Instructor Cadre

Our Instructors:

Below is a snapshot of our instructors that teach for ESTC.
 

 Matt:
 

Matt has been in Law Enforcement for 20 years. For the past 13 years, he has worked in an undercover capacity specializing in surveillance and counter surveillance.  He is a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and in Muay Thai Kickboxing.  He’s also a State Certified Defensive Tactics and Driving Instructor.
 

Previously, he worked for a Federal Law Enforcement Agency, where he was responsible for the physical security of high level Executive protectees where he performed numerous motorcade route sweeps during his tenure.
 

Matt is also a specialist in active shooting incidents, specifically school shooting threat mitigation.  He has studied and taught school administrators in the art of ALICE school shooting response and is the creator of the REACT school shooting response program.
 

Matt is a Research Fellow for the US Department of Homeland Security where he serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the DHS office of electronic surveillance, Law enforcement technology board.  Matt tests and evaluates items related to surveillance and technical surveillance for federal law enforcement.
 

Matt is also an adjunct instructor for a Federal Contractor that teaches Surveillance and Counter Surveillance to Military and DoD Personnel.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at a local University.
 

He presently holds a Top Secret/SCI/Y.W. Security Clearance.
 

Troy:
 

Troy has been in law enforcement for 24 years and he presently services as regional loss prevention manager and works part-time as a Deputy Sheriff.
 

In 1996, Troy left his position as a full-time law enforcement officer and took a job in the private sector as a retail theft specialist.  In 2007, Troy was the only civilian to be appointed to the United States Secret Service Organized Retail Crime Task force that was comprised by Agents wit the FBI, USSS, MCPD, MPD DC, and Fairfax County PD.  During his tenure, Troy made numerous arrests relating to organized retail crime.  Troy was named as an expert witness in retail crime matters and testified in criminal proceedings in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
 

Troy has received numerous awards for his work in Organized Retail Theft and was recently certified as a National Crime Prevention Specialist.
 

Troy is a valuable asset when teaching law enforcement and private security on how to conduct surveillance to private security firms and to law enforcement officers.  His “Detection of Organized Retail Theft course is second to none and he employs real life experiences, videos, pictures, and uses field work to enhance their learning.
 

D.T.:
 

DT  was a certified police officer in Virginia and he left local law enforcement for the Federal Government.  
 

He is a Human Intelligence Collection Specialist (HUMIT) and a Counter Surveillance Specialist (CSS) by trade.  Presently, he is an instructor of Human Intelligence and an instructor in aggressive protective vehicle operations.  He trains Federal operators how to conduct HUMIT and how to operate a motor vehicle in stressful situations.  He teaches operators how to safely operate a motor vehicle while driving with a protectee in aggressive/combative situations, to include firing from a motor vehicle and while taking fire.  
 

His experience in counter surveillance detection and emergency vehicle operations is unparalleled.  He is also an instructor for a National Security Firm that teaches Surveillance and Counter Surveillance to Military and DoD personnel.
 

He presently serves in the United States Military and severed honorable as an operator in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
 

He presently holds a Top Secret Security Clearance.
 

Mitchell:




DJ:
 

DJ has been employed as a state law enforcement officer in Virginia for the past 25 years.  Presently, DJ is employed as a Surveillance Special Agent where he specializes in Surveillance and Counter Surveillance.  
 

Prior to working in law enforcement, DJ worked for Anheuser-Busch where he worked as a physical retail theft specialist.  DJ is a Research Fellow for the US Department of Homeland Security where he serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the DHS office of electronic surveillance, Law enforcement technology board.  Like Sean, DJ tests and evaluates items related to surveillance and technical surveillance for federal law enforcement. 

DJ is also a lock specialist and teaches all of the covert neutralization of lock courses for ESTC and for Federal Contractors across the United States.
 

DJ Currently possess a TS Security Clearance.