Mark DiBona was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. In 1985, Mark 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 Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, where he where he retired as a Patrol Sergeant, after 33 years of Law Enforcement experience. Mark was also Police Academy Instructor at Seminole State College.
Throughout his Law Enforcement career, Mark has held several positions and assignments, to include Peer Support Unit, Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Public Information Officer and in-service training Instructor.
During his career, Mark developed mental health issues and a suicide attempt. He is very open speaking about these issues and his wellness.
Mark is a Co-founder of Protecting the Guardian, he is 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. Board Member with International Public Safety Association, Member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers. He is also an Advisor and Consultant for Here for You Blue.
Mark is an advocate for Law Enforcement Officer and First Responder Mental Health/Suicide Prevention/Wellness and Education. He has been a guest on several news radio, television, podcast, conferences, webinars, books and magazines. He also has appeared in training videos, a music video and is a motivational speaker.
In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Gailyn of 30 years and their dogs Bella and Romeo. Mark is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox, playing the guitar and Rock and Roll music.