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J o s e p h F . B r u n o


Work History

February 2014 to June 2014 (part time) Vector Security
Armed Security Officer assigned to Andrews Federal Credit Union 

May 2008 to Present (part time) - SORA Instructor

NJ State Certified SORA Instructor - Teach basic certification course to potential Security Officers in order for them to secure their state license.

June 2008 to Present - Eastern Security

Security Officer – primary assignment is senior officer on detail at Regal Cinema at Cumberland Mall

May 2008 to May 2009 - Folsom School District

Residency investigator – establishes legal residence of students or show that student does not live in the school district.

August 2007 to May 2009 - Asset Protection Associates

Licensed NJ Security Officer working primarily as armed security in Jewelry Stores.

September 1, 2005 to April 26, 2007 - Clerical Staff Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office

After retirement from the Sheriff’s Office I was rehired in a civilian position (title only) where in addition to continuing to do most of the below listed duties (Internal Affairs Investigations and Background Investigations) I validated criminal & child support warrants as well as setup new warrant files.

September 4, 2001 to August 31, 2005 - Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff’ Officer Captain

Upon my promotion I took over as commander of the civil court division; comprised of (approx.) 60 plus officers.  This unit was responsible for court security, judicial security, inmate transportation to and from the county jail, inmate security for inmates who were hospitalized or off site from the county jail, pickup and transportation of inmates who were incarcerated in other jurisdictions and returning them to the county jail.  I was reassigned in November of 2003 to Internal Affairs where my duties included Internal Investigations, background investigations, working with building security setting up and monitoring building access cards and monitoring video surveillance as well as other internal investigations. In addition to background investigations I was also the agency liaison for officers in the Police Academy. I still maintained the agency website and continued to assist with various databases in use by the agency 

December 5, 1991 to September 3, 2001 - Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff’s Officer Lieutenant

All of the same duties as Sergeant until May 7, 1995 when I became the Unit Commander of the Legal Services Section – supervise 6 officers, this unit was responsible for the service and enforcement of various court orders, including but not limited to; summonses & complaints, writs, performing inventories, seizing property, service and enforcement of domestic violence complaints (including executing weapons search warrants), custody orders, etc. Prepare arrest and investigation reports as required. Other law enforcement functions as required. Photograph with digital camera items inventoried in various seizures. During my tenure as commander this was the number one legal services unit in the state for several years running.

Agency Computer Liaison – responsible for routine maintenance of various desktop computers and accessories, monitor and update Fugitive Warrant database (this is a Microsoft access database which I configured, monitor and continued to update to meet the needs of the fugitive Warrant Squad until 2005), speak to various groups about child safety on-line, internet crime and fraud, consult with other agencies regarding computer crime, provide computer training to other members of the agency as needed.  Design, update and maintain Sheriff’s Office website, Monitor, maintain and update civil process section database, Monitor, maintain and update Sheriff’s Sale Database

Accident Investigator (Employee workers compensation cases) – investigate all employee accidents (physical injuries, vehicle and property damage), forward reports with recommendations to Office of Risk Management.

Please Note: In 2001 all duties involving computers with the exception of those dealing with the internet were taken over by the InfoTechnology Department of the County of Atlantic. 

January 5, 1989 to December 5, 1991 - Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant

Administrative Officer – Responsible for completing and forwarding all administrative paperwork (both NJDOP and County), maintaining and updating and maintaining personnel files, assisting in preparing agency budget, created first agency database of employee information, setup up initial Sheriff Sale Database, prepared and issued employee ID cards, assisted in writing agency rules & regulations, served as relief supervisor for various units when other supervisors were on leave. Perform confidential assignments for the Sheriff as directed.

November 16, 1982 to January 5, 1989 -Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office  - Sheriff’s Officer

Assorted duties including courthouse security (assisted in the first courthouse security audit), judicial security, investigation of various infractions that occurred in the county courthouse including but not limited to, theft, drug infractions, terroristic threats, weapons offenses, disorderly conduct, etc. Transportation of inmates, security for inmates outside of the jail proper, preparation of arrest and investigation reports, assorted crowd control assignments, assisted in drug raids. Assisted ID officers by photographing and fingerprinting suspects in raids. Photographed weapons seized at Atlantic City Courthouse for case files.

