Brian Buggé, CPP

Brian Buggé is Managing Director with International Risk Intelligence, LLC. Mr. Buggé has over 30 years experience in corporate security/risk management and law enforcement. He is a recognized expert in education and healthcare security, in addition to hospitality and retail loss prevention.

Mr. Buggé was the first Director of Security & Campus Safety with EdisonLearning, Inc. (formerly Edison Schools), the largest Education Management Organization (EMO) in the world, with over 150 schools in 33 states, the U.K. and Abu Dhabi. He supervised a staff of over 200 professionals serving over 425,000 students and staff. He developed all protocols for threat assessments, physical security audits, internal investigations, loss prevention, workplace violence, compliance issues, as well as all policy, training and supervision pertaining to campus security, safety and emergency management.

Previously, Mr. Buggé was Director of the Security Services Group at Kroll, Inc. In that role he performed and/or supervised large-scale security audits and domestic/international investigations for government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals. He also acted as Kroll’s in-house expert on security/safety matters related to education, healthcare, hospitality and business services. Earlier, he was a Senior Security Consultant with EDI, Ltd., where he performed physical security surveys, internal audits and risk assessments for the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Administration (VA).

His law enforcement career spanned more than twenty (20) years as a Correction Officer, Police Officer, Criminal Investigator and Police Supervisor. He has appeared before Congress and the New York State Senate as a nationally recognized expert on “Community/Problem-Oriented Policing & Security.” He was also a trainer, advisor and consultant with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a police think tank based in Washington, DC.

He started his career as an Investigative Aide with the U.S. Secret Service. At that time, and in subsequent years, he continued with the investigation into the death of President John F. Kennedy, culminating with his book The Mystique of Conspiracy: Oswald, Castro and the CIA. Mr. Buggé went on to be one of the youngest advisors to the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations.

Mr. Buggé is certified by the New York State Bureau of Municipal Police Training and the FBI as a: Police Officer and Police Supervisor, Criminal Investigator, Police & Security Guard Instructor, Crime Prevention expert. He is also a licensed Private Investigator. In addition, he holds the following professional certifications: Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS Intl., Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) from IAHSS, Certified Protection Officer/Instructor (CPO/CPOI) from IFPO, Certified Instructor in “Non-Violent Crisis Intervention” from the Crisis Prevention Institute, Fire Safety Director from the NYC Fire Department and NIMS/ICS and Active Shooter/Mass Casualty certifications from FEMA.

Mr. Buggé is a professionally published author, and an active member of The Authors Guild, Inc. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Management, having taught at several colleges and universities throughout the country (both online and on-ground). In 2003, Mr. Buggé helped form the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He served on its Board for seven (7) years.

Mr. Buggé received his A.S. and B.S. in Police Science and his M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY).

Mr. Bugge’s track record of success has garnered him three separate “Achievement Awards” from the National Association of Counties, and a Presidential “Excellence in Education” award bestowed by the U.S. Department of Education. He was also the recipient of Newsday’s first ever “Civic Spirit Award,” the VFW’s “Supervisor of the Year” award, a “Meritorious Service Award” from the Nassau County Legislature and a “NOVA Award” from the American Hospital Association. He was also bestowed a “Meritorious Service Award” by the Mayor of New York City on the steps of City Hall. In addition, an investigation Mr. Buggé performed while a police supervisor, which pertained to malfeasance within the NYS Police Disability Pension System, was highlighted by Brian Donovan, an investigative reporter with Newsday. The story went on to win Mr. Donovan the Pulitzer Prize. In his article Mr. Donovan describes Brian as “…a workaholic amalgam of street cop and intellectual.”

As a result of all the above, Mr. Bugge’s bio was selected for inclusion in the 26th edition of Marquis’s prestigious Who’s Who in The East, and the 52nd edition of Who’s Who in America.


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