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Sal Lifrieri is a native New Yorker and grew up in New York City’s upper, upper east side, called Harlem. He started his career in law enforcement with the New York City Police Department, first on patrol in the South Bronx and then progressed through plaincloths assignments. He was promoted to the rank of Detective, working in the neighboring South Bronx Precinct, affectionately known as the “Alamo”. It was here that he was accepted to the Departments elite Hostage Negotiation Team. After nearly 11 years, he accepted a transfer to the NYPD Intelligence Division where he headed the “Russian Organized Crime” project.
While at the Intelligence Division, he was recruited to lead the Protective Operations Unit, responsible for threat investigations and assessments, and major event site security advance for the City’s elected officials who were under the protection of the Intelligence Division’s Dignitary Protection teams.
Sal would later be asked to go to the newly created Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, started by Rudy Giuliani, to work on chemical and biological terrorism planning for NYC. It was here that he was promoted to the prestigious rank of Detective 1st Grade and Director of Security and Intelligence Operations for the agency.
He retired in 2001 and is now often seen as an expert commentator on security and terrorism for television and news organizations globally.