Spartan International Executive Management Staff
The staff of Spartan International Consulting Group is made up of current and former Military, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence personnel who have years of experience in their selected fields.
President / CEO
Paul Brandley has been a police officer since 1993 and currently serves as a Detective for a Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey. Paul retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Major Crimes Unit, from the Pawtucket (RI), Police Department. During his tenure there, he served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Firearms Instructor, armorer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Pre-employment Background Investigator, Team Leader/ Training Coordinator for his agency's SWAT Team. Additionally, as a training officer, Paul developed numerous training curriculums for sworn and non-sworn personnel. Paul has a Master's Degree in criminal justice and is a graduate of the 226th Session of the FBI National Academy. He serves, as the Vice President of the Rhode Island Tactical Officers Association, is a member of NTOA, Florida SWAT Association, NRA, & the FBINAA. Paul assisted in developing training standards for all RI tactical teams as mandated by RI P.O.S.T. and conducted evaluations on agencies submitting their training programs for certification. Paul has trained state, local, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as military personnel. In addition to his law enforcement service, he has served on personal protection details for celebrities and visiting dignitaries, consulted as an expert in matters involving SWAT and Police practices, tactics, and training, and been published in several law enforcement periodicals.
David Del Bonis
President of Training - Master Instructor
David DelBonis has been with Spartan International since the beginning when he was contracted as Director of Training. David started his Military and Law Enforcement career over 35 years ago as a paratrooper with the United States Army and then joined the ranks of the Warwick Police Department in 1985 and served until 2010. During his tenure with the department, Dave served 22 years with the SWAT Team, 15 years with the Dive Team and was one of the police department’s lead trainers. With the vast amount of field experience in police and military operations that he has acquired over the years has enhanced his ability to instruct. Starting in 1988, David has had a long history in law enforcement training, which includes, but is not limited to; Patrol Operations, SWAT, WMD Tactical Team, and Firearms and much more. David reenlisted with the US Army in 2007 and was part of a Police Transition Team as the team’s operations NCO in Iraq where he conducted combat operations and police training. Furthermore, after retiring from the second largest municipal police agency in Rhode Island, David served as a Captain at the Department of Public Safety’s Municipal Police Training Academy in the position of Basic Training Coordinator and was instrumental in revamping the basic training program on 2010. David has developed and coordinated the state’s Basic SWAT Schools, Field Training Officer Courses, Officer Survival Schools, Patrol Operations Classes, De-escalation classes and much more. David DelBonis is a certified Master Instructor under Police Officers Standards and Training Commission
President of Security Operations
Steve Branch served 3 years with the US Army as a member of the 82nd Military Police Co, 82nd Airborne Division then spent 22 years with the Warwick Police Department. He was a squad leader on the SWAT Team, Assistant Dive Team Leader and an FBI Certified Bomb Technician. Spending Most of his career as a Detective working in the area of narcotics investigation. Steve also has a BS in Criminal Justice. He had been an instructor with the Municipal Police Academy for eight years serving as the primary instructor for the Basic Water Rescue program and also teaching a course on Weapons of Mass Destruction and the use of personal protective equipment. After retiring, Steve had been conducting background checks for the U.S. Government, served as an Investigator for the RI Ethics Commission and in 2009 he spent a year in Afghanistan where he was a contractor with DynCorp, teaching the Afghan National Police in police standards and training. After being hired by the East Greenwich Police, he now serves as the School Resource Officer. He is also a member of the Special Response Team and the Departments Armorer.