Experience & Background
Mr. Thomas Grimes, a 20 year veteran of the New York City Police Department, joined NY Finest Speakers after his retirement. He has years of involvement speaking on Internet Awareness as a volunteer in his local and neighboring school districts.
Prior to Law Enforcement, Mr. Grimes was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force.
Mr. Grimes began his Law Enforcement career in 1988 as a Police Officer at the 46th Precinct in the Bronx, N.Y.. After 5 years on Patrol at the 46th Precinct, he transferred to the Bronx Narcotics Division. He was promoted to Detective in 1995. He investigated major cases as a member of the Organized Crime Investigation Division, The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, and the Federal Drug Enforcement Task Force. Mr. Grimes was promoted to Detective 2nd Grade in 2006.
Mr. Grimes was also an original member of the New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force, formed in 2004. This elite unit is made up of top notch investigators from the New York Police Department., New York State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives., and the United States Secret Service. This unique investigative unit was the first of its kind in the United States.
He has attended the New York City Criminal Investigation Course and the N.Y.P.D. Homicide Investigation School.
Thomas has worked dignitary protection details in New York City for the President of the United States, Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, The United Nations General Assembly, and the Republican National Convention. His extensive experience has afforded him the honor of conducting investigations and briefing cases throughout the United States, the Caribbean and South America.
Ratings & Facts
Keynote Speaker on Internet Awareness and Domestic Violence
Represented NY Finest Speakers on The Today Show in March 2009, taking part in a 3 part series entitled "Inside Your Teens World". Click video on right to view. Soon to be a featured Police Officer in the upcoming book "Unheralded Heroes" written by Lawrence Hoffman and John ReidyHas conducted numerous Public Awareness Safety seminars in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut100% Satisfaction rating amongst Teachers, Principals, Parents, Students and PTA's.Resides currently in New York. 2 sons in college
"An online obsession starts. The predator creates a false intimacy, watching his prey. Just like a shark attack, the ambush is well planned, and the victim never sees it coming. It could have been prevented." -Thomas Grimes
Internet Awareness, Drug Awareness, Realtor Safety