Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins



Brian earned his Masters in Education at Seton Hall Universtiy


Brian is a consultant in Security and Public Safety to clients globally advising them on all aspects of their security, risk and emergency management programs.  Prior to working full time as the president and founder of the consulting firm, Group 77, Brian was the Chief of the Bergen County Police and Director of Public Safety for Bergen County, New Jersey retiring after 27 years of service. The Bergen County Department of Public Safety, where Chief Higgins served as Director, included the County Police Department, the Security Services Division, the Office of Highway Safety, the Office of the Medical Examiner, the Office of the County Fire Marshall, the Office of Emergency Management, the Division of Weights and Measures, the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute, and the Public Safety Operations Center. Brian uses his unique experience that combines public safety and private sector secuirty to provide opinions and guidance in public safety and secuirty litigaiton.  

Course Taught

Current courses:

Introduction to Security

Previous courses

Emgergeny Planning, Retail and Commercial Security



Area of Expertise

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Certified Protection Professional, (CPP), ASIS

Certified Sports Security Professional, (CSSP) NCS4

Certified Crowd Manager/Master Trainer, FEMA

Certificate in Anti-Terrorism Level II, (Anti-terrorism Officer) U.S. DoD 

Certified Medico-Legal Death Investigator, Saint Louis University School of Medicine