Inside CCW Safe Podcast- Episode 5: Personal Safety Tips with George Holt
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In this episode Stan and Mike talk with George Holt, George spent 25 years in law enforcement, and is now the preisdent of Solutions Group International, which provides specialized security services, tactical training, threat assessments and leading edge anti-terrorism / counter-terrorism applications to law enforcement, security, government, military, entertainment, and corporate sectors worldwide.
Mr. Holt is a co-founder and President of SGI. Mr. Holt provides direct oversight to our Special Operations and Tactical Training Division. He recently retired from a Los Angeles area law enforcement agency at the rank of Sergeant II, after 25 years of cumulative service. In addition to serving as a Team Leader on a full-time SWAT team, he has served as a departmental accreditation manager (responsible for policy development and review in accordance with CALEA accreditation standards) and a Patrol Division Watch Commander.
He is a graduate of the Rio Hondo Police Academy (basic recruit class) and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Sergeant and Watch Commander Schools. He is a certified Range Master & Firearms Instructor, as well as a graduate of both the Fullerton Police Academy’s S.W.A.T. Sniper School and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department S.W.A.T. School. Mr. Holt is highly decorated, having been awarded the Police Star Medal twice for heroism and bravery in the line of duty (1996 and 2001).
Mr. Holt has trained police and military personnel worldwide in various areas of tactical operations and enjoys an international reputation as a highly skilled instructor. Mr. Holt also has extensive experience in the private sector, having provided personal security for several high profile clients in the fields of business, politics and entertainment.
Mr. Holt is committed to utilizing his extensive training and experience to ensure that all of the services offered by SGI are of the highest quality and exceed industry standards.
Stan Campbell, Co-Founder/COO
Stan Campbell has over 20 years of experience as a police officer in Oklahoma City. He retired as a Lieutenant over a street crime team, and spent over 10 years on the Tactical Unit (SWAT) and has spent 15 years developing and teaching self-defense curriculum. Stan is a certified National self-defense Instructor and has also instructed officers in British Territories. Stan has extensive experience and knowledge in the critical incident command system, officer involved shootings and use of force incidents.
Mike Darter, Co-Founder/CEO
Mike was a police officer in Oklahoma City from 1991-2001, and a federal contractor for the DOJ from 2001-2011. During his career, Mike investigated and testified in hundreds of violent crimes, including shootings, homicides, and other violent felony crimes. Mike was involved in a shooting as a police officer and went through a lawsuit from that shooting. The lawsuit was later dismissed, but his experience is what led to the creation of CCW Safe.