Pete Hemschoot has spent over 20 years in law enforcement, military and security services. He served as a police officer for a high-crime suburb of the Denver Metropolitan Area from 1995 to 2009, where he supervised patrol officers and instructed them in various police skills. He served with the citys Special Weapons and Tactics Team for eight of his fourteen years, responding frequently to high risk incidents involving hostage situations, high profile active threats, and illegal narcotics manufacture and distribution both locally and in coordination with other agencies. He served on the department's SWAT team as both an operator and lead weapons and tactics instructor. Pete was chosen to become the director of the Johnson & Wales University's Denver Campus Safety & Security department in 2011. He established an entirely in-house model for the department that focused on student and community engagement. His model also involved the implementation of a full-time dispatch/communications center to support the 24/7 security field response operation. Since then, his department has brought risk and threat mitigation through safety and security initiatives to a new standard for the university system. In 2021 Pete accepted a position as an investigator and risk management/quality assurance/compliance specialist for the Colorado Department of Transportation where he assists the state's Internal Audit Division in seeking efficiency and sustainability in its transportation projects. Pete privately consults on matters regarding physical security, emergency management, threat assessment and small arms tactics. He is also a private real estate investor and is licensed to assist clients in private investments and wealth management.