Special Agent in Charge
Criminal Intelligence Division
Virginia State Police
Austin White has over thirty years of service with local, state and federal agencies as well as the private sector in a variety of public safety disciplines. He is currently assigned as the Special Agent in Charge of the Virginia State Police’s Criminal Intelligence Division and holds the rank of Lieutenant. He is responsible for managing the VSP’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, behavioral threat assessment teams, human intelligence collection and coordinating sworn law enforcement support to the Virginia Fusion Center. He serves on several national boards to include the National Fusion Center Association’s Private Sector Engagement and Law Committees and is also the Vice President for U.S. Affairs for the Global Shield Network. He is a technical instructor and instructor trainer specializing in incident response and emergency services coordination for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness.
Lieutenant White’s dignitary protection experience comes both from the Virginia State Police, Executive Protective Unit as a shift leader providing protection to the Governor and First Family of the Commonwealth and the private sector where he was Vice President of Investigations at American Security Group in Richmond, Virginia. He has provided specialized dignitary protection training and services to the United States Diplomatic Security Service, United States Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Virginia State Police, Virginia Capitol Police and a host of other public and private sector entities.
A certified Associate Emergency Manager, Continuity of Operations Specialist and National Crime Prevention Specialist, Lieutenant White holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech as well as the Advanced Professional Series and Professional Development Series post-graduate certificates from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management Institute. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at the University of Virginia. He is a recipient of several national awards to include the Dr. Richard W. Kobetz Achievement Award for Outstanding Professional Accomplishments and the Anti-Defamation League’s Shield Award. He is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and a member of the Nine Lives Associates and the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers.
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