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In this episode, Patrick welcomes John Marx. John Marx, CPP, CHM is the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Survival Institute and author of the book: Armor Your Self™: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement. He is Editor in Chief of CopsAlive.com and holds certifications in both service and security management. He was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served on a SWAT Team as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He is the founder of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute and CopsAlive.com.

John worked in law enforcement for over twenty-three years, nineteen of those years as a Hostage Negotiator on his departments SWAT Team. In that time he talked countless people out of committing suicide and helped rescue many others. One case earned him the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

Also during his career in law enforcement he coordinated his city’s customer service initiative for four years under a federal grant. He is a two-time graduate from Disney University. He was a Security Team Supervisor at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia, and has worked security in a number of settings including providing security for The Beach Boys, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Ray Charles, Presidential candidate Michael Dukakus and others.

John Marx has also received thousands of hours of training from the FBI, LAPD, NYPD, New Scotland Yard, US Secret Service, DEA, FEMA, Soviet Spetsnaz and the US Department of Energy. He has been a member of the National Speakers Association, ASTD and holds lifetime status as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from the American Society for Industrial Security.

Patrick and John have a great and informative discussion talking about a variety of issues from challenges for law enforcement and personal wellness for our first responders.

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Find John's book: Armor Youself - How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement.


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