Brian J. Pires
Brian J. Pires, Intelligence Research Specialist. Mr. Pires is a graduate of Boston College (Magna Cum Laude), and has nineteen years of law enforcement experience. Before joining our team in May 2006, he served for seventeen years with the United States Customs Service (now known as United States Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security).
For the last eight years, Mr. Pires served as the Supervisor responsible for all of Rhode Island. As such he oversaw daily operations for the Ports of Providence and Newport. His collateral management duties included serving as the training officer for Rhode Island, Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts as well as serving as one of twelve International Validation Team Leaders for the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). As a member of several management committees and work groups in Rhode Island, including the Port Security Work Group, Port Executive Steering Committee, Border Transportation Security Work Group, MANPADS Mitigation and Response Plan Work Group and the ATAC, Mr. Pires has been involved in many national programs including the Border Coordination Initiative (BCI) and the Customs International Affairs/Overseas Enforcement Training Team (OET) where he trained Jordanian Customs and the Jordanian Public Security Directorate and Anti-Narcotics Police.
For the past four years, Brian enjoyed instructing at St. Petersburg College in Florida for the Multi-Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force (MCTFT) and he served as the Counter Terrorism Response (CTR) Team Supervisor and Trainer. He has been trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Advanced Anti-Terrorism Training, CTR-T3, Incident Command System/Unified Command and Anti-Terrorism Airport/Seaport Training-T3.
Other ATAC-related training included RADACAD/WMD Training at HAMMER/Pacific NW National Laboratory and FEMA Incident Command Systems training.
Prior to joining Customs, Brian served as an investigator with the Department of Defense.