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Tom Stone

Board Chair

Tom Stone brings the Remote Guarding Law Enforcement Advisory Board his extensive experience in local, regional and national law enforcement and public safety organizations. For over 20 years he served in various law enforcement roles as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety. He has especially championed management-level education for law enforcement agencies and developed curriculum for police management and public safety courses nationwide. His areas of expertise include; (1) public safety management, (2) executive-level mentoring, problem-solving, and team building, (3) organizational and leadership development, and (4) development and evaluation of training programs. Tom’s expertise gives him an in-depth appreciation for Elite’s unique remote guarding services.In addition to serving as training curriculum developer and past President of FBI-LEEDA (FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association), Tom also served as Executive Director from 2001 to 2013, and was named Executive Director Emeritus upon his retirement in 2013. During that time, Tom had oversight for the training of many of the association’s 6,000+ law enforcement and public safety members. Tom has also worked closely with major law firms and municipalities nationwide concerning matters of management and discipline. His insight and passion for remote guarding benefit both Elite’s clients and its law enforcement partners.

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Anthony Canale

Board Director

As Vice President , Anthony Canale has overall responsibility for the Verisk Crime Analytics and CargoNet business unit. Areas of responsibility include; accounts, marketing, personnel, operations and sales.

Anthony has over 33 years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to joining Verisik, Anthony served in law enforcement as Chief of Police, in Southern NJ. During his career he worked numerous high profile cases and spent eight years working as a supervisor of an FBI/ DEA joint organized crime and drug task force focusing on Sicilian matters.

Anthony has been honored by many organizations, most notably; U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Secret Service, and Fraternal Order of Police.

Anthony earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, graduate of the 195th class.

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Michael Mello

Board Liaison Officer, Sergeant HBPD (Ret.)

Michael Mello serves at Elite ISI’s Law Enforcement Liaison Officer. His Elite duties include contacting and educating local law enforcement on remote guarding for each Elite ISI client, and building a partnership between them, Elite and Elite’s clients. Mello served in law enforcement for 28 years, retiring at the rank of Sergeant from the Huntington Beach Police Department. He held various positions within the department, including Field Training Officer, Beach Detail Officer, Air Support, Special Enforcement and Dignitary Protection Units, Gang Detective, Tactical Team Leader, Training Unit Supervisor and the Department’s Field Training Officer and Use of Force Coordinator. Mello’s law enforcement roles and responsibilities included 15-years of supervisory and command experience. He also has 20 years of sub-contractor work, both here and overseas, conducting security operations and oversite.

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Keith Bushey

Board Director, Commander LAPD (Ret.)

Keith D. Bushey is a 44-year veteran of law enforcement. He retired as a Commander from the Los Angeles Police Department, as a Deputy Chief from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and as a Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Additional law enforcement experience includes having served as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, a California State Deputy Game Warden, and as the Marshal of San Bernardino County. Keith Bushey holds an Associates in Arts Degree in Sociology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science and Administration, and a Master of Science Degree in Public Service. He continues to write extensively, primarily in the area of leadership. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Police Chief, Public Management, and the LEEDA-FBI Newsletter. He is a graduate of many courses and institutes, including the California POST Command College, and serves as a staff instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.

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Justin Feffer

Board Director

Justin Feffer is currently a law enforcement executive supervising the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation Cyber Investigation Response Team (CIRT). He has been assigned to the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force (LAECTF) since 2004.

As a sworn law enforcement officer in Southern California since 1988, and a California attorney since 1994,Justin has instructed thousands of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and public officials throughout the United States and internationally in cyber security, cyber crime and high technology threats.

Justin is a graduate of information technology crimes investigation programs conducted by the SANS Institute, Carnegie Melon’s CERT-CC, FBI, HTCIA, and the California Department of Justice. He is also a member of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) and an FBI-LEEDA faculty member. He holds Global Information Assurance Certifications as a Penetration Tester (GPEN), Security Analyst (GSEC), and Forensic Analyst (GCFA).

Todd Ackerman

Board Director

Todd Ackerman began his law enforcement career 25 years ago when he joined the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department based in Marysville, Kan. While there, Todd demonstrated strong leadership skills and moved progressively through the ranks until he was named Police Chief of the City of Marysville – a position he has held for the past 18 years. Todd’s first-hand knowledge and experience of current issues and challenges facing the law enforcement industry plays a crucial role in the board’s overall success.

Todd also serves as a voting member of the Northeast Kansas Homeland Security Council and the Kansas All Hazards Incident Management Team. He has held numerous other state and national positions, including the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP), where he served two terms as president, and the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) Board of Directors, where he holds the honor of being the only Kansas law enforcement member ever to be elected. Todd served on this board from 2004- 2010 and was the national president from 2006-2007.

Todd is a 2003 graduate of the Rural Executive Management Institute of the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement from the University of Arkansas, the FBI-National Academy 216th Session, and a 2006 graduate of the FBI Quantico Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS). He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Kansas Sheriff’s Association, and the Kansas Peace Officers Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Ethics from Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kan. and a Master’s degree in Security Management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb.

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