Nate McVickerNate McVicker is the President and founder of Guard911. As a veteran police officer, Nate has personally instructed to well over 6,000 law enforcement professionals throughout the nation in the study of kinesics and criminal behavior. He now speaks on the benefits of the Guard911 services and the Hero911 Network it operates in concert with. Nate helped develop this innovative, life-saving ‘app’ technology to combat our country’s #1 act of domestic terrorism: active killers. Nate has conducted numerous hours of research on “active killers” and has co-authored the article “Embracing the World of Technology for the Safety of our Students” with world-renowned author and the foremost expert in human aggression, Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman. There is one common conclusion during EVERY ONE of these senseless acts of violence; a shorter police notification time and subsequent response time can and WILL save lives. Nate’s creation of the Guard911 and Hero911 Network does just that. Nate has been featured in several media interviews on behalf of the technology service and has formed strategic partners throughout the nation with one mission: put an end to this epidemic that is crumbling our fine nation.
Tom SwipTom Swip is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Guard911. As a founding member, Tom and his company, Swip Systems, spearheaded the development of the innovative and life-saving Hero911 and Guard911 apps. Tom has always been an entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was 9 years old, washing windows for local businesses on Main St. in his hometown. Tom has run many other successful businesses. He is also an Eagle Scout. Tom has worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) as an Industrial Engineer. His responsibilities included establishing the first ever nationwide implementation of package barcoding, the tablets that UPS drivers still carry today and nationwide wireless network in UPS trucks. Tom is the founder of the Midwest Manufacturing Leaders, a 6000 member national organization with a mission of bringing manufacturing back to the Midwest to strengthen the Midwest economy. He is a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, an international group of business owners, The Entrepreneurship Institute, a nonprofit that helps companies grow, the Association for Corporate Growth, a national group of leaders in mid-market business activities, and the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, a group that develops the economic agenda for the Metro East Region. Tom continues to play a vital role in the research and development of features and updates to ensure Guard911 services allow for the quickest, most effective communication possible with law enforcement professionals.
Tony PustizziChief Tony Pustizzi (retired) began his career with the Coral Springs Police Department in 1988. Over his 30-year tenure, he supervised every unit within the agency with a strong emphasis on investigations, including homicide and special victims. Tony served on the SWAT team for 15 years where the last eight he was team commander. Tony rose through the ranks to ultimately become chief of police in 2012. He also served as the city’s interim city manager and retired in March 2018 as the chief of police/deputy city manager. In January 2019, Tony came out of retirement to serve as the special counsel to the new sheriff of Broward County upon his appointment by the governor of the state of Florida. During the school massacre on February 14, 2018, where a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida and killed 17 innocent people and injured another 17 students, Chief Pustizzi, along with members of his agency, arrived at the school within minutes of being notified and was instrumental in organizing a complex law enforcement approach, including stopping and capturing the killer and extracting victims from within the school was initiated. Tony now conducts trainings nationwide on school and workplace violence preparedness and is a proud consultant for Guard911 as he is a firm believer that seconds save lives and can attest that the Hero911 app for police would have alerted his officers minutes earlier, possibly saving lives during the incident he was directly involved in. Tony’s main talking point is decreasing notification time to emergencies and the need to alert officers earlier during these senseless acts of violence and with tools like Hero911 and Guard911, we can now accomplish this.
Brian ClementsBrian Clements is a 28-year veteran police officer and former SWAT Team leader with the Illinois State Police (retired). Brian has extensive knowledge in SWAT as he served as an Operator, Tactical Breacher, and Breaching Squad Leader before becoming the Team Leader. During Brian’s 18 years in SWAT, he participated in over one thousand high-risk tactical operations, including hostage/barricaded situations, high-risk search and arrest warrants, high-risk manhunts, high-risk prisoner transports, and dignitary protection details including both President George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush, President William Clinton, Vice President Dick Chaney, and President Barrack Obama, as well as several other high-level foreign dignitaries. Brian earned several unit citations, commendations, and the Department Medal for Valor during his distinguished career with the State Police. Prior to joining the State Police, Brian served his country in the United States Air Force where he worked in the intelligence community as a Cryptologic Russian Linguist and is fluent in Russian to this day. Brian is the Chief Law Enforcement Consultant for the Hero911 Network and is tasked with building the Network of police officers across the nation to combat our country’s #1 act of domestic terrorism: the active killer.
Brian MurphyLieutenant Brian Murphy is a former Oak Creek, WI police officer who was the first on the scene during the August 2012 Sikh Temple massacre that left six people dead from a ruthless killer who methodically and systematically plotted the attack. Lt. Murphy arrived on the scene after being notified of the incident and while awaiting his backup officers to arrive was shot a total of 15 times as the killer was attempting to flee. Lt. Murphy is a national speaker and former SWAT team member and speaks on valuable seconds lost are lives lost during these acts of workplace violence. Lt. Murphy was cited during the President of the United States “State of the Union Address” and now speaks nationwide to diverse groups and helps open the eyes of all who fall into the world of denial and believe “it won’t happen here.” Lt. Murphy is a firm believer in the Hero911 & Guard911 technologies and believes the key to EVERY ONE of these senseless acts of violence is a quicker police notification and response time.
Frank DeAngelisFrank DeAngelis has been a staff member at Columbine High School in the Jeffco School District of Littleton Colorado since 1979. Frank became principal in 1996 and retired in June of 2014 after 35 years at Columbine High School. In April of 1999, Frank was faced with the unthinkable that redefined our country’s way of thinking about “active shooter” violence in our schools and how police and staff respond to such threat. The tragic Columbine shooting took 13 innocent lives and injured several more. Faced with the worst, Frank continued to battle through the emotions, challenges, and day to day struggles and continued to be the principal at Columbine until the students who were in the Columbine elementary schools at the time of the shooting graduated. Due to his strong leadership, bond formed with the community, passion for his job and ability to move forward, Frank has been called upon to speak nationally about the effects of a school tragedy at a variety of conferences and has been a consultant after a number of violent school incidents. Frank now serves as a consultant for safety and emergency management for the Jeffco School District in Colorado and continues to deliver his powerful message at speaking engagements nationwide. Frank is a proven leader, powerful speaker and a firm supporter of the Guard911 services.
Arkansas Sheriff Mike Neal was instrumental in ending a brutal gun battle that resulted in the death of two officers and critically injuring two others. Sheriff Neal ended the threat by ramming his state-issued patrol vehicle into the minivan carrying the two killers. While under direct gunfire, Sheriff Neal engaged the two killers in a fierce gun battle and eliminated any further threat, thus saving several lives. Sheriff Mike Neal was named the 2011 International Officer of the Year and in 2012, was the 58th recipient of the Congressional Medal of Valor from the President of the United States.
Sheriff Neal remains the most decorated Wildlife Officer in the history of Arkansas Game & Fish. In 2014, Sheriff Neal was elected as the Monroe County Sheriff where he currently serves. Sheriff Neal continues to speak nationwide on the threat to our nation and promotes the use of the Hero911 and Guard911 services.