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Mark J. Pohl, President and Founder, established The Pohl Group to harness the knowledge, training, and experiences of former federal agents from the FBI and DoD to benefit the needs of our clients and communities.  He is a Global War on Terrorism Medal Recipient (Iraq & Afghanistan) who is dedicated to providing the best training and equipment available to help improve community safety.

Mark founded TPG after a distinguished 25 year career as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Defense and the FBI's, Joint Terrorism Task Force (TFA). He is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trained instructor for Active Shooter Response and Tactical Medicine (TacMed) and the developer of SURVIVEtm, HIGH-PERFORMANCE POLICEtm, and Disrupting Pathways to Violencetm threat assessment team training programs.  He is also a research advisor for Purdue University, College of Homeland Security. Mark is a Global War on Terrorism Medal recipient and former U.S. Army Veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked closely with the CIA, FBI, DEA, IRS, and the U.S. Military and has conducted high profile and internationally recognized investigations including the historic and first extradition of a fugitive from Iraq to the United States.  Mark also served as an undercover employee for 7 years in the U.S. and England. 

 

Mark founded The Pohl Group with the vision to utilize the specialized training, experiences, and dedication of former federal agents to help protect our communities from new and emerging threats.  The Pohl Group is committed to helping protect our communities by provided the most recent emergency management training for key institutions such as schools, police, industry, and houses of worship.  Our training helps protect our communities by providing the knowledge, skills, and equipment to prevent, respond, and recover from emergency incidents and mass casualty attacks.   

 

Mark was named to the Department of Defense Speakers Bureau and can speak to your group about:

First Extradition from Iraq The story of the first and historic extradition of a fugitive from Iraq to the United States in U.S. history.  The undercover operation that snared an international criminal and working with international partners to foil his daring escape.   

 

Active Shooter Awareness The development of Tactical Medicine as a mitigation strategy to counter the impacts of violent attacks in our communities and workplaces.

Ken Wall, Executive Vice President, has over 30 years of experience in military, law enforcement and private security positions and leads our world-class law enforcement and school training programs. After serving as team leader at Shanksville, PA and The World Trade Center on 9-11-2001, Ken specializes in working directly with police departments and schools to build stronger community organizations that help keep our communities safe.

Ken is a retired Supervisory Special Agent from the FBI who helped develop and lead the FBI's Critical Incident Response Team and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Ken has responded to critical incidents including Police involved shootings, mass casualty events, and terrorist attacks - including flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA on 9-11-2001.  He has worked personally with Officers affected by workplace stress, personal stress, and Officer involved shootings. Ken is the former Director of SAFE Cincinnati, a community-wide initiative to improve Jewish Cincinnati's readiness to deal with security threats.  Ken is also an adjunct professor, College of Homeland Security and Terrorism Studies at Tiffin University. Ken's executive leadership experience and work developing Officer resiliency training are key to our strategic corporate vision and world-class law enforcement training programs.

After supervising and leading numerous FBI programs, Ken understands how to build organizational programs to support officer wellness and resiliency.  Ken is the developer of POLICE RESILIENCY training and consults with Police leadership about how to create a High-Performance Police culture.  Ken also  helps Police departments design and implement a peer counseling program and build pathways to get help for affected Officers.

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Mark Rogers, Police Training Executive, has over 30 years of experience working in law enforcement at the local and federal levels and in corporate security. As a former training coordinator and Special Agent for the FBI and Detective for the Alliance, OH Police Department, Mark specializes in working directly with Police leaders and security professionals to identify, form, and deliver critical training needs. Mark's passion is the providing the best training available to strengthen Police departments and our nations heroes.

Mark Rogers, Police Training Executive, has over 30 years of experience working in law enforcement and corporate security. As a Special Agent with the FBI, Mark served for decades as the Cincinnati Division's training coordinator, hostage negotiator, and SWAT team operator. Prior to serving with the FBI, he was a Patrolman, Sergeant, & Detective for Alliance PD and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. Mark is a graduate of the 150th session of the FBI National Academy (NA) and remains an active participant of the FBI NA Ohio Chapter.  Mark specializes in working directly with Police leaders and security professionals to identify, form, and deliver critical training needs. Mark is the developer of the De-Escalation through Active Listening Training Program to help organizations reduce violent interactions through evidence-based de-escalation techniques. Mark's passion is the providing the best training available to strengthen Police departments and our nations heroes.