Performance Improvement Trainer
For more than 20 years, I dedicated myself to the mission of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It was an honor to serve with such talented, committed professionals in the cause of enforcing the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. My DEA career included seven years supervising DEA Special Agents and local law enforcement officers targeting the highest levels of domestic and international drug trafficking organizations. While at DEA, I also developed expertise in training and human performance improvement as both an instructor and Unit Chief responsible for the Basic Agent Trainee Program and Operational Risk Management training in the Group Supervisor Institute at the DEA Academy in Quantico, VA. Based on my DEA experience, I continue to provide Narcotics Enforcement training in CONUS and internationally in the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Mongolia.
I have also partnered with the Practicing Perfection Institute (PPI). As Vice President, Law Enforcement and Government Services for PPI, I provide Human Performance Leadership Training to law enforcement, government, and private sector organizations. The PPI curriculum is second to none in teaching organizational leaders how to inspire their workforce, reduce errors, improve organizational performance, and achieve sustainable culture change.
Robert S. Catinazzo
Certifications & Awards
- Practicing Perfection® Certified (2014) – Master Facilitator (2015)
- Force Science Institute Certified – Principles of Force Science (2012)
- Drug Enforcement Administration Certified – Instructor Development (2002)
- Drug Enforcement Administration Certified – Tactical Instructor (2000)
- Drug Enforcement Administration Certified – Defensive Tactics Instructor (2000)
- DEA Administrators Award for Outstanding Group Achievement
- DEA Exceptional Performance and Special Act Awards – Nine
- DEA Outstanding Public Service and Contribution Awards – Two
- DEA Letters of Commendation – Five.
Latest Blog Posts
My son burst into my office today and said: “Dad, you gotta see what a cop here in town posted on his daughter's Facebook page after one of her friends was labeling ALL police as racist.” I looked at the post and immediately a rush of adrenaline shot through me. I...
In my blog last week entitled: Police Brutality and the Victims Left Behind, I asked this question: With lessons already learned, WHY does Bad Policing and Police Brutality continue to be a problem and what is the solution to make EVERYONE happy? I would like to...
With lessons already learned, WHY does Bad Policing and Police Brutality continue to be a problem and what is the solution to make EVERYONE happy? The true victims in this ongoing problem are the general public and the law enforcement professional who honors the badge...
Practicing Perfection Institute CEO Tim Autrey, in his Monday Morning Mindset entitled: Your Grand Opportunity to Serve, challenged his readers to simply ask, “How can I help?” the next time anyone comes to them with an issue, or a challenge. So, here goes, here’s how...
For the past two years, I have traveled the country and presented to numerous organizations on the topic of leadership and culture change. Almost always, I am asked the following question: How do I “change” my problem employee? It seems that this is the question most...
I recently shared this post on LinkedIn about the Parkland, FLA., shooting, which generated a lot of interest, and great comments on the performance, or lack thereof, of school resource officer Deputy Scot Peterson. My main reason for sharing the aforementioned post...