Brent Walker serves with the Galveston
County Sheriff’s Office in the Marine Division, which includes marine patrol, dive team and emergency response duties.
Previously, Brent served as a SWAT officer on a multi-agency tactical team, detective and US Marine in a reserve Scout Sniper
platoon. As a marine enforcement officer, Brent has taken advantage of his military and tactical
backgrounds. He developed a curriculum and trained SWAT units in tactical maritime methods by merging existing SWAT strategy
with marine patrol and dive team options. The end result is a “win-win” solution for all involved. Additional
details on this can be found in Brent’s first book, Waterborne T.E.A.M.S. Marine Patrol and Dive Team Support of SWAT.
He is also responsible for having adapted USCG and USN port security tactics for use by civilian law enforcement
when patrolling maritime security zones and guarding/escorting high value vessels and cargo. Brent Walker
is a certified boating safety and police instructor in Texas. Brent has also authored several marine theft and boating safety
articles in various publications.