L.E.T.A Associate Bios
Law Enforcement Training Associates, Inc.
Mike is the training
coordinator for Law Enforcement Training Associates, Inc, and is a
retired Detective with the North
Miami Beach Police Department. Mike has 21 years of law
experience and worked in the Special Investigations Division for
over 14 years. During his tenure in the Narcotics Division,
Mike completed assignments with a Drug Enforcement
Administration narcotics task force and a State of Florida narcotics
and money laundering task force. He worked as a Marine
Enforcement Officer for three years and was cross designated as a
U.S Customs Blue Lightening Officer. Mike has extensive experience in
investigating major cocaine trafficking cases, indoor marijuana grow
money laundering investigations, long-term gang related crack
cocaine investigations and ecstasy/club drug investigations. Mike
participated in one of the largest ecstasy reverses in the history of
Florida and has developed a comprehensive ecstasy and club
drug-training program. Mike has also developed long-term crack cocaine
and indoor marijuana grow house courses, which are based on case
studies that targeted organizations involved in the illicit narcotics
trade. Mike participated in two reverse sting cocaine
investigations which resulted in the seizure of $1.2 million dollars
and $1.9 million dollars. Mike has taught narcotics related
courses to thousands of
law enforcement investigators from all over the world including
organizatiioins such as the Florida Narcotics Officers Association, New
Jersey Narcotics Officers Association, Norwegian Narcotics Officers
Association. International Undercover Officers Association and the
Regional Organized Crime Information Center conference.
Pat is a retired Detective from the Las
Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and has over 27 years of law
enforcement experience. Pat was assigned to several narcotics,
gang, and criminal intelligence units, including a HIDTA group, FBI
Task Force, and a Club Drug Task Force and is currently assigned to a
Money Laundering group. Pat has worked undercover for 24 years
investigating money laundering, arms and explosives dealers, auto-theft
rings and conducting storefront operations. Pat infiltrated the Red
Demons (A Hells Angels Farm Club) and rose to the rank of Treasurer
during a six-month undercover investigation. Pat has a wealth of
knowledge in undercover investigations.
Nelso is a retired Sergeant with
Miami Beach Police Department and has over 22 years of law enforcement
experience. He is currently assigned to Uniformed Patrol with the
Aventura, FL Police Department. During his career, Nelson has
been a supervisor in the Crime Supression Unit, Special Response Team
and Patrol. He spent 17 years on the NMBPD SRT unit and was a
team leader for most of that time period. He is ceritified as a
Litigation Specialist in Police Litigation and is also certified as a
Force Science Analyst. Nelson has attended hundreds of law
enforcement training programs with many of the training being in
Tactical Operations. He is cross certified as a Customs Blue
Lightening Officer and additionally worked in the NMBPD Marine Patrol
Unit. He has received numerous commendations as a result of his
law enforcment efforts including the NMBPD Police Officer of the Year.
Nelson currently teaches Tactical Courses and Litigation courses
throughout the United States.
Detective with the Boca Raton,
Florida Police Department. Bob has over 18 years of law
enforcement expperience and has served almost his entire career in the
Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Unit. Bob has worked numerous
long term narcotics investigations with BRPD and the DEA. He
specializes in Vice related investigations on massage parlors and
escort services that are associated with prostitution and organized
crimes. He has written more "sneak and Peek" search warrants than
any other officer in the state of Florida. He is a member of the BRPD
Special Response Team and currently teaches narcotics and vice related
courses throughout the country.
Agent (Ret) with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Steve has over 25
years of law enforcement experience and has led numerous Financial
investigations targeting domestic and International narcotics
traffickers. Steve has taught Financial Investigative classes all
across the United States and has been an instructor at the DEA Academy.
Steve teaches Basic Asset Forfeiture classes as well as advanced
financial investigations for LETA. Steve uses interactive
teaching methods as part of his training courses which show
investigators a hands on approach in working financial cases.
is a Detective with the North Miami Beach Police Department and
has over 19 years of law enforcement experience. He is currently
assigned to the Street Crimes Unit and conducts gang investigations.
Craig is a multi time Officer of the year recipient with the
NMBPD. He is recognized nationally as the an expert on Gang Fraud
Investigations. He has been featured on CNN, FOX Business, CBS 60 Minutes and
other media outlets for his efforts in investigating gang members.
As a gang detective he was awarded the 2012 International Fraud
Investigators Officer of the year. His efforts in gang fraud
investigationshas resulted in the seizure of over two million dollars
of illicit funds. He is also cross deputized
with a United States Secret
Service Task Force and an IRS Task Force.
is a Detective with the North Miami Beach Police Dept.
and has 18 years of law enforcement experience. Lino is
currently assigned to the Street Crimes Team,
which targets gang members, street level
narcotics dealers, burglary subjects and violent criminals. Lino
has also participated on the NMBPD Tactical Unit, the Robbery
Intervention detail and a multi jurisdictional street
crimes enforcement team that targeted
violent subjects in Miami Dade County. Lino has
been on the NMBPD Special Response Team for over 12 years
and is currently the Assistant Team Leader. Lino's other
duties include being a Colt MP5 and Chemical
Munitions instructor for
Sergeant, North Miami Beach Police Department. Juan
has 12 years of law enforcement experience. He has spent eight
years on the Special Response Team and has completed five separate SWAT
and Tactical certification courses. He is additionally certified
as a Distraction Device and Specialty Impacy Munitions Weapon
Instructor. Juan is additionally certified as an Incident
Response to Bomb Instructor and a Static and Moving Vehicle conainment
instructor. Juan has a wealth of knowledge in tactical
operations. He is a three time international SWAT competition
competator and is a highly motivated and respected instrcutor.
Juan also worked in the Crime Suppression Unit that targeted
violent offenders and undercover surveillance on habitual offenders.
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