Marc Kovacs was born August 1969 in Cornwall, New York. His parents, Veronica Greene a British Citizen that came to America at age 16 and Joseph Kovacs, son of Hungarian immigrants that fled Hungary after the Soviets took the country from the Nazi’s. Marc has one brother, Derek from his Mother and Father. His parents divorced and both remarried. He has two other brothers one (Sean) with his Mother and Step-Father and Michael from his Father and Step-Mother. Marc left upstate New York with his mother and step-father to live in Brick, New Jersey. Marc graduated from Brick High in 1987.
Marc joined the Army National Guard and attended college for a short time before attending the Police Academy in Daytona Beach, Fl. He started his career with the Port Orange Police Department in 1989 and then moved to the Sanford Police Department in 1993. His career with the Sanford Police Department spanned over 16 years where he served in a variety of capacities. Some assignments include; Airport Police, Training Division Sergeant, SWAT Member/Instructor, Field Training Supervisor, Range Master, Armorer and other duties. In 2009, Sanford offered an early retirement program and at the same time Port Canaveral Police Department offered Sergeant Kovacs a position as a Sergeant to start up the new (and now defunct) agency. His duties there included writing policy, training officers, Marine Supervisor, Marine Operations Instructor, Facility Security and several other duties. In 2011 he left the Port Canaveral Police Department for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. In 2012, he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer and took extended leave to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Upon his return to work, the Sheriff’s Office decided that he did not meet their probationary requirements (hmmm??) and was let go.
The Belle Isle Police Department is where Marc serves the citizens as a patrol officer in Orange County, Orlando Area.
Marc’s other accomplishments include that of a Coast Guard Reservist that was assigned to Port Security Unit 307 in the Tampa area. This is one of the most recognized units in the Coast Guard Reserve. They are a Force Protection/ Anti-Terrorism unit made up of all reservists. They have deployed worldwide and do so in within 96 hours of call up. After 9/11 the unit was deployed in under 48 hours to conduct support operations in the New York area. His duties were that of Instructor, Boarding Officer, Boarding Instructor, Tactical Instructor and Boat Crewman. He also served with Sector Jacksonville as a Boarding Officer, Coxswain on boats up to 47’ Motor Lifeboat and Law Enforcement Instructor. He was recalled to Active Duty several times, including Hurricane Katrina and 1 year in Kings Bay, Georgia to develop a new security program to protect Nuclear Subs that are in transit. Marc served as an instructor and wrote the training program for the new unit. He was also a certified Cargo Inspector, Explosive Handling Supervisor, Commercial Vessel Inspector and Range Officer.
Marc is presently an Army Reserve Criminal Investigations Agent in Jacksonville, Florida. The unit is responsible for protection of high ranking officials and diplomats (like the Secret Service does), Criminal Investigations on Army Installations, Physical Security of Facilities and other duties. He presently is assigned to Advanced Special Operations Training, where he is an instructor in surveillance and Interviews/ Interrogations. He is a certified Federal Agent, Explosive Investigator and trained in several other areas.
Marc has just started his own business; Protective Service Consultants, LLC. This company provides a variety of services to businesses seeking security and protection from several threats. They provide Background Screening services, Security Surveys, Corporate/Private Investigations, Bodyguard Services, Training in Firearms, Concealed Weapons Training and Interviews and Interrogations for Investigators with Kinesics. He is presently providing consulting services for Port Facilities in the Middle East and training foreign Law Enforcement in South America in Kinesic Interviewing.No tags for this post.