James Gigante

My name is Sgt. James M. Gigante Ret. I am a former Marine Corps Sgt. with 10 years active and 3 reserve. During my career I was certified in Methods of Instruction, as a Marksmanship Instructor and was the education NCO for New River Air Station. Throughout my career I was responsible for creating both formal and informal training for subordinate Marines, in a multitude of subjects and situations.

I served 25 years in law enforcement in New Jersey, (20 of them as a Sgt.), where I was certified in Methods of Instruction by the state of New Jersey. Throughout my career I created and implemented training courses to include Leadership courses. I served as a Drill Instructor for the Juvenile Boot Camp for over 8 years.

Since my department didn’t provide any training on L.E.O.S.A. When I asked the academy instructors I realized they knew little or nothing about the law, so I started researching L.E.O.S.A. myself, including both civil and criminal cases. I also started talking to my fellow officers from all over the country, when I traveled. The more I researched, the more I realized how much misinformation there was about the law. Also, how many departments provided little or no training on L.E.O.S.A. When I searched for a company that provided training on it I found “Sheepdog Academy”. After attending one of their seminars I approached the lead instructor, Tom Roughneen, and told him I would be interested in being an instructor. I continued my own research as well as being trained by Tom. Tom is also a self-defense and firearms attorney in New Jersey, who has litigated one of the few successful L.E.O.S.A. civil cases.

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    Sheepdog Academy
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    Sheepdog Academy