About us

Executive Board Of Directors

National President,

John “JB” Bellico

President@smokingshields.org

John is currently a 2nd Grade Detective with the NYPD where he began his career in 2001. Now assigned to the Gun Violence Suppression Division, he investigates firearm cases city wide. Former assignments include the Queens Violence reduction task force & 100 Detective Squad. He is both a former DEA Delegate as well as the Current Brooklyn Trustee for the NYPD Columbia Association. He is the founder and the President of the Smoking Shields. He is married and has three kids. It is his goal to have a Smoking Shields chapter in each state by the year 2025. Currently we have chapters in New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio, Nevada and South Carolina, with more expansion every day.

Daniel Ticali

Vice President

1(917)-642-1077

VicePresident@smokingshields.org

Dan began his career with the NYPD in the summer of 2001. Currently, he is a 2nd-grade detective assigned to the Detective Bureau's Tactical Training Unit as a Tactical and Investigative Instructor. In addition to being the recording secretary for the Smoking Shields, he also holds the recording secretary position for Blue Live Matter-NYC. He is married with two daughters.

Anthony Grosso

Treasurer​

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Treasurer@smokingshields.org

Anthony began his career with the Port Authority Police in 2007. Working for a short time at the Bus terminal in Manhattan, he spent most of his career at JFK airport. During his years working midnights, he spent his days investing in real estate. He became known as the "Real Estate Guy" and found his true calling in doing mortgages, specifically for law enforcement. In 2018 he decided to vested out to spend more time with his growing family & business. He focuses a majority of his newly found time working to support law enforcement charities and clubs. His goal is to help this organization continue to grow it's membership across the country. He is married and has 3 boys.

John Paynter

Recording Secretary

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RecordingSecretary@SmokingShields.org

John is newly retired 2nd grade detective with the NYPD. He began his career in 1989 with the NYC Transit Police. He is currently assigned to the Firearms & Tactics section as an armorer. John hopes to make at least one meeting and or function of each chapter. He is married with 3 children.

Kyle Hansen

Sergeant At Arms

SergeantAtArms@SmokingShields.org