Tek Marciniak


  • High School Lawside Academy, Dundee, Scotland
  • Associate Degree Land Surveying - Dundee College of Art and Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Archaeology/Forensic Anthropology - University of South Florida


  • Graduated from Scottish National Police Academy - 1966
  • Military Police Training-United States Marine Corps - 1970
  • Graduated Tampa Police Academy-Top academic and top shooter - 1971
  • Graduated - Florida Gulf Coast Police Academy - 1996
  • Certified Police Instructor-Florida Criminal Justice Standard.
  • Certified to teach all basic law enforcement classes - 1997
  • Completed Officer Survival Combat Fire Arms Training - 1998
  • Completed Officer Survival Combat Fire Arms Training - 1998
  • Certified US National Mounted Police Instructor - 1998


  • United States Marine Corps. Served in Republic of Vietnam. 1969 -1972
  • Honorable discharge with rank of Sergeant.


  • Owned and ridden horses since 1967.
  • Owned and operated three horse farms involving horse care, boarding, leasing, horse training, and riding instruction.

  • Owned and operated Mounted Police Academy, Ocala Florida 1998 - 2010

Fox Hunting

  • Past Member - Two Rivers Hounds, Tampa, FL
  • Current Member - Live Oak Hounds, Thomasville, GA

Fox hunted for the past 16 years throughout the United States, Ireland and England.

Completed 7-day intensive cross-country and fox hunting riding clinic - Castle Leslie, Ireland


Completed Polo Clinic at University of Virginia - required for participation in U.S. Polo Association - 1986

Polo competitions.

      • Polo seminar - Casa De Campo, Santo Domingo - 1988
      • Competed in U.S. Endurance Riders Association sanctioned races. - 1993-95


      • Basic Mounted Officer's Clinic - National Mounted Police Academy
      • Instructor's Certification - National Mounted Police Academy
      • Mounted Police Training, Lexington, KY - Conducted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police
      • Guest Instructor, New Orleans Mounted Police Training and Competition - 1998


Tek Marciniak has conducted certfication courses for Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Las Vegas, NV; Austin, TX; Caddo Parrish, LA; Traverse City, MI; Bermingham, MI; California State Parks; Allen Co.S.O.,OH; Covington, KY; Gahanna, OH; Hinds County, MS; Shriveport LAPD; Alexandria, LAPD; Lousiana Department of Corrections; Charlotte County, FL; Glades County, FL; Collier County, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Savannah, GA; Cobb County, GA; Bridgeport, CT; Monmouth County, ME; Wayne Co. Sheriff's Office, MI; Des Moines P.D., IA; Sangamon Co. Sheriff's Office, IL; Palm Beach Co., FL; U.S. Forrestry Service; Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office, FL; and Etowah County, GA.


Participated in archaeological expeditions across Peruvian Andes and Yucatan jungle using horses as sole means of transportation. EMPLOYMENT

      • Land Surveyor -Blairgowrie, Scotland - 1962-66
      • Police Officer, Dundee City Police, Scotland - 1966-67
      • Military Police Officer, USMC. Served with civilian police at Danang, Viet Nam and was NCOIC, - 1969-72
      • U.S. Consulate Security, Danang, Viet Nam.
      • Police Officer/Homicide Investigator, Tampa Police Department - 1972-75
      • Owner, Marciniak Detective Agency, employing up to 14 investigators. - 1975-90
      • Charter Captain/Sailing Instructor, operated sail and power cruises between Florida and Central - 1995
      • American and instructed offshore seamanship and sailing from Basic through Advanced.
      • Owned, operated Trelawn Plantation - horse boarding facility - conducted basic riding instruction - 1995-1999
      • Present - Owned and operated Mounted Police Training and Equipment Co. - Engaged in training of mounted officers and police horses and supply of equipment for same. - 1997


    • U.S. Merchant Marine Captain - Master Near Coastal - unlimited passengers, up to 200 miles offshore.
    • Merchant Marine Towing Certification - USCG.
    • Private Pilot's License - Fixed Wing, licensed by FAA
    • Scuba Diver Certification, licensed by P.A.D.D.I.