Scott Brent

Scott Brent

Chief Master Instructor

JPX International, a division of JPX East Coast LLC is a locally operated business developed to focus on training & distributing of the new Less Lethal tool for law enforcement agencies and the public. JPX East Coast is under the direction of Retired Sergeant of the Maryland State Police, Scott Brent. Scott brings 29 years of law enforcement experience serving nine years with the Salisbury Police Department and 20 years with Maryland State Police, retiring in 2013. His love and passion for law enforcement would not allow Scott to completely walk away from his law enforcement family. In April of 2016, Scott was contacted by a representative from PIEXON (manufacture of the JPX) and was introduced to this new Less Lethal tool: the JPX LE Jet Protector which has been deployed to over 2000 law enforcement agencies in the United States.
Impressed with the possibilities of being able to offer this less lethal tool to other law enforcement agencies throughout the northern United States, Scott immediately flew to Florida and met with the representative. During his visit, Scott attended a demonstration of the JPX LE Jet Protector at a local law enforcement agencies. During the demonstration, Scott saw firsthand the multiple capabilities of the JPX “Jet Protector which included its less lethal definition on the “Use of Force” continuum, the no cross-contamination, the ability to subdue multiple suspects in a matter of seconds as well as the reduced risks to officers associated with physical confrontations.
Piexon has partnered with JPX East Coast LLC authorizing our company to provide law enforcement and security services sales and advanced training of the pepper gun. The services extended by Piexon to JPX East Coast includes the sale of the JPX LE Jet Protector and related accessories, training as well as train the trainer and a host of other law enforcement and security related services.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Retired from Maryland State Police 2013
Promoted to Commander WCBI 2010
Promoted to the Rank of Sergeant 2006
Promoted to the rank of Corporal 2000
Achieved a 95.56% out of 100%
Graduate MSP Academy 1994
Grade Point Average 94.6% out of 100%
Large class of 76, ranking in the top 34
Promoted to Rank of Corporal 1993
Salisbury Police Department
Graduated with Associates of Arts Degree 3.0 GPA 1991
Wor-Wic Community College
Basic Criminal Investigator School 80 hours 1989
Graduated from K-9 Handler school 1987
#3 out of 12 students 450 hrs
Criminal Justice Academy class 1985
#7 out of 34 Salisbury Police Department 550 hrs
Graduated High School 1981

TRAINING

Northeast Counterdrug Training 2011
Harvard Associates in Police Science
“Glessner Lee” Homicide School 2010
Promoted to the rank of Sergeant 2006
Certified Intoximeter Operator 2002
First line Supervisor School 2001
Promoted to the rank of Corporal 2000
Diversity Training course 1999
Cold Weather Survival course 1998
Drug Smuggling Techniques seminar 1997
Domestic Violence Prosecution Workshop 1997
Certified MSP Field Trainer 1996
Certified Radar / Laser Operator 1995
Certified Salvage Inspector 1995
DWI & Standardized Field Sobriety 1994
Rape Investigation school 1991
Homicide Investigator school New York City 1990
Welfare Fraud, Forgery & Uttering School 1990
80 hours Basic criminal school 1989
Seasonal Police Officer Ocean City MD 1984

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July 1994 to March 2013
Maryland State Police

March 2013 “Retired from the Maryland State Police” at the rank of Sergeant.

2010 Selected over several other applying Sergeants from the Maryland State Police to oversee and Command the daily operations of The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations. WCBI “CID – Detective Division” Our unit consisted of 12 criminal investigators from several allied agencies and with the summer months of a population of over two hundred thousand and winter population of about eighty thousand, handling the most serious of criminal offenses occurring in the county to include murder, rapes robberies and embezzlements. During my tenure at WCBI, I oversaw the operations of six homicides – murders with 100% closure rate and convictions. Under my supervision of three years up to my retirement, I supervised the unit handling 918 serious criminal cases during the past three years with a closure rate of 89.87 % with the national average being approximately 45%

April 2007 transferred to the Berlin Barracks, Worcester Co.MD.
Assigned to uniform patrol, uniformed sergeant supervisor, observing and monitoring four junior troopers assigned to handle first line crimes, serious traffic accidents and other major offenses.

January 2006 to April 2007: Promoted to the rank of Sergeant, assigned to the Annapolis Barrack.

