ASIS Chapter 104
Meet Charlie Kaplan:
Since 2003 Charlie has proudly served in all of the executive positions for
Fort Lauderdale Chapter 104. Charlie attained his certification as a CPP in
2005. He is a Past Assistant Regional Vice President for ASIS Region 13.
Charlie founded and chaired Chapter 104’s Education Committee and
CPP review courses and has served as the Chairman of the ASIS
International Annual Law Enforcement Banquet for over a decade. He also
chairs the Election Committee.
Charlie began his law enforcement as a volunteer auxiliary policeman and
then as a sworn officer for the City of Paterson, New Jersey. He also
served four years with the Superior Court of New Jersey as a Sergeant At
Arms and Civil Investigator.
After twenty eight years, Charlie retired as a Detective specializing in Arson
Investigation from the Paterson Police Department. During his career he
was assigned to almost all of the various units with the department. He
received many citations during his law enforcement career including the
Passaic County New Jersey 200 Club Medal of Valor. He has been
recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature, was the founding father of
the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Chapter
17 and is a lifetime member of New Jersey PBA Local One.
Charlie and his family moved to Florida in 1999. He served as the Director
of Security for one of the major hotels in Fort Lauderdale and was the
President of the Broward County Hotel Motel Association.
In 2006 Charlie established Ironwood Investigations Inc., specializing in
representing personal injury attorneys, surveillance, background
investigations, premises liability mitigation and many other facets of the
Charlie is committed to continuing the ASIS International motto,
“Advancing Security Worldwide” through education, volunteerism, and