Ex Umbra En Solem

"From the Shadows into the Light"


A1200260 B1300222

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Bret Bartlett, owner and manager of Ex Umbra Defense Solutions, served with the Tampa Police Department (FL) for almost 32 years. He served as a Patrol Officer through the rank of Captain.  Bret's commands as a Captain include the Criminal Intelligence, Major Crimes , and Internal Affairs Bureaus. 

He also served as the lead firearms instructor for the department, responsible for developing and delivering top-quality firearms instruction.  He continues to teach firearms subjects to basic police recruit academies both for the Hillsborough Community College and Pasco-Hernando State College.  Bret holds certifications as a police firearms instructor by the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, and is a licensed State of Florida Firearms Instructor (K License). He is also certified by the National Rifle Association in numerous firearms  subjects.​  Bret is a Certified Firearms Specialist as recognized by the International Firearms Specialist Academy (www.gunlearn.com).

Bret is licensed in Florida as a Private Investigator, and is certified as Professional Certified Investigator by ASIS International (www.asisonline.org)  and as a Florida Certified Professional Investigator by the Florida Association of Private Investigators (www.fali.org). Private Investigations is one of Ex Umbra Defense's primary functions.  Our PI network includes some of the finest PI's in the country. 

Ex Umbra Defense Solutions is a State of Florida Licensed Private Investigative Agency (A1200260) and Security Agency (B1300222).