Major Lamarche moved to north Florida in 1963 when he attended FSU on a football Scholarship. He played on the first FSU team to beat the University of Florida and the first to play in a major college bowl game (Gator Bowl 1964--FSU beat Nebraska). Upon graduation from FSU with a BS in Criminology & Law Enforcement, he began his career as a Wildlife Officer with the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission. While working for GFC, Major Lamarche attended NOVA University at night and on weekends and earned his MS in Criminal Justice Administration. He later became the first Wildlife Officer to graduate from the elite FBI National Academy. Being the first Florida Wildlife Officer with a college degree in Law Enforcement, he was rapidly promoted over the years to Training Officer, Investigations Supervisor and Asst. Chief of Law Enforcement. During these years of distinguished public service, Major Lamarche fell in love with the "Red Hills," and he recognized a real need among large acreage property owners for a specialized, professional security service designed to meet their unique security problems. In 1980, to avoid a "conflict of interest" and to begin Plantation Security Inc., Major Lamarche transferred to the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. There he became Range Master and was responsible for providing Recruit Firearms, Officer Survival, Firearms Instructor, and Advanced Firearms Instruction courses to hundreds of Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officers until his retirement in 1997. With such a close, respected law enforcement training position, Major Lamarche has been able to consistently hire the cream of the crop of new Law Enforcement Officer Retirees to work at Plantation Security. Those Retirees include Georgia and Florida retired Game Wardens, Wildlife Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, State Patrolmen and Troopers. Major Lamarche continues to oversee the daily operations of Plantation Security. Next to his enjoyment of his family and grandchildren, Major Lamarche enjoys taking Plantation Security's clients and employees on deep sea fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico.