Ferrara and Associates, Inc
Gene Ferrara retired as Associate V.P., Director of Public Safety and Police Chief of the University of Cincinnati; a major urban research university with a student enrollment over 42,000. During his career with the university, Gene was responsible for all law enforcement, security, fire and environmental safety as well as the 12,000 space parking operations. He is currently President and CEO of Ferrara and Associates, Inc. a law enforcement and security consulting firm operating out of Cincinnati, Ohio.
His prior service included 17 years with the Cincinnati Police Department as a cadet, patrolman, police specialist, sergeant of police, and assistant director of the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Police Academy. His instructional expertise includes firearms, operational planning, officer survival techniques, and Executive/VIP Protection. Chief Ferrara organized, coordinated, and personally participated in training programs throughout the nation on a wide variety of police and security issues. He has trained personal protection teams in Europe, Puerto Rico and South Africa.
He has led protection details for numerous high profile dignitaries who visited the University of Cincinnati and was involved in planning for the security of the 2007 Democratic National Committee’s “Presidential Candidate Debates” at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also served on the Executive Board for the Joint Terrorism Task Force for Southern Ohio.
Chief Ferrara holds a B.S. degree in police administration and a M.Ed. degree in training and personnel development from Xavier University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute’s Police Management course. He worked on-site in security operations for NBC during the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, Atlanta, Georgia, Salt Lake City, Utah and Sydney, Australia. Gene also was Director of Safety and Security for the 2012 World Choir Games held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Chief Ferrara is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute, a member of the Nine Lives Associates, the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers; and is a recipient of the Katrina Meritorious Service Medal.
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