Robert Almonte

Deputy Chief (Ret), El Paso, Texas Police Department and former U.S. Marshal. Robert has 32 years of law enforcement experience with expertise in narcotics investigations and undercover work.  He served as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas from 2010 to 2016. He previously served 25 years with the El Paso, TX Police Department where he spent most of his career in narcotics investigations and retired as a Deputy Chief.  As the Narcotics Commander with the EPPD, he championed innovative programs like the Hotel/Motel Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Stash House Task Force, both of which yielded successful apprehensions through community-policing initiatives. Robert Almonte has received numerous awards, including the 1999 White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for National “Outstanding HIDTA Task Force Commander”.

Vice President


Retired Sergeant with 27 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Gayland worked 17 years in the field of Special Operations and has supervised Technical Surveillance units. He has been a certified P.O.S.T. instructor since 1987 and was the training coordinator for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He has been a Master-Core instructor for the State of Nevada since 1992. He has supervised Task Forces involving D.E.A., F.B.I., B.A.T.F., I.N.S., I.R.S. and U.S. Customs. He has conducted investigations in a number of States, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. He is considered an expert in the field of Covert Operations Electronic Surveillance and Money Laundering. Gayland has provided training to Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the United States and foreign countries.


Guy Daniels

Det. Guy Daniels is a seventeen year veteran with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, with over fifteen years’ experience as a narcotics detective. Guy started his narcotics career with street-level tactical units where he participated in several hundred undercover operations over a fifteen-year narcotics career. During this time, he participated in several long-term undercover operations and was asked to join the DEA as a task force officer. Guy is a member of the Clandestine Laboratory Entrance Team as a certified site safety officer and is tasked with Meth related training for the department.

In 2007, Guy started S.W.A.N. Tactical Training as an organization specializing in narcotics based training for state and federal law enforcement. Since 2007, Guy has developed and instructed multiple classes related to narcotics and undercover techniques throughout the United States for State and Federal agencies to include; the U.S. Army, Drug Enforcement Administration, Nevada and Florida HITDA, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Narcotics Officers Association and the Annual Covert Operations Training Conference (Las Vegas, NV).  Det. Daniels served with the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in combat operations in Iraq (Operations(s) Desert Shield and Desert Storm.)

Executive Director


Retired, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent.  Charlie has 27 years of law enforcement experience with expertise in undercover, electronic surveillance and training.  He spent the majority of his career in the field, the most of which was spent working or supervising undercover operations.  For six years, he was the Program Manager at the ATF National Academy where he was responsible for the Undercover and Field Operations Training Programs.  His is the author of "The Art of Undercover:  Techniques and Survival", a complete "how to work undercover" textbook.  Charlie currently presents undercover and survival techniques training programs worldwide, and in his career he has trained over 19,000 law enforcement personnel.  Charlie was one of the founders of The International Association of Undercover Officers.