Meet the Squad

Troy T. Edwards, Founder

TheCrosshairs was founded by Troy Edwards who is a Retired Sr Police Detective from Central Florida, who specialized in Homicide Investigations, Child and Sex Crime investigations. He is educated in Criminal Law and Psychology, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Criminology.  Troy is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor with more than a thousand hours of advanced training in Law Enforcement and firearms.  Troy is also on the Board of Directors with the United States Navy League.  Although he never served in the military, Troy comes from a USMC and Navy family and is passionate about supporting our Veterans.  Troy’s involvement with the Central Florida Navy League began in 2011. Now as a board member, this proud father of two is continuing his dedication to youth as the CFNL’s Scholarship Coordinator, and liaison for the JROTC/Sea Cadets.  He is he Communications Director and also sits on the Lone Sailor Memorial Committee, is the Race Manager for the Annual Wounded Warrior 5k/10k  and is on the Navy Ball Committee.

Troy also has specialized training in:
Hand-to-Hand Combat and Defensive Tactics, Martial Arts (Krav Maga), Close Quarters Combat (CQB), Outdoor Survival Techniques, Long Range Marksmanship (Sniper), Ghillie Suit Construction, Emergency Medical Training, Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance, TACC Team, Narcotics Identifications and Investigation, Hostage Negotiations (Member of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators F.A.H.N.),  Advanced Firearms, High & Low threat scenarios, Crowd suppression, Defensive Driving, ,  Security, Narcotics Investigation & Identification


Connie T. Silliman, CFO

Connie handles many of the behind-the-scenes and day to day activities to include board meetings, being a liaison with State and local agencies and licensing.  After spending decades working for the Federal Government, Connie still enjoys still being in the Law Enforcement atmosphere. She has a vast knowledge of firearms, investigations and surveillance.