Basil "Steve" Stephens
Johnny "JT" Turner
Donald "Rusty" McMillen
Corporate and Event Security
Film/Video Location Security
Basil “Steve” Stephens
John is an executive protection specialist and private investigator working for Close Range International. He also handles cold case investigations, missing person's investigations and background investigations for employers.
John has extensive experience as a lead investigator in complex and high-profile investigations, which include narcotics, homicides and other crimes against persons. He holds more than 30 years of experience as a patrol officer with the Santa Monica Police Department. He has also worked as a detective for Robbery/Homicide and Narcotics department. As a result of his experience, he's gained intimate knowledge and understanding of criminal law and procedure.
His experience in the force has allowed him to develop a proficiency in all areas of investigations, such as interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects, collection of evidence and report writing.
Throughout his career, John has demonstrated tenacity and compassion, essential qualities in the field of investigations.
JT served 23 years for the City of San Bernardino Police Department. He worked Patrol Division, SWAT, Hostage Negotiations Team, Rapid Deployment Civil Unrest Team, Street Gang Investigations, Parole Coordinator/District Resource Officer, Range Master and Community Programs/DARE. As a court certified street gang expert, he wrote a civil gang injunction versus a violent San Bernardino street gang “Delman Heights Bloods”. This gang has now been successfully prosecuted by federal law enforcement under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
JT is a certified California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) instructor. JT was a departmental trainer for Conflict Resolution and Ethics, Active Shooter, Tactical Firearms, Taser, several Homeland Security Counterterrorism courses and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). He wrote and directed a recruitment video for Personnel and Training Division, as well as, a policing philosophy video “Bridge to the Future” which was shown nationwide as a training prospectus for police departments adopting the Community Oriented Policing model. He is a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) certified firearms instructor.
Rusty is an investigations and security management specialist working for Close Range International. He brings 31 years of law enforcement experience served with the Wichita Police Department, the Dallas Police Department, and with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). While in the DEA, Rusty served as a Special Agent in the U.S., a Special Operations Agent in South America, a DEA Task Force Supervisor, and an inspector with the DEA's Office of Professional Responsibility.
After retiring from the DEA, he served as a Management Specialist and Internal Affairs Advisor to the Paraguayan National Police, and a background investigator for the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department.
He is considered an expert in the investigation of complex criminal and administrative investigations and has conducted hundreds of conspiracy investigations involving multiple U.S. and foreign jurisdictions. Rusty has also been certified as DEA Firearms and Tactical Operations Instructor for over 20 years.
Andy is an investigator for Close Range International and instructor at Close Range Safety Training Academy. Andy retired after nearly 30 years as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department. He worked the majority of his detective assignments in homicide. The remainder of his duties was in robbery and sex crimes. He completed the last five years of his career as the robbery squad supervisor.
Andy also worked as a patrol officer and while in Hollywood, he was involved in a violent gun battle on Sunset Blvd. He and his rookie partner were pursuing an armed suspect as he attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle. After the suspect crashed, he engaged Andy and his partner by firing at them with a military assault rifle. Andy while armed with only a pistol returned fire and killed the gunman as the suspect was trying to enter a busy restaurant filled with potential hostages. The police department decorated Andy for his actions that saved the lives of many people inside that restaurant.
Andy moved to a detective assignment in Hollywood, where he was assigned as a sex crimes investigator. He was responsible for solving many horrific sexual assaults, which included abductions, false imprisonment, torture, stalking, and violent rape. A single case in the early 1991, which involved the kidnap, torture, rape and false imprisonment of two women by four east Los Angeles gang members took 19 years to bring three of the four suspects to justice. In 2010, the last suspect was convicted by a jury of nearly 75 counts related to the horrific crimes to the two victims. He was sentenced to a record 900 plus years in state prison. One of the suspects was killed in a drive-by shooting several months after the kidnapping and before he could be arrested for his involvement. The third suspect was arrested within months of committing the crime as he attempted to flee to Mexico. He received a sentence of 500 plus years.
While still in Hollywood, Andy was transferred to Hollywood Homicide, where he and his partner handled 15 to 20 murders a year of the total of 40 to 50 that occurred on average each year in the Hollywood Division.
Andy would also handle the occasional special investigation that would be subject to an undue amount of media attention. One such case was the Madonna stalking case in 1995. A drifter from the Pacific Northwest, Robert Dewey Hoskins traveled to the Hollywood Hills to find and stalk Madonna. Hoskins entered Madonna’s property and was shot by security in an act of self-defense. Hoskins, who survived his wounds, had threatened to kill Madonna, her security and her staff. Andy was the lead investigator and was successful along with the DA’s office in insuring that Hoskins was given the max sentence allowed under the law.
In his years as a detective, Andy’s pursuit of criminals has taken him all over the country as well as Mexico City where he filed a murder case with the federal prosecutor.
Range International, Inc.
311 N. Robertson Blvd., Suite 523 Beverly Hills CA 90211
Telephone: 323.343.0177 Fax: 323.317.9408 Email: email@example.com
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