Tom is retired, after a 30 year career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. For the final 11 years of his career, he was assigned to the SWAT Team as the Crisis Negotiation Team Coordinator, where he was responsible for the daily operations of the CNT. He was trained in tactical and negotiation operations. He has responded to over 500 call-outs. He has worked in assignments at the academy training new officers, detective in background investigations, patrol and corrections officer. He has also instructed at the department’s CIT Program along with providing training to the department’s academies on communication skills. Tom has trained various Federal and Local Agencies, and has presented at negotiator conferences across the United States and Canada.
He served 10 years in the USMC and reached the rank of E-6 (Staff Sergeant). Tom has training in the area of criminal justice, instructor development and varied areas related to police operations. Tom is a current board member for the Western States Hostage Negotiators Association (WSHNA).