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Welcome to Mounted Police Worldwide

Tek Marciniak

GENERAL EDUCATION

  • High School Lawside Academy, Dundee, Scotland
  • Associate Degree Land Surveying - Dundee College of Art and Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts Degreein Archaeology/Forensic Anthropology

LAW ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION

  • Graduated from Scottish National Police Academy - 1966
  • Military Police Training-United States Marine Corps - 1970
  • Graduated Tampa Police Academy-Top academic and top shooter - 1971
  • Re-Certification of Florida Police Standards - 1996
  • Gulf Coast Community College
  • Certified Police Instructor-Florida Criminal Justice Standards. Certified to teach all basic law enforcement classes to asssociate degree level - 1997
  • Completed Officer Survival Combat Fire Arms Training - 1998

MILITARY SERVICE

  • United States Marine Corps. Served in Republic of Vietnam. 1969 -1972
  • Honorable discharge with rank of Sergeant.

EQUESTRIAN EXPERIENCE

Owned and ridden horses since 1967. Owned and operated three horse farms involving horse care, boarding, leasing, horse training, and riding instruction.

Fox Hunting

  • Past Member - Two Rivers Hounds, Tampa, FL
  • Current Member - Live Oak Hounds, Thomasville, GA

Fox hunted for the past 16 years throughout the United States, Ireland and England.

Completed 7-day intensive cross-country and fox hunting riding clinic - Castle Leslie, Ireland

Polo

Completed Polo Clinic at University of Virginia - required for participation in U.S. Polo Association - 1986

Polo competitions.

      • Polo seminar - Casa De Campo, Santo Domingo - 1988
      • Competed in U.S. Endurance Riders Association sanctioned races. - 1993-95

MOUNTED POLICE TRAINING

      • Basic Mounted Officer's Clinic - National Mounted Police Academy
      • Instructor's Certification - National Mounted Police Academy
      • Mounted Police Training, Lexington, KY - Conducted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police
      • Guest Instructor, New Orleans Mounted Police Training and Competition - 1998

MOUNTED POLICE CERTIFICATION COURSES CONDUCTED

Tek Marciniak has conducted certfication courses for Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Las Vegas, NV; Austin, TX; Caddo Parrish, LA; Traverse City, MI; Bermingham, MI; California State Parks; Allen Co.S.O.,OH; Covington, KY; Gahanna, OH; Hinds County, MS; Shriveport LAPD; Alexandria, LAPD; Lousiana Department of Corrections; Charlotte County, FL; Glades County, FL; Collier County, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Savannah, GA; Cobb County, GA; Bridgeport, CT; Monmouth County, ME; Wayne Co. Sheriff's Office, MI; Des Moines P.D., IA; Sangamon Co. Sheriff's Office, IL; Palm Beach Co., FL; U.S. Forrestry Service; Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office, FL; and Etowah County, GA.

ADDITIONAL EQUESTRIAN EXPERIENCE

Participated in archaeological expeditions across Peruvian Andes and Yucatan jungle using horses as sole means of transportation. EMPLOYMENT

      • Land Surveyor -Blairgowrie, Scotland - 1962-66
      • Police Officer, Dundee City Police, Scotland - 1966-67
      • Military Police Officer, USMC. Served with civilian police at Danang, Viet Nam and was NCOIC, - 1969-72
      • U.S. Consulate Security, Danang, Viet Nam.
      • Police Officer/Homicide Investigator, Tampa Police Department - 1972-75
      • Owner, Marciniak Detective Agency, employing up to 14 investigators. - 1975-90
      • Charter Captain/Sailing Instructor, operated sail and power cruises between Florida and Central - 1995
      • American and instructed offshore seamanship and sailing from Basic through Advanced.
      • Owned, operated Trelawn Plantation - horse boarding facility - conducted basic riding instruction - 1995-1999
      • Present - Owned and operated Mounted Police Training and Equipment Co. - Engaged in training of mounted officers and police horses and supply of equipment for same. - 1997

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

    • U.S. Merchant Marine Captain - Master Near Coastal - unlimited passengers, up to 200 miles offshore.
    • Merchant Marine Towing Certification - USCG.
    • Private Pilot's License - Fixed Wing, licensed by FAA
    • Scuba Diver Certification, licensed by P.A.D.D.I.