Instructor: John Volek
Holding a Master Peace Officer license and a Police Instructor certification, John Volek has a strong background in law enforcement training having previously served six years as his department’s training officer and training coordinator.
He has been assisting law enforcement agencies with training and techniques to help them improve their evidence recovery success rates since 2007.
John is also owner and operator of Houston Metal Detecting Services and franchise owner of The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Services in Houston, Texas. He also owns XTREME Scoops, a metal detecting sand scoop manufacturing company.
I have been a CSI for 9 ½ years. I have processed hundreds of shooting scenes. (The instructor), Sgt. Volek, has taught me valuable tips to better recover ballistic evidence on crime scenes. Regardless of your experience, I highly recommend this course. This course will give you the confidence you need while utilizing your metal detector on shooting scenes.
CSI A. Clate
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
(The instructor), John (Volek) was wonderful. I know he asked for some negative feed so he can make his course better. Unfortunately, I don’t have any to provide. I thought John was great, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be around. The love and passion he has for what he does really shows.
Great class. Allows the operator the added capabilities to better understand the use of metal detection devices and their applications in a CSI/law enforcement environment.
Det. D. Rosario
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I’ve used my metal detector before and I have found guns, shell casings, and knives. But it was painstaking, and honestly more about luck than skill or knowledge. Now that I have attended the course, I feel much more comfortable and competent when using my equipment. I know that this will help me locate more evidence, and much more quickly and efficiently. Very fun class.
Sanford Police Dept.
(It was) a course that was relevant, hands on, and practical that can help a new person to metal detecting and also help a person like me with prior metal detecting knowledge. Great teaching. (The instructor is) very knowledgeable on metal detecting and how it relates to law enforcement. Answered all questions that were asked, even from me who has prior metal detecting knowledge. (I'd suggest offering) more of these classes and to be able to have these classes throughout the country (Northeast), and maybe also an advanced class if needed.
James M. Burkhart #391
Reading Police Dept.
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