Wendell Shingler blogs primarily on crisis management, emergency preparedness, facility and critical infrastructure security and physical security.
In January of 2008, Shingler retired after serving more than 36 years in senior federal law enforcement and homeland security positions. When he retired, Shingler was serving as Executive Director of the National Incident Response Unit in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security’s largest criminal investigation agency. In this position, he led emergency management and preparedness initiatives for ICE internationally and the ICE command and control operations and tactical communications.
Prior to his tenure at the National Incident Response Unit, Shingler served as the Director of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service (FPS), which is responsible for the physical security of federal buildings and facilities throughout the nation.
Shingler went to the FPS after serving 14 years in the U.S. Marshals Service. As the Marshals Service, he served in a variety of senior management positions, ending his tenure as the Deputy Assistant Director for Judicial Security. In this position, he was responsible for the physical security of the nation’s judicial employees and facilities.
Shingler received commendation from the President of the United States for his role in the development of the Department of Justice’s Vulnerability Assessment for Federal Facilities following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
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