L.E.T.A Associate Bios

Law Enforcement Training Associates, Inc.

Mike DeMarcus

Mike is the training coordinator for Law Enforcement Training Associates, Inc, and is a retired Detective with the North Miami Beach Police Department.  Mike has 21 years of law enforcement experience and worked in the Special Investigations Division for over 14 years.  During his tenure in the Narcotics Division, Mike completed assignments with a Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics task force and a State of Florida narcotics and money laundering task force.  He worked as a Marine Enforcement Officer for three years and was cross designated as a U.S Customs Blue Lightening Officer. Mike has extensive experience in investigating major cocaine trafficking cases, indoor marijuana grow house investigations, money laundering investigations, long-term gang related crack cocaine investigations and ecstasy/club drug investigations. Mike participated in one of the largest ecstasy reverses in the history of Florida and has developed a comprehensive ecstasy and club drug-training program. Mike has also developed long-term crack cocaine and indoor marijuana grow house courses, which are based on case studies that targeted organizations involved in the illicit narcotics trade.  Mike participated in two reverse sting cocaine investigations which resulted in the seizure of $1.2 million dollars and $1.9 million dollars.  Mike has taught narcotics related courses to thousands of law enforcement investigators from all over the world including organizatiioins such as the Florida Narcotics Officers Association, New Jersey Narcotics Officers Association, Norwegian Narcotics Officers Association. International Undercover Officers Association and the Regional Organized Crime Information Center conference.  

Pat Fielding

Pat is a retired Detective from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and has over 27 years of law enforcement experience.  Pat was assigned to several narcotics, gang, and criminal intelligence units, including a HIDTA group, FBI Task Force, and a Club Drug Task Force and is currently assigned to a Money Laundering group.  Pat has worked undercover for 24 years investigating money laundering, arms and explosives dealers, auto-theft rings and conducting storefront operations.  Pat infiltrated the Red Demons (A Hells Angels Farm Club) and rose to the rank of Treasurer during a six-month undercover investigation.  Pat has a wealth of knowledge in undercover investigations.            

Don Reynolds

Don is a Sergeant with the North Miami Beach Police Department and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience.  Don completed a 5 year assignment with the Special Investigations Division as a narcotics detective and over 8 years on the NMBPD Special Response Team.  Don also participated on a State of Florida narcotics and money laundering task force that seized over 27 million dollars in 1998.  He has extensive experience in cocaine trafficking cases, indoor marijuana grow investigations and crack cocaine investigations.  He currently teaches firearms and law enforcement driving courses at the Miami-Dade Criminal Justice Institute and for the North Miami Beach Police Department.

Jeff Seever

Jeff is a Detective with the Independence, Missouri Police Department and has over 16 years of law enforcement experience.  Jeff spent 9 years on a multi-agency Drug Task Force and completed an assignment with the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team where he processed and dismantled over 150 methamphetamine laboratories.  Jeff was the case agent in the largest methamphetamine conspiracy investigation conducted in the states of Missouri and Kansas, which involved 1,500 pounds of methamphetamine, 500 kilograms of cocaine and led to the indictment of 30 co-conspirators.  Jeff is a nationally known speaker in the area of methamphetamine and has given presentations for the Department of Justice, HIDTA and the United States Attorneys Office.  Jeff is considered an expert witness in the area of methamphetamine and currently instructs all Federal Grand Juries in that area before they begin their term.  In 2002 Jeff received an award from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) for Outstanding Investigation and also received a leadership award from the United States Attorneys Office for Leadership in Drug Reduction.

 

Hector Alfonso

Hector is a criminal analyst with the Miami Dade Police Department.  Hector is currently assigned to the Multi Agency Gang Task Force and he specializes in the area of violent gang enforcement.  Hector's course details the latest trends that gang members are using to commit robberies, home invasions, auto theft and narcotics violations.  Hector teaches gang enforcement courses through out the U.S.

