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John Scrivanich

Chief John Scrivanich

Mr. Scrivanich has extensive experience and training in both the private and public sectors as they relate to public safety, translating to over 30 years and counting of total service. He began his career in New Jersey as a civilian police cadet, where he was able to advance to the senior command rank of that post. While in NJ, he also served with local emergency medical & rescue services and was certified by that state.

Having relocated with his family to Southwest Florida, he continued his career and now has over well over two decades of sworn law enforcement experience since 1989. Mr. Scrivanich currently holds an active reserve police officer commission with a local police agency. During his tenure with that agency he has served as a patrol supervisor and also supervised the force’s Canine Enforcement Bureau where he specialized in narcotics detection & investigation, as well as explosive ordnance detection & identification. He is a Florida state certified (CJSTC) Law Enforcement Instructor and Field Training Officer, and was also a duly appointed federal officer under the BLSF cross designation program of the US Customs Service for the purposes of drug enforcement.

Furthermore, Mr. Scrivanich was the founder of the SW Florida Law Enforcement Explorer Academy and served as Director for ten years, until the program was transferred to the NE Florida region due to the agency’s operational necessity resulting from Homeland Security mandates. Mr. Scrivanich also comes from a law enforcement family, becoming one of the thirteen (and counting) police officers in a long line of family police service.

Additionally, he has served the past ten years (six of which were served concurrently with public service above) with a successful national security company. Serving as the Corporate Vice President, he was vested with management duties of the local service area, operational oversight of the Florida region, and coordination of all other branch offices across the nation. Due to his background he was named the Chief Investigator for that company’s investigative services division and was responsible for oversight of all cases. Through his involvement and dedication, he was able to assist that company in bringing total sales to approximately $30 Million annually and during his final year was the top in sales for the nation. He was the first there to forge ahead in patrol and alarm response services, creating an extremely successful unit in their local office. This experience and knowledge, he now brings to BLP for the benefit our clients and our community.

Aside from his training, Mr. Scrivanich has been recognized for several of his accomplishments in service. His commendations and awards include the Chief’s Achievement Medal, Exceptional Duty Medal, Unit Citation, Educational Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Citation, Officer & Employee of the Month, and recognition by the Mayors Alliance, to name a few. His other related personal experience and training outside of general law enforcement include; emergency medical & rescue services, public safety communications, drug interdiction, canine enforcement, youth relations, crime prevention, civil aviation law enforcement and transportation security, as well as corporate & private investigations. Lastly, Mr. Scrivanich is also proud to hold all of the personal licenses issued by the State of Florida that are required for the effective administration of such a business. These include the Security Agency & Investigative Agency Manager License, Private Investigator License, Statewide Armed Security Officer License, and Security Officer Instructor License.

 

 

Deputy Chief Grosser

Deputy Chief Gary Grosser

Mr. Grosser has considerable service and training in the field of Law Enforcement & Security. He is a second generation Police Officer and first got involved in Law Enforcement in 1993 as a civilian cadet with a local police department.

Throughout the years he was employed as a security officer with a local security company and was later tapped to be the manager of another security company in the area and was charged with overseeing the day to day operations of the company.

Mr. Grosser was then hired on with a national retailer as a loss prevention supervisor. During his employment there, his main focus was to not only to provide plain clothes security & loss prevention, but to conduct security evaluations reducing thefts and eliminating security concerns.

Later on Mr. Grosser hired on as a Police Service Aid for a state law enforcement agency. His main duties were to handle all administrative & 911 calls coming into the communications center, and dispatching officers to related calls for service. During his tenure there, he had additional collateral duties of cataloging the MSDS sheets thus reducing hazardous situations relating to calls, coordinating the Master Phone Cross Reference System, administering the police departments Computer Aided Dispatch / Records Management System, and overseeing the department’s 800MHZ radio system.

In 2002, Mr. Grosser was hired on as a Correctional Officer. During his tour of duty there he took several courses relating to structural security, restraint devices, verbal judo, human trafficking, & defensive tactics.

In 2005, Mr. Grosser began his tenure with a Local Law Enforcement Agency where he is still employed as an active Police Supervisor.

Throughout his various positions, he has had the opportunity to take several courses related to the field of Law Enforcement & Security. He has also received multiple Letters of Commendation for his work in Law Enforcement & 20 awards for his service while a civilian cadet.

Lieutenant Forrest

Lieutenant Robert Forrest

Robert Forrest started his Law Enforcement career as an Auxiliary Trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol, Troop F, ( Ft. Myers Post), in 1979 and became employed with the Lee County Sheriffs Office in October 1982 where he served as a Lee County Deputy Sheriff for 29 yrs.

During his career with LCSO, Lt. Forrest served in various capacities starting out as a patrol officer, moving on to assignments such as Investigations (detective), Court Operations, Corrections; the Traffic Unit, and the Public Information/ Community Relations Division, climbing up the ranks along the way. He retired as a Captain in June of 2011. In or out of uniform, Lt. Forrest has been heavily involved in community service and involved in helping individuals or charities as opportunities presented themselves over the years.

His volunteerism with several service organizations such as Rotary, The Red Cross, his church, The Knights of Columbus and the Latino Officers Association continues, as well as his efforts at mentoring younger officers and young people in general. Lt. Forrest also served as a member (and Chair) of the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board to the Board of Lee County Commissioners, the Founding Advisory Board for the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University (a two year term). He is also the recipient of the 2006 Hispanic Hall of Fame. A proud single dad, his daughter graduated from Bishop Verot High School and is now a college junior.

 

 

Rev. Father Casey Jones

Rev. Father Casey Jones

He was ordained a transitional deacon in April of 2011 and was ordained a father in 2012.

Father Jones has completed one basic unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Naples Community Hospital. He is currently undergoing a Chaplaincy internship with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office where he regularly provides pastoral care to law enforcement personnel and civilians.

In addition to parish and youth ministry, his time in priestly formation has lead him to work in a number of ministerial positions including: health care ministry, prison ministry, parochial schools, University Campus ministry, ministry to the poor and homeless, ministry to AIDS patients, and hospice care. Though a member of the Catholic clergy, his diverse ministerial experience leaves him comfortable and competent to provide pastoral care to anyone regardless of faith tradition or way of life.

Father Jones is pleased to volunteer his services to all BLP personnel and clients.