Miguel R. Tejada
Academy Director

Miguel R. Tejada

Education & Training

Florida International University College of Law

Miami Dade College CJTC

Broward College of Public Safety (2012) Completed Out of State Police Officer Equivalency training. Broward Police Academy (2012), DCF Chaplin (2011), FEMA ICS-100, ICS-200, and NIMS-700 (2011), Security Clearance Department of Homeland Security / OPM (2004 –2011), Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department (NRA) Law Enforcement Tactical Firearms Instructor Course (2008), Dept. of Homeland Security Immigration Customs Enforcement (CSAT) Computer System (2006), Surety Bond Agent Course, University of Florida Continuing Education (2006), Licensed Private Investigator K9 Handler, State of Florida (2004), Security and Private Investigations Agency Management License, State of Florida (2003), Massachusetts Reserve Police Federation Security Specialist Course (2001), Massachusetts Minority State Police Department Association (2001), DNA/Racial Profiling Certificate (2000), Massachusetts Department of Youth Detention Services (1998), Salem Police Academy First MPOC (1996),  Special Police Academy New World Security (1994), National Rifle Association Personal Protection Course (1994).

Professional Experience

I represent and advise clients in setting up of business entities as well as counseling on business and legal issues.  Interact with local police, security personnel, and postal officials to determine and classify problems, provide investigative information, and receive instructions.   Perform background investigations of persons, including pre-employment and background checks, obtain pertinent personal history, and financial status. Search databases, credit reports, public records, tax and legal filings, and other resources to locate persons or compile information for investigations.

Obtain and evaluate information on suspects, crimes, and disturbances to identify criminal activity, resolve cases, and gather information for court cases.

Observe and document unlawful acts or obtain evidence for criminal and civil cases. Categorize, estimate, recognize differences or similarities, and detect pertinent changes in circumstances or events to gather evidence. Input, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in written or electronic form. Provide expert testify at hearings and court trials.

 Managed physical protection of criminal court judges, clerks, and public, as well as the property within and on the grounds of the facility. Proactively preserved threat-free judicial and courtroom environment, free of anxiety, and fear during the judicial process. Interacted closely with judges, bailiffs, and court personnel to ensure the safety of all persons within the court facility. Worked in conjunction with Dade County GSA Security and Miami Dade County Police Department Court Liaison Officers.

Developed and produced the training department in compliance with company policies and contract following assessing the training needs. Led training curriculum for law enforcement and security personnel. The curriculum included 28 hours of firearms/weapons retention and inspection, maintenance, repair, and tactical firearms training drills. Taught numerous protective service classes discussing topics of firearms, force/deadly force, and Florida state security statutes, and law enforcement report writing. Provided hands-on instruction for first responders, CPR/AED per the FDLE CMS standards. Ensured that each student experienced productive, challenging, and meaningful learning in the classroom or on the firing range.

 Evaluated candidates for air security positions, performed pre-screening phone interview, and appointments to complete the final hiring selection. Reviewed required documents, investigated backgrounds, and verified employment histories. To ensure compliance with client requirements, monitored officer’s activities, and maintained adherence to company policies, procedures, and PBNDS standards of government contracts.  Successfully carried out federal, state, and local investigations. Proven capability to interview suspects in one-on-one settings. Solved problems and handled a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization existed. Researched and prepared written reports and business correspondence.

Teaching Experience

Former lecturer of the Boston Special Police Procedure.  The course of study included criminal and civil appellate procedures from the various courts and administrative agencies, civil and criminal.

Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council.  Police academies sponsored or conducted by the Council.  Courses taught include Municipal and Police Civil Liability, Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Abuse, Community Policing and Evidence and Court Procedure.

Director of the Miguel R. Tejada Academy.  A private academy established to train candidates to be Public Safety Officers with qualification for the State of Florida Officer Program and the newly developed Ambassadors Officer Program as well as to provide security companies with consulting services relating to training needs.

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