Paul Bruno

Detective with the Jupiter, Florida Police Department.  Paul is currently assigned to a DEA Task Force and has completed an assignment with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office organized crime and narcotics unit.  Paul served as the gang coordinator for the Jupiter P.D and has been a member of the Critical Response Team since 2002. Paul was a case agent that was assigned to the DEA "Operation Magnum Force" which was deemed one of the largest crack cocaine distribution rings in Palm Beach County history and earned a statewide citation for his work on the case.  Paul currently serves as the Region VI Co-Chairman for the Florida Narcotics Officers Association and is a yearly guest speaker for the University of Central Florida's Criminal Justice Department.   

Jarrett Wolf

Jarrett is a former Florida Assistant State Attorney in Miami. Jarrett co-founded the State Attorneys Gang Prosecution   Unit that targeted hard core gang members that were involved in drug trafficking and violent crimes.  He wrote the first search warrant in Florida that allowed a search for gang evidence.  He successfully argued to obtain the first formal ruling in Florida admitting gang evidence at a trial.  Jarrett also served as a consultant to the U.S Army on the first gang prosecution in the U.S military.  Jarrett served as a Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent for four years, where he received the DEA's Administrator Award and the International Narcotics Officers' Association's International Award of Honor.  Employing a strategic, goal-oriented formula, he developed while prosecuting cases, Jarrett coordinated agents and investigators toward a unity of effect, indicting one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world and dismantling his organization.  Jarrett is now practicing criminal law with one of Miami's most respected law firms.  Jarrett has a wealth of knowledge investigating violent street criminals and major narcotics traffickers.

Rey Hernandez

Rey is a Gang Detective with the North Miami Beach Police Department and has over 15 years of law enforcement experience.  Rey served with both the North Miami Police Department and North Miami Beach Special Response Teams and currently instructs for LETA, NMBPD, Miami Dade Criminal Justice Institute and the MCTFT.  Rey currently teaches Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter Courses, Edged Weapons Defense, Advanced SWAT and is also a firearms instructor. He has earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at Florida International University and is currently working on his Master's degree in Public Administration at FIU.  Rey is also a professional actor and a technical consultant for the motion picture industry.  

Kelly Sullivan  

Kelly is a Sergeant with the Miami-Dade Police Department, currently assigned to the Public Corruption Investigations Bureau.  He has over 16 years of law enforcement experience and prior to his current assignment, was the supervisor for the MDPD Organized Crime Section, Vice Unit for five years.  During his tenure in the OCS Vice Unit, Kelly was tasked with the oversight of complex investigations including; Child Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Organized Prostitution, Organized Gambling, Continuing Criminal Enterprises (RICO), Murder for Hire, Murder Conspiracy, Organized Crime-related Extortions, and Money Laundering.  During his tenure in this assignment, he and his unit were active participants in the US Attorney’s Office South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (FBI / ICE / MDPD / HPD / FDLE) and the FBI Innocence Lost Minor Vice Task Force (FBI / MDPD / MPD / MBPD).  The OCS Vice unit initiated and participated in numerous long-term investigations which resulted in a multitude of arrests, Federal indictments, prosecutions and monetary seizures/forfeitures. Throughout his role as the Vice Unit Sergeant, Kelly took an active role in all facets of the investigations, including numerous undercover assignments, report preparation and review, grant writing and monitoring, and surveillance and enforcement operations.  Kelly’s primary area of expertise is in the areas of Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution, and he has been a presenter at the United States Attorney’s Office-Miami, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, and the Miami-Dade Police Department on both of these topics.

 Lino Diaz

Lino is a Detective with the North Miami Beach Police Dept.       and has 15 years of law enforcement experience. Lino is         currently assigned to the Crime Supresssion Team, which        targets gang members, street level narcotics dealers, burglary subjects and violent criminals.  Lino has also participated on   the NMBPD Tactical Unit, the Robbery Intervention detail and    a multi jurisdictional street crimes enforcement team that         targeted violent subjects in Miami Dade County.  Lino has       been on the NMBPD Special Response Team for over 7 years    and is currently the Assistant Team Leader. Lino's other         duties include being a Colt MP5 and Chemical Munitions            instructor for NMBPD.    

