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“Francis is a retired officer from the Spring Valley Police Department after 32 years of service. He spent 28 of those years as a SWAT Team Leader, Bicycle Officer, and the Department Firearms Instructor. As a certified FBI Instructor, he has been a Police Academy Instructor training police recruits for 26 years in Defensive Tactics, Physical Fitness, & Firearms. He received his initial ALICE Instructor training from Greg Crane, the founder of ALICE, in 2009 and implemented the ALICE Program throughout his local East Ramapo School District.

Francis has a long history and passion for working in the public-school system. He spent 15 years serving as a School Resource Officer (SRO) and D.A.R.E. Office in a district of 7,000 students and is also a former 2 term Elementary School PTA President. He has earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercy College in Psychology, and his master’s degree in Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University. After completing a term as the Rockland County Basic School Coordinator for the Rockland County Police Academy he serves as the Assistant Coordinator for the Rockland County Stop DWI Program. Francis has been married to his wife Karen since 1987 and currently resides in Pearl River, NY. When he is not spending time with his wife and two grown children, he can be found gardening, acting, traveling, and staying physically active.”