Lieutenant Joseph French began his law enforcement career in 1999. During this time Joseph has worked a variety of assignments in patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics, SWAT, K9, Internal Affairs, interdiction, and training. During his career, Joseph has become an instructor in various disciplines but is passionate about teaching firearms, defensive tactics, and criminal interdiction. During his career path he became curious about the inner operations of drug trafficking organizations. He began studying how these organizations worked to be more effective at drug enforcement investigations. Lt. French had previously received HUMINT training from various government agencies and he began applying the tactics he learned towards drug enforcement investigations and found the elicitation tactics used were beneficial during interviews with criminal suspects.
In addition to his law enforcement career, Joseph has served with the United States Army 20th Special Forces Group (A) and as a firefighter/EMT-B for the Brandon Fire Department. Joseph was also contracted through the US State Department to train and mentor Afghan Police Officers in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Joseph also works in the private sector training civilians with the use of firearms.