Thomas J. Archambault, right, president and chief instructor of TJA Use of Force Training Inc., presents Mercer County Corrections Lt. Eric L. Boné with a Master Instructor pin for his leadership of an elite team of corrections officers.Full size photo

Thomas J. Archambault, right, president and chief instructor of TJA Use of Force Training Inc., presents Mercer County Corrections Lt. Eric L. Boné with a Master Instructor pin for his leadership of an elite team of corrections officers.

Mercer County Correction Center’s Lt. Eric L. Boné was honored recently by Thomas J. Archambault, president and chief instructor of TJA Use of Force Training Inc. for Boné’s leadership of an elite team of corrections officers who completed an intensive course in tactical training. Lt. Boné, of Willingboro, is the team’s commander.

“It was a pleasure to work with Boné and his team,” Archambault said. “Under Lt. Bone’s leadership, the Mercer Emergency Response Team is well prepared to tackle any scenario they might encounter at the County Correction Center.”

Upon recognizing Lt. Boné following course completion Dec. 10, Archambault presented Boné with a gold Master Instructor badge pin, a TJA Master Instructor Hat and an award uniform pin known as the “Wings of Corrections Professionals” for his continued professional dedication for officer safety for Correctional Emergency Response Teams. Archambault also recognized Boné for:
  • 17 years’ association as a TJA Certified Instructor
  • Dedication to the MERT above and beyond the call of duty
  • Continual pursuit for training, dedication to his team and unwavering professionalism
  • Dedication to principals as a true leader for MERT
  • Membership to 12 Best of the Best TJA CERT Operators & Trainers for Emergency Response Teams in the United States.


The Master Level program will enable the 14-member Mercer County team to train fellow officers at the Correction Center. The 80-hour course provided by Archambault covers all aspects of advanced officer training, including confrontational avoidance techniques, restraint training, cell extractions, use of weapons, range exercises, riot control, and written and practical exams. The certification is good for five years. Training took place at the Mercer County, New Jersey, Correction Center firing range, the Mercer County Police Academy, located at Mercer County Community College, and at the Dempster Fire Training Academy.

For more information about TJA Use of Force Training, visit the website at www.tactical-training.com; www.tjaPSI.com; email tja1@tactical-training.com; or call 239-458-8235; 1301 SW 4th Court, Cape Coral, FL 33991-2858 U.S.A.