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Our Educators

KEITH E.

In 1986, Keith started his career in law enforcement with St. Louis County. After a couple of years, he transitioned over to Maryland Heights Police Department where he spent the duration of his career. During his 35 years in law enforcement, Keith served his department and his community in various roles including, but not limited to: teaching at the St. Louis County Police Academy, serving as a multi-assault counter terrorism action capabilities instructor, a firearms instructor focusing on tactical rifle applications and as a homicide investigator. He also served on the SWAT team where he took charge and executed search warrants throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and surrounding counties, which involved working extensively with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He also taught constitutional law at the police academy, which has assisted Peacemaker Defense Group as we continue to build our training courses for law enforcement. In Keith’s retirement, his goal is to provide continued education for law enforcement by implementing an entirely new approach to the way of managing police.

 

MIKE C.

As a policeman with the NYPD for the past 14 years, Mike started his career in 2007, serving eight years as a patrolman in the Bronx. He then moved to the Counterterrorism Bureau where he joined a detail that executed numerous successful operations in the greater New York area. Most recently, he has taken on a role within the Counterterrorism Bureau helping members with their physical fitness and nutrition. Outside of the NYPD, Mike is thoroughly involved in the fitness industry. Through his fitness programs, group fitness events, and social media, Mike actively motivates and provides resources and a community for first responders to improve their health and wellness and break the current mold.

 

BLAKE C.

Blake spent 4 years in the Army as an infantryman where he deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 and received a Purple Heart. After the Army, Blake worked as a police officer with the City of Fayetteville in North Carolina where he spent 6 of his 7 years on the Emergency Response Team (S.W.A.T). As a senior team member on the S.W.A.T. team, Blake primarily operated as an assaulter, but was also trained and state qualified as a sniper. During his time on the S.W.A.T Team, he spent 3 years as a detective in the Gang Unit investigating Cartel operations, human trafficking, prostitution, and facilitating undercover drug and gun buys while working alongside all federal agencies.

 

Blake is trained and experienced in:

  • Armored vehicle operation

  • SWAT technical equipment operations

  • Close quarter battle

  • Hostage rescues

  • Shoot/non shoot stressful situations

  • PSD work for VIPs and highly visible political figures such as the President of the United States

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