Covert Media Consulting was founded on the principle of providing the most up-to-date training to our nation's first responders. We pride ourselves on only using active instructors who are currently involved in the subject matter they are teaching. Each of our instructors are highly commended officers and are certified instructors by their respective state law enforcement commissioning boards. Police work is changing on a daily if not hourly basis and our first responders deserve to receive the most current information available to them. 

Detective John Hock

Detective John Hock is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division at a large department in the Dallas area. As part of his current assignment he is responsible for uncovering and supplying real time, actionable intelligence to field operations personnel by using a combination of social media platforms, law enforcement databases and open source intelligence. He is a highly commended officer in the use of “out of the box” techniques to safely apprehend and successfully prosecute criminals. He maintains current knowledge regarding the use of technology in law enforcement. He has been sought after by numerous local, state and federal agencies to assist with high profile investigations using social media and open source investigative techniques. 

He has trained hundreds of first responders in the use of social media and open source investigation techniques and currently holds the following certifications:

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor Certification

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Peace Officer Certification

Detective Michael Hernandez

Detective Michael Hernandez has been employed in law enforcement since 2005 and is currently assigned as a detective in the Dallas Metroplex, where he is assigned to investigate Child Crimes, Sexual Assaults, Domestic Violence, and Cyber Crimes. He is a current affiliate member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), as well as a member of the Homeland Security Cyber / Child Exploitation Task force. In 2017 Michael began traveling the country teaching other police agencies new techniques in Online Investigations as well as Dark Web investigations. Detective Hernandez has training and certifications in current digital forensic tools as well as Information Technology (IT) Security. He continues to seek and obtain knowledge in the ever-evolving word of digital investigations.

He is also a certified instructor through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement