Mr. Dotson is owner and senior consultant for Fortress Preparedness Services and the lead instructor for Workplace Violence / Active Shooter training. Jay is certified as an instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and the Center for Domestic Preparedness.  He teaches defensive tactics, active shooter response, martial arts, the Incident Command System, and the National Incident Management System.

Mr. Dotson also is an awareness instructor in the following areas: improvised explosive devices, radiological improvised devices, weapons of mass destruction, and hazardous materials awareness.

His experiences include 25 years on the Muncie Police Department, 30 years at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Security, and 10 years as the Ball Memorial Hospital Security Chief.  He is a certified FBI hostage/crisis negotiator and an ILEA certified basic SWAT operator.