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            Years of Experience:
Law Enforcement – 27 years
Homeland Security – 20 yrs
Healthcare – 11 yrs.

          Areas of Experience:
National Response Plan / Framework
National Incident Management System
Incident Command System
Risk/Threat Assessment (Em. Mgt.)

MA, Seton Hall University
BS, La Salle University
FBI National Academy
Certified Hospital Emergency
Coordinator CHEC
FEMA Framework for Em. Mgt.
ICISF CCISM certified (Instructor)
Active Shooter Instructor Certified

DHS – Top Secret

           Related Experiences:
Deputy Director NJ OEM
NJ Domestic Preparedness Task Force
Author of two articles regarding
Emergency Preparedness and Response
(IACP – Police Chief / NBC-CBRN)
Crisis Response Canines (CRC):
Deployments: PULSE (Orlando); Route 91
Festival (Las Vegas); First Baptist Church
(South Sutherland Texas); Marjory
Stoneman Douglas H.S. (Parkland,
Fla.), Tree of Life, (Pitt. Pa), Virginia Beach
Complex, Virginia Beach, Va, Walmart, El
Paso, Texas, Champlain Towers, Surfside,
Fla. and other critical event deployments.

*2019 New Jersey State Police Former
  Trooper of the Year
*2019 AKC Crisis / Therapy K9 of the Year
* President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service
* NJ Governor’s Jefferson Award

John Hunt, Co-Founder & COO Crisis Response Canines,
Crisis Intervention and Canine Professional

John is a 27-year veteran of the New Jersey State Police where he
achieved the rank of Major. John was the Homeland Security –
Special Operations Section Commanding Officer. John also served as
the Deputy Director of the New Jersey Officer of Emergency
Management. John recently served as the Corporate Director of
Security and Emergency Management for the AtlantiCare Health System.

John has national and international experience as a keynote speaker
including presentations at the Weapons of Mass Destruction Exercise
in Israel, the Global Terrorism symposium in Belgium and multiple
presentations in Washington regarding terrorism and active shooter.
He is called upon frequently to assist with preparing, preventing,
training and exercising in Homeland Security solutions. For the past
15 years, John has been providing presentations associated with
hospital, school and church security including a focus on how best to
prepare for and counter an active shooter event.
John was trained in Crisis Intervention while serving in the New Jersey
State Police directly after 9/11. John utilized his Crisis Intervention
expertise many times during his service with the NJ State Police in
addressing critical events. John achieved additional education
through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
John has accomplished certification in ICISF Assisting Individuals in
Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention. John continued his ICISF
training achieving ICISF Instructor accreditation. John also studied
the impact of canines with crisis interventions. Realizing the benefits of
resilience and healing through connecting with canines, John focused
his canine training with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD). He
achieved the ATD Therapy certification and then focused his training
on Canine Crisis Response. John worked directly with Crisis
Response Canines (CRC) to achieve CRC certification. John then
attended an extensive canine training course where he and his
canines achieved ‘Working Service Dog’ certification. John’s canine’s
area of specialty is working with those impacted by crisis events. John
is Co-Founder and COO for Crisis Response Canines. He has 3
Rottweilers all of which are ATD, CRC and Law Enforcement Defense
Systems, Working Service Dog certified. John has been directly
involved training canines in obedience for over 30 years. John
achieved certification as a canine instructor for Law Enforcement
Defensive Systems. John and his oldest Rottweiler Gunther have
achieved a number of national awards for their volunteer work across
the country. John and Gunther have responded to several significant
events to include: Pulse Nightclub (Orlando, Fla), Route 91 Festival
(Las Vegas, NV), First Baptist Church (Sutherland Springs, TX),
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, FL), Tree of Life
Synagogue (Pittsburgh, PA)and Champlain Towers (Surfside, Fla).
John is also a member of MERCURY Critical Incident Response
Team. This organization is dedicated to providing critical incident
stress management to those serving in law enforcement, fire, EMS
and dispatch.
John frequently interacts with military organizations to include
Wounded Warriors, T.A.P.S. and numerous visits to veteran’s
A father of 4, John’s daughter is a retired US Navy Lieutenant, and his
oldest son is a Captain in the U.S.M.C.

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