Nick Breiner is an accomplished public safety professional, risk manager, intelligence analyst and training coordinator with twenty-five years of progressively responsible security, law enforcement and military experience. He serves CRG as a consultant to our private sector clientele.
Lt. Breiner is a NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police Fellow who possesses over twenty-two years of law enforcement expertise and currently serves as the Commander of the Professional Standards & Training Bureau for the Belleville Police Department, a law enforcement agency of over 100 sworn personnel. In this position, he reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for all internal affairs investigations, departmental training, accreditation and firearms training. As a law enforcement trainer, Nick has developed and implemented programs of instruction in tactical operations, counterterrorism, and also pioneered a countywide training program for response to the active shooter where he has served as the primary instructor for hundreds of law enforcement officers and educators. Nick is highly trained in the National Incident Management System, SWAT operations, and he also serves as the Commander for the Belleville Police Emergency Services Unit, which he founded in 2004.
Major Breiner’s military career spans more than a decade of decorated service in the United States Air Force/Air National Guard with four overseas deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Unified Protector. He is currently assigned as the Director of Operations for the 204th Intelligence Squadron, 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard supporting Air Mobility Command with Intelligence products, training materials, country studies and risk assessments. Nick has previously served as the Senior Intelligence Officer of the 108th OSS, and in the Air Combat Command and Air Force Special Operations Command as an Intelligence Officer for personnel recovery and combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. He is a Department of Defense certified Antiterrorism Officer, a Distinguished Graduate of both his commissioning school and the US Air Force Intelligence Officer School, and he maintains an active TS/SCI security clearance.
Nick holds a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University, a MA in Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University, and is a graduate of executive education at the prestigious Harvard-Kennedy School of Government. Among his various certifications are the NJSACOP Accredited Command Executive, ASIS Certified Protection Professional, ASIS Professional Certified Investigator and ASIS Physical Security Professional designations.