L.E.T.A Associate Bios
Law Enforcement Training Associates, Inc.
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
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
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 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.
Nelso is a retired Sergeant with
Miami Beach Police Department and has over 22 years of law enforcement
experience. He is currently assigned to Uniformed Patrol with the
Aventura, FL Police Department. During his career, Nelson has
been a supervisor in the Crime Supression Unit, Special Response Team
and Patrol. He spent 17 years on the NMBPD SRT unit and was a
team leader for most of that time period. He is ceritified as a
Litigation Specialist in Police Litigation and is also certified as a
Force Science Analyst. Nelson has attended hundreds of law
enforcement training programs with many of the training being in
Tactical Operations. He is cross certified as a Customs Blue
Lightening Officer and additionally worked in the NMBPD Marine Patrol
Unit. He has received numerous commendations as a result of his
law enforcment efforts including the NMBPD Police Officer of the Year.
Nelson currently teaches Tactical Courses and Litigation courses
throughout the United States.
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 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.
Detective with the Boca Raton,
Florida Police Department. Bob has over 16 years of law
enforcement expperience and has served almost his entire career in the
Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Unit. Bob has worked numerous
long term narcotics investigations with BRPD and the DEA. He
specializes in Vice related investigations on massage parlors and
escort services that are associated with prostitution and organized
crimes. He has written more "sneak and Peek" search warrants than
any other officer in the state of Florida. He is a member of the BRPD
Special Response Team and currently teaches narcotics and vice related
courses throughout the country.
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
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.
is a Detective with the North Miami Beach Police Department and
has over 18 years of law enforcement experience. He is currently
assigned to the Street Crimes Unit and conducts gang investigations.
Craig is a multi time Officer of the year recipient with the
NMBPD. He is recognized nationally as the an expert on Gang Fraud
Investigations. He has been featured on CNN, FOX Business and
other media outlets for his efforts in investigating gang members.
As a gang detective he was awarded the 2012 International Fraud
Investigators Officer of the year. His efforts in gang fraud
investigationshas resulted in the seizure of over two million dollars
of illicit funds. He is also cross deputized
with a United States Secret
Service Task Force and an IRS Task Force.
is a Detective with the North Miami Beach Police Dept.
and has 18 years of law enforcement experience. Lino is
currently assigned to the Street Crimes 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 12 years
and is currently the Assistant Team Leader. Lino's other
duties include being a Colt MP5 and Chemical
Munitions instructor for
Michael is a 25 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 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
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.
Sergeant, North Miami Beach Police Department. Juan
has 12 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.
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