David Nieves, Business Advisor

David Nieves is Blue Eagle Security’s Business Advisor, focusing on business operations. David is a Director for a global provider of financial services technology recognized as Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list for 10 of the last 12 years. David is the President of his Homeowners Association and has previously served on other boards as […]

Christopher Briecke, Executive Protection

Chris Briecke retired from the NYPD in 2012 as a 2nd grade detective in the narcotics division. With nearly 25 years of law enforcement experience, Chris has conducted long term investigations into narcotics trafficking, executing hundreds of search warrants. Chris holds private investigator licenses in New York and Virginia; is a licensed armed guard in […]

Mario Estrada, Executive Protection

Mario Estrada spent 25 years in law enforcement. Prior to law enforcement, Mario served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he was an active participant in Desert storm and reaching the rank of Sergeant. Mario earned his B.S. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. […]

Edward Redmond, Executive Protection

Ed Redmond is part of our Boston team, retired Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General. Ed is a financial crimes expert who has served as a defensive tactics instructor for over 20 years and owned his own Defensive Tactics business. Ed has worked with the fugitive […]

Shawn Wandel, Executive Protection

Shawn Wandel is an active officer for the Special Operations Division for Highway District 1. In this role, Shawn provides specialized motor vehicle and motorcycle escorts for high profile dignitaries including, the President and Vice President of the United States, Secretary of State and visiting American and Foreign dignitaries. Shawn was also assigned to Mayor […]

Ray Massey, Executive Protection

Ray Massey has had a 21+ year law enforcement career with the NYPD. Ray has been a part of and has specialized in multiple roles and functions including Tracer, SNEU and Anti-Crime. Ray’s extensive training included a focus in dignitary work.

Rafael Iturralde, Executive Protectio

Rafael Iturralde is a security consultant/specialist with 20+ years of active law enforcement and investigative experience, serving as a Detective with the NYPD. Rafael’s extensive training and areas of expertise include, dignitary protection, emergency entries, room clearing, vehicular take-downs, undercover rescues/extractions, low light operations, TacMed, Narcan trained, CPR and AED certified.

Paul Rodriguez, Director of Training

Paul Rodriguez, retired Detective from the Dobbs Ferry Police Department, has been a law enforcement officer for over 30 years. This includes 15 years of experience as a Police Academy Instructor. Paul served five years in the U.S. Marines, serving during desert storm. Paul owns a NYS Security School and serves as the trainer for […]

Steve Vagnini, Director of Investigations

Steve Vagnini, retired NYPD officer, comes to Blue Eagle Security with over 20 years of law enforcement experience. This includes, Patrol, Street Level Precinct Narcotics Unit, Community Policing Unit, Anti-Crime Unit (Felony Investigations), Bronx Narcotics Unit (Narcotics Investigations), B.A.T. Team (Burglary Apprehension Team) and the Crime Prevention Unit.

Rick Hewitt, President and Owner

Blue Eagle security was founded by Rick Hewitt. Rick Hewitt has an extensive background in law enforcement, retiring in 2016 from the NYPD at the rank of Sergeant. Prior to being promoted to Sergeant he also served as a Detective in the 13th precinct detective squad. Some of Rick’s trainings include: The elite strategic training […]