RICHARD M. SANTORO, CPP 2018 CVA

Security Expertise:

Mr. Santoro is an A.S.I.S. Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with 30+ years’ experience in security, safety, investigations, and asset protection. Mr. Santoro is credited with developing security programs comprised of proprietary and contract guard forces, CCTV design/operation, physical security, compliance testing, claims/due diligence/criminal/background/ investigations, access control, ethics issues, target hardening, and armed/unarmed executive protection. Mr. Santoro specializes in private and public organization Litigation Support, Security Program Administration/ Management/Operation, Risk Management, Safety, Executive Protection, Major Crime, CCTV Authentication, and Physical Security Analysis. He has experience with hospitality, casino gaming, nightclub, bar, healthcare, public housing, public sector, retail, convenience store, petroleum vendor, museum, and entertainment sector security litigation consulting. Santoro has consulted to clients regarding security operations, security program audit, litigated matters, control center operations, security standards, critical incident management, special event planning, high-value asset protection, specialized target hardening equipment, video evidence authentication, contracted security services, internal and external crime prevention, responsible gaming programs, cash-in-transit protection, Active-Shooter Awareness, sudden violence, and workplace violence prevention.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, 2009

Professional Certification/Licenses:

ASIS International Certified Protection Professional Since 2007 (C.P.P.)
UNLV/DHS Soft Target Terrorism Awareness Instructor
NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness-Regional Intelligence Academy Instructor
Advanced Tactical Deployment of O.C. (Pepper Spray) Instructor
Graduate of 2011 FBI’s Citizen’s Academy
Federal Secret Clearance 2008-2014

Professional Experience:

Interbrief.Org LLC 2010-Present-Owner

Consults to various private and public sector organizations regarding security related matters including; training, policy, operations, loss control, target hardening, emergency management, major crime, and special events, concerts and compliance.

Director-New Jersey Casino Redevelopment Authority-May 2014-Present

Oversees CRDA Special Improvement District initiatives within the Atlantic City, New Jersey Tourism District including the Ambassador program, environmental services, landscaping, and public area improvements.

National Forensic Consultants, Inc. 2011 - Present

Senior Consultant – Investigates losses and provides litigation support and expert witness testimony as a Certified Protection Professional and Security Expert.

Forensic Consultants of North America, Inc. 2013 - Present

Senior Consultant – Investigates losses and provides litigation support and expert witness testimony as a Certified Protection Professional and Security Expert.

Trump Entertainment Resorts 2005-2011

Executive Vice-President Asset Protection and Risk Management-Responsible for overseeing four casino security departments, oversaw corporate insurance and risk management functions, oversaw corporate safety program, oversaw video surveillance command centers, performed due diligence and various other investigations relating to compliance, internal matters, and ethics. Company’s liaison to local, county, state, and federal, law enforcement agencies.

Trump Casino Resorts 2000-2005

Senior Vice-President Corporate Security- Oversaw five casino resort security departments, oversaw five CCTV equipped command centers, performed corporate due diligence investigations, supervised 
executive protection team, performed safety inspections, and special event security planning. Company’s liaison to local, county, state, and federal, law enforcement agencies.

Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Marina 1998 - 2000

Senior Vice-President of Security and Community Affairs – Responsible for two casino resort security divisions including all executive level management of staffing, training, investigations, safety, executive protection, CCTV command centers, aviation program, public relations and community affairs/donations. Company’s liaison to local, county, state, and federal, law enforcement agencies.

Trump Taj Mahal July 1991 - 1998

Vice President of Security – Responsible for 400-member security division including uniformed force, investigations unit, locksmiths, fire marshal, safety program, mailroom operation, CCTV command centers and armed executive protection for Trump family and contracted entertainers/athletes/famous personalities.

Trump Hotel/Casino Resorts May 1991 – July 1991

Security Consultant – Reviewed, audited, evaluated and developed security and surveillance procedures, policies, plans, and training. Investigated theft and losses and developed loss prevention procedures. Audited and developed updated armed executive protection program for corporate executives, the Trump family, corporate aviation, and ground transportation assets.

Resorts Casino Resort Atlantic City 1990- 1991

Chief Investigator – Initiated and conducted property investigations ensuring regulatory compliance with NJ Casino Control Commission regulation. Responsible for all due diligence, vendor, pre-employment, criminal, civil and internal investigations for casino resort.

Golden Nugget Casino Resort, Las Vegas Nevada 1987- 1990

Director of Security – Directed security operations for company's downtown casino/hotel in addition to the company's Mirage and Shadow Creek construction sites. Responsible for executive protection of the Wynn family. Reorganized and developed departmental and company security procedures. Audited and developed company’s emergency management plans.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City September 1980-May 1987

Various Security Positions-Initially hired as construction site security officer and moved up through various positions culminating with Executive Protection Security Supervisor. Responsible property wide security functions, special event security, investigations, executive vehicles/residences and the armed executive protection of the Wynn family, contracted entertainers and corporate executives.

Current Affiliations:
Board Member of Atlantic City Municipal, Business and Citizen's Association
Board Member of the Richard Stockton College Institute of Public Safety and Security
Member of the International Homicide Investigators Association
Member of the New Jersey Homicide Investigators Association
Member of the CRDA Protecting the Atlantic City Environment (PACE) Committee
Member of Miss America Pageant Event Planning Committee
Security Advisor and Planning Committee Member of Atlantic City Air Show

Past Affiliations:
Member of United States Department of Homeland Security Commercial Sector Coordinating Council
Member of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness NIPP Committee
Member of Atlantic County Bio Terrorism Task Preparedness Force Member of the New Jersey Homicide Investigators Association
Board Member Atlantic County Crime Stoppers
Board Member Seashore Gardens Foundation
Board Member National Coalition for Community and Justice (NCCJ)
Board Member Atlantic County United Way
Loaned Executive Clark County United Way
NRA Firearms Instructor
NJ SORA Instructor
Silverton, New Jersey First Aid Squad Member, 1st Lieutenant, Cadet Captain

 


 

 

Richard M. Santoro CPP- Expertise and Premises Liability Litigation Overview

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) –Maintained continuously since 2007. The ASIS CPP is the Gold Standard for Security Certification, to qualify must have 7 years of private sector security management experience, possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, complete a 225-question assessment test covering security standards and practices topics including; security operations, emergency/crises management, investigations, risk management, asset protection, executive protection, information technology security, special event security, CCTV and electronic security systems. Recertification requirements including audited 60 CEU’s every three years.

Thirty Years of Corporate Security Management in large Gaming Resorts, five years of experience overseeing Risk Management, Insurance and Claims function for 5 gaming/resort operations. 9 years’ experience as expert witness. Provided premises liability expert witness litigation support and consulting for over 150 cases.

Experienced with handling litigated matters involving security from the following sectors/settings/incident types:

  • Hospitality
  • Higher Education-Residence Halls
  • Casino Gaming/Resort
  • Leisure Entertainment
  • Nightclubs/Bars
  • Hotel/Motel
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Public Housing
  • Pharmaceutical/Storage/Transport
  • Apartment Complex
  • Residential Communities
  • Public Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Parking Facility
  • Concert/Special Event
  • Contract Security
  • Museums
  • Pawn Shops/Gold Exchange
  • Armored Car/CIT/Cash Vaults

 

  • Homicide
  • ATM Robbery
  • Wrongful Death
  • Excessive Force
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Major Crime
  • Sexual Assault
  • Car Jacking
  • Robbery/Armed Robbery
  • Shootings/Stabbings
  • Active Assailant
  • Mass Shooting
  • Sudden Violence
  • Domestic Violence

 

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