In New York, Daniel Derenda recently retired as Buffalo police commissioner.
Like a lot of law enforcement professionals these days, Derenda is getting into the booming and global private security guard industry.
While many former officers and chiefs are starting their own security companies, Derenda is signing on with the world’s biggest.
Derenda is now the general manager for G4S Security Solutions’ Buffalo office. He will oversee customer relationships, sales and operations.
G4S provides security at Buffalo City Hall and other facilities.
Above: Daniel Derenda
“Daniel is a great addition to our G4S team. His commitment to professionalism, as well as his exceptional operational and management experience, are a recipe for success in the Buffalo area,” said Richard Amoroso, vice president of the Northeast region for G4S.
In addition to whatever G$S is paying him, Derenda will also be drawing a state pension of around $90,000 a year.
Some seasoned observers suggest with so much crossover between police and security it’s only a matter of time before the less expensive and poorly trained guards get full police powers.