Major Michael Hardee (Ret.)
Maj. Hardee has developed long term environmental undercover operations that have been featured on ABC News, 20/20, and Primetime Live. He is a former instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia and the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network (SEEN). He chaired the First Coast Environmental Crimes Task Force in Jacksonville, Florida, while employed with the 4th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, Special Prosecution Unit.
Over the past five years Maj. Hardee has been actively involved in officer safety and wellness training efforts to address issues of suicide prevention, mental health, marital, family and financial concerns. Currently he is a Senior Manager at Covert Investigations Group, a Florida based private investigations agency that specializes in undercover operations. He was recently appointed to a 4-year term on the FBI National Academy Associates National Board and was sworn into office July 2022 at the National Conference in Orlando.