Tom Czyz is an American former homicide detective, police officer, and SWAT team operator. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Armoured One, a safety and security company with its focuses on active shooter training, security assessments, security glass and security film. He is an active shooter expert who advises and conducts training programs for teachers and administrators at schools K-12, universities and businesses across the country.
Tom was born in Syracuse, New York and currently lives in Baldwinsville. He completed his graduation from Baker High School.
Tom started his career as a crimes detective in 2001 and served for 18 years. He is a retired major crimes detective and SWAT Team operator. On December 2012, Tom founded Armoured One with a team of active shooter experts from SWAT Team members, elite military personnel, and federal agents. Tom and his team evaluates the security of schools, sells bullet/bomb-resistant glass and delivers active shooter training for schools. The idea of Armoured One came up when he realized after the Sandy Hook attack in 2012 that he could not keep his own kids safe while they were at school.
His team travels across the country and teaches faculty and staff on what to do in the event of a school shooting.