Security Services by Jay Hart
From captain to private security services for the elite
Jay Hart began his law enforcement after he rode along with his brother one night while he was on duty working for a large Police Department in South Florida. That single night changed the course of Jay’s life forever. It was that night that Jay decided that he would like to become a Police Officer, just like his brother. Jay worked tirelessly for the next year to get all of the accreditation needed to be a police officer in the state of Florida. He was eventually hired by one of the largest Sheriff’s Agencies in the country within the following year.
As Jay’s law enforcement career began to grow, his entrepreneurial spirit did too. Since a young age Jay had always had the drive for independence. Starting several businesses when he was younger, it became clear early on that he had an innovative mindset and the leadership capabilities to expand his entrepreneurial spirit further. The leadership skills that he had developed early on aided in his development as a police office. Early on, Jay quickly rose through the ranks, skipping the rank of sergeant and moving directly into a Lieutenants position that provided him the opportunity to teach a leadership course to all members of the force. Furthermore, it was within a short two year period that Jay was no longer Lieutenant Jay Hart, but instead he had become Captain Jay Hart.
Life After the Force
During Captain Hart’s time as a Lieutenant he was actively working on an incredible idea for a business. It was during this time, Captain Hart recognized there was very little communication within gated communities in South Florida. He found that communication came through two very standard, out-of-date methods; a newsletter once a month or one neighbor telling another neighbor something they heard earlier in the day, information that was notoriously either inaccurate or similarly to the game “telephone” completely incorrect once it had traveled from person to person.
Hart, upon recognizing that the current systems in place needed to change, decided to hire a programmer and develop a new method for community communication. Between the two of them they built a very robust system that allowed community leaders to send out text messages and emails simultaneously so each member of the community. In fact, the system is so robust, a single person can send out up to 50,000 text messages and emails within a few short minutes to upwards of 30,000 individuals. Captain Hart’s company MCALERT.NET is currently being utilized throughout the country in numerous gated communities as well as small cities and towns.
Jay's Current Projects
My Community Alert (MCAlert) is a concept developed from the idea that many of us in all kinds of residential communities’ lack valuable information that is needed during emergency situations and other critical and/or important events that are happening all around us. As a community, we need to come together and focus on the overall safety of our family, friends and neighbors alike. Through this application community leaders are able to reach more community members quicker and ensure that the information they receive is as accurate as it can be. For more information please visit mcalert.net.
Gold Shield Industries
Gold Shield Industries is committed to providing the highest quality professional services such as Secure Transportation, Executive/VIP Protection and VIP Personal Assistance. Gold Shield has provided top notch security to high net worth individuals, celebrities, senior executives of multi-million-dollar firms, and dignitaries. Comprised of current and former police officers in South Florida, former Captain Jay Hart has assembled a team of specialized, experienced, security professionals committed to your personal safety.
Jay E. Hart
[email protected] • 5616011542
www.Jay-Hart.com • Wellington, FL
Accomplished Director of Security with experience in managing security operations, developing safety strategies, overseeing high performing security teams, and maintaining ongoing relationships with stakeholders.
30+ years expertise in providing innovative approaches in delivery of personal security. Dynamic leader with ability to lead law enforcement and security teams and develop security plans. Compelling communicator with ability to direct teams, engage in public speaking, and build relationships with relevant stakeholders. Ability to Implement strategic plans, seamless delivering assurance and safeguarding public and individual safety at high-profile events. Accomplished at preparing work schedules for effective staffing, ensuring efficient and sustained operations. Skilled at ensuring readiness and maintenance of security equipment. Adept at overseeing recruitment and hiring of security staff. Expertise in managing security for Class A properties.
Areas of Expertise
· Security Operations Management
· Safety Management
· Training and Mentoring
· Strategic Planning
· Team Leadership
· Relationship Building
· Business Administration
· Law Enforcement
· Crowd Control
· Crisis Management
· Project Management
· Emergency Response
Brosnan Risk Consultants, Rosemary Square, West Palm Beach, Fl 11/2019 – Present
Director of Security
Manage day to day security operations, establish protocols, and track staff performance. Oversee security for residential, commercial, retail, and construction industries. Cultivate relationships and drive collaboration with West Palm Beach Police Department. Assess operations and create risk mitigation and crisis management programs. Direct security for class A properties, including, Phillips Point Building, Esperante Building, City Place Towers Building, and 360 Rosemary Building.
