Daniel S. McDevitt completed a
thirty-six year law enforcement career,
which began with his appointment as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal
Investigative Service (NCIS). He then served for 24 years
with the Illinois State Police (ISP), retiring as a Captain, and subsequently served for ten years as Chief
of Police in two Chicago suburbs, Homewood and Lansing, IL.
McDevitt has a
Master of Science degree in Criminology, is a graduate of the FBI National
Academy and the FBI Executive Development Program, and
has taught at
colleges, universities, and
police academies in the United States and internationally for both
civilian and military law enforcement personnel. He has authored three books: "Police
Chief- Attaining and Succeeding in this Critical Position", "Major Case Management- a Guide for the Law Enforcement Manager",
and "Managing the Investigative Unit," and several law
enforcement and management articles, and has served as a consultant for both
governmental agencies and private corporations.
He is also
retired as an Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Navy, where he held the rank
of Lieutenant Commander after completing a twenty-year career which included
both enlisted and commissioned service. As a Medical Corpsman he cared
for Vietnam wounded USMC and USN personnel, and later as an Intelligence
Officer, he specialized in foreign
counterintelligence, physical security, and analysis of terrorist
operations. He was recalled to active duty twice for the Gulf War, where he
conducted counter surveillance operations, threat assessments, sensitive
investigations, and protective services.
He has served
as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State on several occasions and has developed
and presented courses internationally for the State Department's Global Anti-
Terrorism Assistance Program and for the Department of Defense Executive Institute throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle
East, and Europe. He has also planned and conducted several dignitary
protection details for high-profile individuals.
He currently serves as the
Senior Vice President of Consultation Services for P4 Security Solutions, LLC,
a security management consulting and training firm. The firm provides a variety
of public safety, security, and management services and training programs for
corporate, business, and government clients worldwide.
Included in these services are:
Operational and Liability Analysis for Municipalities, Policy and Procedure
Development, Promotional Assessment Centers, Chief Executive Selection
Processes, Emergency Operations and Campus Violence Prevention
Planning/Training for colleges and universities, Expert Witness Testimony,
Security Assessments, Sensitive Investigative Services, Reorganization,
Consolidation, and Efficiency Improvement of Public Safety Agencies, a number
of training programs, and other services.