John Byrne B.A.Hons. F.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man.

John Byrne B.A.Hons. F.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man.

CEO

John Byrne has thirty-five years’ experience in the private security industry and is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Security Institute, the largest industry certification body in Ireland. He is a recognised expert with twenty-five years’ experience in module development and course design. His qualifications include an Honours Degree in Training and Education and a Higher Diploma in Security Management. He was made a Fellow of the Security Institute in recognition of contributions to training in Ireland and Europe. He is editor of the Security Skills Manual, the recognised source of reference for all security staff training in Ireland and author and contributor to training manuals at all levels in security. Other experiences include twenty-five years in delivery and assessment of training courses from basic level to management level and ten years’ experience as an external examiner and authenticator with state accreditation bodies and awarding councils. He is an active participant in all major training initiatives in Ireland and contributor to a number of European training projects. John has recently been appointed to serve as a Governor on the SII Board of Governors for Academic Standards.

Larry Quinn P.C. MSc. F.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man. Dip.Ed. C.P.P.

Larry Quinn P.C. MSc. F.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man. Dip.Ed. C.P.P.

President

Larry Quinn is the President of the Security Institute and a Peace Commissioner within the Irish judicial system. He has 40 years’ experience within the military, police and private security sectors and advises on academic matters at corporate and regulatory levels in Ireland, US and Europe. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute. His qualifications include a Master of Science in Security and Risk Management, Higher Diploma in Security Management and a Diploma in Education and Training. As the Institute’s Director of Academic Research he is responsible for all aspects of research, programme development, delivery, assessment and validation. He also works with the state accreditation body as an external authenticator. He was previously chairman of the working group that drafted the EU Vocational Training Manual for Basic Guarding and a team member that drafted the EU Manual for Procurement of Guarding Security Services. He is co-author of the Security Institute’s Training Manuals. Larry was a former social dialogue representative in the EU and CoESS Quality and Training Chairman. He was the Irish Director of the KOMSI Project. Larry has recently been appointed as Chairman of the SII Board of Governors for Academic Standards.

Luke Maples P.C. F.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man. Dip.Ed.

Luke Maples P.C. F.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man. Dip.Ed.

Deputy President

Luke Maples is a Peace Commissioner within the Irish judicial system. He has 30 years’ experience within the private security sectors including the CIT sector. He advises on security, risk and academic matters at corporate and regulatory levels in Ireland and Europe. He is the Deputy President and a Fellow of the Security Institute. His qualifications include a Higher Diploma in Security Management and a Diploma in Education and Training. As the Institute’s Director of Compliance he is responsible for all matters relating to ISO 9000/2008; IQNet; ISO 17024; QQI Quality Assurance Programme. Luke has recently been appointed to serve as a Governor on the SII Board of Governors for Academic Standards.

Declan Garrett MSc. M.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man.

Declan Garrett MSc. M.Sec.I.I. H.Dip.Sec.Man.

Director of International Research

Declan Garrett is a Master of Science in Security and Risk Management. He is Director of International Research at The Security Institute. He has extensive experience within all aspects of Irish private security and training sectors. Declan has conducted high-level research projects on behalf of The Security Institute. He is also the academic representative at the national security regulator’s working group on security training. Declan is currently conducting doctoral research on the international private security industry with the Criminal Justice Department of Portsmouth University. Declan has recently been appointed to serve as a Governor on the SII Board of Governors for Academic Standards.

Lecturing Profile

All of the lecturing team with the Security Institute have extensive experience lecturing at universities and colleges within Ireland, UK, Europe, US and China. The subject matter includes Security Risk Management, Crime Prevention, Security Supervisory Management, Communications Skills, Business Law, Business Management, Customer Service, Behavioural Science, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Professional Investigations Management; New Terrorism and Counter Terrorism; Mass Event Management; Asset Risk Management and other Security Tutorial subject matter

International Lecturing Venues

The lecturing team with the Security Institute have extensive experience lecturing at universities and colleges within Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US. Some of the venues are:

  • State Senate Berlin
  • Hapsburg Imperial Palace Vienna
  • British Parliament London
  • Barbican London
  • Danish Parliament Copenhagen
  • European Commission Brussels
  • NY and LA Training Commissions in the US
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Portsmouth University
  • Bejing University