Mr. Grossi has been an instructor & curriculum developer for the North Carolina Justice Academy since 2019. He trains in the Use of Force and Officer Safety Center in Edneyville, NC. Dan is an NDTC Senior Trainer and the Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic NDTC Regional Training Center.
Mr. Grossi is a retired Chief of Public Safety for Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida, where he managed the Public Safety and Emergency Management departments for the campus. He also served as the lead in the Crisis Intervention and Threat Assessment Teams.
Mr. Grossi has been involved in the criminal justice field in sworn and non-sworn positions for more than 20 years. He has served as a Corrections Deputy, Road Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Detective, K-9 Handler, and Patrol Sergeant for the Lee County Sheriff's Office (FL). Dan also served on the Hostage Negotiations Team, Crisis Intervention Team, and Mobile Field Force Team.
Mr. Grossi was the Program Chair for the Criminal Justice (CJ) Program and the Associate Director of Educations at Southwest Florida College. He developed and taught classes in the Associates and Bachelor’s Degree programs, managed the department budget, recruited, hired, and trained instructors- and lead meetings with the CJ advisory board consisting of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs from surrounding agencies.
Mr. Grossi also served as a Field Operations Manager for Collier County (Florida), where he supervised a team of 12 Animal Control Officers, 2 Senior Officers, and a dispatcher. In this role, Dan wrote the department’s policy and procedure manual, wrote and monitored a multi- million-dollar budget, developed training programs for the use of O/C spray and expandable baton, and implemented the use of bullet-resistant vests and vehicle dash cameras for all officers.
Mr. Grossi has an AS Degree in Business Administration, BS Degree in Criminal Justice, and an MA Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Global Terrorism.
James Steffans; Director: Southern Regional Training Center
"This seminal study is the first randomized control trial to demonstrate a significant reduction in officer use of force following de-escalation training implementation."