January 20, 1980 to November 16, 1982 - Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office - County Corrections Officer

Care, custody and control of inmates incarcerated in the Atlantic County Jail, both sentenced and awaiting trial.


January 1975- 1985 - Firstlight Photography, Inc.

Owner/Photographer of Firstlight Photography.  A small home studio specializing in weddings, portraits and glamour photography.

January 1974 -1984 - NJ Air National Guard - Still Photo Specialist

Process and Print Color and Black & White Film, Take Official Portraits, Document Construction, Accident Photography, Public Relations/Press Photography.

January 1973 – Present - Freelance Photographer

Using current technology (digital) I photograph various events for publication and documentation including weddings, news photography, magazine photography as well as limited portrait photography.

 Schools & Training

2012 – 2014   - Several KelbyOne Seminars (live) and regularly take online course in photogaphy and phtotoshop

May 22, 2008 - Obtained SORA instructor certification

March 2008 - concealed firearms carry permit is valid until March 2011 and may be renewed yearly as needed.

August 2007 - Obtained SORA certification as a NJ Licensed Security Officer

July 13 – 17, 1998 - Protecting Children On-Line (1 week) - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College

July 10, 1995 - Windows: A one-day seminar (8 Hours)- Fred Pryor Seminars

April 6, 1995 - Computer System Intrusion and Security (8 Hours) - New Jersey Law Enforcement Computer Association

March 17, 1994 - Computer Crime (8 Hours) - New Jersey Law Enforcement Computer Association

March 8, 1994 - Law Enforcement Standards Seminar (8 Hours) – Cape May County Police Academy

February 7, 1994 - PEOSHA Record Keeping Workshop  (2 Hours) - State of NJ

February 23, 1985 - Officer Survival Tactics (8 Hours) – Atlantic County Association of Chiefs of Police

February 21, 1984 - Volunteer Probation Counselor Training (16 hours) – Atlantic County Probation Department.

November 18, 1983 - Basic Course for Police Officers - State of NJ Police Training Commission

September 23, 1983 - First Responder/CIM - NJ Dept. of Health

March 4, 1983 - Advanced Explosives and Terrorist Activities (8 Hours) International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators

June 1 to June 5, 1982 - County Basic Correctional Training – Department of Corrections, Bureau of Training

October 20, 1981 - Basic Nunchaku Weapon (4 hours) - Atlantic CountySheriff’s Office

June 24, 1977 - Security Police Combat Tactics (2 weeks) – United States Air Force Security Police Academy

May 13, 1977 - Still Photojournalistic Techniques (2 weeks) – United States Air Force Technical Training School (included sections on low light and surveillance photography)

December 1976 - Social Actions Training – NJ Air National Guard 1 hr. Drug Abuse, 1 hr. Alcohol Abuse, 3 hrs. Human Relations, 1 hr. Civil Rights Act Training, 1 hr. Equal Opportunity and Treatment.

February 18, 1975 - Still Photographic Specialist Course (approx. 16 weeks) – United States Air Force Technical Training School (included sections on accident and crime scene photography).

September 18, 1974 - Graduated United States Air Force Basic Training, San Antonio, Texas

June 2004 - Graduated Hammonton Jr. Sr. High School


Work History Addresses


United American Security, LLC – Purchased Vector Security from Jupiter Group in June 2014

2810 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132   


Vector Security (Jupiter Group)
Route 390, PO Box 12, Hamlin, PA 18427  


Eastern Security

120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271


Folsom School District

1357 Mays Landing Road, Folsom, NJ 08037  


Asset Protection Associates
2305 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009



Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office

4997 Unami Boulevard, Mays Landing, NJ 08330    




Contact: Captain Joseph Bruno, retired