DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BLPG) (OTCQB: BLPG), a leader in providing regulatory compliance, security consultation and protection services to high-value asset industries, today announced that retired sheriff's office sergeant and SWAT Team Leader, Grant Whitus, has joined the Company as its National Training Director.
Whitus served 26 years at the Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff's Office and 17 years on its SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) unit, seven of which were as team leader. He will develop and lead Blue Line Protection Group's training program for all members of the Company's armored transportation team and security operators and will spearhead the development and implementation of the Company's National Academy for Protection Professionals.
"It's a great honor for me to share my years of tactical law enforcement and SWAT experience with the professional security team at Blue Line Protection Group," said Whitus. "My goal in joining Blue Line is to enhance the Company's security procedures and training so we can ensure the safety of the general public and the clients we serve."
Whitus has been a certified explosive breacher and a Colorado POST-Certified Instructor for the Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has taught several disciplines including officer survival, building searches, immediate tactical response to active shooter scenarios, and single-officer response to active shooters. Whitus has also trained law enforcement personnel in tactical driving maneuvers including the precision immobilization technique, responding to in-progress calls, close-combat techniques, and civil law for the patrol officer.
Whitus has received numerous awards for distinguished service, including five medals for valor and was one of the lead SWAT team members deployed at the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Additionally, Whitus was the SWAT team leader who devised and executed a hostage rescue plan at Platte Canyon High School in September 2006.
"Blue Line is pleased to welcome retired Sgt. Whitus as our National Training Director. As a leading provider of armed security and armored transportation services, it is critical that our field employees are as highly trained and equipped for any potential threats as possible and that means being trained by the best. Whitus' years of expertise and invaluable experience in crisis combat situations will be a tremendous asset to Blue Line, our clients and the communities we serve," stated Sean Campbell, Blue Line Protection Group's CEO.
About Blue Line Protection Group, Inc.
Blue Line Protection Group provides state and federal regulatory compliance, security consultation and training, and professional protection services to high-value asset industries. The company's security personnel are highly trained professionals with significant experience in law enforcement and the United States armed forces. Blue Line provides top-tier asset protection for high-value industries in Colorado, with operations in Washington and Nevada. For more information, visit www.BlueLineProtectionGroup.com.
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