FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer
Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.
No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.
What accounts for the difference between the high producers and the lower ones? Simple. The high producers have made different choices than the others.
As the number of tactical teams across the nation has increased for the past several years, the number of lawsuits being brought against tactical teams has also risen dramatically.
After the encounter, Jones' sergeant told him, "I have a problem with your use of force. It wasn't reasonable."
Police officers are asked to make split-second life-or-death decisions. We have to decide in a blink of an eye if we are going to shoot. Then over the next several years everyone will dissect, analyze and scrutinize our actions.