Mayor of Tucson
Special thanks to Hon. Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of the City of Tucson, AZ for spearheading the launch of this training program. Support and advice about content was freely given by Ian Cameron, Mesa, AZ; Deputy Amaury Mergado, Retired, Osceolsa County Sheriff’s Office, FL; Marc Garcia, Mesa CVB, AZ; George Flowers network radio, NY City, NY and Stephen Lebow, Esquire, FL. Many professionals that assisted are too numerous to mention, and are from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., and commissions and departments for the Deaf and hard of hearing and vocational rehabilitation offices from several states. Everyone was extremely helpful with the “kick off” the first training class in Tucson, AZ. There are so many more wonderful people who encouraged the development of this way overdue program and contributed to its growth and expansion nationwide. Thanks also to the many police and fire-medical agencies, airports and departments of justice across America for your participation and positive comments. In many states, classes are approved for law enforcement credit by the appropriate agencies throughout the United States.