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Dominic V. Ferraro is the President of APG and personally manages its daily operations. Dominic’s varied law enforcement background includes extensive leadership experience as a Chief of Police, Police Sergeant, and Corrections Sergeant with practical experience working patrol beats in rural, municipal, and marine environments. Dominic has honed his investigatory skills while working in a variety of positions including service as a contract Special Investigator for a U.S. Government Agency, Investigator (Recovery Specialist) for an international insurance company, Surveillance Investigator for a nationwide workers compensation fraud investigation company, Investigator for an award-winning Wisconsin personal injury law firm, and Chief Private Investigator for a major Wisconsin security firm. Holding multiple firearms instructor certifications (including an NRA Instructor certification), and the authorization to teach the Federal Air Marshal Service’s LEO Flying While Armed course, Dominic serves the APG training staff as the Chief Firearms Instructor. With additional skillsets developed from managing several businesses in the private sector, along with serving as a Volunteer Firefighter, Dominic is armed with the background needed to give APG’s clients a unique well of knowledge and experience to draw from.
Robert D. Canfield serves APG clients as both a Certified Firearms Instructor (NRA) and Senior Consultant. Bob’s experience in law enforcement was gained from 20+ years with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections where he served in both security and administrative environments while successfully holding line officer and supervisory positions. A combination of military service in the United States Navy and a love for Martial and Chinese Internal Arts gives Bob a unique perspective on private security matters and personal defense training. Bob’s mastery of Kun-Taw, Iron Palm, Tai Chi Chuan, and Chinese Weapons has allowed him to empower many individuals with the confidence to defend themselves and protect their loved ones. As an experienced trainer of individuals and large and small groups alike, Bob has established himself as a leader among his peers and a sought-after mentor in a variety of disciplines.
Timothy J. McCarthy works with APG clients as a Certified Firearms Instructor (NRA), Law Enforcement Services Specialist, and Special Operations Consultant. Mack’s distinguished background includes 28 years of law enforcement service in urban and rural environments as a Patrolman, Detective, and Sergeant. Mack served on a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team where his expertise as a Sniper and Tactical Officer were often vital to the success of the high-risk operations they regularly conducted. With extensive training and experience in firearms, SWAT, officer survival, close quarters battle/combat (CQB), field training, field training supervision, special investigations, and narcotics investigations, Mack was truly an asset to his department and community. As a graduate of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute, he is a both a certified Accident Reconstructionist and a certified expert witness for related matters. Mack’s proven leadership and teaching abilities combined with his unique skillset and experiences have established him as a highly sought-after trainer/presenter and consultant in both the private and public sector.
Mark A. Winscher provides numerous services to APG clients as an instructor in multiple disciplines (firearms, less lethal, chemical weapons, investigations, tactics, and other special topics). Mark’s extensive military and law enforcement background spans 34 years with service in the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the Dane County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Marshal’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). As an FBI Firearms and Tactics Instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Mark trained approximately 3,000 New Agent Trainees and numerous other national and international law enforcement and intelligence officers. Some of Mark’s other accomplishments include personally training a U.S. President on weapons skills and judgment shooting principals, personally training actor Johnny Depp on judgment shooting skills and FBI weapons handling techniques for his role in the movie Donnie Brasco, developing and managing the FBI’s judgment-enhancing Shoot/Don’t Shoot program using special computerized firearms simulators, and being selected multiple times as the keynote speaker at international counter-terrorism and less-than-lethal options symposiums held in Europe for foreign intelligence officers and police officials. As an accomplished and internationally-renowned instructor and investigator, Mark brings invaluable knowledge and resources to the table for APG clients.
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