Edward Henson is the President of St. Lucie Shooting Center, LLC. He has 20 years of combined service with the New York City Housing Authority Police and the NYPD, and was assigned to the Detective Bureau for 16 of those 20 years. While with the Detective Bureau, he conducted thousands of investigations pertaining to an assortment of criminal matters: assault, rape, robbery, identity theft and homicide. Ed earned a reputation for being an exceptional investigator and was awarded numerous citations during his law enforcement career. He retired from the NYPD in 2002 having attained the prestigious rank of Detective First Grade. Prior to the NYPD, he worked several years in the private retail sector as a security supervisor and investigator.
Ed served for many years on the Board of Directors as Vice President of the Long Island Shields, Inc. He is the recipient of the "Shields Police Officer of the Month Award" in 1994, and "Outstanding Member of the Year Award" in 1989-1990.
Ed earned an A.S. in Criminal Justice and Instructor Certification from the Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training for the State of Florida, and completed a variety of additional investigative courses. He was formerly an Adjunct Faculty member of the Indian River State College. Ed has been a featured speaker at several schools and organizations.
- Class "C" Private Investigator License
- Class "DI" Florida Security Instructors License
- Class "W" Florida Concealed Weapons Carry License
- HR-218 Qualified (Retired Law Enforcement Firearms License)
- National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Pistol Instructor
- Treasure Coast 10-13 Organization (Retired Police Officers)
- Long Island Shields, Inc.
- Fraternal Order of Police, Treasure Coast Chapter 41
- Former Vice President of the Baldwin, New York Kiwanis Organization
- Kiwanis Member of the Year 2000
- Volunteer at St. Anthony's RC Church Youth Group, Oceanside, New York
- Volunteer (12 years) at the NYS Games for the Physically Challenged
- Past Chairman of the Baldwin Girl Scouts Communion Breakfast and Annual Picnic
- Regularly appeared on the Court TV series "The System" in the 1990's
- New York City Housing Police Department's "Cop of the Year" 1994