Clark Sparrow

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Clark's formal education includes a Bachelor's Degree from Gettysburg College and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Georgia. He has been a full-time law enforcement officer since 2006, when he graduated from the police academy at the top of his class in both academic achievement and marksmanship.

Clark's work experience includes assignments to:

  • Uniform Patrol Supervisor
  • K-9 Unit
  • Crime / Narcotics Suppression
  • SWAT
  • Agency Sniper
  • State Police Academy Instructor
  • 3,500+ hours of formal training
Clark was a full-time instructor at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center with the rank of Lieutenant. While there, he was appointed to the Firearms Committee, which developed and revised the state mandated firearms training program for new law enforcement officers.

Clark formed Sparrow Defense in 2014 to provide training and consultation services to law enforcement, businesses, and civilians. In 2020, Clark transitioned to running Sparrow Defense full time, but serves as a reserve officer and instructor at his previous agency.

Ben Ewing

Ben Ewing has been expanding his Public Safety career and credentials for more than 30 years. He began in the fire service, where he focused on technical rescue and patient care as an EMT-Intermediate. While in the Army Reserve, Ben achieved his paramedic license and worked as a flight medic in both military and civilian roles.

Ben also completed certification as a Georgia Peace Officer and went on to obtain instructor credentials in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and Emergency Medical Care. His law enforcement career includes service as a SWAT medic, tactical team leader, tactical unit commander, and sheriff’s office department training officer.

Ben's EMS career includes 10 years in fire suppression and EMS first response, overlapped with 25 years in metropolitan EMS System. Ben has served as a line paramedic, an educator and as an EMS department training officer. Ben continues to work as a state-licensed and nationally registered paramedic. He has also been a faculty member in the Technical College System for over 10 years, teaching Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic initial education programs as a licensed Level III EMS instructor. Additionally, Ben holds EMS instructor credentials in NAEMT PHTLS and TECC, BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

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