The BOLO Report is designed for law enforcement, military and other security/tactical professionals On The Job, in service or in some other way out on the sharp end. BOLO, as in “Be On the Look Out”. It will advise, inform and discuss such issues as officer safety, TTPs, tactics, pertinent technology evolution and developments in personal equipment and CDI gear. The BOLO Report will have content of interest to personnel of every conceivable assignment, from patrol (obviously) to K9, vice and tactical units, from civilian LEOs to Military Police and Security Forces and EOD.
BOLO Report Contributors and Evaluators:
David was a career police officer in South Florida. He has worked patrol, as an FTO, gangs, DUI enforcement, with the honor guard, burglary task force and with SRT (entry, breacher, quartermaster, sniper and sniper team leader). He is an advisory board member of American Snipers, a .50 sniper instructor for MacMillan operational development, Snipercraft Inc., Center Mass Inc. and Precision Rifle Workshop Inc. He currently provides tactical instructon to the USCG Deployable Operations Group and TACLET units.
Matt has been involved in the military, LE and the tactical arena for over 20 years. He was a Marine MP and was assigned to Marine One. He spent time in patrol, DT instruction, CID and SWAT in Virgina, then several years as a key member of the FN SCAR project (including EUA and NET training of USSOCOM personnel). He was a trainer for everything built by FN, is a senior staff member of American Snipers and currently provides tactical and firearms instruction to a specialized Federal law enforcement agency.
Pat is a career Law Enforcement officer and former Marine (Infantry, Squad Leader/Platoon Sergeant and STA trained) . He finished his military career in an AF Security Forces unit and recently retired as a SNCO. He has worked in the Patrol division, by choice, his entire career in law enforcement and is currently a Patrol Supervisor. His assignments include Field Training Officer, K9 handler, and Sniper. He is currently the K9 unit supervisor, and Sniper team leader. He has instructed law enforcement and military personnel in patrol tactics and tactical deployment/ individual movements. He has been awarded two department commendations for valor.
Hollis was a Victims Advocate and First Responder for Canon City, CO Police Department and DA’s office for 4 years before making the transition into the military after September 11th. enlisting as a Security Forces (military police) member. She spent several years in that career field, deploying to both Afghanistan and Iraq (during one of which she participated in missions to which only a few S/F personnel are assigned). Recently Hollis has made the transition into Air Evacuation Medic career field and continues to serve in the Air Force.
Brian has twenty years in law enforcement in the Pacific NW. He spent many years working probation and parole, then went to investigations. He has worked patrol, dope, gang enforcement, as a member of the firearms instructor and a member of a tactical counter-narcotics unit.
Mark is a former military LE SNCO (SRT team member/leader with several OCONUS deployments) who has worked for approximately the last decade in cyber-security, digital forensics and incident response for the DoD, private entities; most recently in a sensitive position supporting a large Federal agency in CND.
Master Police Officer Kelly Pitts is a 14 year veteran of a large northwestern police department currently serving in the patrol division. He has been a firearms instructor since 1999 and an adjunct firearms instructor for basic police academy shortly thereafter. He has been involved in tactical operations nearly his entire career, taking the Team Leader billet of his agency’s Emergency Response Team’s in 2002. He has 2 ½ years experience as a detective and 3 as a full-time LE rangemaster and firearms instructor. MPO Pitts is a Master Defensive Tactics Instructor and Master Taser Instructor, an FTO, Reserve Academy Coordinator and low-light tactics instructor. In addition to his time on the range with firearms of all kinds, Kelly has a great deal of experience testing and evaluating tactical flashlights of many kinds (low light operations being one of his primary professional interests).
SGT Josh Geiger, USMC
SGT Josh Geiger is an 8 year veteran of the Marine Corps, the last three years with MARSOC as a foreign weapons specialist. He is a graduate of the MARSOC Advanced Linguist Course, Jump School, SERE C, MARSOC Full Spectrum SERE. Josh spent four years in a scout sniper platoon and deployed to Iraq 3 times, once as a sniper team leader. He recently completed his 3RD deployment to western Africa as a weapons specialist and linguist. Josh was selected to be a member of the very first class used to test and evaluate the (then new) program concept that became what is now Combat Hunter. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, a long distance backpacker and overall outdoorsman who recently started kayaking in his free time.