With over 35 years of law enforcement, intelligence, and operational leadership in maritime prevention planning, response readiness, training and exercise management, Mark DuPont brings a wealth of knowledge, demonstrated skill and nationally recognized accomplishments. He is currently the Director of Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. (Recognized by the USCG, FEMA, NFPA and DHS as the national standard of training, typing and credentialing maritime law enforcement officers and emergency responders.)
As a credentialed facilitator and Master Trainer through the American Society for Training and Development, Mark has trained thousands of officers, agents, servicemen and emergency responders in Search and Rescue Techniques, Law Enforcement Procedures and Tactical Boat Operations.
Prior to leading this national initiative with NASBLA, Mark was the Chief Intelligence and Domestic Security Officer for Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement. While in the U.S. Coast Guard, Chief Warrant Officer DuPont helped create, author, develop and enhance port security practices in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that became foundational elements of Port Security in the Commandant’s Response Boat Tactics, Techniques and Procedures Manual, and the Maritime Law Enforcement Manual.
Mark resides in Tallahassee, Florida, with his family, but his roots remain in Boston where he grew up, (and with his Boston sports teams.)