A.J. Reyer, owner of PSSI, was born and raised in MN. He served in the U.S. Army for over 8 years. In 2003 he was deployed to Iraq where he had an opportunity to work for the Special Operations unit security. He was also in charge of a 12 man element that provided convoy security for fuel tankers. During a fueling mission in Iraq, A.J. and his security team were ambushed by a small enemy element armed with rocket propelled grenades and AK-47’s. A.J. and his team were able to engage the enemy and protect the convoy they were guarding without any loss of life to his team or their convoy personnel. He was awarded an ARCOM medal with valor for combat encounters.
After Iraq, A.J. was employed in the construction field until becoming a law enforcement officer in the state of MN in 2005. For over 6 years he has worked diligently to keep the public safe. As a police officer A.J. has been responsible for enforcing laws, investigating crimes, preserving evidence, writing reports, apprehending fugitives and testifying in court.
A.J. also became a member of the SWAT team. A SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team is an elite paramilitary tactical unit in American law enforcement departments that are trained to perform high risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular officers. Their duties include performing hostage rescues and counter terrorism operations, serving high risk arrest and search warrants, subduing barricaded suspects and engaging heavily armed criminals. A SWAT team is often equipped with specialized equipment and firearms. Being a part of this team has enabled him a unique sense of response and management of critical situations.