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Cantor's Driving School Instructors


Cantor's Driving School's Experienced, Expert Instructors

Cantor's Driving School instructors are the very best in Broward County and Palm Beach County. All instructors know how teens, adults and seniors learn to drive, so we customize our teaching approaches to our students. All Cantor's Driving School instructors have clean driving records, child abuse clearances, have passed criminal background checks and been FBI fingerprinted.

All Cantor's Driving School instructors are off-duty or retired police officers.

Cantor’s Driving School has taught over 40,000 people how to drive Ė The Driving School That Gets Results®

All Instructors Are Florida State-Certified

Every Cantorís Driving School instructor is certified by the State of Florida, a rigorous process that includes driving instructor training and submission of extensive documentation proving credibility of qualifications and character, including:
  • Complete the 32-hour Driving Instructor Training Course (DITC)
  • Submit a commercial driving school instructor application
  • Driving school owner Frank Cantor must provide a notarized statement of employment as a driving instructor at his school
  • A valid Florida driver license and a clear driving record for the previous 3 years (at least), with no license "suspensions, revocations, cancellations, or disqualification"
  • Submit a set of fingerprints for a fingerprint-based criminal background check
  • Submit a recent, clean Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) report
  • Certification must be renewed every year
  • Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV)

Meet Our Driving Instructors in Broward County and Palm Beach County

Glenn Topping

Glenn is a retired sergeant with 25 years of service at the Broward County Sheriff's Office. During his tenure at the Sheriff's office he was a patrol sergeant his last 20 years - on the SWAT team as a lead Hostage Negotiator, Field Force Supervisor, Tactics Instructor, and Organized Crime Detective that traveled with the DEA conducting major drug investigations around the country. Glenn is also a veteran U.S. Army Military Police sergeant. Glenn was featured on the COPS TV show when it started back in 1989 and is a good acquaintance of movie actor Johnny Depp. Glenn is a Private Investigator and runs Spyglass Investigations and Protection LLC and past bodyguard for professional rock and roll groups.

Michael Banks

Michael is retired from the Pembroke Pines Police Department. He served the department for 25 years as a patrol officer for 5 years and a Traffic Homicide Investigator in the traffic unit for 20 years. Michael has investigated hundreds of traffic crashes over the years and has taught other members of the department crash investigation and traffic safety. He also taught traffic school safety courses. Michael is a native of South Florida and a resident of Broward County.

Mike Conklin

Mike is retired from the New York City Police Department. He served as a police officer for over 5 years and as a detective investigator on the highway patrol/accident investigation division for over 15 years. Mike has performed numberous criminal investigations of motor vehicle accidents with emphasis on leaving the scene, serious injuries and fatalities. After retiring from NYPD, he was a special investigator conducting insurance fraud, vehicle theft and surveillance. Mike's background in motor vehicle accidents is an asset to teaching all ages to be defensive and safe drivers. Mike is a resident of Palm Beach County.

Al Caballero

Al is a retired Law Enforcement Officer with the New York City Police Department. Alís 17 years of experience includes working as a Patrol Officer (from investigating accidents for the Streets Division to the Health & Hospital Corporation), Security Detail for the New York Yankees, and Detective with the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Al has also worked with the NYC Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer. Al resides with his family in Palm Beach County and is fluent in Spanish as well as English. He has two daughters whom he has personally taught to drive. His experience, patience and bilingual skills help him effectively teach students of all ages to drive safely.

Gordon Starr

Gordon is retired from the United States Navy as a Military Police Officer, Chief of Police for the Military Police Academy and Criminal Investigator. He was also a Palm Beach Sheriff serving as a District Police Officer, Gang Task Force and Deputy Patrol Officer. Gordon has extensive background in accident investigation and aggressive driving enforcement. He is a resident of Palm Beach County.

Jeff Cohen

Jeff is a retired Miami Beach Police Department Motor Sergeant. He is a certified police instructor of police motorcycling, police bicycling, chemical agents, rappelling, and firearms. During his police career, Jeff served 15 years as a SWAT operator and supervisor. He spent 18 years as a motorcycle officer, the last six as the sergeant of the motorcycle unit and traffic homicide unit. He coordinated the logistics and traffic patterns of several major events in the city of Miami Beach. He has been recognized for his role in improving the safety of the roads in the city of Miami Beach. Jeffís expertise includes traffic patrol, speed enforcement, tactical maneuvers, community policing, and training. He has been a youth mentor for the Broward County Public Schools since 1998 and is currently a high school softball coach and youth baseball coach.

Joe Gomes

Joe is a retired 20 year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and a 6 year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. For 16 years he was assigned to the Highway Patrol unit, where some of his responsibilities were traffic enforcement, accident investigations, from minor collisions to accidents involving fatalities, Breathalyzer testing for DUI arrests as well as dignitary and high profile escorts, both in cars and on motorcycles. The last 6 years of his career were spent in the Midtown Manhattan motorcycle unit, dealing with keeping the traffic in one of the most congested areas of the city moving as freely as possible. Being a lifelong motorcyclist, after retiring in 2004 Joe took his passion for riding along with a desire to see new riders learn the right way to ride and became a Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructor. After relocating to Florida 5 years ago, Joe took the steps to become certified as a behind the wheel driving instructor as well. Joe also umpires baseball for Palm Beach County schools, referees all levels of ice hockey in South Florida and continues to skate 3 times a week in local leagues. Joe and his wife live in Palm Beach county.

