Holston International Training & Consulting (H.I.T.A.C.)
Our team members are comprised of individuals who are, or who have been literally on the front lines of law enforcement, security, the counter terrorism fight, as well as individuals with graduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. We have consultants and instructors that have served in positions from Chief of police, College Professors, Corrections Administrator, Academy Instructors, Internal Affairs Investigators, Background Investigators, SWAT Operators, Canine Officers, Military Operators, from the east coast to west coast and overseas. Several of our team members are graduates of the FBI National Academy, and other prestigious training organizations.
If you are looking for customized training and or consulting by professionals with real world experience that will not forget you after the contract, then give us a call.
Because of the nature of our business we do not post all of our individual team members biographies on our site; however upon serious inquiries we will be happy to provide vitas on instructors and consultants for the services that you are interested in.
We have posted a short bio of John Rose, President of H.I.T.A.C. LLC for your review.
John Rose actively served in law enforcement for over 18 years in positions ranging from Patrol Officer, SWAT Operator, and Department Training Lieutenant. His last rank held was that of Division Major with a large sheriff’s office in TN.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy session 197 and holds numerous certifications in disciplines to include but not limited to patrol tactics, defensive tactics, firearms, and K-9.
John was the lead instructor for the course; Patrol Response to Active Shooter Situations taught at the regional police academy where he was an an instructor from 2003 to 2010. He has lectured extensively on the topics of Surviving Active Shooter Situations, Workplace Violence Prevention, Leadership, Ethics, and Counter Terrorism.
John has customized H.I.T.A.C.’s training program on Workplace Violence Prevention specific to the corporate world, health care, and higher education audiences.
“If you are in the deep blue pacific and all you have is a knife as a shark comes towards you, do you fight or curl up and accept being dinner? I want to train with individuals who would fight!” – John D. Rose
In addition to completing numerous courses at the Counter Terrorism Training Division of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (F.L.E.T.C.) – John enhanced his studies by traveling to Israel in 2006 and 2008 to study the tactics and techniques used by the police and military in Israel to combat terrorism. The goals of these missions were to learn the tactics used to protect critical infrastructure, schools, retail malls, VIP’s and to mitigate the tactics used by terrorists.
John is certified to complete Vulnerability and Threat Assessments (C.A.R.V.E.R.) and has instructed courses on this topic. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from East Tennessee State University, where he is an Adjunct Faculty member teaching courses on Workplace Violence, Counter Terrorism and Ethics.
John is a 2008-2009 Academic Fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (F.D.D.).
When I am asked about my training philosophy and why I do what I do, I usually respond with the following: Individuals will accept a significant level of danger as long as they know that they are doing so in the safest manner possible after having been prepared with state of the art training and equipment.
It is our duty and purpose to prepare these brave individuals who take a stand against violence.
– John D. Rose