Instructor: John Volek
Holding a Master Peace Officer license and a Police Instructor certification, John has a strong background in law enforcement training having previously served six years as his department’s training officer and training coordinator.
John currently provides metal detector training in Crime Scene Metal Detecting, General Metal Detecting, Shallow Water Metal Detecting, and Underwater Metal Detecting. He has served as a Police Diver, Emergency Medical Technician, Patrol Crime Scene Technician, Field Training Officer, Departmental Training Officer, Internal Affairs Investigator, and Regional SWAT Team Operator.
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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