James F. Pastor

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James F. Pastor is the founder and principal expert of SecureLaw LLC, a public safety and security consulting firm. He is a recognized expert on security and public safety with a broad forty-year career ranging from a tactical Chicago Police officer to legal counsel for police unions, electronic security, guard, public safety firms, and religious organizations. His experience includes the development of security policies and protocols coupled with applying security technologies and risk management techniques designed to reduce liability exposure and enhance the protective environment.

Dr. Pastor previously was an associate professor in Public Safety Administrative at Calumet College of St. Joseph, adjunct instructor in Security Management at Webster University and at Loyola University in Chicago. He also formerly taught legal issues to police officials at Northwestern University- Center for Public Safety, and security technology to police officials from around the world at the International Law Enforcement Academy, a U.S. State Department sponsored training facility.

Dr. Pastor also holds a doctorate in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), which is considered the “gold standard” for security management professionals. He is the author of three previous books, Terrorism & Public Safety Policing: Implications for the Obama Presidency, Taylor & Francis (2009); Security Law and Methods, Elsevier (2006); The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study, McFarland & Company (2003).

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