Meet Gary Reiss:
ASIS Chapter 104
Gary began his professional law enforcement career in 1985 with the New
York City Police Department. He ascended through the ranks from Police
Officer through Police Executive-Deputy Inspector in his 21 year police
To date, Gary has over 30 years of law enforcement, investigative and
security related experience. He has 26 years of extensive supervisory
experience. He has accumulated over 20 years of in-depth investigatory
experience, both in the areas of criminal and internal related investigations.
He was one of the 1st responders to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and
was physically present when the 2nd commercial airliner struck the towers.
Both he and his Police team were responsible and credited for saving and
evacuating thousands of Trade Center employees prior to the collapse of
the 1st Tower. He considers himself lucky to be alive after such a massive
Gary's ability to empower fellow employees and engage in creative problem
solving has transformed the N.Y.P.D.’s Criminal Investigation Division into
a premier law enforcement investigating authority. Many of his prior cases
have been high priority and have received daily media attention. Over the
years, he has developed relationships with the various Police related
agencies across the country, District/United States Attorney’s offices, and
all of the New York City Police Endowment Associations. He retired from the
N.Y.P.D. in 2005.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in NY and
extensive additional college courses were taken at another College in both
Pre-Med and Accounting studies. He also instructs as an Adjunct Professor
at a local college campus, where he teaches a “Crisis Prevention
Intervention” course, with a self-defense component.
Gary has prior experience in all aspects of security related areas including
the sale and installations of Burglar alarms, Closed Circuit Television
Cameras, Access Control, Consulting and Executive Protection.
Gary thrives on helping others, motivating and counseling both prospective
and current law enforcement personnel. He is approachable and always
available. Please feel free to contact him if you need a friend or want to talk
about any topic in the law enforcement or security arena.