James D. South, commenced his career in 1986 as a New Jersey State Trooper after graduating from the New Jersey State Police Academy. During his rewarding and decorated 25 year career he held assignments at state police road stations including the New Jersey Turnpike, as a supervisor of detectives in the Criminal Investigations Unit and Internal Affairs Unit. In addition, Mr. South supervised the Shooting Response Team stationed in Camden, New Jersey which was formed specifically to address gun related violent crimes with in the city limits. During his career, Mr. South has investigated and or supervised every manner of crime including general investigations, financial crimes, burglaries, sex crimes, armed robberies, and homicides. Mr. South also supervised Homeland security details at designated critical infrastructure sites including the Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant, Giants stadium, Brendan Byrne arena as well as Newark’s Penn Station. Prior to joining the New Jersey State Police, Mr. South was a member of Teamsters local 1289 assigned to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant.
Mr. South has an extensive educational background that includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He has had extensive training in advanced investigative techniques including forensics, interview and interrogation. Mr. South has completed course study and received certifications in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management from Texas A&M Engineering (TEEX). Mr. South is a certified training instructor in the Management of Aggressive Behavior, and has received training in non-violent confrontation management. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Brookdale Community College, teaching Forensic Investigations. In addition, he was a certified instructor with the Police Training Commission. (training resume provided upon request). Mr. South has been involved with the Trenton Leaders of Tomorrow program in affiliation with the United Youth Mentor Link Partners.
While a member of the New Jersey State Police, Mr. South lectured on a local, state and national level. Mr. South continues to provide training to corporate, government, university, houses of worship, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Upon retirement from the New Jersey State Police, Mr. South formed South and Associates, LLC. He and his associates have provided professional investigation, security consulting and workforce training services to his growing list of clients on a national level. As a result of his demand for professionalism and confidentiality, South and associates, LLC clients range from individuals and families including high asset personal clients, to Fortune 500 corporations with one or more to be found among the Forbes “Top 10”. Under Mr. South’s guidance, South and Associates has provided services to financial, transportation, retail, energy, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. South has provided security consultation for projects that have exceeded a billion dollars.
Jeffrey Gale retired from the New Jersey State Police as Bureau Chief assigned to the Office of Professional Standards in 2011, at the rank of Captain. At the time of his retirement he was the executive staff member responsible for resolving all criminal, administrative and performance related complaints against members of the New Jersey State Police, working closely with the Office of the Attorney General. During his tenure as Bureau Chief, he supervised five units responsible for receiving and classifying complaints, making disciplinary recommendations, conducting inspections and audits to ensure members acted in compliance with Division policies, procedures, and rules and regulations, and performed risk analysis of law suits to mitigate the impact of civil litigation on the Division.
During his tenure with the State Police, he was also Assistant Bureau Chief of the Internal Affairs Investigation Bureau, determining investigative strategy and directing the efforts of all investigators assigned throughout the state. He spent 18 years in a variety of uniformed assignments including as a Squad Supervisor managing Troopers assigned to patrol related activities and as Unit Head of the Construction/Incident Management Unit for the NJ Turnpike. He received numerous letters of commendation from the Office of the Attorney General regarding outstanding criminal arrests and seizures of cash, narcotics, and weapons.
He provided security for governmental officials including presidential, gubernatorial, and legislative details, provided and supervised Office of Homeland Security details at Newark International Airport, Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant, and other sites designated as critical infrastructure, and also provided and supervised physical security for large venues/events including on and off field security at Giants Stadium, Byrne Arena, and Rutgers Stadium for NFL, NHL, collegiate sporting events and concerts.
Over the course of his career he served as an Adjunct Instructor for the New Jersey State Police Academy providing instruction in police leadership and supervision, police professionalism, and State Police internal and disciplinary procedures, has developed and provided training for members of the Division as well as for outside law enforcement agencies, and served as Field Training Liaison for the Office of Professional Standards.
He has received extensive training in numerous areas including conducting criminal, internal and administrative, high technology crime, cyber-fraud, cargo theft, and advanced motor vehicle accident investigations. Additionally he has received training in interview and interrogation methods, under-cover surveillance (FBI), micro-expressions analysis, defensive and police survival tactics, sexual assault/crisis intervention methods, basic and advanced firearms tactics, and advanced and executive leadership training. He obtained certifications as New Jersey State Police Academy Instructor, Range-master, Firearms Instructor, Rifle Instructor, and is a certified SORA instructor.
He was appointed as a representative of the Superintendent of the State Police to the Re-enlistment Review Board, assisting in making determinations as to whether probationary Troopers should be permitted to continue in their employment with the State Police, and also as a member of the New Jersey State Police Awards Selection Committee, reviewing and selecting nominees for the highest awards bestowed upon members by the Office of the Superintendent.
Joseph Herrity brings over 35 years of combined military, law enforcement and investigative experience and most recently served as the AECOM Corporate Vice President for Security and Resilience Processes. Mr. Herrity is a dedicated, resourceful manager with substantial “hands-on” and program management experience directing and implementing comprehensive security and safety programs around the world. He achieves results through careful analysis, creative planning, and timely application of cost-effective solutions to operational problems. Through well-developed communication plans, He has hired, trained, and motivated cohesive, goal-oriented project teams. Mr. Herrity’s expertise includes developing and managing diversified corporate security and safety plans ranging from personnel and computer integrity to hard asset protective services. He has been responsible for the planning, development and implementation of protective programs (to include executive, staff and physical assets) throughout the company. In addition, Mr. Herrity has authored emergency preparedness plans, International emergency evacuation plans, expatriate travel guides and country briefs. He has developed physical security, access control, computer security and loss prevention plans; participated in the evacuation of employees from hostile locations and Countries; and conducted employee and management training for implementation of all plans.
Mr. Herrity established and supervised protective service details (PSD) and base security operations in hostile locations such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan conducting approximately 10,000 PSD sorties for individual trips/flights/missions totaling almost 2 million road miles, moving 19,800 clients (employees and clients). All of these movements and base security operations were self-protected without coalition forces escort or protection. He also established an air bridge (rotary and fixed wing aircraft) that conducted hundreds of sorties between sites in northern, central and southern Iraq. All security operations were successfully conducted without sustaining a single injury or causality. Mr. Herrity is a U.S. Navy and Army veteran.
Mr. Herrity has in excess of 3,000 hours in career-related fields of study/conferences and seminars in various federal, private executive, administrative, law enforcement and security courses to include: labor relations, race relations, media/public relations, interviewing/ interrogation, OSHA regulations, executive protection, employee recruitment, contract/grievance employee discipline, and dispute settlement.
Extensive experience working in developing countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Middle East-African countries
Personnel Protective Programs
Site Security Planning
Staffing (Selection, Training and Development)
Environmental Safety and Health Programs
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School, Security Executive Management
Georgetown University, Security Executive Management