Dr. Erroll G. Southers
Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection
Dr. Erroll G. Southers is an internationally recognized expert on counter-terrorism, homeland security, aviation terrorism, school safety and infrastructure protection.
He is the Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Safe Communities Institute, Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy and counter-terrorism subject matter expert at the University of Southern California (USC). Previously, he served as Director of Transition & Research Deployment at the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) also at USC.
Dr. Southers was President Obama’s first nominee for Assistant Secretary of the TSA and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Deputy Director for Critical Infrastructure in the Office of Homeland Security.
Erroll’s experience includes:
- 31 years of experience in the field
- 12 years chief executive of law enforcement/security agencies
- 10 years operational counter-terrorism experience
- 8 years university faculty of Homeland Security and Public Policy
Erroll also served as Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence for the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department (the nation’s largest airport police force), subject matter expert for the full Congressional Committee on Homeland Security, and regular lecturer at the Joint Chiefs of Staff Antiterrorism Seminars. He is a certified Airport Security Coordinator.
Erroll has held public safety positions at every level of the government, ranging from Police Officer with the Santa Monica Police Department to Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Dr. Southers holds a BA degree from Brown University; his MPA and doctoral degrees were earned at USC.
Erroll is a Senior Fellow of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, Visiting Fellow of the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel, lectures throughout the world and regularly appears on CNN, CNN International, NBC, MSNBC, NPR and a variety of other media outlets.
As a Managing Director at TAL Global Erroll works with our clients on a range of issues, including:
- Transportation Security
- Aviation Terrorism
- Terrorism Resilience and Business Continuity
- International Regulation Compliance
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