ABOUT US

Mary Jane Bull
Retired Advanced Police Officer; Law Enforcement and Security Classroom and Firearms Instructor
mjbull@dfwmta.com  (817)737-4394

Mary Jane retired in February 2014 after serving 20 years as a Police Officer, with an Advanced Certification.  She is a Certified Police Classroom and Firearms Instructor.   She is a licensed Classroom and Firearms instructor with the Texas Private Security Bureau teaching armed and unarmed security officers as well as continuing education for Private Investigators and Managers.  She is also licensed to teach the Carry and Concealed Handgun course since 1993.  She is a licensed Hunter Education Instructor since 1992 and an OC (Pepper Spray) Instructor’s Instructor since 1983. 

She has helped 16 Security Companies get started in their business and currently manages 3 Security Companies.  She has operated 2 Training Academy’s since 1991 and has certified over 10,000 Commissioned Security Officers.

She is a Certified Mental Health Officer since 2001 and still holds her Security Commission.

 


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Raymond Bull
Retired Master Police Officer; Law Enforcement Classroom Instructor; Licensed Paramedic; Trained Firefighter Engineer
rbull@dfwmta.com   (817)737-4394

Raymond retired as a Police Officer with a Masters Certification in February 2012 with over 33 years of experience.  He was a Veteran in the US Army with the Army Security Agency.  He is an expert with many types of firearms.  He has been a Licensed Paramedic since 1992.  He is a Certified Police Classroom Instructor.   He is a licensed Classroom and Firearms instructor with the Texas Private Security Bureau and licensed to teach the Carry and Concealed Handgun course since 2010.  He is a licensed Hunter Education Instructor since 1992 and an OC (Pepper Spray) Instructor’s Instructor since 1983.

He teaches our Level IV (Personal Protection Officer/Body Guard) Course.  He teaches 2 forms of self- defense.   He is Active Shooter Trained.

He is a Licensed Private Investigator, Commissioned Security Officer and Personal Protection Officer.  He is also a Manager of 3 Security Companies.


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Katherine Bull
Active Air Force Reserve, Federal Security Officer and Licensed Classroom Instructor
kbull@dfwmta.com (817)737-4394

Katherine is a Master Sgt. and has been in the Air Force since 2005.  She is a trainer and instructor for the Air Force.  She has served two tours in Afghanistan.  She was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and Commendation Medal.  She is licensed by the Texas Private Security Bureau as a classroom instructor. 
She is a Licensed Manager of a Security Company.  She has been a commissioned security officer since 2004. She is a certified NRA firearms instructor and a Licensed to Carry Instructor.


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Thomas Newton
We mourn the loss of Thomas Newton, November 22, 2016. He had been fighting cancer for some time. He will be missed.


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Richard K. Lack
Retired Special Agent, FBI; Master Instructor
rlack@dfwmta.com Office: (817)737-4394

He retired in September 2004 after serving over 30 years in the FBI. Mr. Lack is originally from Arkansas. While with the FBI Mr. Lack had assignments at FBIHQ; Alexandria, Virginia; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Palo Alto, California; and the final almost 20 years of his career were served in the Monterey Bay Resident Agency (MBRA), of the FBI, San Francisco Division.

From 1994 until his retirement, he was the Senior Resident Agent in charge of the Monterey Bay FBI office. The MBRA has FBI investigative responsibility for Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County. Mr. Lack worked extensively with all local law enforcement officers within all departments within the MBRA territory.

Mr. Lack's investigative experience within the criminal purview of FBI jurisdiction is vast. He has extensive experience in homicide, sexual assaults, kidnapping, bank robbery, fugitives, and child abduction. Due to the location of the former Ft. Ord military base, a Federal Government enclave within Monterey County, he has extensive experience in many criminal matters not typically undertaken by the FBI.

Mr. Lack has provided instruction in Advanced Interview and Interrogation since 1994 and has instructed hundreds of local, state and Federal LEO nationwide. He was also an Advanced Instructor in the FBI providing Instructor Development Training, (teach the teachers), nationwide. Subsequent to 9/11 he was a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force within the San Francisco Division, San Jose, California and has lectured extensively on Radical Religious Extremists. Mr. Lack was a Field Training Agent for the FBI. He has lectured and provided bank robbery seminars to thousands of bank and financial institution employees; he has also lectured on I&I at the Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, California.

In addition, Mr. Lack is a certified California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Instructor, (POST ID# C19-F66), and teaches I&I for the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, San Jose, California. He currently provides I&I cadet instruction for POST at Gavilan College, Gilroy, California; Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California; and Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, California. Mr. Lack is also a seasoned instructor in the area of Homeland Security. He has been instructing Fusion Center TLO's for the past 10 years in terrorism and intelligence.

Mr. Lack has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas. He has been married to his wife, Gail, for 40 years and has two daughters, Kelly and Katy.


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George Edmund Akkelquist
Subject Matter Expert (SME), Master Instructor
gakkelquist@dfwmta.com   Office: (817) 737-4394

Mr. Akkelquist was born and raised in Lebanon in 1956 and at the age of seventeen, became exposed to and survived the first generation of all threat conditions in his home country. This same environment evolved to become the current Global Extremism threat present and active on every continent.

Mr. Akkelquist has spent the last forty years mitigating this current threat through his education, geographic presence, worked with the Foreign Legion, U.S. Special Operation Member, Police Office, Deputy Sheriff, Intelligence Officer, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Officer, and a Master Instructor at the FBI Academy and United States Army.

The core focus of his consulting is on Countering Violent Extremists (CVE). His experience includes:

  • 2008 to present: Master Instructor/Consultant to DHS Fusion Centers on CVE
  • 2003 to 2008: FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force SME on all tactical and strategic operations
  • 2003 to 2008: FBI Academy in service Master Instructor SME on tactical CVE operations
  • 2001 to 2003: Deployed for US Central Command in the United States and as part of Operation Enduring Freedom to locations outside the United States

Mr. Akkelquist's linguistic skills include fluency in Arabic, Qur'aanic Arabic, several Arabic dialects, French and Spanish.  Combined with his tactical/strategic global operations experience, he is able to provide qualified, sound advice as an SME to executives and operators in both the public and private sectors alike. 

Mr. Akkelquist's education and training include:

  • 1980 to 2001: CIA Training/Force Multiplier, US Army Infantry and Special Operations
  • 1978 to 1979: Tactical/Sniper School French FL. (Beirut Lebanon)
  • 1976 to 1979: Attestation of Law/International Relations and Minor in Shariah Law.  University of Lebanon
  • 1972 to 1976: Attained a degree in Arabic/French Philosophy. Secondary education (Beirut, Lebanon)

In addition, his training includes the California Peace Officer Standards and Training, Hawaii Sheriff Department Deputy Standards and Training and College of San Mateo, CA Berlitz School of languages (Spanish)

Awards:

  • Nominated for U.S. Attorney General Award
  • Received FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigations


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Melody LaFond
Training Coordinator
mlafond@dfwmta.com Office: (817) 737-4394 Cell: (916)947-2543

Ms LaFond has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration. She has 10 years experience in all aspects of Fusion Center processes which includes extensive training in Terrorism, Intelligence and Grants Management.  She also has over 25 years of governmental experience with an extensive background in governmental policies, procedures, and finances. 


Ms LaFond retired from the Central California Intelligence Center in March of 2014.  She served 10 years as the Financial Program Manager and Investigative Financial Analyst. 


Ms LaFond worked for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department from 1995 to 2004. 

