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Meet the Team

Grant Whitus trainer

Grant Whitus


Sergeant Grant Whitus teaches Officer Survival, Building Searches, Rapid and Immediate Deployment (RAID), Single Officer Response (Lone Wolf), SWAT, Responding to In-Progress Calls, Law Enforcement Driving, Precision Immobilization Technique, Building Searches, Close Combat Techniques, Traffic Stops, and Civil Law for the Patrol Officer, as well as many other disciplines. Grant has received 16 Medals, including five Medals for Valor, and is the most decorated employee the a sheriff’s office. In 2002, Grant and his SWAT Team were honored as “Police Officer of the Year.”

Joaquin Baca trainer

Joaquin Baca


Joaquin is the Director of Training at Boss High Level Protection.  He brings over twenty years of Arrest Control, Defensive Tactics and Martial Arts instructor experience to the team. In addition to being a CO. P.O.S.T. certified instructor and an arrest control instructor since 1998, Joaquin is black belt in Kung fu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He instructs police recruits and sworn personnel in all areas of arrest control, ground fighting, baton techniques, and defensive tactics and is a certified FBI defensive tactics instructor.

Andrew Ross trainer

Andrew Ross


Andrew Ross is a Marine Corps veteran with two combat deployments in a personal security detachment. An amateur MMA fighter and avid marksman, Andrew spent time in a Marine Corps Scout Sniper Platoon and was an accomplished designated marksmen in his PSD attachment. In addition to founding Boss Security Solutions in 2013, Andrew became a certified NRA instructor in 2015 and continues to teach others the basics fundamentals of marksmanship. He also moonlights as a high-risk fugitive recovery operator with a capture rate over 90%.

Phil Baca trainer

Phil Baca


Philip was a tactical operator with the Special Operations Response Team from 2008-2013. While on S.O.R.T. he was trained by SWAT, trained by the U.S. Marshals and the Secret Service. As a Kaminsky certified Field Training Officer (FTO), he trained and certified over 20 new recruits out of the academy. He was an instructor for Rapid and Immediate Response (RAID), building searches and riot control, in addition to finishing the Jefferson County Urban Rifle School. Philip is also an NRA instructor who has trained over 200 people in basic and advanced pistol skills.