Follow Us Law Enforcement & Emergency Response Advisors and Instructors are industry veterans with years of experience in various sectors of law enforcement, security, and defense. Their expertise and input shape our workshops and curriculum, applying real-life experience to classroom concepts and frameworks required for ongoing on-the-job trainings.

Our distinguished roster of Advisors and Instructors include: 

Mr. Matthew G. Bryan

US Army and Law Enforcement veteran with 25+ years of experience

  • FEMA Instructor for numerous ICS, NIMS, and All-Hazard Position Specific Courses

  • Military Experience

    • US Army

    • Military Police Investigator

  • Illinois Fire Service Institute

    • Field Staff Instructor

    • Training under the NIMS/ICS Program category

    • Command and General Staff for Local Incident Management Teams

    • All Hazards position specific courses

    • All Hazards Incident Management Team Training

  • Emergency Management Agency

    • Director, working with local, state, and federal agencies to provide a coordinated emergency response to disasters in the Village of Chatham, Illinois

  • Richland Community College, AAS in Fire Science and Law Enforcement

  • University of Illinois, BA in Business Management


Mr. John J. Peruggia, Jr.

Highly Trained FDNY Assistant Chief and Adjunct Professor with 30+ years of experience; taught over 1,000 officers in various first-response disciplines

  • Fire Department of New York

    • Assistant Chief, Chief of EMS Command

    • Staff Officer, Office of the Chief of Operations

    • Captain, Emergency Medical Service Command

    • Deputy Chief, Executive Manager Operations

    • Division Chief, Chief of Planning

    • Deputy Assistant Chief, Planning and Strategy

    • Assistant Chief, Bureau of EMS

  • Adjunct Professor - Metropolitan College of New York

    • Introduction to Emergency Management

    • Disaster Response and Recovery

    • Understanding Terrorism

    • 21st Century Public Safety

    • Incident Command Systems

    • NIMS, NRF and EOC Integration

  • National Fire Academy (USFA)

    • Executive Fire Officer Program

  • Columbia University Business School

    • Completed an 8 week Executive Leadership development program

  • Thomas Edison State College, Master of Science in Management


Mr. James Magee

25+ year veteran in Law Enforcement and the US Army with experience in Active Shooter drills and narcotic/vice investigations

  • West Chester Police Department

    • 25 years in supervisory positions in both investigations and patrol

    • Undercover officer for narcotic/vice investigations

    • Successful experience in managing Active Shooter incidents

  • Director of Safety and Security at Eastern University

    • Managing the day to day operations, training and budgeting of a full time security staff

    • Coordinated and arranged the first Active Shooter drills with local police department

  • Military Experience

    • Served in the United States Army Reserve for 22 years

    • Commanded 120 man Infantry Company and prepared for Desert Storm deployment

  • West Chester University, BS in Criminal Justice


Mr. Richard E. Holmes

Law Enforcement, Fire Chief, and EMS Chief veteran with 30+ years of experience; current adjunct professor at Goldey-Beacom College

  • Ridley Township Police Department

    • K-9 Handler, Sergeant, and Criminal Investigator

  • Eddystone Police Department

    • Patrol Officer and Criminal Investigator

  • Ridley Emergency Medical Services Inc.

    • Founder, (CEO), and EMS Chief

  • Holmes Fire Company

    • Assistant Fire Chief, EMS Captain, EMT

  • Chester County Civil Defense, Rescue Squad

    • Rescue Captain

  • Saint Joseph’s University, MSc in Criminal Justice

  • West Chester University, BS in Education


Colonel Jeffrey J. Murray

Leader and military officer with an established track record of success throughout more than 40 years of Military Service and Law Enforcement Service

  • West Chester Police Department

    • 20 years of service

    • Member of the Emergency Response Team and the County Drug Task Force

  • Marine Corps Officer

    • 27 years as a designated Naval Aviator & Five Combat Deployments

    • Planning and execution of annual training plans and highly complex large scale exercises of a 4,000 Marine unit with 75 aircraft distributed across the country and around the world

  • Operations Air Force Officer

    • Deployments include Iraq from 2004- 2006, Desert Shield/Storm, and Operation Provide Promise Somalia Africa

    • Senior Watch Officer in the Command and Control Center

  • Maintenance Officer

    • While deployed to Iraq, responsible for 350 Marines, and 34 attack helicopters flying over 7000 thousand hours

  • Rollins College, BA in Business and Economics

  • American College in Paris, International Business Studies

  • Additional Education:
    Emergency Response Team Member, Special Operations Training School, Flight Instructor in Helicopters and Single Engine Airplanes, Vehicle Accident and Recreation School, Interview and Interrogation School, Street Tactics and Survival School, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Hazardous Materials Identification Course

Mr. Kevin Kennedy

Educator with Experience in Security, Hospital Services, MTA Bridges & Tunnels, and Threat Mitigation

  • MTA Bridges and Tunnels Corporation

    • Manager in the Internal Security Department

    • Responsible for reducing threats to the MTA portfolio of bridges and tunnels

  • Lucent Technologies

    • Managed operational security programs in the Corporate Security Group in support of ongoing risk identification and threat mitigation efforts

  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center

    • Security leadership for major New Jersey healthcare provider

  • Hackensack University Medical Center

    • Performed threat assessments on selected units within the hospital and outpatient services

    • Directed a staff of one hundred and seven security supervisors, officers, and drivers

  • Rowan University, MA in Supervision and Administration

  • West Chester University, BS in Education

Mr. Miguel Arocho, Jr.

20-Year Veteran NYPD Police Officer

  • New York City Police Department

    • Monthly citywide deployment to Critical Response Patrol (CRV) Anti-Terrorism Patrol

    • Weekly citywide patrol COBRA Tactical Team

    • Truancy team leader tasked with reducing chronic student absenteeism

  • Total Safety Consulting Training Academy (TSCTA), Long Island City, NY

    • Delivered classroom training in the area of scaffold (supported and suspend), OSHA, and construction safety

    • Performed onsite academic training

  • Mulligan Security (Brookfield Properties World Financial District)

    • Terrorism threat assessment

    • Facility vulnerability inspection

    • Tactical armed response officer

  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York