Major George A. Perez, is a law enforcement executive within a law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County, and has served its citizens for over 18 years. He currently commands the Professional Compliance Bureau, which encompasses the Internal Affairs Investigations, Criminal Conspiracy, and Public Corruption Sections. His responsibilities also include the achievement and maintenance of the agency’s active status in the Commission on Florida Accreditation and The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Major Perez possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and enjoys a robust professional and practical background in law enforcement management and criminal investigations. His practical knowledge and experience is rooted in assignments, which have included command positions in municipal police services and police districts within his agency. His investigative experience includes assignments within the Internal Affairs Section, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, and Commander of a General Investigations Unit.
Major Perez is a bilingual instructor and is sought after to instruct several investigative and command level subjects. He utilizes a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and thought provoking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. He proudly served as a board member representative within the Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association, (PBA) between 2004 through 2012, and remains a proud member of the PBA today.
Charles N. Braun, II (JD, Indiana University School of Law — Indianapolis — 1977), is admitted to practice before all of the federal and state courts of Indiana as well as before the U. S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, IL and the U.S. Supreme Court. A former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana (where for nearly a decade he represented all of the state level criminal justice agencies), Mr. Braun has also worked for the American Bar Association , the U.S. Department of Justice, and he is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy for police legal advisors. Mr. Braun maintains a private law practice, is an author of criminal justice books, is a frequent speaker at seminars/programs for public/private sector groups and employees, and has personally trained the majority of all Indiana based law enforcement officers through his position for 29 years as the Staff Attorney and Law Instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Furthermore he serves as an expert witness in both federal and state court regarding a variety of criminal justice issues and has been an adjunct faculty member for a variety of colleges and universities over the years. Mr. Braun also enjoys producing and hosting the longest running (36 years plus) legal talk show on radio in America today, Legally Speaking which airs on radio station WICR (FM 88.7) out of Indianapolis. He also serves as the official re-enactor for Pres. Benjamin Harrison (Indiana’s only elected President) at his historic home here in Indianapolis. Mr. Braun and his wife, Elizabeth (an RN who serves as a legal nurse consultant) are avid travelers and photographers.
Jeff Carter,received his Bachelor of Science in Corrections and Juvenile Services/Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps. Jeff retired at the end of 2018 as the Deputy Director of the Fayette County Detention Center, a 1300 bed adult facility in Lexington, KY. Jeff has over twenty years experience in Corrections and regularly trains Jail and Corrections Officers around the country in “Best Practices for Jails” for Public Agency Training Council - from Use of Force and suicide prevention, to PREA. Jeff also performs expert witness services throughout the United States.
Sergeant Mike J. Coker (Retired) brings a motivational style of lecture to classes and speaking engagements across the Nation on the topics of
Leadership/Supervision and Domestic Violence issues. Mike served as a police officer for 20 years in the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department. Mike held several supervisory assignments during his
tenure: Field Training Officer, Uniform Patrol Supervisor, Homicide and Robbery Squad Commander, Domestic Violence / Sex Crimes Supervisor, School Resource Supervisor, Robbery Task Force Squad
Commander, Shift Commander, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia,
and the State University Leadership Course at Pamplin College - Sponsored by the Virginia Police Chief's Association in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Mike's teaching experience includes: The Polaroid Corporation, United States Postal Service, U.S. Attorney's Office - Northern Mississippi District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police,
Idaho P.O.S.T., Miami-Dade Police Department, Idaho Governor's Task Force, Suffolk County Long Island, New York, Virginia Juvenile Court Judges, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, TCLEOSE, Academy of Criminal Justice Services, Eastern Virginia Medical School, St. Louis County Police Training Academy, The U.S. Virgin Island Police, the Island of Mai and Hilo Hawaii Police Departments,
Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar hosted by New York State Police, to name a few. Mike is a past Board of Director's member of Help Emergency Response (HER) - a local battered women's shelter in