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Profile: Lance Foster, CPP, CSC

Security Associates, Inc.
619 Riviera Dr.
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-254-3654
Fax: 813-251-2210

Security Associates, Inc. is a non-product affiliated security management consulting firm subscribing to the Code of Ethics of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. This means we do not represent or receive fees from providers of security equipment or personnel should we recommend their services. Therefore, you can be assured of an unbiased, cost effective assessment of your needs and recommendations that are designed strictly for the purpose of protecting your personnel, customers and assets from criminal acts.

Mr. Foster has over 25 years experience
in corporate security management, law enforcement and security consulting. As a law enforcement officer, Mr. Foster served as a detective with assignments in burglary, auto theft, and crimes against persons.

He was the Vice President for security for a state-wide bank and managed a staff of 30 persons. His department was responsible for physical security, investigations, data security, executive protection, regulatory compliance, security training, and the purchase and maintenance of security equipment.

As a consultant, Mr. Foster has developed and/or audited security programs involving financial institutions, multi-unit residential properties, hotels/motels, retail stores, high rise office buildings, shopping malls, parking facilities, college campuses, lounges, jewelry stores, truck stops and other commercial properties.

Mr. Foster has frequently been retained as a litigation consultant by law firms representing plaintiffs and defendants in negligent security lawsuits. He has testified at trial as an expert in the field of security. 

Mr. Foster has been an adjunct instructor at two colleges teaching courses in criminology, criminalistics, criminal justice management and computer fraud. Mr. Foster has made presentations to the Community Bankers of America, the Internatonal Association of Professional Security Consultants and the Florida West Coast Chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security. He made seminar presentations on negligent security and was the lead speaker for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Community Security Task Force making presentations to business groups.

Mr. Foster was a contributing author to the Premises Security and Liability-A Comprehensive Guide From The Experts and has written several articles on security and fraud prevention/detection.

His formal education includes a BS in Law Enforcement and Security from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a MEd in Education from the University of Tampa. He has attended several seminars involving the subjects of security and fraud prevention/detection. He is a member and former chapter chairman of the American Society of Industrial Security and is currently a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. He also served on the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of West Central Florida. He is Co-founder and principal of Professinal Security Consultants-International, serving maritime security interests.

Education/Licenses

Education:
BS in Law Enforcement and Security from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a MEd in Education from the University of Tampa

Member of:
International Association of Professional Security Consultants
American Society of Industrial Security
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The American Society of Criminology
Professional Security Consultants-International
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Area(s) of Expertise


Risk Assessments: determining the level and priority of vulnerabilities before allocating resources.

Security Surveys: quantifying current security measures and identifying those missing.

Analysis: intergrating existing resources with new ones.

Financial Institutions Security: ATM's, after-hour depositories, current program assessment and regulatory compliance.

Litigation Avoidance: reducing the risk of becoming involved in lawsuits for inadequate or negligent security.

Litigation Consulting/Expert Witness: assisting attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in security related lawsuits.