Philip Ball is the CEO and Lead Instructor of Situational Awareness Institute, a private company that employs veteran police officers and military professionals to provide expert instruction and advice to government agencies and corporations.
In 2016 Philip Ball finished approximately five years as a Specialist for a Broward county Florida police department where he taught officers almost everything from tactical firearms to ethics. He also had the privilege of teaching Active Killer Response in the local schools as a Lead Instructor for the Broward County Active Killer Task Force.
Philip Ball is a Certified Police Officer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia and Florida. He has served as a County Deputy, County Police Officer, and a City Police Officer for over twenty years.
Mr. Ball is a certified Firearms Instructor for the U.S. Department of State, Florida and Georgia law enforcement and the FBI. He is also an instructor in Tasers, Active Shooter Response, Defensive Tactics, Crisis Intervention, as well as FEMA Incident Command 300 & 400 Level. He is a Glock Advance, Mossberg, and Colt M16 and AR15 Armorer, as well as a Safariland Less Lethal Munitions Instructor. He has also served as an “Expert Witness” for the Broward County Florida District Attorney’s Office in a death investigation.
Philip Ball has held the positions of Training Director, Training Officer, Police Academy Instructor, State Certification Manager, Citizen’s Academy Director, SWAT Corporal, DARE Officer, Gang Intelligence Officer, School Resource Officer, and Emergency Management Coordinator. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and performs detailed site assessment analysis reports for government and corporate clients.
In January of 2016, he published the Active Shooter Survival Manual which is selling world-wide and available on Amazon.com. Philip Ball is currently in the second year of a national tour in which he teaches officers, government employees, and corporations active shooter/killer prevention, response and survival techniques.