Who Are We
Canadian Innovative Protective Solutions Inc. is in its 19th year of operation. We are dedicated to providing the best in comprehensive skills training and education for the Security Industry, Law Enforcement community, and a wide variety of public and private sector agencies and organizations. We provide protective solutions, consulting, and education for a broad and varied list of clients.
We have a broad range of skilled professionals who can assist your organization. Our objective is to tailor our programs and protective solutions to the clients’ needs.
Owner (Company Founder)
Is a graduate of Grant MacEwan University, Police Science Program. He is currently a Sergeant with a large western Canadian Police Agency. He has 28 years of service.
During his service, Mark has worked as an exhibit tech., Patrol in Downtown, Southwest, Southeast and North Divisions, Communications Section, 18 years in Public Safety Unit (riot troop) and over 5 years in the Officer Safety Unit (Tactics Training Unit). His primary responsibilities included delivery of training programs to all in-service members in such areas as use of force, control tactics, and firearms. Additionally, he was responsible for research and use of force analysis. Has received a variety of Instructor level certifications in such areas as control and defensive tactics, ground fighting, tactical baton, O.C., chemical munitions, specialty impact munitions, distraction devices, CEW, firearms, rapid deployment, and safe simulation instructor.
Additionally, he served 4 years a Detective assigned to major crimes. Domestic offender crimes and homicide section. Two years in charge of his agency’s Officer Safety Unit (Tactics, CEW, Police & Emergency Vehicle Operations).
Mark Bloxham is also a certified Threat Pattern Recognition Use of Force and Firearms Instructor trainer. This program has recently updated and was formally PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics). He has maintained his certifications since 2002. He is a court-recognized expert in police use of force, patrol tactics, and officer safety training. He is certified as a force analyst through the force science institute. Mark has provided training to police officers overseas in Spain, Andorra, the West Bank, and the Middle East.
A detailed resume is available to clients upon request.
* Mark has trained in the martial arts since he was 12 years old. Including but not limited to judo, traditional Karate, jujitsu, and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
Jay Millante – CIPS Inc. Instructor
Jay Millante is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan University, Security and Investigations Program. He is a Community Peace Officer Superintendent with a large Municipality in various capacities as a frontline officer and Training Supervisor. His focus has included Special Project roles, Officer Safety Instruction and Course Development in various disciplines.
He was also a Training Officer / Course developer for Peace Officer training in the Hospital industry. Jay has a variety of instructor level certifications which include Arrest and Control tactics, Baton, O.C Spray, Guided Imagery, Crossfit, Taser, Combat Physio-kenetics, Groundfighting, and Edged Weapon Defence. Jay has worked as a Peace Officer, and taught for various Security and Enforcement agencies for 19 years. Jay has received numerous awards for his commitment and dedication in the realm of Officer Safety and in the line of duty.
Jay has been involved in martial arts throughout his life and enjoys coaching. In his off time he works as a volunteer firefighter.
James Gonek – CIPS Inc. Instructor
James Gonek is a graduate of the University of Alberta Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Rangeland Conservation Management. He is an armed Wildlife Officer currently working for a federal department as a front line officer.
He is also a Training Officer for his department. James has a variety of instructor level certifications which include PPCT Instructor, RCMP Use of Force Instructor, Vehicle Stop Instructor, Simunition Instructor.
He has worked as a consultant for CIPS for 10 yrs. James has been an armed federal environment officer for 13 years working for 2 departments during this time. Additionally, he works as a security supervisor with a large entertainment facility.
Stephan Vachon-Zee – CIPS Inc. Instructor
Is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Police Studies program and is currently employed as a Senior Constable with a large metropolitan Canadian Police Service. Prior to this, he was employed as a Constable with the Alberta Solicitor General and as a Security Supervisor with West Edmonton Mall. He has 16 years of experience in law enforcement, 13 as a sworn Police Officer.
His experience includes Patrol, Neighborhood Empowerment Team (partnered with a Social Worker), Neighborhood Foot Patrol (Beats), Training Section, and Violence Reduction Section (Violence and Gang Suppression). He is also currently assigned to the Public Safety Unit (Riot Troop) as a Tactical Advisor and Training Coordinator. He has obtained Instructor level certifications in areas such as Control and Defensive tactics, Ground Fighting, Tactical Baton, O.C., Specialty Impact Munitions, CEW, Firearms, Rapid Deployment, Police Vehicle Operations, Tier II Vehicle Intervention Tactics, and Simulation Training.
PARTNERS & Associates:
TDPE of Spain- One of the Worlds Best Reality Based Use of Force and Tactics Training Companies
Collaborative Partners since 2002
Setcan Corporation-Worlds Best Reality Based Use of Force Equipment Company
John Tedeschini is a friend and a colleague. His extensive skill and knowledge in investigative interviewing is sought after by many professional organizations and individuals. We are proud to be affiliated with Tedeschini training and consulting