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 Lieutenant 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 and is currently serving as the Chief of Police for the Berkley Police Department located in Southeastern Massachusetts. He has had a successful and varied law enforcement career working in both the suburban setting as a Narcotics Investigator and urban law enforcement setting as an Anti-Crime Detective for the Transit Police Department in the city of Boston. He worked the vast majority of his career in investigations until promoting through the ranks with the Mansfield Police Department. During his tenure with Mansfield PD, Chris worked as a Detective Sergeant overseeing the Detective/ School Divisions before promoting to Operations Lieutenant. As Operations Lieutenant, he 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.
Chris holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Curry College and is currently and Adjunct Professor for the University of New Hampshire Criminal Justice Program. Over the years 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 Tier 1 military special operations units.
As a collateral law enforcement 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 2000. For the past 25 years as the Team’s SWAT Commander, Chris lead the SWAT Team, Mobile Field Force Unit, Search and Rescue Team, K9 Division, Command Post Operations, Drone and CNT Units. Metro-SWAT has been utilized for countless critical incidents all over the state of Massachusetts to include numerous deployments to the City of Boston for various Super Bowl/ World Series parades and numerous other protests and demonstrations. The SWAT Unit is also responsible for providing force protection to Gillette Stadium and the Xfinity Center for all events hosted at these venues.
Chris has had a great many achievements during his law enforcement career as well as being involved in a number of high profile investigations and critical incidents. Most notably was his week long deployment during the Boston Marathon Bombings and ensuing Watertown manhunt. During this incident he was responsible for supervising and deploying over 200 SWAT Officers throughout the City of Boston and the town of Watertown for the week long operation.
While working as a Police Officer and SWAT Operator, Chris has been recognized with numerous awards and commendations which include the prestigious George L. Hanna award which is presented by the Governor to Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers for exemplary acts of courage and bravery. He is also a two time recipient of Metro-SWATs Medal of Valor, and Metro-SWATs Combat Cross.
As an investigator, Chris was recognized for developing and coordinating the multi jurisdictional Tear Drop Bank Robbery Task force which resulted in the successful apprehension and arrest of a serial bank robber. This individual was responsible for robbing numerous banks up and down the I-95 belt from Connecticut, through Massachusetts and into New Hampshire.
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 Assessment 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.