Michael Surick – Security & Counter Threat Specialist
Mr. Surick is a Security and Bomb Threat Management Specialist with demonstrated experience working with stakeholders and clients to analyze personal and business requirements and processes that identify facility strengths and weaknesses. He has highly qualified expertise in bomb threat management; explosives, components & improvised explosives device recognition; and basic explosives related search & evacuation techniques.
In 2006, Mr. Surick retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (20 years) where he held several positions, including Patrol Officer, Patrol Field Training Officer, Motorcycle Traffic Officer, Gang Unit Detective, Vice Detective, Narcotics Detective and retired as a Robbery / Homicide Detective where he specialized in the investigation of bomb threats and explosives-related cases.
Mr. Surick founded CounterThreat Consulting, Inc., which provided first-responders, companies and their employees with training related to bomb threat management, explosives / components & improvised explosive device recognition and explosives-related search & evacuation techniques. He provided training to over 50 local, state and federal organizations and even U.S. Army Special Forces.
In 2009, Mr. Surick was recruited by the Nevada Department of Homeland Security’s Silver Shield Project as a contractor/project manager, where he conducted vulnerability assessments of over 150 sites determined to be critical infrastructure / key resources across the state of Nevada.
Mr. Surick has successfully investigated approximately 100 bomb threat and explosives related incidents and has conducted site assessments at over 150 state critical infrastructures. In addition, he has provided training to representatives of over 50 private, local, state, and federal organizations.
Mr. Surick proudly served as a Law Enforcement Professional Contractor, working as an investigator, planner, advisor, and subject matter expert, embedded with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and deployed to eastern Afghanistan.
Mr. Surick has extensive experience / expertise in a variety of related fields, including:
Criminal Investigations; Accident Investigations; Corporate Investigations; Private Security; Nightclub / Nightlife Security (Manager & Director); leading medium and large security / investigative teams for short and long-term assignments; and Nightclub / Nightlife integrity testing related to illegal narcotics and prostitution activity.