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People Type: Instructor

Robert Waldrop

Capt. Robert Waldrop serves with the Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office in South, Texas, where he is a fulltime interdiction officer. He began his career in 2011 as a Deputy Sheriff with Jim Wells County, became a K9 handler for the agency in 2013 and has served in various positions within the agency working his way up to the rank of Captain in 2019 in the Criminal Interdiction Division.

Capt. Waldrop has made hundreds of interdiction cases in South Texas, identifying “Transnational Smugglers” and has become an expert in recognizing the Tradecraft and Countermeasures deployed by members of the world most sophisticated smuggling organizations.

During his tenure and while working in the Southwest Border area, he has personally interdicted hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs being transported in sophisticated hidden compartments, nearly $6 Million Dollars in illicit drug proceeds, and has intercepted hundreds of undocumented aliens, who had entered the United States illegally.

Capt. Waldrop regularly conducts joint investigations with federal partners such as the FBI, DEA, DHS/HSI and many other components of the US Intelligence Community to combat smuggling efforts by Drug Trafficking Organizations.

Shawn Pardazi

Capt. Shawn Pardazi is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert in the field of criminal and terrorism interdiction. During Shawn’s 27 year tenure in law enforcement he developed unique techniques and skillset that enabled him to successfully identify and capture key assets of some of the world’s most sophisticated smuggling operations.

Specializing in identifying clandestine activity, Capt. Pardazi developed a rapid assessment system to help identify OpSec countermeasures employed by clandestine operatives engaged in high level smuggling operations. His language skills and his middle eastern background was utilized by numerous federal investigative agencies and international intelligence agencies around the world in HUMINT and other national security related investigations.

Shawn has served in investigative capacities with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, DHS/Homeland Security Investigations, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations and many other special investigative bodies and intelligence apparatuses within the United States and abroad. He continues to serve as a licensed law enforcement officer in three southern states in the United States. He is a certified police instructor in Texas as well as US Department of Justice.