- Successfully reduced crime and saved $1M in annual budget within first year.
- Oversaw and led complete change of attitudes towards safety at Rosemary Square.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office 1987- 2016
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, PBSO District 8 (RET) 6/2010 – 12/2016
District Commander (Captain)
Directed law enforcement for District 8 Wellington. Managed district 8 budget and tracked expenditure. Improved productivity and efficiency by training and mentoring staff/law enforcement officers. Managed staff, assigning tasks, and monitoring adherence to policies and procedures. Cultivated relationships with the Mayor, PBC Sheriff, Village Council, Government Agencies, and Village Manager. Drove engagement with communities, providing updates on security initiatives and department activities.
- Assigned to create and assemble new County District 15 (2009).
- Efficiently managed $10M budget.
- Successfully brought crime rate down in district for five years in a row.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office 6/2010 – 12/2016
Chairman of the Law Enforcement Memorial Committee
Conceptualized and drafted speeches for various public speaking/engagement events for Sheriff’s department. Cultivated relationships with communities and families. Boosted staff morale by hosting annual committee events, honoring officers for their service. Contributed to development and management of committee calendar.
- Wrote scripts for various public speaking events, addressing 500+ officers, families, and friends.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office 6/2010 – 12/2016
Chairman of the Awards Committee
Drafted and delivered speeches to members of Sherriff’s office monthly. Evaluated committee nominee strengths during nomination periods and served as tie breaker. Enhanced public and committee knowledge by serving as Subject Matter Expert.
- Delivered speeches at events attended by 1K+ members of Sheriff’s Office personnel, family and friends, acknowledging achievements and award recipients.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office PBSO, District 8 2/2005 – 6/2009
Executive Officer (Lieutenant)
Improved efficiency by creating schedules and ensuring adequate coverage during high traffic events. Managed budgets and tracked expenditure. Enhanced productivity by conducting tactical training, and ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, and laws. Improved staff development by leading courses for officers, district deputies, K9 officers, and department leaders.
- Efficiently managed and ensured adherence to $10M district budget.
- Successfully led award committee, producing ceremonies on monthly basis.
President/Founder, Gold Shield Industries, LLC,
Provides round the clock security for high profile clients. Oversee preparation of security support across various US locations. Directed team of 30+ high-performing retired Law Enforcement officers including retired SWAT, K9 units, and Detectives. Utilized experience and insights to develop and implement customized security plans. Analyzed existing plans and developed strategies to strengthen security protocols. Improved efficiency by developing shift schedules on Humanity Software for 30+ personnel. Harmonized operations by cultivating relationships with team members and clients. Managed sourcing, hiring, and onboarding of new staff.
Masters of Business Administration
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Bachelors of Professional Studies
Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida
Senior Leadership Program
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) – Tallahassee, Florida
Criminal Justice Institute
Broward Community College
Undercover Drug Operations, Informant Management & Case Preparation
Public Safety Institute, University of North Florida
Professional Training & Certifications
Lightning Strike Force Phase II, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S Customs Service • Introduction to Financial Crimes, Miami Beach Police Department • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Advanced Training • Certificate Narcotics Identification and Investigation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida • Blue Lightning Strike Force Phase I, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S Customs Service • Money Laundering: United States Vulnerabilities., U.S. Department of Justice, National Drug Center, and Washington D.C. • Undercover Survival, Drug Enforcement Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida • Financial Forensic Techniques Training Program, Department of Treasury, Glynco, Georgia • Illicit Gambling, Bookmaking & Loan Sharking Investigation, The Public Safety Institute, University of North Florida, Orlando, Florida • Basic Recruit – Law Enforcement Officers, Police Academy Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Fl •Basic Recruit – Law Enforcement Officers, Police Academy Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Fl • Associate of Arts, Danville Area Community College, Danville, Illinois.
Police Benevolent Association – Active Member West Palm Beach, Florida • Advanced Field Training Office Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Palm Beach Community College • Radar Speed Measurement Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Palm Beach Community College • Field Training Officer Program Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office • International Association of Chief of Police- IACP.