Assistant Instructors

  • James “Shaft” Friedman
    • James Friedman is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Eastpointe and Greater Christian Ministries International of Eastpointe and has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 yearsJames has served in law enforcement for over 12 years as a Sworn Reserve Police Officer for the New Baltimore Police Department, Certified Police Chaplain with the Roseville Police Department, Eastpointe Police Department, Saint Clair Shores Police Department, Huntington Woods Public Safety Department and the Macomb County Police Chief’s Association.  James also is the Senior Chaplain and Supervisor for the New Baltimore Police Department Chaplain Unit and Board Member of the New Baltimore Police Officer Association (NBPOA).James is a Commissioner with the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission a part of MAPC (Michigan Association of Police Chiefs). Executive Board member with the Carl Chinn Organization FBSN (Faith-Based Security Network) and one of the trainer coordinators with the Southeast Security Coalition.  James is also a recent graduate of the ALICE ( Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) instructor course for church security training.James has been employed for the past 9 years as a program director and adjunct instructor at the Macomb Community College Criminal Justice Training Center (Basic and Advanced Training’s).  James is the Chairman of the PACE (Police and Community for Equality) Group and a member of ALPACT (Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust).James Friedman also appears as host on the weekly “Ask the Pastor” Television show on Total Christian Television Network (TCT)/WDWO Channel 18 Comcast, Direct TV as well as a number of other programs on the same station.James holds a Degree in Criminal Justice from Grantham University.
  • Tony  “DOC” Spina
    • Tony has been involved with Public Safety since 1994. He first began helping the community in emergency medicine after becoming licensed as an emergency medical technician through the State of Michigan. As he continued his education he became an EMT specialist and went onward to be a state licensed paramedic working on a mobile intensive care unit as well as responding to 911 medical emergencies.  Tony also became a certified firefighter, fire inspector, arson investigator and rapid intervention team instructor and currently assists the Clay Township Fire Department as the Dive Chief for the underwater search and rescue team. Tony began his career in law enforcement with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office, Marine Division. In 2000, Tony accepted a full-time public safety officer position combining his police fire and EMS experience with the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores where he is still currently employed. There he is the senior officer for his platoon, a field training officer, department firearms instructor and use of force instructor, certified human trafficking instructor.  Associated with his police responsibilities he is the assistant team leader for Eastern Wayne County Special Response Team which she has been a member of since 2003.  Tony has also just received his TCCC instructor from DHS.  Based on his pre-hospital medical experience Tony is also the Emergency Medical Services coordinator for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and is a member of the Macomb County Medical Control Authority. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor for Macomb Community College, advanced police training assisting in firearms programs, tactical emergency medical services (TEMS) , and swat operator courses.Tony holds an associate degree in Public Safety management and a master’s degree in Strategic Leadership
  • Andy “Curly” Pawlik
    • Andy Pawlik has been a law enforcement officer for over 21 years. He currently serves with a large SE Michigan police department and is on its Special Response Team. Andy has been on a county SWAT, regional response or departmental special response team since 2002. During that time, 6 years was spent as a counter-sniper and sniper team leader. Andy currently works for his departments, full time training division, where he is responsible for the instruction and training of 150 plus law enforcement officers and command staff. Andy has been instructing various basic and advanced courses at the local Community College and Basic Police Academy since 2001.Andy is an instructor/expert in various weapon systems including the semi-auto pistol, AR-15 style rifle, bolt action and semi-auto sniper weapons and the shotgun.  Andy has vast knowledge in Active Shooter/Killer response techniques. He has been trained by several federal agencies (FBI, DHS, and DEA) and nationally recognized private companies (ARCHANGEL, NORTHERN RED, ALERRT, ALICE, NTOA) as an instructor/expert in the active killer field for civilian and law enforcement techniques. Andy is an instructor/expert in room clearing techniques for both the team concept and the solo responding individual. He also has expertise in the application of the use of force, which reduces criminal and civil liabilities pertaining to current US Supreme Court rulings.  His motto is simple, “If you have learned something from me that can potentially save your life, I’ve served my purpose!