Jason P. Brennan
Jason co-founded Synergy Solutions Corp. in 2001. He was part of the creative team that developed I.M.P.A.C.T., one of many Synergy’s all hazards programs to help clients prepare for critical incidents.
Synergy’s programs are currently being implemented by school systems throughout the region and hundreds at of other locations across the country. The programs are designed to develop a logistical plan for first responders and staff personnel to deal with critical incidents or violent encounters. Jason has also been part of the exercise management team that developed, conducted and evaluated many full-scale evacuation exercises. Jason and the Synergy team collectively have over a hundred years of emergency response experience in the fields of healthcare, fire service, law enforcement and emergency management.
Jason serves on or has been a part of many committees, including the National Democratic Convention Tactical Sub-Committee, the Boston Marathon Tactical Sub-Committee and the California Critical Incident Sub-Committee, as well as the Massachusetts Governor’s School Safety Task Force.
Jason holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Emergency Management. Jason is a certified Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP)
He served 10 years in the United States Army National Guard with the 101st Combat Engineer Battalion, serving as a squad leader; he also received an Army Commendation Award for saving the life of a fellow soldier.
Jason is currently a Police Sergeant and the Deputy Operation Section Chief for the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council’s Special Tactics and Response Team (Metro-STAR). Metro-STAR is a regional tactical team with 100+ members comprising a Search and Rescue Team, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and Mobile Field Force/ Crowd Control Team. Metro-STAR serves 46 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. As the Deputy Operations Commander, Jason has become certified in numerous command and instructor level courses. He has been involved with several crowd control deployments and was part of the Democratic National Convention Tactical- Subcommittee which was tasked with developing the tactical planning for the DNC. During his tenure as the Deputy Operation Commander, Jason has planned for and supervised scores of critical incident responses including emergency management operations in Boston and Watertown during the Marathon Bombing and Watertown Terrorist Manhunt
Chris Baker has been in law enforcement for over 30 years. He has had a successful and varied law enforcement career working in both the suburban setting as a Narcotics Investigator with the Franklin Police Department and urban law enforcement setting as an anti-crime officer for the MBTA Police Department. He worked most of his career as an investigator and was promoted through the ranks of the Mansfield Police Department to Detective Sergeant and then Operations Lieutenant. As Operations Lieutenant, Chris was responsible for overseeing the department’s Detective Division, School Resource Officers, Police Prosecutor, K-9 Operations, DEA Task Force Officer, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and Departmental Training Unit.
As a collateral duty, Chris has been part of the leadership and management team for the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council Special Rescue and Response Team since the organization's inception in 2002. As the Team’s Commanding Officer, Chris oversees the SWAT Team, Mobile Field Force, Search and Rescue Team, K9, Command Post Operations, Drone and CNT Units.
Chris holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Curry College. He has had the great fortune to train on a yearly basis with members of the LAPD SWAT Team as well as with some of our nation's most elite military special operations units.
Chris has had many successes and achievements during his law enforcement career and has been involved in several high-profile investigations and critical incidents. Most notably was his deployment during the Boston Marathon Bombings and ensuing Watertown manhunt. Chris was responsible for overseeing the deployment and management of over 200 SWAT Officers who were deployed in the city of Boston and the town of Watertown for the week’s long operation.
During his tenure as an Investigator and a SWAT Commander, Chris has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades which include the prestigious George L. Hanna award which is presented by the Governor and Secretary of Public Safety to Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers for exemplary acts of courage and bravery. He is a two-time Medal of Valor recipient, and winner of the Metropolitan SWAT Team Combat Cross. As an investigator, Chris was recognized for developing and coordinating the Tear Drop Bank Robbery Task force which resulted in the successful apprehension and arrest of a serial bank robber responsible for robbing numerous banks up and down the I-95 belt from Connecticut, through Massachusetts and into New Hampshire.
Chris is currently working as the Chief of Investigations for the Massachusetts Department of Correction. As the Chief of the Office of Investigative Services (OIS), he is responsible for managing and overseeing all internal and external investigations involving 13 correction facilities, over 8,000 inmates and 4,800 staff. His duties include providing leadership and oversight for the department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit, Central Intelligence Unit, Criminal Prosecution Unit, Internal Affairs Unit, FBI Task Force Officers and the Department's Duty Station.
As co-founded of Synergy 911 Corporation, Chris has been part of the creative team that developed the I.M.P.A.C.T. Critical Incident Response Program, 4 L’s Violent Intruder Program, Integrated Police and Fire Rescue Task Force Training, Critical Site Assessment and Audit Program as well as countless customizable full-scale scenario based trainings and tabletop exercises. Chris has been involved in training his entire career and has taught thousands of officers and civilians in critical incident and active shooter response.