Our Owner and Founder Biography

A proven operational leader with a Bachelors in Psychology, 15+ years in law enforcement, and hands-on expertise leading teams in emergency response, protective security, investigations, and community policing activities. He is an expert in the deployment and use of firearms, force tactics, and de-escalation. Recognized throughout his career for employing a thoughtful, high-integrity leadership style that balances accountability standards with the creation of trust, ownership, teamwork, and open dialogue. The style results in people feeling empowered to share creative ideas for solving problems more effectively. This approach has proven to boost morale and enable the proactive, team-based problem solving that prevents issues from reaching crisis stage.

Additional strengths include collaborating effectively with partners such as the FBI, Homeland Security, Secret Service, Attorney General's Office, Prosecutor's Office, various faith-based groups such as the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, and large corporate entities such as Redmond-based Microsoft. He is experienced in the implementation, management, and supervision of intelligence operations, covert surveillance, and intelligence management.

History of promotions, and high-liability/high-visibility assignments serving a community of 60,000 (ranked 5th Best Small City by Money Magazine), serving a diverse business community that includes Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Honeywell, and AeroJet, and experience in the protection and transportation of foreign dignitaries, political figures, and VIP individuals.

Our owner and founder leverages his experience with policy development, supervision, project management, and technology implementation to create and maintain only the highest standards for our clients at Hendley Associates.

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