Detective Kevin Coffey is the founder of Corporate Travel
Safety, which specializes in crime prevention as well as risk reduction programs for organizations and associations worldwide. His background is unique, in that his expertise came from a 35 year career with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he recently retired in the fall of 2016 as a Detective III / Sergeant.
During his long career he worked a variety of assignments which gave in a active, inside, first hand look at crime, how it occurs, as well as how it avoid it. His background in crimes committed against travelers came from his assignment at the LAPD's Airport Crimes Investigations
Detail and was personally responsible for investigating
thousands of crimes committed against travelers at LAX,
as well as area hotels, and meeting/event locations.
His expertise has allowed him to identify
the most common methods and locations used by professional
criminals who target travelers, and to develop strategies to reduce traveler's victim potential.
a pioneer in the area of travel safety, he is
passionate about reducing the victimization
of travelers in airports, hotels, and while on the road. He is an author, with his latest book being "Traveler Beware! An Undercover Cop's Guide to Avoiding Pickpockets, Luggage Theft and Travel Scams."
Kevin is the media's favorite expert on travel safety and related topics. Most likely you recognize him from appearances on Oprah, 20/20, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, The Travel Channel, Court TV, The Today Show or countless other broadcasts. He is regularly quoted in the written press, including: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, Inc., as well as in many trade publications.