INIA Board

mike-bracketPresident – Mike Brackett

Detective Mike Brackett has over 35 years of law enforcement experience with over 24 years in narcotics interdiction. He started with the Louisville Division of Police in 1977 in Louisville, Kentucky serving in the patrol division. He was transferred to the Narcotics Unit early in 1984, where he served until 2002, retiring with over 24 years of service. He has worked undercover, investigating major narcotics traffickers and parcel interdiction. He was also a founding member of Louisville first Parcel Interdiction Team that was formed in 1988. Retirement was short lived when he was hired by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office a month later and returned to the narcotics unit. Mike has served with several DEA task forces, he has also received numerous awards and citations including Officer of the Year, Airport Interdiction Unit of the Year, EPIC Officer of the Year and Kentucky Deputy of the Year. He is the Secretary of the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association (KNOA) and President of the International Narcotics Interdiction Association (INIA). Email – [email protected]

goodmanExecutive Director – Benny Goodman

Benny retired from the Metro Nashville, TN Police Department after 28 years of service. He also was employed with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force in TN and was assigned to the DEA Task Force in Nashville for 16 years.  Benny has received numerous awards for his work on historical drug cases including the Directors Award – Executive Office of The United States Attorney General and is a recipient of the INIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Benny is the former Training Director for INIA and is currently the Executive Director. Benny has been affiliated with INIA for over 20 years. Email: [email protected]


meet-i4Mark Parker – Training Director

Mark Parker is a Past Pres­i­dent of INIA and 2001 INIA Offi­cer of Year win­ner. He has been asso­ci­ated with INIA for over 20 years.  Mark has lec­tured on all phases of crim­i­nal inter­dic­tion inter­na­tion­ally and domes­ti­cally. Email — [email protected]


hartSteve Hart

Steve Hart has over 27 years of law enforcement experience. Hart graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Public Affairs. He then worked for seven years as a police officer in Texas and Ohio he served as a patrol officer, gang officer, and a school resource has been a DEA Special Agent since 1996.  His assignments included, interdiction at the Orange County (John Wayne) Airport  Hart has developed expertise in wire investigations, historical conspiracy investigations, and auto-shipping interdiction.  Hart has been instrumental in starting auto-shipping interdiction in the Los Angeles area and other locations throughout the United States. Hart has instructed at INIA conferences since 2002 and his classes have been well received at both INIA conferences and state and local venues. Email – [email protected]

engelbertGuy Engelbert

Guy Engelbert is a long-term veteran of law enforcement, retiring from the Cincinnati Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Agent Engelbert has been assigned to the Hamilton County Regional Narcotics Unit (RENU). Agent Engelbert has been DEA Task Force Agent and an FBI Safe Streets Task Force Agent during his career. Agent Engelbert has experience in all fields of interdiction including bus, airport, parcel, and hotel/motel. Agent Engelbert established the RENU Hotel/Motel Interdiction program in 1994 for the Cincinnati area and has continued conducting motel/hotel investigations, with extensive experience in this interdiction field.  Email – [email protected]

Portrait #1Steve Duncan

Steve Duncan is a retired Special Agent of California Department of Justice. He spent 20 years with CALDOJ, retiring in December 2016. Prior to CALDOJ, he was a Probation Officer for the San Diego County Probation Department for 12 years and was the first probation officer in San Diego history to formally work on a Drug Enforcement Organization Task Force. During his 32 years in law enforcement, his efforts focused on the investigation of the most violent criminals in the United States and Mexico. He is an expert on street gangs, prison gangs and Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations.  Email – [email protected]

James Wright

James Wright has over 27 year experience as a law enforcement officer. He is currently employed by the Pasadena Police Department (TEXAS). James Wright has been assigned to the Narcotics Division since January 2004 and in  2007, he created and initiated the Pasadena Police Departments Tech Ops group which he still maintains.  James is currently assigned as a TFO with the Houston DEA and currently runs the CTI program (Concealed Trap Initiative), which he created, for the Houston Field Division of the DEA. CTI has resulted in over $25 million in USC seized as well as over 3000 kilograms of cocaine seized by law enforcement.  Due to his expertise in this area of interdiction, James regularly teaches “Hidden Compartment” classes to thousands of law enforcement officers (State, Local, and Federal) throughout       the Nation as well as Canada.  James Wright also instructs for DIAP/EPIC and has done so for the past 3 years. Email – [email protected]

John Ferguson

John Ferguson began his career serving with the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group from 1983 until 1995.  During this time John served as Weapons Sergeant. Intelligence Sergeant, received training in demolitions and communications and is recognized as a Master Parachutist and Jumpmaster.  John also specialized in Sniper and Close Quarter Combat (CQB) operations and deployed to Northern Iraq during Desert Storm, the Former Yugoslavia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  John speaks Czech and Serbo-Croation.   In 1996, John began his law enforcement career and is currently with the Grosse Ille Police Department since 1998 and he is assigned to the DEA Detroit Field Division’s Airport Interdiction Group. In 2011, John became a K-9 Handler.  K-9 Jury is a single purpose narcotics detection canine.  John and Jury have conducted hundreds of narcotics sniffs for a multitude of agencies in the southeastern part of Michigan.  Email – [email protected]