All of our consultants are professional instructors and risk assessment specialists with 15 or more years of law enforcement experience. Consultants are strategically located throughout the United States and are here to serve you with all of your security consulting and training needs!
Troy Szotkowski – CEO & Co-Founder
Troy brings 20+ years of law enforcement experience and a variety of academic knowledge, training and experience to ACG. Troy’s training and experience derives from public safety, law enforcement, private security and Church Safety and Security positions. Troy has experience in counter terrorism, tactical response, aviation security, emergency preparation, surveillance detection, developing and implementing training programs and conducting threat/risk assessments.
After 9/11, Troy transitioned from local law enforcement to the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) where he helped pioneer the FAMS Surveillance Detection and Reporting system. Troy also flew domestic and international missions and instructed at the FAMS Training Academy.
In 2006, Troy took a position as a special agent within U.S. Homeland Security that combats criminal organizations illegally exploiting America’s travel, trade, and financial systems. Troy has conducted multiple diverse investigations and held collateral duties such as Team Leader for the Special Response Team, Senior Firearms Instructor and Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Troy currently serves as Safety and Security Director for a refreshing covenant, upbeat, bible-based church in Western Wisconsin.
Troy holds Associate Degrees in Police Science and Fire Protection, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and attended the University of Wisconsin Stout Graduate School while pursuing his Master’s Degree in Training and Development.
Dave Skinner – President & Co-Founder
Dave brings a collective 32 years of professional law enforcement and security experience to Applied Countermeasures Group (ACG), where he serves as President and COO. Dave is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has served within local, state, federal and international law enforcement. Dave served with the Great Falls Montana Police Department, The United Nations in Kosovo, The Montana Department of Justice, The U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service and as a private sector Security Director at Capella Tower in Minneapolis.
In 2015 Dave retired from his law enforcement career and founded ACG with Co-Founder Troy Szotkowski where they continue to follow their passion for serving and training others effective countermeasures with proven proactive techniques to detect, deter and defeat hostile criminal acts while preparing for unforeseen emergencies.
Dave holds active memberships with: FLEOA, ASIS, and the USCCA.