Defensor Consulting Group

Experience is the name of the game

Defensor Consulting Group (DCG), founded in 2001, has a team of exceptional professionals whose experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, and established record of performance are unsurpassed in their fields. The key to our outstanding and successful service is our experience, and fidelity to our fundamental principles. Our staff is comprised of expert operational personnel with extensive knowledge in a wide variety of subject areas. This highly qualified, experienced, and educated team stands ready to provide the best available consulting and advisory services to meet the needs of our clients and partners.




We hold all of our personnel to our exceptional standards, which means that DCG personnel are qualified experts in their respective areas of operation, and that we are all continually working to maintain and expand on those qualifications. 
Our personnel have extensive experience in a wide range of operational areas, and are constantly working to improve and develop that experience so that we may provided you the best possible services to meet your needs
All of our personnel are highly educated and skilled members of our team. We encourage  our personnel to explore and take advantage of the wide range of educational opportuntites we offer as well as seeking out advanced accredited studies with some of our educational partners.


To Provide premier law enforcement, security, public safety, and emergency management consulting and advisory services to our clients and partners in support of our communities and our nation.

We provide invaluable resources to clients by forging partnerships through fidelity to our fundamental principles.

DCG is built on the foundational principles of integrity, service, and excellence. We strive to serve our community, partners, clients, and associated organizations to the utmost of these principles. 
Integrity first in all that we do at Defensor Consulting Group. Integrity to ourselves, to our mission, and to our clients and partners. 
  • We have more than 15 years of successful continuous operations. 
  • We offer the benefits of hundreds of years of combined knowledge, skills, and experience. 
  • We will bring our services to you; saving you time, resources, and money. 
  • Our geographical operating area currently covers 15 US States and one district: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia. We are looking to expand!   
  • All of our services can be specially tailored to suit the specific needs of our clients and partners.
  • We are an innovative and creative team of asymmetrical thinkers and operators eager to assist you with whatever your agency or organization needs/requires. 
Service before self is always our purpose. Service to our clients and partners, but more importantly service in support of our communities and our nation. 
Excellence in all we do. We are a team made up of exceptional members, and we strive every day to provide excellence in all that we do. 


Expertise is total mastery of a subject or skill. It takes a special set of intellectual capacity to understand the overall view as well as the nuanced details of any topic.  It takes dedication, passion, and exceptionalism. It involves countless hours of study and practice.  It means going forward when others may be turning back or stopping. This relentless quest for excellence is what DCG provides to its partners and clients.

Operational Areas
Defensor Consulting Group provides a full-spectrum of operations and operations support services across a wide range of areas. Our diverse and extensive experience forms the basis for our proprietary techniques, methods, and systems while we remain dynamic so that any and all of our services can be tailored to meet the needs of our clients, customers, and partners in any operational situation or environment. 
 Law Enforcement and Police Services
Physical Security and Special Security Services
Our partners and clients must anticipate uncertainty while also embracing new techniques and innovative thinking  to meet the ever-changing nature of crime. DCG offers a solid team of experts who bring a combination of operational consulting, knowledge, skills, and experience of law enforcement, we help agencies address their toughest challenges and problems. We have a proven set of capabilities and service areas to help our law enforcement partners and clients. We work side by side with them as they tackle current and future challenges and develop and implement solutions that make our citizens safer and more secure.
Security presents a complex, and ever-changing set of challenges to our clients and partners. At DCG we understand that effective responses to complex security issues require integrated, collaborative strategies involving a diverse range of knowledge, skills and experience. We incorporate practical, real world, and on-the-ground experiences sourced from our extensive network of resources to provide continuous innovation and process improvements, while minimizing risks, and developing holistic integrated solutions for our partners and clients.
​Emergency Management and Public Safety
Training and Support Services
We provide services and assistance to responders ensuring that we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. In a time of crisis, we make it easy to engage our services. We provide expertise and experienced personnel on site, dedicated to conducting and performing the operations necessary to fully complete the mission; whether it is search and rescue, or emergency management.   
We also advise and assist with development and implementation of tactical and strategic plans, policies, and procedures.
Our training courses teach our partners and clients better ways to absorb and process new information, and keep them interested with lessons meaningful to their specific challenges. Our training professionals bring subject matter expertise in; law enforcement/police services, security operations, integrated security, investigations and intelligence, force protection, anti/counter-terrorism, search and rescue operations, emergency management, general public safety, etc...
We also provide training programs and course development and implementation, and provide guidance in developing and coordinating training activities and exercises.
Defensor Consulting Group is able to serve our partners and clients because we make their mission our mission.


Defensor Consulting Group attracts and retains some of the brightest, most experienced and most highly regarded professionals working in their respective fields today. The DCG team is made up of more than 90 associates across 15 states, and our team stands ready to assist you to the utmost of our capabilities.  
Meet The Team
George M. Young
Executive Director of Operations / Co-Founder
Mr. Young is a founding member of the Defensor Consulting Group and extensively experienced law enforcement professional having spent the bulk of his career working for the DoD, California Highway Patrol, and California Bureau of Investigation.

Mr. Young founded DCG with Mr. Eugene Heard in 2001 and remains a very active part of the DCG leadership team as well as an inexhaustible resource of knowledge, experience, and mentorship.   
Kersti Sanborne
VP of Operations
Kersti Sanborne is a highly seasoned leader, consultant, and law enforcement and security professional and has extensive experience with several federal, state, and local level agencies including the DoD, Department of Energy, DoJ, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Metropolitan Police Department of DC.

Ms. Sanborne has served with Mr. Heard in the past and together their unique partnership dynamic has been an exceptional and invaluable resource for DCG.  
Joshua R. Heard
Owner / Chief of Operations
Over more than 15 years, Joshua Heard has established a career as an experienced law enforcement and security professional, skilled leader, and expert advisor. He has worked with several federal level organizations including the DoD, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, DoJ, and Department of Energy.

After taking leadership of the Defensor Consulting Group Mr. Heard has worked tirelessly to develop and expand our capabilities and services as well as our geographic reach, while staying true to our mission and fundamental principles.  


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Tel.: 256-479-6872
Address:   Defensor Consulting Group
                      PO Box 161
                      Harvest, AL 35749

Location:   Huntsville, AL 35801