2006 – Assigned to Annapolis state police barracks as a uniform patrol sergeant, monitoring the daily actives of six Maryland State Police Troopers subordinates, monitoring their daily functions enforcing the laws of the state. The duties also consisted of guiding and phrasing the employees for accomplishments of their job and also reprimanding the employee for duties not performed to satisfaction.

January 2002 to 2006: Combined CID Unit Assignment Barrack “X” Princess Anne, Assistant Supervisor/Criminal Investigator Supervising and overseeing the daily operations of three to four uniform troopers for a county with a population over 25,500, where our Department is the primary law enforcement agency.

2005- Primary lead investigator of armed robbery at a local store. After numerous interviews a suspect was developed subsequently arrested. During the interview the primary suspect confessed to the robbery, also confessing to four additional armed robberies in other counties which would not have been solved without the confession obtained during my interview.

2004 – Primary lead investigator of an armed robbery at a local store. Two masked suspects robbed the store clerks as they exited the business for the night. The suspects received over ten thousand dollars and fled on foot. Two suspects were developed, interviewed and subsequently confessed leading to three co-defendants, who were waiting in a getaway vehicle. All five pled guilty and received a ten-year sentence each.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Special Accomplishments: 2002 & 2003 Selected, assigned to the Legislative Security detail at the General Assembly in Annapolis, MD. (Executive Protection) I was assigned to the Judiciary Committee, providing security, protection to the Governor as well as elected Senators and Delegates of Maryland. Daily duties consisted of escorting elected officials to, from business engagements, providing security.

1999 Achieved a 95.56% score on the promotional written examination for the rank of Corporal, placed 8th in the entire state of Maryland the average score was 76.6%

1999 Primary investigator for three-armed bank robberies. Through the initiative in contacting area business, raised One Hundred Thousand dollars in reward money. Eight suspects were apprehended; one in California and all pled guilty, receiving 15 to 25 years in prison. Special Awards: 1999 FBI Certificate for Out Standing Leadership and Devotion in the three bank robbery investigations.

1998 High producer DWI and citations issued at Salisbury Barrack top 3 of 40 sworn troopers

1998 Nominated Trooper of the year-criminal/ traffic enforcement, Salisbury Barrack

1998 Responded to a motor vehicle accident, found one of the drivers not breathing. Through CPR, I was able to resuscitate the victim, who later recovered.

1998 Primary investigator in a shooting, involving masked assailants and no witnesses. Obtained a confession with client’s attorney present, leading to 3 additional arrest and 24 charges. Case also solved an attempted murder for Delaware State Police

1998 Developed and implemented the Eastern Region “Watch Your Car Program” This program was directed towards protecting the elderly in the state of MD. By allowing a simple decal to be put in a visible place on your car would allow the police to stop this vehicle (for no reason) any time after midnight to 6AM. The officer would be allowed to stop this vehicle to see if the rightful owner was in the vehicle. This was an attempt to stop car thefts.

1997 Top producer Salisbury Barrack in issuing motor vehicle citations

1997 DWI arrest, resulted in arrest of two armed men, found to be responsible in committing armed robberies from Maryland to New York, suspect received five years in MD. Upon their release from prison, the suspects left MD and traveled to the state of California, where they were involved in a multi homicide. I was summoned to appear in superior court in CA and assisted from testimony of what occurred in MD of the violent criminal offenses, the two suspects received life sentences.

1996 Highest producing trooper at Salisbury Barrack, top 5 of 40 sworn troopers

1995 Primary investigator in manslaughter by motor vehicle, suspect sentenced to 10 years

1994 Graduate MSP Academy – grade point average 94.6%
February 1985 to July 1994 worked for Salisbury City Police Department as a police officer
1987 I was selected to become a K-9 police dog handler. After attending the training academy, I was primarily used for the searching abandoned and burglarized buildings and tracking criminal offenders on foot.

1989 to 1993 selected and assigned to the Salisbury City Police criminal investigative unit. “CID” The primary lead investigator for 12 homicides cases, resulting in convictions in criminal court. High Profile cases, freshmen from the local college was stabbed to death while in the restroom of the Salisbury Mall. The defendant received life.

1992 received Officer of the Year as a Criminal Investigator solving 212 cases out of 227 criminal cases assigned; having a closure rate of 93.3% Case’s consisted of homicide, serious, forgeries and embezzlement cases.

During my tenure with Salisbury Police Department, I received the following awards.
Two (2) Meritorious Awards – Third highest awards given for highly unusual accomplishments, under adverse conditions with some degree of hazard to life and limb to the nominee of where death or injury to a third party was prevented.
One (1) Honorable Service ward
One (1) Exceptional Service Ward

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MILITARY EXPERIENCE

1979 to 1985 US ARMY RESERVES
Basic training “Fort McCullen, Alabama”
Military Police Academy Graduated 5th of a class of 50 / achieved the rank of Sergeant in 1982
Performed annual two-week training at Fort Riley, KS, Disciplinary Barracks and Fort Leavenworth, KS, Military Prison; received letters accommodations from Post Commended for outstanding leadership.
Instructor teaching the preparing of prisoners in war confinement facility.
Instructor on procedures of processing war prisoners.
Instructor on defense of chemical warfare.
Instructor on basic police patrol functions
1998 to 2000 Army National Guard – Military Police Unit.

July 1994 to March 2013
Maryland State Police

March 2013 “Retired from the Maryland State Police” at the rank of Sergeant.

2010 Selected over several other applying Sergeants from the Maryland State Police to oversee and Command the daily operations of The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations. WCBI “CID – Detective Division” Our unit consisted of 12 criminal investigators from several allied agencies and with the summer months of a population of over two hundred thousand and winter population of about eighty thousand, handling the most serious of criminal offenses occurring in the county to include murder, rapes robberies and embezzlements. During my tenure at WCBI, I oversaw the operations of six homicides – murders with 100% closure rate and convictions. Under my supervision of three years up to my retirement, I supervised the unit handling 918 serious criminal cases during the past three years with a closure rate of 89.87 % with the national average being approximately 45%

April 2007 transferred to the Berlin Barracks, Worcester Co.MD.
Assigned to uniform patrol, uniformed sergeant supervisor, observing and monitoring four junior troopers assigned to handle first line crimes, serious traffic accidents and other major offenses.

January 2006 to April 2007: Promoted to the rank of Sergeant, assigned to the Annapolis Barrack.

2006 – Assigned to Annapolis state police barracks as a uniform patrol sergeant, monitoring the daily actives of six Maryland State Police Troopers subordinates, monitoring their daily functions enforcing the laws of the state. The duties also consisted of guiding and phrasing the employees for accomplishments of their job and also reprimanding the employee for duties not performed to satisfaction.

January 2002 to 2006: Combined CID Unit Assignment Barrack “X” Princess Anne, Assistant Supervisor/Criminal Investigator Supervising and overseeing the daily operations of three to four uniform troopers for a county with a population over 25,500, where our Department is the primary law enforcement agency.

2005- Primary lead investigator of armed robbery at a local store. After numerous interviews a suspect was developed subsequently arrested. During the interview the primary suspect confessed to the robbery, also confessing to four additional armed robberies in other counties which would not have been solved without the confession obtained during my interview.

2004 – Primary lead investigator of an armed robbery at a local store. Two masked suspects robbed the store clerks as they exited the business for the night. The suspects received over ten thousand dollars and fled on foot. Two suspects were developed, interviewed and subsequently confessed leading to three co-defendants, who were waiting in a getaway vehicle. All five pled guilty and received a ten-year sentence each.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Special Accomplishments: 2002 & 2003 Selected, assigned to the Legislative Security detail at the General Assembly in Annapolis, MD. (Executive Protection) I was assigned to the Judiciary Committee, providing security, protection to the Governor as well as elected Senators and Delegates of Maryland. Daily duties consisted of escorting elected officials to, from business engagements, providing security.

1999 Achieved a 95.56% score on the promotional written examination for the rank of Corporal, placed 8th in the entire state of Maryland the average score was 76.6%

1999 Primary investigator for three-armed bank robberies. Through the initiative in contacting area business, raised One Hundred Thousand dollars in reward money. Eight suspects were apprehended; one in California and all pled guilty, receiving 15 to 25 years in prison. Special Awards: 1999 FBI Certificate for Out Standing Leadership and Devotion in the three bank robbery investigations.

1998 High producer DWI and citations issued at Salisbury Barrack top 3 of 40 sworn troopers

1998 Nominated Trooper of the year-criminal/ traffic enforcement, Salisbury Barrack

1998 Responded to a motor vehicle accident, found one of the drivers not breathing. Through CPR, I was able to resuscitate the victim, who later recovered.