From Captain to CEO the Story of Jay
From Recruit to Captain
Jay Hart began his law enforcement after he rode along with his brother one night while he was on duty working for a large Police Department in South Florida. That single night changed the course of Jay’s life forever. It was that night that Jay decided that he would like to become a Police Officer, just like his brother. Jay worked tirelessly for the next year to get all of the accreditation needed to be a police officer in the state of Florida. He was eventually hired by one of the largest Sheriff’s Agencies in the country within the following year.
As Jay’s law enforcement career began to grow, his entrepreneurial spirit did too. Since a young age Jay had always had the drive for independence. Starting several businesses when he was younger, it became clear early on that he had an innovative mindset and the leadership capabilities to expand his entrepreneurial spirit further. The leadership skills that he had developed early on aided in his development as a police office. Early on, Jay quickly rose through the ranks, skipping the rank of sergeant and moving directly into a Lieutenants position that provided him the opportunity to teach a leadership course to all members of the force. Furthermore, it was within a short two year period that Jay was no longer Lieutenant Jay Hart, but instead he had become Captain Jay Hart.
Life After the Force
During Captain Hart’s time as a Lieutenant he was actively working on an incredible idea for a business. It was during this time, Captain Hart recognized there was very little communication within gated communities in South Florida. He found that communication came through two very standard, out-of-date methods; a newsletter once a month or one neighbor telling another neighbor something they heard earlier in the day, information that was notoriously either inaccurate or similarly to the game “telephone” completely incorrect once it had traveled from person to person.
Hart, upon recognizing that the current systems in place needed to change, decided to hire a programmer and develop a new method for community communication. Between the two of them they built a very robust system that allowed community leaders to send out text messages and emails simultaneously so each member of the community. In fact, the system is so robust, a single person can send out up to 50,000 text messages and emails within a few short minutes to upwards of 30,000 individuals. Captain Hart’s company MCALERT.NET is currently being utilized throughout the country in numerous gated communities as well as small cities and towns.
Jay's Current Projects
My Community Alert (MCAlert) is a concept developed from the idea that many of us in all kinds of residential communities’ lack valuable information that is needed during emergency situations and other critical and/or important events that are happening all around us. As a community, we need to come together and focus on the overall safety of our family, friends and neighbors alike. Through this application community leaders are able to reach more community members quicker and ensure that the information they receive is as accurate as it can be. For more information please visit mcalert.net.
Gold Shield Industries
Gold Shield Industries is committed to providing the highest quality professional services such as Secure Transportation, Executive/VIP Protection and VIP Personal Assistance. Gold Shield has provided top notch security to high net worth individuals, celebrities, senior executives of multi-million-dollar firms, and dignitaries. Comprised of current and former police officers in South Florida, former Captain Jay Hart has assembled a team of specialized, experienced, security professionals committed to your personal safety.