Meet The Team
The Bloodgood Law Enforcement Training Group is dedicated to bringing high-quality training to law enforcement professionals. We have recruited instructors that possess a wide variety of skills to ensure no matter what your assignment is, we can help you grow professionally. We conduct both in-service and agency-wide training.
Allen retired as a Captain from the Woodbridge Police Department, spending a majority of his career assigned to the Radio Patrol Division. He is a highly sought-after instructor in the areas of arrest, search & seizure and use of force. He has the ability to take complex legal issues and present them in an easy-to-understand format.
Allen has been instructing professionally for over 10 years and has traveled the country training law enforcement officers in search & seizure, criminal law, use of force, managing critical incidents, police supervision and promotional exam preparation.
Allen holds a master’s degree from Seton Hall University where he authored his thesis on how to properly manage a barricaded subject incident.
Allen is often consulted by agency executives to review policies, identify training needs and address those needs by developing and implementing agency-wide training programs. He recently began working as an expert witness and consultant for the legal protection plan in use of force cases.
Captain Marshall has been an officer with the Lakewood Police Department for over 20 years. He is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division, overseeing The Special Response Team, Water Rescue Team, School Resource Officers, K-9 Unit, Traffic/Safety Unit, Strategic Response Unit and Grant Administrator. In his 21 years in law-enforcement, Captain Marshall has been involved in numerous investigations ranging from, aggravated assault, sexual assault, homicide, robbery, weapon offenses, and drug offenses including multiple wiretap investigations. Over the course of his career, Captain Marshall has been assigned to almost every unit within the police department. This affords him a great range of knowledge and experience in multiple areas of law enforcement.
Additionally, Captain Marshall has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Kean University in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership.
Casey began his career with the Ocean Township Police Department and is currently a Lieutenant with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. Casey is bringing over 22 years of law enforcement experience to the team.
He is currently assigned to Major Crimes and oversees homicide, vehicular homicide, arson and cold case homicide investigations.
In addition to his major crimes experience, Casey also has extensive experience with drug investigations from his time served on the Narcotics Strike Force. He has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions.
Casey holds a masters degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is an accomplished instructor having taught at a number of colleges, police academies and professional associations.
Quaasim Austin-Turner started his law enforcement career in 2000. He holds the rank of lieutenant and is currently assigned as his agency's training division and school resource unit commander. During his career, lieutenant Austin-Turner has been assigned to various units including, patrol officer, school resource officer, anti-crime, juvenile detective, community policing, and criminal investigations bureau. Additionally, he Is a Police Training Commission firearms, patrol rifle, ballistic shield, and active shooter instructor. Austin-Turner is also a New Jersey Resiliency Officer.
Lieutenant Austin-Turner attained a Bachelor's Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where is currently pursuing a Master's Degree. Austin-Turner has received many accommodations throughout his career, but he is most proud of earning the 2005 Essex County 200 Club Valor Award and the 2010 Community Bridge Builder Award.
As a police supervisor, Lieutenant Austin-Turner found his passion, in pouring into other law enforcement professionals, to make them more professional, qualified, and confident in carrying out their duty to serve the public.
Vinny is a 26-year veteran of a municipal police department in New Jersey.
Vinny currently serves as the range master of his agency and the Ocean County police academy. He holds multiple county, state, federal and national instructor certifications in pistol, shotgun, patrol and scoped rifle as well as low light and red dot.
Additionally Vinny holds armorer certifications for Colt, Sig Sauer, Glock, FN, Ruger, Benelli and Springfield armory. On the less lethal side he holds instructor certifications in Taser, Baton and FN303.
Other notable instructor certifications are medical, active shooter and civil unrest related TCCC, Stop the Bleed, LASER, ALICE, NTOA, ALERRT.
He is former entry team member, squad and platoon leader for the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, where he was a 15 year founding member.
Vinny has developed and carried out numerous courses on use of force (with practical application), critical incident response for patrol officers, tactical operator for patrol as well as counter ambush for patrol officers.
