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Our Team

PLS is made up of experienced law enforcement and medical personnel who are dedicated to providing a full range of training and security consulting for schools, financial institutions, businesses and houses of worship. The company was founded by Jeffrey Knotts after a 28 year career as a Special Agent of the FBI. Our collective Crisis Management and Tactical experience, coupled with our expertise in developing and implementing infrastructure security is unsurpassed.


Further, PLS is unique in providing an expert Medical Team that works directly with our tactical trainers to integrate life-saving interventions into our tactical instruction. Under the direction of our medical staff, PLS's medical program conforms to National Standards for civilian trauma care.

Jeffrey Knotts



Jeffrey Knotts has over 28 years of federal law enforcement experience with the FBI.  His experience includes FBI certifications in Crisis Management, Continuity of Operations Preparedness, and Tactical Operations. He was a SWAT Team Leader and SWAT team Training Coordinator. He is a FBI Certified Tactical Instructor and a FBI certified Firearm’s Instructor. He also has experience as a high school teacher.

Dr. Thomas Sprinkle
Medical Director


Dr. Sprinkle is a practicing Emergency Physician in Northern California. He graduated from Dartmouth School of Medicine and finished his Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. He also is a Retired USAFR with prior service in Afghanistan. He currently volunteers as an on scene physician for SWAT teams in Northern California. He is also a former firefighter/EMT. He is also a former Deputy Medical Director for EMS and Interim Medical Director for EMS.​

Kevin Tisdell
EMT/ Paramedic

Kevin Tisdell has over 21 years experience as a paramedic, providing advanced pre-hospital lifesaving care to the injured. He is a trained Tactical Paramedic (EMT-T) and has significant experience working along side law enforcement in a tactical environment. 

John Estrada
Team Leader, Video Production 

Kayla Wallace
Art Director
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