Former Commander, Chief Inspector (retd.) Andrew B Brown is
an internationally renowned negotiator with specialist knowledge and experience
in dealing with kidnap for ransom and hostage/crisis incidents, particularly in
maritime environments; in designing conflict de-escalation skills for military
operations and acting as an expert witness to judicial inquiries on the
response to hostage taking.
experienced investigator with three decades of policing challenging communities
across Scotland, he understands how to secure community ‘buy in’ to keep
communities safe and in targeting the criminal element to reduce the prevalence
of crime and anti-social behaviour. As a Commander, he redesigned security
arrangements for members of the Royal Family and oversaw both mountain
rescue/missing person(s) portfolios to improve prevention and response. His
latter service saw him design, develop and deliver leadership and critical
incident training across all ranks in the police and other public services.
A Fellow of
the Chartered Management and Security Institutes, he has developed advanced
negotiation and crisis leadership skills for major corporations, public policy
and Olympic sports coaches across the globe. A skilled executive coach, he calmly
guides people though crisis to better their lives, both professionally and
Security Officer for a faith based International Non-Governmental Organisation
that is at the forefront of the global refugee crisis, he uses his experience
in responding to international kidnap on how to prepare, prevent and respond to
the threat of crime/terrorism to keep his fellow humanitarians safe on their
overseas missions to help those in need.
As a Fulbright Alumnus, he continues to teach advanced
tactics to many law enforcement agencies including NYPD, USMS and the FBI.
Published in his field, he remains an Advisor to the Editorial Boards of the
Criminal Psychology & Criminal Investigations, the Forensic Research &
Criminology International and the Crisis Response Journals.