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Dan Wells has over 25 years of law enforcement experience with the Massachusetts State Police; the majority of which centered on criminal investigations and day to day interactions with the public. Dan retired as the Unit Commander of the Department’s Behavioral Observation Unit, where he directed the agency’s training and deployments at major special events. Before this assignment, Dan was the Executive Officer of the Department’s Statewide Gang Unit.
While leading the agency’s training program, Dan regularly presented behavioral observational awareness briefings to public safety commanders, line personnel, corporate staff, and civilian volunteers. Since 2014, Dan and his team trained over 3,200 participants in conduct assessment techniques and coordinated training of law enforcement personnel for deployment at significant events and large-scale public venues, both domestically and internationally.
Dan has dedicated himself to providing high-quality situational awareness training for his audiences while providing them with a better understanding of specific behaviors displayed by individuals potentially engaged in criminal or hostile acts. Dan’s primary focus is on leaving attendees with an enhanced observational mindset, both within their personal operating environments, and beyond.
Dan is a licensed private investigator in Massachusetts and offers a wide range of general and specialized private investigative services throughout the Commonwealth. His professionalism and years of investigative experience will result in a thorough, results-orientated investigation that meets your objectives and budget.
Robert J. Kilnapp is Licensed and Bonded Private Investigator in Massachusetts.
He served on the Massachusetts State Police for twenty-five years and retired honorably in 2019, as a Detective Lieutenant assigned to the Internal Affairs Section, conducting personnel investigations.
Robert earned his reputation as a seasoned investigator during assignments in the State Police Detective Units for both Bristol and Plymouth Counties. There, he led and participated in in-depth homicide, sudden death, and white-collar-crimes investigations, as well as various general investigations. These positions necessitated critical evidence: discovery, documentation, collection, and handling. The cases were often long-term in nature, culminating in exhaustive trial preparation and testimony in both District & Superior Courtrooms, often resulting in convictions for guilty findings.
Robert was also assigned to the Governor’s Auto Theft Strike Force wherein he was trained in advanced surveillance methods, the utilization of digital and satellite tracking devices, as well as specialized vehicle, motorcycle, & heavy equipment identification techniques.
During his career, Robert received technical training and experience in forensic photography, interviewing & interrogation, behavioral observation, facilities security, dignitary protection, and mass casualty incident preparedness & response.
Robert has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement from Western New England College. He has spent years working in his field; building partnerships with Federal, State, Local, and Corporate Entities. He is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, having grown up in and around Boston.
Jim O'Donnell has 25 years of law enforcement experience with The Massachusetts State Police. During his tenure with the Department, Jim worked within the Division of Field Services. For the majority of his career, Jim was a member of The Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations Team (STOP). The Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team is a rigorously trained and specially equipped tactical unit responsible for executing some of the most dangerous law enforcement missions conducted by the Massachusetts State Police and its partner local and federal agencies. The (STOP) Team's duties include: executing high-risk search and arrest warrants, resolving situations involving armed barricaded suspects or hostages, and searches for armed suspects, often in challenging environments. The team also assists with dignitary protection, crowd control, and large event security missions. Additionally, STOP Team members provide active shooter and tactical training to other Massachusetts State Police members, local police departments, and federal police teams across the state.
Jim played a crucial role in developing and implementing the team's Active Shooter Training Program. The program assisted state, local, and federal agencies in preparing for and responding to hostile intruder incidents.
Jim retired as a Lieutenant assigned as the Station Commander for the Norwell Barracks. Jim has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Westfield State College and a Master's of Art in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College.