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Ed Croissant has been a police officer for the City of Tampa, Florida for 22 years and has worked uniform patrol, Community Oriented Policing, and Street Anti-Crime. He is a police instructor in firearms, weapons of mass destruction, human diversity, police cycling and general police topics. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers, the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals, Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the International Police Mountain Bike Association. Prior to moving to Tampa he served in the U.S. Navy on active duty for almost 9 years and he is presently in the U.S. Coast Guard reserve where he serves as Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist Warrant Officer. While serving in the Coast Guard, he has participated in Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Corporal Croissant holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Saint Leo College, a Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Graduate Certificate in Organizational Management from American Military University.  He is a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and the Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Course. Ed has a published article in The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International titled “Are we really losing our Civil Liberties or is it just an inconvenience?” and in Law Officer Magazine, December 2009 “COP – The New Paradigm of Community Oriented Policing” and is a contributing author to the “The Complete Guide to Police Cycling” second edition.