Jeff Burns, CDEP, CMAS, CIFI
Professionally, Jeff is nationally and internationally recognized as an elite counterterrorism expert, covert operator, and best-selling author. He has almost twenty-five years of international high-threat protective services and covert operations experience in both the government and private sectors, which includes ten years of law enforcement experience conducting complex undercover operations. He has completed over 8,000 hours of advanced level special operations and law enforcement training, and is board certified in Dignitary and Executive Protection (CDEP) by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, board-certified as a Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS) by the Anti-terrorism Accreditation Board, U.S. Department of State Worldwide Protective Services 2 (WPS2) qualified and holds numerous advanced special operations and firearms instructor certifications.
When it comes to his life in the outlaw motorcycle club world, Jeff was mentored by notorious Hells Angels enforcer Josh Binder. He spent over twenty-two years as a prominent member of the outlaw motorcycle club world and was a well-known and respected one-percenter (1%er) in arguably one of the most influential outlaw motorcycle clubs in the United States. Unlike any other expert on the subject, Jeff has been involved in numerous closed-door meetings with the highest-ranking leadership in the 1% outlaw motorcycle club world from all the most powerful clubs, as well as been a guest in their clubhouses, homes, and businesses, giving him an unequaled base of knowledge on the subject. Additionally, he helped unify the motorcycle club community on the national level for the purposes of fighting law enforcement harassment and helped pass the first two laws addressing motorcycle profiling by law enforcement in the United States (Washington & Maryland). He produced the award-winning guerrilla documentary What It’s All About, which chronicles the unification of the Washington state motorcycle clubs and the birth of the American Motorcycle Profiling Movement, and in 2014, he was nominated for induction into the American Motorcycle Hall of Fame in two categories; Leadership and Motorcycle Rights. In addition, he is the author of the #1 best-selling True Crime biography Patriot Gangster: Volume 1, Evolution of an Outlaw, which chronicles his life in the outlaw motorcycle club world and gives readers an inside look at the culture which shatters the conventional narrative.