As a Detective, John retired from the Sheriff’s Office following a distinguished law enforcement career as a narcotics detective, advising and assisting undercover officers throughout Florida and the United States. He has an extensive background in undercover/covert operations and surveillance. Served as a Field Training Officer for eight years, providing new recruits with basics of criminal law, policy, and procedures. Additionally, provided instruction in radio communications and city geography, ensuring new officers were tactically sound and proficient in weapon retention and use of temporary restraints.
Furthermore, he served as police union representative, involving on-going direct contact with superiors and city and county officials in contract negotiations, and representing fellow officers in official misconduct and/or critical incidents. John has testified regularly in court in narcotics and other cases, interacting with attorneys, judges, and jurors. Received numerous letters of commendations from superiors and citizens and selected by superiors as Officer of the Quarter.
John specializes in surveillance and complex child custody cases. One high profile case in particular led to the dismissal of criminal prosecution of a wrongly accused individual and was featured on Inside Edition.