Paul Lake is a licensed Security Consultant, licensed personal Protection Officer and the president of Sentry One Consulting Group, Inc. based in the Dallas area. As a former police officer, Mr. Lake saw the need for specialized safety training at his own church so in 2006 he started a church safety team ministry.
As this ministry grew and became known, other churches began to ask for help developing similar ministries. With churches increasingly becoming the soft targets for violence the need eventually became large enough that in 2011 Mr. Lake started Sentry One Consulting Group as a vehicle which would allow him to deliver needed training and consultation to churches across the country.
Mr. Lake’s law enforcement background spanned over 10 years with the last 4 of those years as a K9 handler and narcotics interdiction officer in the Dallas metroplex. In addition to his police work, Mr. Lake is also the Founder and Executive Director of Search One Rescue Team. Search One is a nonprofit organization providing specially trained K9 teams to assist law enforcement and emergency response agencies locate missing people throughout North Central Texas.
Mr. Lake has served his current church for over 28 years, five of which as one of the founding Elders and currently as a Deacon and Director of Security.
Jon is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and has studied under a variety of pistol instructors over the years, and currently works in an executive protection role for SGT Security, Inc. as a State of Texas licensed Personal Protection Officer, a Commissioned Armed Security Officer, and a Non-commissioned Security Officer.
Jon is also certified under the General Dynamics certification program as a Simunitions Range Instructor, which enables him to teach reality based shooting exercises using non-lethal Simunitions equipment. Jon’s experience with Simunitions allows for Sentry One to provide the most realistic reality based training exercises available to professional security officers and civilians alike in real time, and in real building environments.
In addition to this, Jon serves on the church council of GracePoint Church in Coppell as an Elder, and is the Director of Training for the GracePoint Safety Team.