Instructor Bio

Spring Conference, 2019

Instructor Bios

Michael “Mike” H. Mertz

Mike is the owner of and training consultant for C&M Consulting and Professional Training Services, LLC. Since 2003, Mike has developed and administered training on a variety of law enforcement topics. He is a POST certified instructor, and has partnered with various state agencies to develop statewide plans for family violence initiatives, and “best practices” response to incidents of family violence and sexual assault. Mike develops, identifies, and develops grant opportunities as well as assists clients in preparing grant applications and securing grant funding.

Mike was the Violence Against Women Program Director with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police from January 2001 until December of 2005. During his tenure with the Chief’s Association, Mike worked with law enforcement agency heads to develop standard operating procedures for responding to incidents of violence against women and children.

Prior to his work with the Chief’s Association, Mike served as the Family Violence Division Commander for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office from January 1995 until January of 2001. He supervised investigators and responding officers in response and handling of family violence, sexual assault, and stalking. He was also responsible for procurement and oversight of Federal STOP grant funding.

Mike has authored numerous POST approved lesson plans regarding response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and family violence. He has also contributed to the Georgia Superior Court Judges Bench Book on Family Violence for numerous years.

Clint A. Bush

Clint Bush grew up in Sparks, Georgia and graduated from Cook High School in 1993. After graduation, he attended Abraham Baldwin College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia before transferring to Valdosta State University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1997.

After graduation, Clint was hired by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, working as an undercover narcotics agent, buying illegal narcotics. In 1999, Clint was hired by the United States Secret Service and was assigned to the New York Field Office. During his tenure in New York, Clint was assigned to the West African Task Force, Counterfeit Squad, and the Protection Squad.

In 2004, Clint was assigned to the Vice-Presidential Protection Division in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Clint was assigned to the Office Of Protection Operations located at the United States Secret Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In 2011, Clint was assigned to the Albany, Georgia Resident Office. In 2013, Clint was promoted to the Resident Agent in Charge of the Albany, Georgia Resident Office, where he supervises all criminal investigations conducted in the sixty (60) counties which encompass the Albany Resident Office.

Most importantly, Clint married his wife, Marcie Bush, in 2010. They have a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Vera Cate Bush.