Nate 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 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.
Brian 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.
Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (retired), is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crimes. Colonel Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier and speaker, and owner of Killology.com. Colonel Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor and a Pulitzer prize nominated author where his books are mandated reading material for the U.S. Marine Corps and the FBI Academy.
Colonel Grossman has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for all major national and international law enforcement training organizations and has taught the representatives of literally thousands of federal and regional agencies in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and over a dozen foreign nations. Colonel Grossman’s research has been cited in a national address by the President of the United States. In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Colonel Grossman is on the road nearly 300 days a year speaking to and training schools, businesses, churches and law enforcement organizations educating them on our country’s #1 act of domestic terrorism: the active killer. Colonel Grossman is a strong supporter of the Hero911 Network and the Guard911 services that work in concert with it and speaks on the services at each of his engagements. He relates the Hero911 & Guard911 services to the fire alarm that is mandated in every structure in our nation.
Lieutenant 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 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.
Sheriff Mike Neal
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.
Colonel Chris Owens
Chris Owens currently serves as a Colonel with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. He has also worked with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office (GA) and Tift County Sheriff’s Office (GA) and has served on the Special Response Team Operator (SRT). He has been a drug unit commander, special operations commander, staff instructor for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Police Academy (Tifton, GA), Chief Investigator, Director of Training and currently serves as the SWAT Team Commander. Colonel Owens is a state certified instructor in many areas of law enforcement.
He has been the secretary on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Moultrie Technical College (GA) and was appointed to the public safety advisory board for Darton State College 2015-2016. Colonel Owens regularly serves as an Adjunct Instructor at local police academies. In 2017 and 2019 he presented at the Criminal Justice Association of Georgia’s annual conference at Valdosta State University. Colonel Owens recently presented at the Georgia State Senate School Safety Committee’s meeting (2018) and consulted with Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) in 2018 on the Stop School Violence Act Bill.
In 2014 Colonel Owens was certified as an ALERRT active shooter instructor and earned his Senior POST Instructor certificate. In 2015 he was certified as an ALERRT Civilian Response instructor to “Active Shooters.” He serves as a School Safety Specialist consultant for the Lee County (GA) School System and was the first law enforcement officer in Georgia to hold this certification through ISHM.
Colonel Owens acts as a consultant for Hero911 and is an advocate to the power of the Guard911 technology to lower notification time when dealing with armed intruder emergencies.
Mark Beckwith is the current Deputy Chief of Police at Augustana College in Illinois. Mark consults nationwide on topics relating to law enforcement and campus safety and was instrumental in Augustana receiving accreditation from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to be a “Ready to Respond Campus.” Augustana is the ONLY private higher education institution in the United States to have received this prestigious distinction. Mark is the former President of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS). Mark is a consultant for Guard911 & the Hero911 Network and promotes the innovative ‘app’ technology nationwide to police agencies, other colleges/universities and the private sector.