Contributor Profile

Charles Andrews

Job TitleBoard of Directors

Company NameASIS International


Charles "CHUCK" Andrews, CPP, CFE, CFCI, ICPS has been in the law-enforcement & security industries since 1976 starting as a Law Enforcement Police Explorer in Houston, TX. His police explorer career logged 4,000 hours of patrol-time before his 19th birthday when he quickly became a TX Peace Officer. During his Police Explorer tenure, Chuck was also a security officer and thus already learning about the beginnings of the security industry.

After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the distinguished Sam Houston State University, with honors, Chuck studied overseas in Europe inside the criminal justice systems of multiple countries. Upon his return, Chuck worked full-time in Law Enforcement in both Colorado and Texas in patrol, crime prevention and training. Chuck also has his MSME graduate degree in Security Executive Management from the Univ. of Houston-Downtown.  Retiring as a Chief of Police in TEXAS, Chuck began his full-time pursuit of the private security industry, but still maintains today his TX Master Commission Peace Officer status reporting directly to the local Sheriff.

During Chuck's Law Enforcement career, he uniquely did consult work with many different law enforcement and security companies across the globe, too include the well-known reality TV Show – COPS! Chuck focused the majority of his time as a Security Advisor during his LEO career to the private sector. It was here Chuck joined ASIS International ~29 years ago in the ASIS Denver Mile-High Chapter and then back with the ASIS Houston, TX Chapter where his home membership resides today. Chuck currently sits on the ASIS International Board of Directors, after serving as Houston Chapter Chairman and RVP for the State of Texas with over 28 years of ASIS Intl volunteer service. Chuck is also a member of the ACFE in the Houston ACFE Chapter as a CFE and many other security related organizations like IAFCI, InfraGard & IACP.

Chuck's career spans many different experiences, trainings, certifications and disciplines making him one of the most diverse & sought-after experts in the law enforcement & security industry via the many different roles he served, i.e.- Chief of Police, Crime Prevention Director, Chief Security Officer, Asst' Dean - Criminal Justice, Trusted Advisor, Cyber Expert, Adjunct Graduate Professor and many other roles.

Uniquely, Chuck has a group of 80,000 professionals in the security industry in his well -known Friends Of Chuck (FOC) group. FOC is responsible for helping hundreds find jobs, network, business deals and develop relationships in the industry. www.friendsofchuck.net.
Chuck also engages regularly in speaking engagements on the Art of Relationships in Security thru various presentations via Friends of Chuck (FOC). FOC is 80,000 colleagues, friends and relationships related to the security, cyber & fraud industry around the globe.
From being selected to work on Olympic Security Team at the 1996 Olympic Games to being recognized by the Gov. of Colorado for his work in Crime Prevention, Chuck today sits on the Boards of security technology companies and serves as an ASIS International Board member serving 35,000 members in 141 countries in the security industry around the globe. Chuck is regularly sought after as a SME expert in matters of Security & Law Enforcement in multiple verticals, both as Advisor & Strategist, in security technologies, software and other emerging innovation.

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