Russ Lauria - President & CEO
Russ has been a police officer for almost 29 years with a large GTA police agency. He has spent numerous years as a uniform sergeant as well as a detective and undercover officer in various criminal investigative offices. He has been in charge of several high profile cases during his career as an investigator. He is qualified in sexual assault/child abuse investigations as well as homicide, domestic violence, hate crime, youth gang, as well as a major case manager. His skills as an interviewer and interrogator are well known and he is often sought out by other senior investigators for his advice. Russ has done over 100 threat and risk assessments during his career as a Police Officer and owner of ITC Security Consultants. He specializes in C-TPAT Threat and Risk Assessments and is qualified in CPTED as a level 1.
Russ has written a monthly safety and security blog for a large real estate company as well he has been a guest speaker on corporate and personal security to several companies. His clients come from as far a way as England, Russia, New York, New Orleans and Texas. As well, Russ has been consulted for several magazine and newspaper articles including the National Retail Federation in Washington DC, Les Echos newspaper in Paris France and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on retail safety and security. Russ has taken his vast knowledge and skill and developed one of the most unique and fastest growing security consulting companies in Ontario.
Scott McVeigh - Vice President & Senior Consultant
Scott has been a police officer for over 23 years. Much of that time was in a uniform capacity where he responded to thousands of break and enter, robbery, fraud and theft related occurrences. The result of this is that Scott is now able to use this experience to add to ITC’s approach and problem solving. For the last 10 years Scott has been involved in investigating more serious offences including domestics, attempted murders, assaults, sexual assaults and arsons. Scott has done numerous threat and risk assessments in his career and is level 1 CPTED qualified. He is also highly trained in interviewing and interrogation techniques. During his investigative time one of Scott’s primary roles has been in the area of risk management and personal security for victims of serious crime. This experience also allows Scott a unique perspective on how to deal with and instruct individuals on managing their own lives in order to ensure the utmost safety. He has conducted several threat and risk assessments and is a qualified C-TPAT auditor. All of these skills allow Scott as ITC’s senior consultant to offer the very best to our clients.
Morris Shaw - CPTED Specialist
Morris was a police officer in Northern Ireland prior to coming to Canada where he joined a municipal police service. With a combined service of over 30 years he has focused his last 15 years on crime prevention. He is highly trained in the target hardening process as well as in CPTED and is considered one of the foremost experts in his field in the province. Morris has assisted hundreds of victims of crime of residential and commercial break and enters to make safety and security recommendations. Morris has conducted full security threat and risk assessments for educational schools, synagogues, transportation companies and other large commercial facilities. Morris has also presented personalized safety and security programs to municipal employees, private companies and various community members. He is also an experienced level I and level II CPTED instructor.
Vince Lauria - Human Resources Specialist
Vince has been a Correctional Officer for over 25 years. During his career he has served as the Employee Co-Chair and certified member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee. He has been an Employee Executive member and has extensive knowledge and experience in Human Rights, WSIB, labour relations, bargaining and grievance processes. He has also been a member of the Institutional Emergency Planning Committee, Fire Safety Committee and the Infectious Prevention and Control Committee. Vince is a qualified instructor in WHMIS and is a qualified trainer in Baggage X-Ray System Operation and Radiation Safety. Vince is presently working towards becoming an instructor through the Workers Health & Safety Centre in Part 1 Basic Certification and Part 2 Workplace-specific Hazard Training. He is also recognized as a foremost expert in Health and Safety recommendations as it relates to threat and risk issues. Vince has completed several threat and risk assessments during his time with ITC. He is also Level 1 CPTED qualified.
Bob White – Anti-Terrorism / Personal Protective Consultant
Bob was a 20 year police officer with the United States Armed forces serving in Europe near the end of the Cold War era. In the U.S. he held positions as a game warden, military police investigator, criminal investigator, traffic investigator, divisional personnel manager and area support manager for a post 9/11 reaction force. Overseas included Europe, Turkey, and multiple posting to the Arabian Peninsula where he not only conducted international investigations but also advised local leadership on Anti-Terrorism measures. His courses include Countering Terrorism on military bases, Dynamics of International Terrorism, Counter Terrorism level II as well as holding a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Master Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on Justice. Bob has completed over 70 threat and risk assessments as part of the armed forces work here and abroad.
Bob’s experience in evaluating and recommending environmental changes to personal habits, workplace protective design, stand off and environmental awareness are an essential element to any industry contemplating business establishment in countries indicated by federal agencies known to be or may be prone to terrorist incident.