32 Years Federal Law Enforcement service, beginning in 1985 and holding positions in uniformed patrol, training, supervision, administration, and command staff retiring as a Captain in 2017
Graduate of the University of Richmond, Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS)
12 Years Military Service, U.S. Army Military Police (Enlisted) Infantry (Commissioned Officer)
Academy Director, U.S. Federal Reserve and Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Special Conservator of the Peace (SCOP)
Adjunct Instructor, firearms, extendable batons, chemical munitions and defensive tactics, Crater Criminal Justice Academy, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Law Enforcement and Security
14 Instructor Certifications in all levels of force, and counter-terrorism, training thousands of military, local, state, and federal law enforcement and civilian personnel over 34 years
Controlled FORCE, Master Instructor
Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
Member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)
Member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
1st Vice President, and Director of the Chesterfield Virginia, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees, Summa Cum Laude, in Security Management, Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Services Management
Member of the Delta Epsilon Tau, International Honor Society
Harvey G. Church is retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons after 26 years of service. He started his career in 1988 as a corrections officer and working positions of greater responsibility until his retirement in 2014. He has worked and administrated in all security levels to include being the Chief of Correctional Services, Captain, at the Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence CO. or the “Super-Max” of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Harvey has also worked within the Private Prison industry as the Director of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program and the Director of Staff Development and Training.
Recently, Harvey has joined forces with the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. team to create a detailed branch of training for the Corrections and Detentions industry. Harvey has developed curriculums for Correction officers, Supervisors, Managers and Facility Leadership of Correctional and Detention Facilities to better become safe, security minded and productive in this environment.
Harvey has also been nominated to be the Deputy Director of the United States National Standards of Training Association (USNSTA) which is reforming the training for Law Enforcement training throughout the United States and abroad.
If you are interested in developing an individualized training program for your facility or agency contact us for details.
Education & Credentials
22 Years of Military Service in Law Enforcement, Integrated Defense, and Nuclear Security Operations.
4 Combat Operations Deployments to Iraq, Tactical Security Element with Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Joint Police Operations with Iraqi Police, Detainee and Intelligence Operations with United States Army.
Principles of Instruction Graduate, Air University, United States Air Force
Professional Manager Certification, Air University, United States Air Force
Nuclear Manager’s Executive Course Graduate, Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Controlled F.O.R.C.E., Level I-III Instructor
Chief Range Officer, Range Safety Officer, United States Air Force
Instructor of Use of Force, Chemical Irritants and Expandable baton, United States Air Force
Tactical Security Element School Graduate, United States Air Force Expeditionary Center/Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Counter-Insurgency in Complex Environments Graduate, Aneas Group International
United States Army Airborne, Air Assault and Rappel Master Graduate
Joint Forces Staff College Graduate in Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I & II
Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees, Summa Cum Laude, in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Public Administration.
Member of The Order of the Sword and Shield, National Honor Society
Member of National Society of Leadership and Success, National Honor Society