Michael Vadnal

Michael is a 23 year veteran of the Browdard County Sheriff's Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He has been a detective for over 16 years investigating animal crimes and has investigated over 2,000 cases including Pit Bull fighting and animal abuse crimes.  Michael has testified as an expert witness in both the 17th Judicial Circuit and the 10th Judicial Circuit courts of Florida.  Michael has been interviewed by numerous television networks, newspapers, magazines and internet sites.  Michael has also been featured on Animal Planets "Miami Animal Police" television show.  Michael has been instructing law enforcement officers on the underground world of Pit Bull fighting organizations since 1999.  

Phil Dorfman

Phil is a Sergeant with the Delray Beach Police Department. Phil was in the Vice and Narcotics Unit for over nine years and has conducted numerous VIce and Narcotics investigations.  Phil was involved in conducting undercover investigations along with the Palm Beach County State Attorneys Office, which targeted illicit massage parlors.  The investigations resulted in the use of "Sneak and Peek" search warrants that led to numerous arrests for racketeering and prostitution charges on the businesses and employees.  Phil has developed a presentation based on actual case studies and techniques utilized during the undercover investigations.  

Craig Catlin

Craig is a 16 year veteran with the North Miami Beach Police Department and has spent the last 7 years in the Street Crimes and Gang Unit.  Craig specializes in Gang Fraud and Identity Theft investigations and has been featured on CNN Anderson Cooper's show as well as the CNN Presents news show and FOX Business News. In 2012, he was awarded the International Fraud Investigator of the Year Award as a gang detective. Craig is targeting subjects involved in identity theft, re-encoded credit card fraud and fraudulent tax returns.  As a result of his investigations he has seized over two million dollars in the past two years.  He is also cross deputized with a United States Secret Service Task Force and an IRS Task Force.  

 
Heather Weyker

St. Paul Police Department, with over 16 years experience.  Heather is currently assigned to a Vice/Human Trafficking Unit.  She has an extensive background working in narcotics, vice, and undercover operations/investigations.  Heather has worked with the DEA Task Force, JTTF, and on various other task force's.  She has taught Use of Force and Firearms courses, as well as report writing, various Vice seminars, and many Human Trafficking conferences.  She recently assisted in writing a Minnesota State Bill to change and improve the prostitution, and sex and labor trafficking laws.  She serves on many committee's to assist in the education of human trafficking and its awareness.  Heather has an extensive background in writing search warrants, subpoena's, and various other forms of investigative techniques.  She has worked under cover operations most of her career in all forms: from surveillance, buying/selling narcotics, all types of prostitution details, to include hotels, street, parks, John/Jane Sweeps, reverse operations.

Juan Jurado

Juan has 9 years of law enforcement experience.  He has spent eight years on the Special Response Team and has completed five separate SWAT and Tactical certification courses.  He is additionally certified as a Distraction Device and Specialty Impacy Munitions Weapon Instructor.  Juan is additionally certified as an Incident Response to Bomb Instructor and a Static and Moving Vehicle conainment instructor.  Juan has a wealth of knowledge in tactical operations.  He is a three time international SWAT competition competator and is a highly motivated and respected instrcutor.  Juan also worked in the Crime Suppression Unit that targeted violent offenders and undercover surveillance on habitual offenders.

Rocky Festa

Rocky is a police officer with the North Miami Beach Police Department with over 24 years of law enforcement experience.  Rocky spent 17 years as a tactical operator and sniper for the special response team.  Rocky is a two time Officer of the year award winner and has a vast knowledge of tactical experience and high risk subject apprehension.  He is additionally a Glock, Colt, H&K and SIG armorer.  


 

 
                                                             

                                                       

                                                                         

 

 

 

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