal side Vinny holds instructor certifications in Taser, Baton and FN303. Other notable instructor certifications are medical, active shooter and civil unrest related TCCC, Stop the Bleed, LASER, ALICE, NTOA, ALERRT.
He is former entry team member, squad and platoon leader for the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, where he was a 15 year founding member.
Vinny has developed and carried out numerous courses on use of force (with practical application), critical incident response for patrol officers, tactical operator for patrol as we ll as counter ambush for patrol officers.
Vinny currently handles all aspects of department training, including overseeing a 20 man training unit, as well as all aspects of agency procurement, including vehicles, uniforms/ gear, technology, weapons and surplus.