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 risk assessments, 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.
He 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. He has also made presentations to trial attorneys and insurance claims personnel concerning the selection and use of security experts in negligent security litigation.
Mr. Foster was a contributing author to the Premises Security and Liability-A Comprehensive Guide From The Experts. He was a committee chairman for the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and developer of their Forensic Methodology used to formalize the process of security experts reaching their opinions and protecting their testimonies from Daubert challenges.
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 many aspects of physical security.
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.