Every Saint Has A Past and Every Sinner Has A Future
A former South Carolina State Trooper
Jay believes that everyone makes mistakes and no mistake is beyond the point of redemption. People are human and mistakes are going to be made. It's what you do with those mistakes that matters. He believes that we are put on this earth to make an impact on people in a positive way. Changing peoples' lives for the better is his passion.
There are people that want to better themselves at the expense of others, this is unacceptable and these people need to go through the same process of turning their lives around to help others with the mistakes they have made. He has dedicated his life to this process. Some cases are just worse than others but the same positive outcome can be achieved. He has made mistakes including dealing with alcohol addiction so he understands the struggles and hardships that this disease causes.
Recognizing the good within people is the key to a bright future for everyone. My hope is that everyone that sees our show will find some piece that will help them within any struggle that they may encounter. Lastly he is very grateful to the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us at home and abroad protecting not only our safety but our freedom.
Apply the term endless war to any conflict and resources and money become political footballs. The desired outcome becomes secondary to the implementation of the strategy. Over the last 40 years the war on drugs has slowly become an endless war and the football game has seemingly gone into overtime. A war fought on so many levels that there is no longer a common goal or end in sight.
In 1995, Jay Russell founded R.A.I.D. Corps to put the control of creating a drug free environment in the hands of the individual. Equipped with highly trained personnel and canines he began offering clients a personalized service aimed at keeping small communities safe and drug free. Schools, manufacturing plants, even homes became small battlefields in the war on drugs. The difference being that the individuals most directly involved in the communities had the resources, information, and tactics to help defend themselves.
Over the years R.A.I.D. Corps has been able to produce measurable results that prove a community could change their drug culture with the proper tools. People want to defend themselves from the scourge of drugs. Jay has given countless numbers of people across the country the know-how to do just that. Along with that know-how, he has made available all the resources they need to maintain a safe and drug free environment.
R.A.I.D. Corps operators have done what 40 years and billions of dollars has yet to accomplish.
|England Simpson||William Duram||Robert "Tank" Crayton||Randy "Wolf" Wise|
England Simpson, 26, is Jay Russell's sidekick, trainee and verbal sparring partner. Sassy and spirited, England can give as good as she gets, trading wisecracks and insults with Jay as they repeatedly go into action side by side. In college she studied sociology, with a concentration in criminology. She continued to prepare for a career in law enforcement by taking an internship with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) courthouse.
In her private life, England proudly proclaims herself a "nerd," passionate about music, video games and Japanese anime. She is also a huge fan of horror movies. She says that in her free time, if she isn't at a concert, she's gearing up to go to a fan convention.
While Jay Russell sometimes acts as though he's her bad-tempered uncle, England actually has a warm relationship with her family – her parents and three "beautiful and amazing" sisters. One of those sisters is England's twin.
England's motto is, "The heart may betray, but the sword never lies."
Six-foot-two Robert "Tank" Crayton, 32, is the newest member of the Jay Team. In this team of tough guys, he's one of the toughest – hence the nickname.
Tank's background both in the U.S. Army and juvenile justice gave him extensive training in hand-to-hand combat, submission techniques, boxing and martial arts. He is also highly proficient in all manner of weaponry, including M-16 and M-203 rifles, pistols and firearms, shotguns, grenades and the AT-4 rocket launcher.
When he isn't fighting crime alongside Jay Russell, Tank is a youth counselor and chemical ops specialist who helps to improve the lives of at-risk young people. He says that he enjoys the satisfaction of working with "a myriad of personalities" and that every day poses new and interesting challenges. "It means so much to me," he says, "when I can gain their trust and when they allow me to help them."
Although Tank now lives in South Carolina, he grew up in "a very athletic household" in Brooklyn. N.Y. Inspired and encouraged by both his parents, Tank played basketball and football, boxed and ran track. His father, Tank says, excelled at every sport "with trophies all over from the multiple sports that he played as a youth. But it would actually be my mother who taught me the love of the game and who gave me the determination to succeed."
In addition to his athletic prowess, Tank also has a lifelong love of performing. The "class clown" in school, he has appeared onstage in almost every form of show business – singing, acting, rapping, stand-up comedy, improv and much more. It all dates back to his childhood, he says, when he loved entertaining his family and friends, singing in choirs and appearing in school plays and skits. And even at that early age, Tank says, "I always wanted to be on TV."
Tank's hobbies run the gamut from the active – lifting weights and playing basketball – to the passive – playing video games, reading comic books and relaxing with his family.
William Durham brings a lifetime of martial arts experience to the Jay Team, having studied karate since the age of 7. He has a black belt in Kenpo, Kickboxing, and Shuri and has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Okinawan Shuri, and Chinese Kenpo. His expertise in these disciplines has taken him around the world. He is also an amateur bodybuilder and an accomplished drag racer. His competency makes him Jay Russell's go-to-guy when things get tough.
William is a native of Spartanburg, SC. His father passed away when he was 12 years old. Mike Sanders, whom he calls Renshi, raised him. William and his wife Marsha have five children: one boy Austin, and four girls Sara Grace, Carly, Jordan, and Amber.
Randy "Wolf" Wise, 45, is the Jay Team's "make it happen" guy. He's a private investigator who conducts raids and drug searches in Myrtle Beach schools and has worked with R.A.I.D. for more than 12 years. He served 13 years as a law enforcement officer, reaching the rank of sergeant, and was a highway patrolman for four years. He has experience on task forces in narcotics and illegal weapons, as well as with street crime units.
Wolf got his nickname because of his uncanny ability to befriend and relax the criminal element before suddenly turning on them and taking them down. Referred to as "the wolf in sheep's clothing", he has a laid-back, friendly, easy-going personality that lulls his opponents until the time comes to spring into action. Wolf takes down the bad guys with a sudden burst of quick energy and highly charged aggressive action that shocks the bad guys and catches them completely off guard. Wolf's dog, Nero, is always ready to help him search out the contraband or drag down the bad guys. And Wolf is an expert behind the wheel of a car, with years of experience as a stock car driver on tracks across South Carolina.
Wolf is a South Carolina native and a single father to two children. His hobbies include watching car racing, go-karts and college football. He also enjoys coaching his son Tanner's rec league football team.
While Randy loves hanging out at the beach, lying in the sun, partying with friends and listening to live music. He says that he's particularly drawn to any activity that's filled with "thrills and danger."