DAN MURPHY, M.A., CFE, CFCI

Associate Director

Dan Murphy is a retired Detective-Sergeant from the New York City Police Department where he served for twenty years. His accomplishments there include 16 years as either a Detective or Detective-Sergeant serving in units such as the Narcotics Division, the Organized Crime Investigation Division, the Major Case Squad, the Bronx Gang Investigations Squad, and ultimately the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), after 9-11. His areas of expertise included Federal RICO investigations of violent gangs, kidnapping, human trafficking, bank robbery, and counterterrorism.


Dan has received numerous awards for outstanding patrol and detective work including the 2003 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COP Award, given by John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted” in Washington, DC.


Dan was a first responder to the terror attacks of both February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center.  He has also performed undercover work in Southeast Asia while working in a task force with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. 


After leaving the NYPD Dan worked for The Bank of New York as a Financial Crimes and Fraud Investigator, targeting possible terrorist financing schemes.  He then spent eight years with Albertson’s/Supervalu as Director, Corporate, Supply Chain and Global Security and Investigations.  He is also Founding Partner of Violence Prevention Strategies LLC, and was an Associate Director in the Compliance and Privacy Investigations Areas of Optum Health.  He most recently was Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer for US Bancorp. 


Dan has had significant experience in employee related investigations, privacy, and compliance issues across the aforementioned public and private sector organizations. Dan has personally led many employment misconduct investigations including theft, stalking, cyber-stalking, assaults, threats, harassment, to inappropriate use or misappropriation of company equipment and assets, expense account and travel fraud, improper relationships with vendors or subordinates, and vendor fraud.


He is co-author of the book “Workplace Safety: Establishing an Effective Violence Prevention Program” (2015; Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier). He is a sought-after speaker in this area as well as his NYPD and 9-11 experiences, international travel safety and security, and organizational management of emerging global security concerns.


Dan has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and a Master of Arts in Public Safety Administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where he is a member of the Adjunct Faculty teaching classes on Workplace Violence Prevention, Private Investigations Techniques, and the Graduate level Capstone program.


His professional affiliations include the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), and the Overseas Security Advisory Committee (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 


Dan is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI).

 

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