Shannon is a 17-year veteran of the Ocean County Sheriff's Department and has extensive crime scene experience.
During her time assigned to the Criminalistics Investigations Unit she responded to and processed hundreds of crimes scenes involving, homicides, sexual assaults, robberies and other serious offenses.
She is latent print examiner and forensic video analyst has been qualified as an expert witness on multiple occasions.
Shannon has responded to over a hundred crime scenes to preserve digital evidence captured on surveillance systems.
She is also an accomplished instructor having taught at the Ocean County Police Academy and various schools regarding latent print examination and crime scene processing procedures. Finally, she has been a guest speaker at a number of Sexual Assault Awareness events.
Shannon holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and is CIT certified.
Ryan is a 16 year veteran of the New Brunswick Police Department. Ryan has a strong background in patrol functions and is involved in many of our programs and course designed to help officers learn how to become more proactive.
He is a New Jersey state certified Drug Recognition Expert, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his efforts to combat drunk driving. Those honors include recognition from M.A.D.D. and achieving Middlesex County’s Top Gun award by having the most DWI arrests in the county. Going hand in hand with his strong DWI background is an expertise in motor vehicle law. The
foundation of many proactive policing programs revolves around the solid understanding of motor vehicle law and its proper application in case law.
Ryan has also taken advantage of an opportunity to improve police -community relations by instructing about police-citizens encounters at his local high school. The goal is for the community to understand more about how the police operate to avoid serious conflicts in future should a student have an
interaction with a law enforcement officer.
Ryan was also a former 9-1-1 dispatcher, field training officer and is in the process of finishing his bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University.
Sergeant Melissa Rose has been with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office since 2004
after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mount Olive University in
North Carolina in 2004. Sergeant Rose continued her education and successfully graduated with a Master of Arts in Management, Leadership, Education and Policy from Seton Hall University in 2014.
Among her different responsibilities at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant
Rose is the Bias Officer, Police Chaplain Liaison, Operation Helping Hand Grant Coordinator,
Operation Helping Hand Outreach Coordinator and oversees the Ocean County Special Needs
In addition, Sergeant Rose is a PTC certified Instructor where she has given
instruction on Sexual Assault Investigations, Missing and Exploited Children and Mental Health Awareness. Sergeant Rose also successfully completed the FBI Negotiators Course and is a Negotiator on the Ocean County Regional Swat, Crisis Negotiations Team, where she serves as the only bilingual negotiator. In this capacity, Sergeant Rose has successfully negotiated barricades to a successful resolve. Sergeant Rose is also CIT and Resiliency trained and is a Master Resiliency Trainer and the Resiliency Training Coordinator.
In 2014, Sergeant Rose received the Police Officer of the Year award by the NJ Women
in Law Enforcement Association. In 2016, Sergeant Rose joined Kean University Criminal
Justice Program as an Adjunct Professor, where she taught for several years. In 2017, Sergeant Rose joined the DEA Monmouth Ocean County HIDTA Task Force as a Task Force Officer where she completed her assignment until 2020. In both 2019 and 2020, Sergeant Rose received two separate awards from the DEA in recognition for her role in two high level federal investigations.
In 2022, Sergeant Rose joined Ocean County College; her alma mater; as an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. Sergeant Rose is also a Resiliency Instructor for Resilient Minds on the Front Lines where she travels nationally to instruct at other police departments.
Sergeant Rose has also received a Certificate from Ocean County College for the Drug and Alcohol Counseling Course and is currently an intern with Bright Harbor Healthcare where she is working on securing her clinical hours to become a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Sergeant Rose is currently assigned to the Special Offenders Unit.
Bill began his law enforcement career in 2009 with a New Jersey agency and has spent a considerable amount of time in the Patrol Division in addition to serving his agency in many other capacities.
Early in his career, he was assigned as a Field Training Officer, liaison positions for the agency, and a member of the agency’s Rifle Team. Following his interest in traffic investigations, he was then assigned to the Traffic Safety Bureau where he investigated fatal and serious bodily injury motor vehicle crashes.
