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Jim Donahue

Jim Donahue is a native of the Midwest, getting his education at Michigan State University. Jim’s copyrighted class, Technology & Tactics teaches street cops how to use patrol car technology – safely.  Thousands of officers have benefited from the class over the past twenty years.

Previously, Jim was a corporal in the Wayne County (MI) Sheriff’s Department Reserve Unit and was detailed full-time to U.S. Customs & Immigration at the Detroit/Canadian border for the three years following the attacks of 9/11. He has also worked as a part-time patrolman on the streets of a suburban Detroit community.

Jim served a three-year term as an Ambassador for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. Jim is married and has two adult children. He is an experienced competitive bodybuilder. Email contact:Jim@CopBlue.com.

 

 

 

 

Social Media Specialist

Christopher DeRosa

Sergeant Christopher M. DeRosa (Ret.) knew that being a police officer was his calling from a very young age. He moved from New York to Florida with his family in his teen years and graduated from high school with Magna Cum Lauda. Immediately thereafter, he enrolled in the police academy at age 18, graduating again with high honors in 2002. In 2016 Chris obtained is Associate of Science Degree graduating again with high honors.

Chris began his professional career with the Edgewater, FL Police Department. His diligence and professionalism were recognized as he became the head Field Training Officer. After several years of patrol, earning numerous medals and awards, Chris was promoted to Detective and worked many intensive investigations. Having one of the highest clearance rates he earned the award of Detective of the Year.

In 2011, Chris was promoted to Sergeant and took responsibility for one of the agency’s patrol platoons. His outstanding work as a patrol Sergeant earned him the title of Supervisor of the Year. In 2014 Chris was promoted again to Administrative Sergeant and took command of Internal Affairs, Background investigations, and Accreditation.

Due to a line-of-duty injury, Chris was forced to take a medical retirement in 2016. Because Chris will always be a cop, he has turned the page and taken a new law enforcement role with CopBlue. Chris is married and has two young daughters.

Email contact: cderosa@copblue.com

 

Operations Manager

Don Houvener

Sergeant Don Houvener (Ret.) served his entire 22 year law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department, starting as a Police Officer on patrol, both in uniform and plainclothes assignments, where he earned numerous medals and awards and also participated in the rescue and recovery efforts following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Don was later promoted to Sergeant and transferred to a new command, where he continued to serve in several roles on patrol over the years. First, as a Patrol Supervisor, next as a Field Training Sergeant for new Academy graduates, then in Community Policing and finally, as a plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit Sergeant. During this time, he continued to earn additional medals and awards, including Supervisor of the Year.

His many years of experience and professionalism were recognized, when he then earned a position at headquarters in the Office of the Chief of Department. There, he worked on a daily basis as a supervisor in the department’s Operations Unit, gathering and disseminating critical information from ongoing incidents for ranking department executives, including the Chief of Department and the Police Commissioner. Often, during large-scale events and emergencies, he also worked as a supervisor in the department’s Joint Operations Center, as a liaison between the department and local, state and federal agencies.

Don retired from the department in 2017 and lives in New York with his wife and two children. Email contact: DonH@CopBlue.com.

 

Contributing Editor

Tim McGuckin

Sgt. Tim McGuckin is a 14 yr veteran of the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office in Lapeer, Michigan. Assigned to the corrections division, he is a member of the department’s Special Response Team as well as a Search and Recovery diver. He is also a Police and Corrections academy instructor covering multiple topics for several local academies and colleges.

Tim’s email contact is:  TmMcGuckin@CopBlue.com 

 

 

 

 

National Sales Manager

Daniel Watson

Chief Daniel L. Watson (ret) has more than twenty five years serving in law enforcement has received multiple commendations for his work.  He served with the Darlington City Police Department where he rose from the rank of patrol officer to Chief of Police after seventeen years with the agency.

He has an great deal of expertise in the field of criminal and narcotics investigations. He served as an agency of the Darlington County combined drug unit as an agent until being promoted to run the criminal investigations division with the Darlington City Police Department. Chief Watson has written millions of dollars in grants for his own agency, as well as for other agencies throughout the state of South Carolina. 

Chief Watson has achieved several college degrees throughout his service with the city of Darlington including a Master’s of Public Administration from Troy University. Chief Watson has also completed thousands of hours of law enforcement education courses and also graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2007 NA#228. 

Before becoming a police officer Chief Watson was a member of the United States Marine Corps where he served as a military intelligence analyst serving in Desert Storm and also on numerous deployments overseas. 

Chief Watson is the proud father of two beautiful daughters Taylor and Meagan Watson. 

The Chief’s email address is:   Daniel.Watson@CopBlue.com

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