Albert A. Papa

Senior Advisor

Al Papa brought over 45-years experience in law enforcement and maritime & aviation security to Security Dynamics LLC.  He has significant experience with foreign, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and private sector organizations.  Mr. Papa is a recognized authority in maritime/aviation security operations, antiterrorism, and maritime security personnel management, and is a senior member of our Maritime, Aviation, and Executive Protection Practice Groups.

      Albert A. Papa

Albert Papa (second from right) with Ship Security Officers and

Kim E. Petersen,


  1. St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida; BA, Administration of Justice

  2. Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida;  AA, Sociology

Specialized Training & Certifications:

  1. Member:  Maritime Security Council

  2. Member:  International Council of Cruise Lines Security Working Group, Washington, DC

  3. Member:  Steering Committee for International Perspectives on Maritime Security, US Dept. of Transportation

  4. Seaport Anti-terrorism and Security training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia

  5. US Coast Guard Maritime Security & Counter-narcotics Training

  6. Investigation of Crime on the High Seas Symposium for Law Enforcement

  7. Executive & VIP Protection, US Secret Service Training Academy

  8. Emergency Medical Technician

  9. Security Clearance: SECRET

  10. State of Florida Licensed  Certified Investigator

  11. State of Florida Licensed Private Investigations Agency/Owner

Affiliations & Memberships (Past & Present):

  1. Maritime Security Council

  2. American Society for Industrial Security

  3. American Association of Ports Authorities

  4. US State Department Overseas Security & Advisory Council

Years of Experience:  45+

Professional Accomplishments:

  1. Director of Security for a major international cruise line, responsible for managing both shoreside staff and shipboard security personnel

  2. Successfully authored numerous USCG Vessel Security Plans & Terminal Security Plans for clients in compliance with US Code 33 CFR 28

  3. Appointed to the International Council of Cruise Lines’ Executive Security Working Group

  4. Member of the Maritime Security and Counterterrorism ad hoc Committee co-hosted by the Department of Transportation, Department of State, and Maritime Administration (with participating members from CIA and Office of Naval Intelligence)

  5. Advisor to the Executive Director of the Maritime Security Council and Chairman of the Passenger Ship Security Council

  6. Former Miami-Dade Police Officer with over 28 years of law enforcement service

  7. Former member of the US Coast Guard specializing in maritime security

  8. Performed numerous security and antiterrorism audits of US and foreign ports.

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