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An Introduction to Operational Security Risk Management

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Dr. Tony Zalewski has been involved in public safety for over 40 years, beginning as an operational police officer with Victoria Police, then as Founder and CEO of the multi award-winning Australian Institute of Public Safety, and more recently as an operational security risk advisor through his private company Global Public Safety Pty Ltd. He holds four degrees from Australian Universities across the disciplines of law, criminology and the social sciences. Indeed, it is this rare blend of practical real-world experience and high-end theoretical knowledge that has resulted in Tony being a highly sought-after expert within his native Australia but also at conferences and industry forums globally.

In addition to his university qualifications, Tony has a substantial number of vocational training awards in areas of security, safety and risk. He is an experienced workplace trainer, has coached many thousands of security specialists and provided risk and related training to government agencies such as law enforcement and policing organisations, public and private security providers and personnel across a variety of industry sectors in Australia and overseas.

Tony is also a judicially recognised expert and has worked on over 500 cases providing expert advice and evidence in some of Australia’s larger personal injury cases involving security and safety. He is regularly consulted by senior lawyers to provide assistance in preparing cases involving security, risk, violence and workplace safety. He also continues to provide risk services across industry sectors that include practical solutions for security and safety problems and remains a security and safety advisor to a number of public and private entities in Australia and abroad.