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.
Silouan graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1991 and then accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the Marines, Silouan was involved in a jet training accident. In the ejection, Silouan's back was broken and his co-pilot tragically killed. This horrible event and the complications that followed led to the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. He was disability discharged and then had to learn to put his life back together. It began with a two-year motorcycle journey where he learned to live.
Silouan instructs on Responding to PTSD and Officers in Crisis, Overcoming Adversity, and Foundational Leadership. He teaches people to become leaders in all aspects of their lives, and to use the trials and transitions we all face as fuel to live free and lead with purpose. He has taught around the country at places such as: Walter Reed Medical Center, Fort Campbell, Camp LeJeune, to thousands of police officers and first responders from hundreds of law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals, corporations, non-profits and major universities. Silouan is a dynamic speaker whose classes are focused on delivering solid information and practical tools for living and leading. He provides a broad perspective that officers find refreshing, educational, and most of all, motivating to lead.