We salute all those behind the badge, folks like Correctional Sergeant John Armstrong. John began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2005. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as a Produce Manager for Albertson’s. He promoted to his current rank of Correctional Sergeant back in 2012, where he has done an exceptional job.
John is one of the original leaders of the Custody Emergency Response Team (CERT), and has extensive experience working at Court Services. John instructs: Taser, Pepper ball, CERT Team Academy, Cell Extraction, Riot Response and Less Lethal Munitions. CS Armstrong is a Rangemaster and created a proposal for implementation of Shotguns for the Custody Deputies. This was approved by Sheriff Parkinson and John now instructs that class as well. Many staff have commented how much they enjoy going to the Range Qualifications when CS Armstrong is working; they say he is very helpful and puts everyone at ease. He is in charge of the Custody Armory and also created a Court Security class. John is a graduate of the Force Science Institute.
When John was asked what motivates him to do his job, he said, “corrections plays a vital role in law enforcement; however, oftentimes is under appreciated. The staff that work in the jail are professional and hard working. My goal every day is to make sure everyone goes home safely to their families. I also work diligently to make sure the inmates are safe, and am a firm believer in de-escalating situations through communication. I also try daily to mentor others and train and help my brothers and sisters with whatever they need.” In John’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, children and 3 dogs. •
Thank you to all the first responders out there keeping us safe on a daily basis. Pretty much all of California is on fire right now and I feel thankful to have these brave men and women out there doing their dangerous, yet thankless job. -
With you all in mind, I did an entire podcast on how to stay healthy and fit as a first responder. -
To all my cops, firefighters, EMTs, ER workers, and corrections officers, Episode 7 of the Iron Crew Podcast is for you!
If you aren’t a first responder yourself, tag one that you know!
Link in bio for iTunes. Also on Stitcher, Google Play, and ironcrewathletics.com. -
There is so much power in knowing your business numbers... 9 months since I vested out of the PAPD and the ones that mean to the most are seeing our LEO agents making 41% more than they did prior, which meant less OT and more time spent with their families.
And the 326% increase in donations and sponsorships to Law enforcement and first responders.
So as crazy as leaving first seemed this is just the beginning of what we are going to do and the reach we will have..
All good things while we continue to do what we love.....A win-win all around