Meet the Team:


Dave Balsamo

Executive Director

Dave has dedicated two decades to the law enforcement profession. He is a passionate advocate for reestablishing trust and rebuilding community and police relationships across the country. He also understands the difficulties that law enforcement face and the need for change regarding current training standards. He is committed to ensuring that these changes are made to ensure our law enforcement and citizens' safety.

Dave started his LE career with the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, before serving in a federal capacity.  He has instructed members from all military branches to include LE at the local, state, and federal levels in firearms and defensive tactics.  He is a proud 22-year veteran of the USCG Reserves, where he continues to serve as a Chief Investigator.  He holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and M.A. in Public Policy and is a former FLEOA Agency President.  Dave currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu out of Pittsburgh and is a self-described mediocre blue belt.  

Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards and recognition for his actions in response to use of force and deadly force encounters, various LE operations, and national disasters.