Derek had been a member of the Rhode Island State Police for the past twenty-seven years and retired as a Captain assigned as the Director of Training. He was a member of the Tactical Team for eighteen years and was the Tactical Team Commander for RISP and the Statewide Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Team. Derek is a recognized expert in active shooter response in schools and workplace violence. He wrote an article on “Active Shooter Awareness” that was featured in a FEMA publication. He has conducted hundreds of presentations on how to prepare and respond to an active shooter situation for major corporations as well as school administrators, teachers, state and municipal employees throughout the country. He conducts Critical Infrastructure Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessments on corporations, state facilities and schools. He was the chairman of the Rhode Island School Safety Committee. He was appointed to the Governor’s Working Group for Gun Safety.