Our Story


Black Owl began like most businesses... from what we know.  Between the two of us, Darrell and I, we have almost 50 years of law enforcement.  Our careers have drawn us toward teaching other officers as field training officers, instructors and presenters.  In our journey as instructors we have developed courses and material utilizing our trainng and experience as well as consulting with some of the best in the business.



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Lead Instructor

Joe has spent over 25 years in law enforcement and trained with some of the best in the country on a myriad of topics.

Strongly rooted in Palm Beach County, he has chosen to share his knowledge and skills with those in the community to enhance competence and confidence.  Joe has also taught nationalliy, on topics including criminal investigations, firearms, active shooter response, tactical medicine and leadership. Teaching and sharing his knowledge, skills and abilities is a true passion for him.

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Lead Instructor

Darrell has been in law enforcement for fifteen years.  He has had training in martial arts, defensive tactics and firearms.  Darrell teaches new and seasoned officers with a niche in the high liability topics.  Darrell strives for excellence in everything he does never settling or resting on past achievements.  Darrell is also a nutrition and physical fitness instructor and works to seek out the limits of his students pushing them toward success and personal satisfaction.

Next Steps...

Thank you for visiting our site.  Feel free to peruse through our site and topics pages.  If there is a topic you are interested in exploring, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Within our network, I am certain we can fulfill your training needs.