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Seminar: "Security & Investigations Entrepreneurship 101"


John Jay College of Criminal Justice 

Friday May 12, 2023

Price: TBD

Are you intersted in opening your own security and/or investigations business? This event will feature a panel of experts, experienced entrepreneurs in this area, who will educate participants on the business of providing security & investigative services. Topics will include: selecting a business name, registering a business, staffing it, advertising it, selecting a speciality area, creating a fee schedule and building a client base. Breakfast will be served and particpants will be provided with a certificate upon completion.

We are actively seeking sponsors for this event. If your organization is interested, please let us know.

Below is a list of our confirmed speakers to date:

Anthony Gentile, Assistant Director, Center for Private Security & Safety

Matthew Spaier, Founder and President of Satellite Investigations

Matthew Spaier is the owner of Satellite Investigations in New York City - the number one Plaintiff Personal Injury Investigation firm. PI Magazine voted him the 2021 Investigator Of The Year. He currently serves on the board of the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS) as the 1st Vice-President and will run in an election for President in 2023. He is also the Region 2 Director for the National Council of Investigative and Security Services (NCISS) Matthew is a Partner for Justice with New York State Trial Lawyers Association. You can hear Matthew every week on PI-Perspectives, a podcast for investigative professionals with over 200 Episodes. In 2019 he launched an online community called This digital community boasts nearly 600 members of investigative professionals in the United States and around the world. Matthew graduated from John Jay College in 1996 with a BS degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in police science. 






Opening Remarks - Dr. Joseph Erardi, Superintendent of Schools, Newton, CT


Emerging Safety Issues in Crowd - Mark Camillo, Distinguished Lecturer at John Jay College
The safety of crowds is of paramount importance. This instructional block will examine the types of crowds a school facility might encounter whether it is celebratory, sporting or festival in nature. Best practices will be shared and case studies examined. Participants will learn about crowd dynamics with regard to how they are influenced by factors such as crowd density and crowd energy.


Critical Mistakes in School Security - Craig Gundry, VP at Critical Intervention Services
Survey the seven most critical mistakes and misunderstandings encountered in school security and emergency management plans and outline effective solutions for addressing these common problems.


Desktop/ Tabletop Mock Disaster Drills - Michael Herrera, CEO at MHA Consulting
It has been proven that you “play” like you practice! To begin playing at a higher level, tabletop mock disaster exercise drills need to be conducted to exercise your response and recovery capabilities. During this session, you will learn the elements of how to organize, set up, conduct, and evaluate a successful tabletop mock disaster exercise drill that will exercise your teams and plans in a controlled environment. We will organize attendees into a Crisis Management Team and respond to a simulated scenario impacting an educational institution to give you a flavor of what you can expect.



Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: John Jay College, 9th Floor Conference Room

Course Fee: $125

Discount Fee: $100 for Veterans and John Jay students, alumni, faculty and staff

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Often employees encounter issues when transitioning between the public and private sector. This symposium will demonstrate how an individual can successfully transition themselves between the public and private sectors. The symposium will cover the steps and processes to a successful, rewarding transition by highlighting the following topics:


The first part of the Symposium will cover these topics:

1. Matching Public Service Experiences with Private Sector Opportunities

2. Identifying Career Opportinities in the Private Sector for former Public Service Professionals


The second part of the Symposium will stress the set-up of a business by:

1. Identifying Licensure and Reglatory Requirements for Individuals, Consultants, and Security Business Owners

2. Demonstrate Complimentary yet Distinct Differences in Professional Approaches employed by Public and Private Sector interests

3. Advise on how to Create and Market a Security Firm, an Investigative Service, and Security Guard Business

4. Highlight Revenue and Income Potential from a Successful Transition


Instructed By:

  • Mark Camillo, Distinguished Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Robert Matthiessen, Adjunct Prfessor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Dennis Cunningham, Executive Vice President/ Director of Security for the National Hockey League
  • Anthony Gentile, Adjunct Prfessor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Mary Raymond, Director of Security for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Erica Harrison, American Society for Industrial Security, Director of Security
  • James Tchir, New Jersey State Police


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Date: October 18, 2016

Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Location: TBA

Course Fee: $129

Discount Fee: $99 before September 1, 2016

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This seminar provides a framework for searching and analyzing publicly available online content by utilizing advanced web searches.  You will gain experience in information gathering strategies that will help you learn more about individuals, companies, and entities as well as what is out there about you and your business or client.  Intelligence gathering processes and web strategies include advanced Google searches, specific person searches and social network data mining (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).  Social network data mining includes real time searches that can alert you to pending incidents, such as a protest or demonstration being planned geographically or targeting your facility. In addition we will cover search anonymization, website evaluation and photograph searches/hidden information.  The methods taught are possible with basic internet skills.  This course is open to security professionals as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

Registrants are strongly encouraged to bring personal laptops to perform real time searches.
Instructed By: Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Township Police Department
Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: 2200A, North Hall Building 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Course Fee: $75
Discount: $65 for Veterans & John Jay students, alumni, faculty & staff




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