B.A., Law Enforcement, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
Clan Lab Instructor
Mark Fitzgerald is a Clan Lab Instructor for NES, Inc. (NES). Mr. Fitzgerald has over four decades of law enforcement and narcotics training experience. He is a primary NES instructor for clandestine laboratory safety training throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Mr. Fitzgerald retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Special Agent after 20 years of service. He began his law enforcement career in 1977 and began working as a narcotics detective in 1982. In 1991 Mr. Fitzgerald joined DEA and was assigned to the Tampa, FL DEA Regional Office. While assigned there, he attended the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Basic Certification Class and Site Safety Class and worked in a dedicated methamphetamine enforcement group. Mr. Fitzgerald subsequently worked for DEA in the Office of Training in the Clandestine Laboratory Training Unit and the Richmond, VA Regional Office. While assigned to the Office of Training, he helped develop and implement the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Tactical Entry Course.
Mr. Fitzgerald has hands-on field experience investigating and dismantling methamphetamine and other clandestine laboratories. In addition to teaching clandestine lab courses throughout the United States, Mr. Fitzgerald has also taught at the International Law Enforcement Academies in Bangkok, Thailand, and El Salvador and coordinated and taught classes in Slovenia, England, Poland, Dominican Republic, Peru, and South Africa. Mr. Fitzgerald has also provided briefings on methamphetamine issues to members of Congress and the Senate as well as their staff.
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