Sgt. Mark DiBona (Ret)
Retired Law Enforcement Officer, Keynote Speaker, Technical Advisor, Actor, Law Enforcement Mental Health Liaison
Mark DiBona was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. In 1985, he began his Law Enforcement career with the Braintree Police Department and later transferred to the Amtrak Police Department, Boston District.
In 1993, Mark moved to Florida and continued his career with the Avon Park Police Department and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, 19 years as a Patrol Sergeant. After 25 years with S.C.S.O. and 33 years of Law Enforcement experience, Mark retired in 2019, he was also Police Academy Instructor.
He is a Co-founder of Protecting The Guardian a Technical Advisor and Law Enforcement Mental Health Liaison with In The Line of Duty Video’s. Board Member and Law Enforcement Mental Health Liaison with Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association. Technical Advisor for PTSD 911 documentary movie. A Member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers. Also, a Motivational Speaker with Bravo748 Speakers Bureau.
Throughout his Law Enforcement career, Mark has held several positions and assignments, to include Field Training Officer, Street Crimes Unit, Traffic D.U.I. Unit, Peer Support Unit, Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Public Information Officer and In-Service Training Instructor.
Mark is an advocate for First Responder suicide prevention, mental health education and wellness. During his career, Mark developed mental health issues and a suicide attempt. He is very open speaking about these issues and his wellness.
Mark has been a keynote speaker at several conferences. He has appeared in several media events, podcasts, webinars, newspapers, books, documentaries, magazine interviews, radio shows, training events and in a music video.
In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Gailyn of over 32 years. Spending time with their dogs, Romeo and Bella. He is a huge fan of Rock and Roll music, playing the guitar and keyboards.