Keith Krakowski

Keith resides in Palm Beach County. He was a police officer in Auburn Police Department, Auburn, MA, for 8 years (4 in uniform and 4 as a detective), a police officer for 3 years in Daytona Beach, FL, and a special agent with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for 20 years. With DEA, he spent approximately 12 years overseas to in such countries as Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Panama, Honduras, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Upon retirement from DEA, he became a security contractor (manager/director) in Iraq for nearly 4 years and another year in Pakistan. His education includes: MA in Criminal Justice, BS in Sociology and AS in Law Enforcement.

Ken Leon

Ken retired from the New York City Police Department (NYPD), where he served 21 years of service as a Police Officer. His duties included patrolling New York City and the surrounding five boroughs, on the streets as well as the NYC subways. A major part of his career was working at the Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught new recruits Law, Behavioral Science, Firearms and Driver's Training. After retirement from the NYPD, he was employed by one of New Yorkís top security companies as a general topic instructor where he worked for four years. Ken was also an instructor for the National Safety Council-NY Chapter, teaching defensive driving courses that are taken by offenders seeking to reduce points against their driverís licenses. He was also certified by the Red Cross as a CPR instructor. Ken is fluent in English and Spanish.

Angela Rawls

Angela is a retired Deputy Sheriff with 23 years of service at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, and was a correction officer for the Florida State Corrections Department. For five years she acted as a parking control officer for the Town of Palm Beach Police Department. She also worked as a substitute teacher and is qualified to teach first through eighth grades at public schools in the Palm Beach County School District. Angela resides in Palm Beach County with her daughter whom she taught to drive.

John Kelly

John is a retired lieutenant with 30 years of service at the West Palm Beach Police Department. During his tenure at the police department he was the Executive Officer for the Chief of Police, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Watch Commander, Sergeant/Patrol Supervisor, Field Training Supervisor, SWAT Sniper Team Leader, Motor Officer, Field Training Officer, Organized Crime Agent, Multi Agency Narcotic Agent, and Patrol Officer. John is also an honorable discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corps as a sergeant. John is a graduate of Kaplan University with a bachelorís degree in Criminal Justice.

Victoria C.

Victoria served as an Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department in Chattanooga, TN and worked in the Narcotics Division, specifically assigned to the Prescription Drug Task Force, while pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee. After graduation, Victoria became a Chattanooga Police Officer, after serving in patrol, she served mostly in the Traffic Homicide Division as an Investigator/Reconstructionist. She also worked in the personnel/recruiting division, served on the Accident Review Board, and taught DUI and traffic classes in the police academy. She was the first female in her department to become motorcycle-certified. Victoria moved to Florida after retirement and also is a licensed chauffeur in Palm Beach County.

Victor Crawford

Victor is a retired Deputy Sheriff with 10 years of service at the Broward County Sheriff's Office. He started his career as a Federal Security Officer with the Department of Homeland Security. As a Deputy he served as a firearms instructor, field training officer and obtained his certification from the Florida Department of Corrections. During his tenure he excelled at ensuring the safety, health, and general welfare of the public. His training and experience covers a vast array of areas including defensive tactics, defensive driving, negotiating, search and rescue, and first aid. He previously was a driving instructor for a private commercial transportation company.

Employment for Driving Instructors

Cantor's Driving School is always looking for good driving instructors. Call us at 954-740-1103 to inquire about current opportunities, or send an email with your resume to

Links to Driving Lessons Pages for Southeastern Florida Cities, Towns and Municipalities

Cantor's Driving School offers driving lessons throughout southeastern Florida, including Broward County and Palm Beach County. Here are some of the towns served by Cantor's Driving School in Broward/Palm Beach Counties:

Broward County Driving School
Coral Springs Driving School, Parkland Driving School, Weston Driving School, Plantation Driving School, Coconut Creek Driving School, Pembroke Pines Driving School, Hollywood Driving School, Fort Lauderdale Driving School, Pompano Beach Driving School, Davie Driving School, Sunrise Driving School.

Palm Beach County Driving School
Delray Beach Driving School, West Palm Beach Driving School, Boynton Beach Driving School, Wellington Driving School, Palm Beach Gardens Driving School, Boca Raton Driving School, Royal Palm Beach Driving School, Lakeworth Driving School, Greenacres Driving School, Palm Beach Driving School, Jupiter Driving School.

Only the larger towns are listed, so if you don't see your town listed here, call us at 954-740-1103 for Broward and Palm Beach Counties or use our convenient contact form.

Cantor's Driving School Service Area

Driving Lessons covering all of Broward County:
Hollywood, Parkland, Sunrise, Davie, Weston, Plantation, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach,
Palm Beach County:
Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Greenacres, Jupiter,
The Treasure Coast
including Martin County,
St. Lucie County and Indian River County.