John Callery is the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the DEA San Diego, California District Office where he leads and manages DEA Operations. The Office is currently concentrating on the growing opioid threat, Mexican Cartels and the enduring scourge of methamphetamine trafficking in the region.
John has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience beginning as a Police Officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he was also detailed to the prestigious USAF Presidential Honor Guard at Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., serving then President Ronald Reagan. John matriculated his law enforcement career as a DEA Special Agent in 1992, initially assigned to the DEA Los Angeles Field Division, with later overseas tours in Thailand and Malaysia.
He is a professional trainer and has conducted hundreds of lectures around the globe on a myriad of law enforcement, intelligence and counter terrorism topics. Since 2010, he continues his support of the education safety industry as a means to foster relationships between academia and law enforcement for enhanced efforts in school safety.
John earned a Master’s of Science in Counterterrorism-WMD from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Master Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business.