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 30 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 spent his last 15 years of full-time service as a member of his agencies S.W.A.T. team.  This unit is a dedicated, full-time, FEMA type 1 unit with over 50 members.  After retirement, Brad has continued to serve in the same capacities with his agencies 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.  

Brad has logged thousands of training hours from various law enforcement, US 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 as well as training select units or members from within the US 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 US Military to include Special Response Teams (SRT) for the US ARMY, US Marines and the US Department of Defense.  He has worked closely with the Government, Military, Law Enforcement and Private Entities in the evaluation of 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 major government agency as a subject matter expert in his various areas of expertise.

Brad is a Master Shooting Instructor and armorer instructor for a two primary firearms manufacturers.  He works as an adjunct instructor and does consultation work for several companies within the firearms, security, law enforcement, and military training industry.  He has played critical roles in the test, evaluation, and development of products currently on the market today.

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

  • Adjunct Instructor qualified

- Glock Shooting Instructor

- GPS Defense Basic through Advanced Sniper

- ATK Force on Force Instructor

- SIMUNITIONS Instructor

- Safariland Instructor Courses

  • Flashbang (NLDD)

  • Wallbanger

  • Impact munitions instructor

  • Riot control agent instructor

  • Mechanical and Shotgun Breaching.

- National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)

  • MACTAC active shooter - Operator Instructor

  • MACTAC active shooter - Team Leader Instructor.

- ALERRT active shooter Instructor

- Sig Sauer Armorer & Adjunct Instructor 

- Glock Armorer

- Colt Armorer

- H&K

- Strategos International

- US Dept. of Homeland Security - FEMA - Incident Command System

- US Dept. of Homeland Security - FEMA - Field Force Operations

- US Dept. of Homeland Security - TSA - 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 (LTTT) US ARMY   

- Range Safety Officer (RSO) - US ARMY

- Range Safety Officer (RSO) - US Marines

- Helicopter Evacuation Training/Helo Dunker – US Marines

- Range Master

- Shoothouse Instructor

- Taser X26


Professional affiliations include;


- NRA Benefactor Lifetime Member

- National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)

- International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFFI)

- International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)

Brad A. K. Beck

Founding Member

Chief Executive Officer