  • 2000 - 2004 Northwest Division Station House, Budget Coordinator
  • 1999 - 2000 Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, Male Booking Supervisor
  • 1997 - 1999 Work Release Division, Booking Officer
  • 1996 - 1997 Collections Division, Collection Coordinator (Special Project)
  • 1995 - 1996 Work Release Division, Booking Officer
  • Main Jail Division, Booking Officer

Ms LaFond also worked as a Collection Supervisor from 1990 to 1995 for Sacramento County Department of Revenue Recovery.  She was a Warrants Clerk for Sacramento County Central Warrants from 1989 to 1990.  And she served as a Traffic Clerk for Sacramento County Traffic Court from 1988 to 1989.


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Richard Morris
Retired Police Office; Instructor; Grandmaster in American Karate
info@dfwmta.com Office: (817) 737-4394

Richard served 36 years with the Fort Worth Police Dept. He retired from FWPD as the Gang Detective and Intelligence Sergeant in the Tactical Investigations Division. Richard is a Certified Police Investigative Hypnotist and Mental Health Officer. He has advanced Certifications in Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident, Stress Management and Peer Support Training. Richard is a former United Methodist Pastor. He is a Police Chaplain and Christian Minister. Richard worked closely with the FWPD Homeland Security Intl Unit, Criminal Tracking Unit, Human Trafficking Unit, SWAT, Zero Tolerance and Narcotics.

Richard continues to serve the Fort Worth Police Dept. as a veteran member of the Peer Support Team and the Critical Incident and Stress Management Team.  Richard also serves as a Reserve Tarrant County Deputy Constable as part of their Law Enforcement Team and Chaplin

Richard has a Master Peace Officer License and TCOLE Instructor.  As an international speaker, Richard has taught tens of thousands of people across the United States, as well as Mexico, Belize, The Caymans, Ireland and India.

Richard is a 10 th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster in American Karate, Teo-Kwon- do, and Shizen-Na Karate; 6 th Degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu; Black Belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts; Deputy Constable Tarrant County; Master Police Officer; and TCOLE Classroom Instructor;

Richard is a published author and is currently collaborating on a book, On Fighting-the Physiology and Psychology of Violent Street Encounters with Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman. Richard is also a Zig Ziglar Certified Speaker and Trainer, and is the exclusive self-protection coach for the Zig Ziglar Corporation. He teaches Personal Development, Leadership, Relationship, Goals and more to businesses, churches, organizations and police agencies.

Richard has been inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxers Hall of Fame, Karate Masters Hall of Fame, Masters Hall of Fame, USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, World Black Belt's Living Legends, Museum of Sports Karate Hall of Fame, Who's Who in Karate and the Other Martial Arts in 1982, Who's Who in American Martial Arts in 1985, Who's Who in Karate in 2012, Texas Navy by Texas Governor George Bush and the Kentucky Colonels by Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton. He won several awards for Law Enforcement Community Service.


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Nir M.
Developed Active Shooter Program for Federal Law Enforcement
info@dfwmta.com Office: (817) 737-4394

Nir has a professional background of 20 years which includes Military Special Operations, Law Enforcement, and High-Risk Security operations.

He served in the Israeli Special Forces as an Operational Team Leader on the Counter Terror Unit and as a Lead Counter Terror and Krav Maga Instructor at the Special Forces Counter Terror School where he was responsible for training all the IDF Hostage Rescue Units in all areas of Hostage Rescue Operations in domestic and foreign/hostile environments. Nir was also the Counter Terror School’s appointed subject matter expert for terror threat active shooter intervention.

In addition, Nir was in charge of training all the United States Special Operations Command Units that would be sent to Israel for specialized training before deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nir also served in Canada as a Sworn Peace Officer, an operational member on a Nuclear Response Force/SWAT Team, and a Use of Force Instructor.

In conjunction with his Tactical and Firearms background, Nir also has 35 years of training in various Martial Arts and unarmed Defensive Tactics systems and holds Black belts and Instructor qualifications in Israeli Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Hap Ki Do, and Olympic Taw Kwon Do.