During his assignment to the Patrol Division and Traffic Safety Bureau, Bill received several awards for his accomplishments and investigative efforts.
Bill is an instrumental part of our promotional preparation team and specializes in Attorney General Guidelines and management.
Currently, Bill is a Sergeant and is assigned to the Patrol Division. Bill holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Kelly is an eight year veteran of the Marlboro Township Police Department where she is currently assigned as a school resource officer.
Kelly will be bringing a specialty that is in high demand, juvenile issues and working with the school community.
With the growing issues within the juvenile justice system, Kelly will be presenting courses on legal updates, investigations and "Best Practices" when dealing with juveniles.
Kelly holds a master degree from Rutgers University.
Andrew is a Sergeant with the Marlboro Township Police Department and is currently assigned to the patrol division. In his 22 years of law enforcement, Sergeant Goldberg has spent time on both the local and county emergency response team and has run both the explorer program and the youth academy. He also spent time on the Monmouth County Gang Task Force. He is an EMT, firearms instructor and is in charge of the bicycle unit.
Andrew's experiences have been instrumental in developing courses geared towards the first-line supervisor to ensure they learn the skills to be an effective leader.
Andrew Goldberg earned his Master’s Degree in Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers University. He is also an instructor at the Monmouth County Police Academy, where he teaches physical training, firearms and motor vehicle stops.
Mark has been a career-long police instructor. He has instructed at the Ocean County Police Academy for 30 years as a Firearms Instructor and is currently a Rangemaster. Additionally, he was involved in instructing Interview and Interrogation at both the agency and academy levels.
He was instrumental in the development and implementation of DUI/Drugged Driving Detection training programs throughout numerous agencies.
Mark has attended a number of advanced police training courses; the concentration of his training being in narcotics detection and enforcement. He has received ongoing training in the field of drug enforcement including but not limited to instruction with the DEA, NJSP, and DCJ “Top Gun”. He has additionally attended the FBI Advanced Criminal Investigation course and numerous other advanced criminal investigatory courses.
He is a 2001 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and holds certifications as a Master Traffic Analyst from Northwestern University, a Drug Recognition Expert, and a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor. He has previously been recognized as an expert witness by the Jackson Municipal Court as part of his testimony as a DRE. He is a member of the New Jersey Association of Drug Recognition Experts.
Scott is a 16 year veteran of the Brick Township Police Dept, where he currently serves as a K9 Handler with his partner, K9 Echo, who is certified as a dual purpose patrol/narcotics K9.
Scott, an NJCOP Valor Award and Combat Cross recipient, is also a field training officer for the department. He has certifications in Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Crisis Intervention Team, and Ice Water Rescue. Scott is also a Humane Law Enforcement Officer, working in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office on dozens of animal abuse and neglect cases.
In their 4 years as a team, Scott and his partner, K9 Echo, have hundreds of field deployments for Brick Township and neighboring agencies, including The OC Narcotics Strike Force, DEA, and other local and state interdiction units. Those deployments have resulted in multiple kilograms of seized narcotics, nearly a dozen firearms recovered, dozens of successful tracks, and tens of thousands of dollars in asset forfeitures.
Maria is a Corporal at the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office in Flemington, New Jersey. She is also the Team Leader of the Crisis Negotiation Team on the Hunterdon County SWAT Team for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.
Maria has been in law enforcement for over 16 years and has served the Sheriff’s office in many different law enforcement aspects from patrol, community policing, civil process, warrants, judicial security functions, and policy writing.
Presently, Maria is the Training Unit coordinator, handling all in-service and new officer training. She has been a PTC-certified instructor since 2015 and assists Mercer County Police Academy as needed. She is a co-coordinator for Hunterdon County CIT, as well as a Master Resiliency Officer.
She is a certified ABLE and ICAT instructor and holds many other certifications in Crisis Negotiation, De-escalation, and communication. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Dickinson College.