Meet Our Team
Paris Nicholson, III, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nicholson has been involved in the law enforcement and security industries for the past 35 years. As a member and Head Trainer of the U.S.Virgin Islands Police Department, K-9 Unit he oversaw the training of officers in criminal apprehension, Narcotics and Explosive Detection.
In 1989 Mr. Nicholson started his own security guard agency in the U.S.Virgin Islands growing the business to employ over 350 armed and unarmed security personnel, private investigations and armored car services.
In 2000 he built owned and operated Bullseye, the Virgin Islands first indoor shooting range and training academy catering to Federal and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. Mr. Nicholson received certification from the Detroit Police Department in the areas of Narcotic and Explosive detection. He is licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and maintains various Firearms and Explosive licenses. He maintains two K-9 training facilities one located in Central Florida and one in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands that his son Paris Nicholson IV operates.
Past and present client list includes U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department, British Virgin Islands Customs Department, Turks & Caicos Customs Department, Turks & Caicos Police Department, Mount Dora, Florida Police Department, Anguilla Customs Department, St. Kitts Customs Department, Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, (BVI), Top Priority Security, BVI, Maryland Security Protective Services and The U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is also a member of the USPCA, (United States Police Canine Association).
Edward Griffin, Director of Training
Mr. Griffin has been involved in law enforcement for over 25 years. During that time he has served as a police officer, canine handler, instructor, evaluator and administrator for numerous police agencies in Ohio, Florida and Louisiana. Mr. Griffin has completed a number of police and canine training courses from law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Aviation Authority, Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, Florida Criminal Justice Institute, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Mr. Griffin holds licenses from ATF and DEA.
Mr. Griffin is also the industry leading expert on K-9 Pipeline Leak Detection, using dogs to detect leaks in buried Natural Gas and Oil Pipelines. For the past 15 years Mr. Griffin has provided his expertise to the Natural Gas and Oil industries and has been successful in locating leaks in buried pipelines, using dogs throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Griffin perfected the "Chemical Calculator" allowing for the exact amount of chemical odorant needed for each leak detection job. His vast experience provides an additional benefit to all of our students.
Mr. Griffin now solely teaches the amazing concept of K-9 Pipeline Leak Detection to students. For more information on our Pipeline Leak Detection Training Academy call us at 352 552-4855.
Maureen Nicholson, COO & K-9 Training Coordinator
Maureen has been involved in the pipeline leak detection industry for over 14 years. She oversees all of K-9 Pipeline Training Academy training of our dogs and course curriculum. Maureen also is a K-9 Head Trainer and is involved with the selection, training, record keeping, transporting and delivery of dogs to our students. Her vast experience and knowledge of training dogs for pipeline leak detection provides and adds a different level of expertise to our K-9 training program. Maureen also trains Explosive, Narcotic, Firearms, Ammunition Detector Dogs and Dual Purpose Police Dogs at our K-9 training facility in Florida.