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Instructor Id: 6262292

Austin C. White

Deputy Director
Virginia Fusion Center
Virginia State Police
Criminal Intelligence Division
Richmond, Virginia


First Sergeant White has over thirty years of service with local, state and federal agencies as well as the private sector in a variety of public safety disciplines. He is currently assigned to the Virginia Fusion Center which is the Commonwealth’s all-crimes/all-hazards intelligence center. There, he is responsible for managing both sworn and non-sworn personnel, review and dissemination of intelligence documents, liaison with partner agencies as well as serving as the training and outreach manager and as the security officer. He serves on several national boards to include the National Fusion Center Association’s Private Sector Engagement Committee. He is also a technical instructor specializing in incident response and emergency services coordination for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness.

First Sergeant White’s dignitary protection experience comes both from the Virginia Executive Protective Unit providing protection to the Governor and First Family of the Commonwealth as well as the private sector where he was Vice President of Investigations at American Security Group in Richmond, Virginia.  He has provided training to the United States Diplomatic Security Service, United States Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Virginia State Police, Virginia Capitol Police and a host of other public and private sector entities.

A certified Associate Emergency Manager, Continuity of Operations Specialist and National Crime Prevention Specialist, First Sergeant White holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech as well as the Advanced Professional Series and Professional Development Series post-graduate certificates from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management Institute. He is a recipient of several national awards to include the Dr. Richard W. Kobetz Achievement Award for Outstanding Professional Accomplishments and the Anti-Defamation League’s Shield Award. He is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and a member of the Nine Lives Associates and the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers.


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