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Lieutenant Colonel Dean Hutson is a 24 year veteran of the American Police Forces and a 29 year veteran of the United States Army.
As a Deputy Chief of Police he has served as Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, SWAT Team Sniper, SWAT Team Sergeant, SWAT Team Commander and Patrol Division Commander/Deputy Chief of Police. He is a Range Master and graduate of the FBI National Academy at Quantico and the FBI Sniper Course.
Deputy Chief Hutson is a well known and highly respected instructor who regularly conducts training throughout Europe, South America the United States and Asia. He is a Police Academy Instructor and a POST certified instructor in the United States.
As a US Army Lieutenant Colonel he is Commander of a Special Marksmanship Unit who has deployed in combat – with the US Army Special Operations Command – to Iraq, Bosnia, Kurdistan and Afghanistan. He is mountain warfare qualified and has earned the Military Parachute Badges of 7 countries. He has been awarded 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Meritorious Service Medals and the Combat Action Badge.
He holds a US Government Top Secret Security Clearance and his most recent combat tour lasted 15 months as a primary Combat Security Advisor to the US Embassy in Afghanistan.