San Francisco, USA. October 24th , 2013 – Hastings Tactical Systems USA Inc. today announced the appointment of Brian Dawe, Executive Director for the American Correctional Officer (ACO) and the American Correctional Officer Intelligence Network to its International Advisory Board.
Brian Dawe has been in corrections for nearly 32 years. He served as astate Correctional Officer in Massachusetts from 1982 until 1998 when he took a position as the Executive Director for a national nonprofit organization. Brian earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts with a minor in Labor Studies. In 2006 he started Flat Iron Mountain, LLC a company dedicated to advancing the corrections profession. He is considered to be one of the leading experts on corrections and private prisons in the nation. He has testified before the Canadian Parliament in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and spoken at the Minnesota School of Law, at Yale University in Connecticut and before numerous legislative committees and citizens groups on the topic. Currently Mr. Dawe is the Executive Director for the American Correctional Officer (ACO) and the American Correctional Officer Intelligence Network (ACOIN). ACOIN provides information, research and support for individual correctional officers and the labor organizations and associations who represent them. He is also a member of several correctional officer organizations, and serves on the American Correctional Officer Medal of Honor Committee. In October 2010 he was inducted into the American Correctional Officer Hall of Fame. In 2000 he was inducted into the US International Tactical Hall of Fame for his lifetime commitment to Law Enforcement.