Harry Houck Bio

 Private Detective Agency NY

Harry Houck | Detective Agency New York

A retired NYPD Detective First Grade with over 25 years’ experience in Law Enforcement and the Security Industry. He started Houck Consulting with a primary focus as a Private Detective Agency in NY.

He is also a Counter-terrorism strategist: who develops innovative cost-effective solutions to mitigate the effects of a terrorist attack. He developed the “3C Protocol," it addresses the threat of a Mumbai Style Terrorist Attack at Hotels. His protocol will significantly reduce casualties at a hotel if an attack occurs.

A leading Regulation E strategist and financial fraud consultant that works with clients to deliver results that endure, combining unique problem solving with profound technical knowledge and strong execution, which helps clients achieve success in reducing their fraud loss exposure.

As a former VP for Citibank managing a Fraud Investigation Unit for eight years, He combined both his investigative acumen developed as a retired First Grade NYPD Detective specializing in financial crimes with my banking experience in loss prevention. I then developed, instituted and managed a new ATM Fraud Investigation process. By using this newly developed process his unit saved Citibank tens of millions of dollars every year. This was so successful that he was asked to change the entire investigative process for Citibank countrywide. McKinsey & Company a strategic consultant for Financial Services commented that my investigative process should be “Best Practices in Banking”, and no other Financial Institution has such a process.

The former Marine Sergeant and Vietnam veteran draws from a wealth of experience. While assigned to the NYPD’s Detective Squad, he developed, tested and implemented anti-fraud and investigative strategies and techniques with merchants that resulted in hundreds of arrests and virtually eliminated or significantly reduced credit card fraud at these commercial locations. His practiced insight helped uncover vital information often overlooked by investigators. His ability to quickly and accurately judge investigative situations helped to increase arrests and prosecutions, positioning him at the top of his field of the Detective Agency in New York.

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For 6 years, he taught his identity theft / terrorist financing investigation techniques at the internationally renowned NYPD Criminal Investigation Course and Law Enforcement Agencies and businesses countrywide.

At the lecture podium, he brings his experience and skill together in no-nonsense awareness/training programs. His unique insight and knowledge, combined with his 25 years of investigative/security expertise --provides new innovative common-sense strategies. His entertaining and street savvy, “tell it like it is,” approach keeps audiences captivated from start to finish.

He has have provided protection for heads of state, including the President and Vice President of the United States and one-on-one protection for the King of Jordan, the Prime Minister of China, President of Nicaragua and other foreign dignitaries.

He also coordinated investigative strategies and lectured to the United States Secret Service, FBI, NYPD, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, United States Postal Inspectors and the Department of Homeland Security. Contact Houck Consulting for more information