Tommy Burns, a retired police chief, practicing in Forensic Consulting and expert witness. He was previously a contractor-consultant to the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center (SNCTC) as the Privacy Officer and is a faculty-instructor in Criminal Justice and Security for the University of Phoenix. Mr. Burns previously served as security director for several Hotel-Casino properties in the Las Vegas valley. In that capacity, he worked with the executive teams and security staffs to develop strategies, mitigate risk, and provide overall asset protection for the hotel and casino properties. Security duties included being responsible for ensuring security compliance with all gaming laws and Minimal Internal Controls (MICs). Mr. Burns is a licensed Security Consultant by the NEVADA PILB, #1063.
Mr. Burns also assisted with corporate investigations and vendor due diligence using forensic security techniques when needed, as well as assisting in the development and implementation of standardized security procedures. Other security duties included formulating a global corporate strategy for Harrah’s Entertainment in risk mitigation and business continuity, and assisting with the development of Harrah’s Western Division Security Academy, an intensive 40-hour basic security course in Laws of Arrest & Liability Issues, Report Writing, Handcuffing, Tactical Communications, Use of Force Issues, and Emergency Response.