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Prepare To Act Team of Safety Professionals and Training Instructors

Chris Marciano

Chris Marciano has been with the Watertown Police Department since August of 1997.  He spent the first eleven years of his career assigned to the patrol division.  In 2008 he had the opportunity to expand his experience by a being assigned to a specialty unit under the auspices of the Connecticut State Police.  During this assignment he was promote to the rank of Detective within the Watertown Police Department.  In April of 2011 after two and a half years assigned with the State Police he returned to the Investigative Services unit.   In April of 2015 Chris was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and currently assigned to the patrol division.

Chris has been a certified EMT since the summer of 1993 and currently holds a certification with the State of Connecti cut as an Emergency Medical Services Instructor.


Clint Hyduchak

Clint Hyduchak’s passion for emergency services and public safety started 24 years ago when he joined a local volunteer Fire Department and he has been a Firefighter ever since. He has held many certifications throughout the years including Emergency

Medical Technician, Medical Response Technician, State of CT Firefighter I & Firefighter II. As well as Firefighting, EMS and being a State of CT Certified Security Officer, Clint is also a Public Safety Dispatcher for a local municipality.

In addition to the standard requirements of the position, he is also trained in Advanced Law Enforcement Dispatch, Advanced Fire Service Dispatch and Active Shooting Response. Clint is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and an avid firearms enthusiast who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with the sport of target shooting with others. Clint’s experience has been beneficial in designing some of the courses at Prepare to Act, including our Child Sitter Awareness Program, Stranger Danger and many more. Clint plans on developing many new ideas and courses with a focus on benefitting Prepare to Act and its students.

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Matt DaSilva
Instructor/Course Developer/Range Master

Matthew DaSilva has over eight years experience as a police officer & field training officer.  Matt has created and implemented several training courses for his department’s youth Explorer program and training division. Matt is a certified POST instructor and firearms armor.

Prior to becoming a police officer, Matt served in the Army with multiple deployments in hostile environments and has attended several military schools.  Matt is a UCONN graduate in Political Science and Criminal Justice and holds several POST certifications to teach: officer safety/mechanics of arrest, defensive tactics/combatives, handcuffing, baton, pepper spray/OC,  firearms including pistol, shotgun and patrol rifle, decision shooting, use of force and building searches. 

Matt has attended several training and development courses including Active Shooter Response Instructor course, the FBI’s active shooter response program, Sig Sauer academy and has been an active participant in several of the annual CT SWAT challenges.  Matt’s drive and determination to better himself as a lifelong student in his arts brings a new level of training to the Prepare to Act Team.

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Adrienne Fiege
Youth Program Director

Adrienne has over 10 years of experience working with children and families. She was promoted to Site Facilitator of The Extended Learning Program at the Academy for International Studies in Danbury, CT at the age of 20. She developed the program into the highest ranking After School Program in the district.

Her passion for working with children carried over to Prepare To Act, where she created Action Hero Camp, along with several of our other youth programs. She has been an American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer since October 2012, and provided immediate services and care to the families and community affected by the Newtown tragedy.

Adrienne has plans to develop the basis of Action Hero Camp into a yearlong program and expand our community service projects to better benefit our youth and the Watertown area.


Raymond Johansen
Information Security Consultant

Introduced to the security industry while serving in the United States Air Force, Ray was responsible for the secure communications and cryptology supporting the needs of the country’s counter-narcotic efforts.  Ray supported the intelligence gathering efforts of analysts in his command and frequently traveled to ensure the timely delivery of accurate and time-sensitive national security assets.

Once leaving the military, Ray worked in the telecommunications industry designing mission critical secure communications networks and applications for many of the Fortune 1000 companies in the metro-New York City area and northeast.

Shortly after 9/11, Ray was called upon to support and deliver training in the Executive Protection realm.  Ray is an experienced instructor in the following disciplines and topics:

-       Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) and High Risk Driving;
-       Protective Services and Dignitary Protection;
-       Small Arms Training (Handgun, Carbine, Submachine gun)
-       Small Unit Tactics & CQB;
-       Initial and in-service Use of Force training for armed security staff.

While serving as an instructor, Ray was an operational protection agent, serving as an armed security agent, team leader, shift commander and Agent In Charge (AIC) for varied protection details for ultra high-net worth individuals, families and transportation of high value assets.  Additionally, Ray provided services to support corporate security and business continuity programs, designing training curriculum for security staff along multiple disciplines.

Currently employed as an information security consultant, Ray is frequently called upon to deliver, consult and assist with individual and corporate training and security requirements.



Tina Perrone

 “For how you train….so shall you fight”

Tina Perrone recently retired from the Connecticut State Police with over 29 year of Law Enforcement experience.  During her career she spent approximately 12 years as a Patrol Trooper investigating Motor Vehicle and Criminal Investigations at Troop L, Troop B, Troop A and Troop H. During this time she was also assigned as a Patrol K-9 Handler for over 4 years.  Tina was then promoted to a Detective and assigned to the Central District Major Crime Squad for approximately 9 years.  Tina investigated, apprehended and convicted countless individuals involved in major criminal investigations. 

Tina was then assigned to the Connecticut State Police Training Academy as the core Criminal Investigations Instructor for approximately 4 years. She was also an assistant Safety and Survival and Defensive Tactics instructor who was certified to teach Taser, Baton, Handcuffing, OC Spray, L.O.C.K.U.P. and Defensive Tactics. Tina is also a Simunition Scenario Instructor, an Active Shooter Instructor, and a (F.T.O.) Field Training Officer. She is also a current P.O.S.T.C. certified instruction for Law Enforcement in all aspects of firearms training (pistol, rifle and shotgun) Use of Force, and Defensive Tactics. 

Tina finished her career with the Connecticut State Police as a full time firearms instructor for the last 4 years. She is a certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor in Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun. She is also a certified adjunct firearms instructor for the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping NH. Tina is also an NRA Pistol Instructor.

During her time with the Connecticut State Police, Tina has received various medals and awards, which include: 2 medals for Meritorious Service, 2 Unit Citation medals, 1 CSP Commissioner's Recognition Award, and the Connecticut Association of Women Police Leadership Award (2010).

Tina has over 35 years of martial arts experience.  She is a Krav Maga Instructor for CT Krav Maga under Tom Bacha and is a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She has trained countless individuals in Krav Maga and Self Defense since 2004 and has counseled and educated these same individuals in the proper use of force, environmental awareness and all aspects of self-defense.



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Our Anti-Bullying and Team Mascot

Jackson came into our lives during the summer of 2010 when he was found abandoned in a park in Newington. 

To this day we don’t know how long he was left there alone with two fractures in his back legs, he was about six months at the time.  We rescued him and saved him twenty minutes before the unthinkable was going to happen.  Since he has entered our lives he has brought a love, devotion and a value to our lives that make us question how we lived without him.  Jackson plays a strong and powerful role in delivering our message in our Anti-Bullying Campaign.  He loves milk bones and his stuffed monkey!

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