John is one of NePSD’s lead instructors and started his public safety career as a firefighter in 1985. John started his diving career in 2012 as “something to do with my son and daughter to stay connected”. This proved to not be enough, and they promised to get a new certification each year. In 2014 John joined the Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Squad and became a public safety diver in 2017. John’s dedication to the craft of public safety diving led him to be the dive coordinator for his team since 2018 and now shares this passion with his daughter Alexis who is the assistant dive coordinator.
John’s role at NePSD has been unmatched since the beginning!! We have no words to describe his passion and dedication to our students and bettering himself as a diver. Besides being a UCI commander, Dive instructor for multiple agencies, and a major contributor to NePSD John has also run boat operations, logistics, staging and dive operations for not only our local jurisdiction but also for the FBI, US Coast Guard, NY and NJ Port Authority, and The Royal Canada Mounted Police.