With homeland security chief Tom Ridge’s March 12 announcement of color-coded for threat levels for the United States, security remains high in the minds of the American government and populace.
Stephen Harrison, Ph.D., adjunct professor of International Criminal Justice at St. Mary’s University, is intimately familiar with the security issues facing both the private and public sector. He served in the U.S. Secret Service from the Nixon administration through the first Bush administration, including time as Head of White House Security. He was the security coordinator for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Currently, Harrison is president of Harrison & Associates, a consulting firm located in Dripping Springs, Texas. The firm specializes in providing security and management expertise to corporate and public-sector clients. Harrison has provided in-depth security advice to several Fortune 500 companies in areas such as executive protection, risk assessment, workplace violence, economic espionage and major event security.
In addition, Harrison is the city administrator for Wimberley, Texas, and serves on the advisory board for the Hays County Sheriff’s Department.