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Meet the Trainers

Our National and Adjunct Trainers build confidence in communities around the country. They have helped more than 35,000 schools, 5,500+ law enforcement agencies and 4,000+ businesses prepare and make safety a greater priority. Learn more about their backgrounds and how their expertise rounds out Navigate360's full portfolio of professional services.

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  • George Hunter

    National Trainer

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    George retired July 2015 from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio after 27 plus years of service. During his time at the Sheriff’s Office he has served in many capacities including the Corrections Division, Patrol Division, Field Training Officer, Training Division, Enforcement Supervision, Court Services Division, and served as a Command Staff member at the Sheriff’s Office from 2005 – 2015. George has served on the Ohio Judicial Conference Court Security Review Committee and the Ohio Supreme Court Security Review Committee. George is a graduate from the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command, The Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation’s Police Executive Leadership College and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy 247th Session.

  • Brandon Rhone

    National Trainer

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    Brandon Rhone has been in law enforcement for 17 years. He spent ten years in patrol then was promoted to the rank of Captain before his retirement. As the Captain of operations, Brandon was responsible for the day to day operations of the agency and was Commander of the SRO unit. Brandon is a certified School Resource Officer through the National Association of School Resource Officers. The SRO Unit was responsible for the school district safety plans and all drills and presentations to the student and staff of the district. Brandon is also a certified instructor in many law enforcement subjects including by not limited to: Defensive Tactics Instructor, Defensive Driving Instructor, Handcuffing Instructor, OC Instructor, First Line Supervisor Instructor, Interview and Interrogation, Monadnock Expandable Baton Basic Course Instructor, Law Enforcement Intelligence, Leadership and Mastering Performance Management, School Safety Current Problems, Trends and Solutions, Art Of The Undercover. Brandon joined the Navigate360 team in May 2015 as a National Trainer. In December of 2017, Brandon was promoted to Assistant Director of Training.

  • Shawn Slezak

    National Trainer

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    Shawn is a retired Deputy Sheriff from the Story County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa. He retired as a Sergeant in the uniformed patrol division. During his career he worked in the jail, detective, undercover narcotics, & civil divisions. Shawn spent eighteen as a member of the Story County Emergency Response Team, serving the last seven years as the team leader. He is a state Certified handgun, shotgun, & rifle Instructor and ran the Story County Sheriff’s Office firearms program and manage the firearms range. Shawn is a Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy graduate with the 248th Session. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors in the mountains.

  • Sean Kennedy

    Adjunct National Trainer

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    Sean Kennedy is a retired police officer from the seacoast area of New Hampshire. Sean has spent most of his career in the Patrol Division with 5 years as a K9 handler and the past few years as the SRO of the high school. Sean is a state certified Use of Force Instructor with 13 years of SWAT experience. For 6 of those years, Sean was an assistant team leader on the Sniper Unit and was also responsible for running the firearms program for the team. During Sean’s career, he has received 3 Exceptional Service Awards and several marksmanship awards. Sean also has an educational background in Criminal Justice Studies and Homeland Security.

  • Joe Chavalia

    Adjunct National Trainer

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    Joe retired from the Lima, OH Department after 34 years of service. During that time, he worked primarily in patrol functions and SWAT. He spent 22 years of his service with the SWAT Unit and commanded it for 10 of those years. He holds numerous instructors’ certifications in both firearms and defensive tactics disciplines. Joe began training ALICE and RAIDER in 2009 with Response Options (the founding company of ALICE). When the ALICE Training Institute was formed, he was one of the first full time trainers hired. He continues to be an integral part of the Navigate360 Certified ALICE Instructor course today. Joe currently lives in Wyoming near the Yellowstone National Park where he enjoys several outdoor activities.

  • Francis Brooke

    Adjunct National Trainer

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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.”