I am an independent security and law enforcement consultant who owns and operates a firm based in Miami, Florida. My practice is in the areas of security consulting/risk assessment, forensic security/law enforcement consulting, and workplace violence education/mitigation. I am board certfied in security management, having achieved the coveted Certfied Protection Professional designation in 2012, from ASIS International. I have provided security surveys/risk assessments to a variety of venues including critical infrastructure.
Prior to forming my own consultancy, I served in security management positions with Baptist Health South Florida, providing consultation to six hosptials and a multitude of out-patient care facilites on security and emergency management matters. Addtionally, I developed and presented a workplace violence reduction program for the organization. Improving on my expertise in workplace violence mitigation, I went on to achieve the Certified Workplace Violence Prevention Specialist desgination from the National Associaton of Safety Professionals.
Before the start of my private sector security management and consulting careers, I served for over 20 years with the City of South Miami, Florida Police Department-honorably retiring in 2010. Throughout my tenure, I was successfully and progressively promoted through the ranks to the senior command rank of Captain (retired Major). During my law enforcement career, I recevied several thousand hours of advanced training and had the opportunity to work in, supervise and command many divisions of the agency including; patrol, investigations, internal affairs and high liability training/policy development. I have experience in responding to and investigating all manner of persons and property crimes and was instrumental in teaching appropriate response tactics to newly hired police officers, serving as a training officer for a large portion of my career.
I am a graduate of the presitigous Command Officers Development Course from the Southern Police Institute at the Univerity of Lousville. Additionally, I possess a Bachelors degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University (San Diego, California) and an Associates degree in Criminal Justice Adminstration from Miami-Dade College (Miami, Florida). I am a published author of a book and mutiple periodical articles.