Brad Beck is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Specialized Services Group, LLC.  He is a highly decorated Law Enforcement veteran with a combined service of nearly 31 years with a major metropolitan police department.  Brad retired with 26 years of full-time service and continues to serve as a Fully Sworn Reserve Officer.


Brad has served the last 21 years as a member of his agency's S.W.A.T. team.  This unit is a dedicated, full-time, F.E.M.A. Type 1 unit with nearly sixty members.  After retirement, Brad has continued to serve in the same capacities with his agency's S.W.A.T. team. 


As a senior member of his S.W.A.T. unit, Brad's duties included; senior instructor with the training cadre, lead firearms instructor, team leader certified, counter-sniper certified, lead unit armorer, team medic, lead Technology Officer.  

Brad has logged thousands of training hours from various law enforcement, U.S. Military, and private sector organizations from across the nation.  He holds numerous firearms, tactics, and armorer certifications.  As a master-level instructor and trainer, Brad has trained hundreds of students in law enforcement from local, state, and federal agencies and trained select units or members from within the U.S. Military.  He also provides training to select individuals from within the private sector.


Brad has worked closely with the firearms training industry and has been instrumental in the design, development, and implementation of several firearms and tactics related training programs for Law Enforcement and the U.S. Military to include Special Response Teams (S.R.T.) for the US ARMY, US Marines and the U.S. Department of Defense.  He has worked closely with the Government, Military, Law Enforcement, and Private Entities to evaluate physical security and readiness of facilities and security forces. 


Brad has played critical roles in helping to develop policies, procedures, tactics, techniques, and protocols to address deficiencies in base, facility, and personnel readiness.  In addition, he is recognized by the courts and a primary government agency as a subject matter expert in his various areas of expertise.

Brad is a Master Shooting Instructor and armorer instructor for multiple primary firearms manufacturers.  He works as an adjunct instructor and does consultation work within firearms, security, law enforcement, and military training industries. 


Brad has served as his unit's lead Technology Officer over the past two decades and has conducted testing, evaluation, and product development on new and emerging technologies introduced into the Public Safety market and for First Responder deployment. 

Brad also works within the NextGen IoT communications software industry and has been instrumental in the founding and launch of two software technology start-up companies where he serves as the VP of Operations for BeamLive, Inc., and is the Managing Director with Beam911, LLC.   

Brad's professional development and experience includes graduation from;


- The National Rifle Association NRALE

  • Patrol Rifle Instructor

  • Handgun Instructor

  • Shotgun Instructor

  • Tactical Shooting Instructor

- Sig Sauer

  • Master Pistol Instructor

  • Master Rifle Instructor

  • Master Shotgun Instructor

  • Master Handgun Red Dot Optic Instructor

  • Shooting and Armorer Instructor for Sig Sauer Academy

- Glock Shooting Instructor

- G.P.S. Defense Basic through Advanced Sniper

- A.T.K. Force on Force Instructor

- SIMUNITIONS Instructor

- Safariland Instructor Courses

  • Flashbang (N.L.D.D.)

  • Wallbanger

  • Impact munitions instructor

  • Riot control agent instructor

  • Mechanical and Shotgun Breaching.

- National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.)

  • M.A.C.T.A.C. active shooter - Operator Instructor

  • M.A.C.T.A.C. active shooter - Team Leader Instructor.

- A.L.E.R.R.T. active shooter Instructor

- Glock Armorer

- Colt Armorer

- H&K

- Strategos International

- U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - F.E.M.A. - Incident Command System

- U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - F.E.M.A. - Field Force Operations

- U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - T.S.A. - Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed 

- United States Secret Service - Presidential Protection Division Citation

- S.K.I.D.D.S. - CATS

- Clandestine Laboratory up to level III

- Instructor Development

- Basic through Advanced SWAT - 10-week certification program

- Lenco Bearcat instructor development.

- Combat Medic Course (L.T.T.T.) US ARMY   

- Range Safety Officer (R.S.O.) - US ARMY

- Range Safety Officer (R.S.O.) - US Marines

- Helicopter Evacuation Training/Helo Dunker – US Marines

- Range Master

- Shoothouse Instructor

- Taser X26


Professional affiliations include;


- N.R.A. Benefactor Lifetime Member

- National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.)

- International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (I.A.L.E.F.F.I.)

- International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (I.L.E.E.T.A.)

Brad A. K. Beck

Founding Member

Chief Executive Officer