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APSAC - Assessors

The Airborne Public Safety Accreditation Commission prides itself in selecting highly qualified and experienced individuals to become unit on-site assessors.  Assessors are required to be experienced in public safety aviation while being committed to the principles and advancement of the public safety aviation industry.  Assessors shall demonstrate the following characteristics/attributes during the entire assessment:

  1. High level of professionalism
  2. Confidentiality
  3. Objectivity
  4. High level of positive interpersonal communication skills
  5. Open, warm and friendly manner
  6. Initiative
  7. Accountability
  8. Honesty and Integrity

Qualified individuals interested in becoming an assessor, please contact Commission Chairperson Bill Probets.  

APSAC Assessors

Donald Shinnamon Lead Assessor - Chief, Port St. Lucie (FL) Police Department (Ret.)
Brian Martin  Assessor - Pilot, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, Maryland State Police (Ret.)
Patrick Arata Assessor - Police Chief, Pilot and Aviation Unit Manager, DEA (Ret.) 
Tim Starn Assessor - Unit Commander, Costa Mesa (CA) Police Department (Ret.) 
Ken Solosky Assessor - Chief Pilot, New York (NY) Police Department (Ret.) 
Elliott Mann Assessor - Air Operations Section, City of San Diego (CA) Fire Department; Prior Law Enforcement Pilot