John Massey

John Massey

Master Instructor


John Calvin Massey
John Massey is currently employed at Atlantic General Hospital as the Manager of Public Safety and Emergency Management. The position is under the direction of the Director, Risk Management/Patient Safety: The position entails the following roles and responsibilities: Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of Hospital and Health System Safety and Security programs. Responsible for three Environment of Care Plans: Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness in a healthcare setting. Contractor/vendor management, program
development and implementation experience. Safety and Security policy development and enforcement, training, personnel management. Emergency Preparedness planning, training, response and mitigation experience.

John maintains a current USCG Merchant Mariner License. He holds a 100-ton Masters License with a Towing endorsement for Near Coastal waters. Current CPR and First Aid certification, Current Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC), Marine Radio Operator Permit.

John was employed at the Worcester County Maryland Sheriff’s Department assigned to the School Resource Division, as a School Deputy. The position is part-time, but he maintains full powers of arrest as a Certified Law Enforcement officer. He has been acknowledged and received a Meritorious Award from the Sheriff for his enforcement actions as well as the improvement and efficiency of the student drop off and traffic safety.

John Massey retired at the rank of Captain in 2017 from the Maryland Natural Resources Police for the State of Maryland with over 29 years of service. The Maryland Natural Resources Police (MNRP) is staffed with 262 sworn officers and 60 civilian personnel and is the only State agency with statewide jurisdiction including the City of Baltimore. The Natural Resources Police is Maryland’s third largest state law enforcement agency. Prior to his promotion to Captain, he served he served as Commander of the Special Operations Division. His career progressed through the ranks, serving in patrol, investigations, special operations, and administrative positions. He is a recognized authority and leader in marijuana eradication. He was recognized as an expert in marijuana observation in the District Court of Maryland Worcester County. He taught marijuana eradication observer training to state law enforcement officers on behalf of the Maryland State Police marijuana eradication program and was recognized by the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency for his contributions to the marijuana eradication efforts. He has represented the agency and worked closely with allied agency representatives on joint enforcement initiatives with the United States Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations and the Maryland State Police. He has encouraged the use of the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network to support boat accident investigations. He has updated and provided insight on the inter-agency Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Coast Guard and the MNRP regarding boat accident investigations. John has led multi-agency law enforcement efforts, including serving as Co-chair of the Maryland Maritime Tactical Operations Group. He served as the Maryland Emergency Management Agency statewide leader for Emergency Support Function 4 and co-leader for Emergency Support Function 9. He served as an agency liaison for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) headed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, United States Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and numerous other organizations and allied agencies.

John has authored and managed several Port Security Grants for the Agency resulting in over $2 million dollars in federal grant dollars. He has assumed the role as the Agency’s grants co-coordinator. He was instrumental in presenting the DHS “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to area maritime partners.

He has convened and chaired numerous interview panels for positions within the Special Operations Division. He has supervised the background investigation section, the criminal investigation section and the homeland security division. He has administered discipline for violations of agency policies, procedures and guidelines.

He began his law enforcement career as a seasonal police officer in Ocean City, Maryland where he worked summers as a patrol officer on the boardwalk and motorcycle division
Prior to entering the law enforcement career, he was employed by the Department of Defense (Defense Mapping Agency) in Washington, DC as a cartographer where he worked in the hydrographic division and crisis support. He was required to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance (FBI) which he held until his separation with the Federal Government.

John is a graduate of Salisbury State College and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography. He is married with four children.