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Shawn Collins has over 25 years’ experience as a law enforcement officer in central Florida. He started his career as a deputy sheriff in 1995 and later joined a municipal agency. He is presently a Lieutenant assigned to the School Resource/Community Services Division. During his career, he has held a variety of positions to include: Hostage Negotiations Team Leader, S.W.A.T., Street Crimes, Uniformed Patrol, Human Resources & Training, Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator, Accreditation Manager and School Resource Officer Supervisor. He has been an Adjunct Instructor for traditional/online classes at the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety and Polk State College for the last 18 years. He holds several instructor certifications to include: Firearms, Reality Based Training, Defensive Tactics, Police Driving, Rapid Deployment to Critical Incidents, Master Taser Instructor, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing, Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents, Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents. In addition to his numerous instructor certifications, he holds two master’s Degrees; one in Criminal Justice from Troy University and a second in Organizational Leadership from the University of South Dakota. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security) from Liberty University.