Mr. Charles Boklan has more than 30 years of combined federal, county and local law enforcement experience. Mr. Boklan began his law enforcement career in 1971 as a police officer in Sullivan County, NY. After five years of service, at the rank of Detective, Mr. Boklan left local law enforcement and was commissioned a Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service. He served over 22 years with the Secret Service in investigative, protective and supervisory assignments at duty stations throughout New York and Washington, DC. Some of his duties included domestic and foreign criminal investigations, domestic and foreign protective intelligence/threat assessment investigations and advances, domestic and foreign protective detail and site security assignments, advances and major event management. During his tenure with the Secret Service, he received many commendations and awards for his distinguished service.
After retiring from the Secret Service, Mr. Boklan served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Compliance and Security Management at the Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He later served as a Criminal Investigator at the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office where he managed the Westchester Intelligence Center. He subsequently joined the consulting staff of the Northrop Grumman Corporation to serve as Operations Manager for the Hudson Transportation Management Center (HVTMC), Hawthorne, NY, a joint NYS DOT/New York State Police traffic and emergency management center serving the six-county Hudson Valley Region of New York State.
Mr. Boklan continues to serve as a sworn member of the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department ATAG (Anti-Terrorism) Unit and a Special Investigator at the U.S. Secret Service, where he conducts investigations under contract to his former agency. He currently conducts security assessments and provides staff development training to schools and corporate clients for the prevention of school and workplace violence.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, and received his basic NY police training and certification at the Rockland County Police Academy, investigative training at the New York State Police Academy, basic Federal Criminal Investigator training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA and agency specific Special Agent and recurring In-Service training by the U.S. Secret Service at their training facilities in Washington, DC and Beltsville, MD. He is certified by NYS as a Police Officer, Police General Topics Instructor and a Counter-Terrorism Instructor.
Mr. Boklan is an established expert consultant in security, protective and investigative services, threat assessment/threat management, regulatory compliance and counter-terrorism awareness. He has provided training to corporate clients, government agencies, school districts, law firms, entertainment venues, financial, educational and health care institutions. He also provides technical consulting to the film and television industries, including the major motion picture “SALT,” a Sony-Columbia Pictures production filmed in New York and Washington, DC during 2009 and 2010, and a recent episode of the network television series "Unforgettable."
Mr. Boklan is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and the Association for Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service (AFAUSSS), as well a host of other professional and fraternal law enforcement organizations including the Mid-Hudson Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Chiefs Association of Rockland County, Westchester County Detectives Association, Westchester County Security Directors Association, National Law Enforcement Associates, Interstate Law Enforcement Association, American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement (AAPLE), NYPD Traffic Squad Benevolent Association, Nassau County Police Reserve, Fraternal Order of Police, New York State Shields, Rockland County Shields and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
These affiliations, combined with Mr. Boklan’s many years of law enforcement, corporate security, health care compliance, emergency management and school safety consulting experience, facilitate his outreach throughout the United States and abroad.