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Rick Santoro - ASIS Certified Protection Professional
Managing Member Interbrief.Org LLC

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, 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, parking garage, contracted security services, internal and external crime prevention, responsible gaming programs, cash-in-transit protection, cashin-transit program audit/compliance inspection, Active-Shooter Awareness, sudden violence, and workplace violence prevention.


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

  • IHIA Homicide Investigator Training 2021

Areas of Expertise:

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. Member of International Association of Independent Security Consultants (IAPSC). Member of International Homicide Investigators Association. Thirty Years of Corporate Security Management in large Gaming Resorts in multiple jurisdictions, five years of experience overseeing Risk Management, Insurance and Claims function for 5 gaming/resort operations. 11 years experience as expert witness. Performed security and compliance audits on high liability operations. Provided premises liability expert witness litigation support and consulting for over 175 cases.

Experience with handling premises liability litigated matters involving security from the following sectors/settings/incident types:

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  • Hospitality Higher Education-Residence Halls

  • Casino Gaming

  • Nightclubs/Bars Hotel/Motel

  • Healthcare

  • Industrial/Manufacturing

  • Public Housing

  • Pharmaceutical/Storage/Transport

  • Apartment Complex/Residential Communities

  • Public Transportation

  • Warehousing

  • Parking Lot/Facilities

  • Concert/Special Event

  • Contract Security

  • Pawn Shops/Gold Exchange

  • Armored Car/CIT/Cash Vaults

  • Homicide

  • Workplace Violence

  • Wrongful Death

  • Excessive Force

  • Aggravated Assault

  • Major Crime

  • Sexual Assault

  • Robbery/Armed Robbery Shootings/Stabbings

  • Active Assailant/Mass Shooting

  • Sudden Violence/Domestic Violence


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