Timothy Hardiman is a 23-year veteran of the NYPD. He retired as an Inspector serving as the Commanding Officer of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx. Hardiman has extensive investigative experience having served as the Commanding Officer of the 71 St. Detective Squad in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Special Victims Squad. Hardiman has been an Adjunct Faculty member of American Military University (AMU) since 2004. His courses include: Stress Management for Law Enforcement, Police and Society, Patrol Procedures and Evidence and Procedure, Criminal Justice Administration, and Corrections and Parole.
Michael Sale served with the (Metropolitan) Toronto Police for thirty years, retiring as an Inspector after many years in public affairs and event management. He is a graduate of the 169th Session of the FBI National Academy. Sale has worked as a manager of emergency planning for the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and as a justice studies program coordinator for Humber College. He is currently a law enforcement education coordinator with American Military University and serves as the university’s representative in Canada.
James McLaughlin currently serves as Battalion Chief for the Warwick, R.I. Fire Department and has been in fire services since 1988. McLaughlin has a B.S. in Fire Safety from Providence College and a M.A. in Emergency & Disaster Management from APUS. He has numerous training experiences including the National Fire Academy as well as a fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Professional affiliations include the IAFC, New England Association of Fire Chiefs and the International Association of Firefighters. He is currently the Fire & Emergency Management Education Coordinator at American Military University.
James Deater is a 23-year veteran of the Maryland State Police, 15 of which he spent in the Homeland Security and Intelligence Bureau. He investigated large-scale national and international drug trafficking organizations, homicides and gangs. Deater has authored well over 75 wiretaps, co-authored an additional 25 and has been assigned as case manager on more than 20 additional cases where wiretaps were utilized. He has been deputized by the FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs (ICE) and the U.S. Marshals Service. He also regularly testifies as an expert witness in the fields of electronic surveillance, wiretaps and cell phone/smart phone counter-measures in State and Federal court systems.
Leischen Stelter is the former managing editor of Security Director News, an online business publication for security practitioners. She spent four years writing articles, blogs and producing video segments regarding best practices in the private security industry. Currently, Stelter works with the public safety outreach team at American Military University writing about issues and trends relevant to professionals in law enforcement, fire services, emergency management and national security.
Jeffrey Hawkins is a senior public safety/security professional with over 30 years of diverse experience working for profit, not-for-profit and government organizations on a local, regional, and global level. Hawkins has served as adjunct professor of criminal justice, management and technology and has written the book “Introduction to Security and Emergency Planning for Faith-Based Organizations”, as well as numerous articles for publications such as The Counter Terrorist, Law and Order, Police Magazine, Security Management, Security, Technology & Design, and Safety and Health.
Jeff Kuhn is a former Federal Special Prosecutor who has taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is also a former Senior Court Executive with the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts. Prior to his practicing law, he completed his legal education while serving as a probation officer, working with a high-intensity case load. Kuhn is currently the Associate Vice-President, Business Development for the Public Safety and National Security Sectors at American Military University.
Dave Malone spent more than 32 years with the Eau Claire Police Department in Wisconsin, including 10 years as its Chief of Police. He also spent six years as the Wisconsin field coordinator with the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center. Malone is currently a senior law enforcmeent education outreach coordinator with American Military University.
Anthony S. Mangeri has more than 30 years of experience in emergency management, response and recovery operations. During the attacks of September 11, 2001, Mangeri served as the Operations Chief at the N.J. Emergency Operations Center. He is a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for more than 25 years. He earned the rank of Assistant Chief-Safety Officer. Currently, Mangeri is the Manager of Fire and Emergency Service Initiatives at American Public University System. He is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Service and Health. Mangeri earned a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University.
James Green, Jr., is the manager for Intelligence and National Security Relationships for American Military University. He joined AMU in 2010, after a 38-year career as an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), a combat support agency under the Department of Defense. Green is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), the Central Intelligence Retirement Association (CIRA) and International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE).
John Currie has completed 26 years in law enforcement operations internationally and in the U.S. Currie designed and introduced Operation Counterpush, a multi-national law enforcement illegal drug interdiction program throughout Western Europe. He was then asked to join the NATO Joint Counter-Terrorism Fusion Cell in our war against terrorism. He worked law enforcement operations in Europe for 10 years and was a sworn city and county law enforcement officer here in the U.S. Currently, he is a Law Enforcement Education Coordinator for American Military University.
Dennis Porter is presently the Senior Law Enforcement Education Coordinator, Western Region at AMU. He served for 30 years with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in numerous capacities and was the primary force behind the development of the LASD University program for sheriff’s department personnel. Porter was named as the recipient of the 2010 Golden Badge Award for Top Management in Law Enforcement by the California State Fraternal Order of Police.