Bio - Tim Sutton CPP, PSP, PCI, CHPA

Tim Sutton, CPP, PSP, PCI, CHPA - Bio

Tim is a director on the ASIS International Professional Standards Board and is the chair of its Standards Competence Subcommittee. He has personally worked as a member of the Technical Committee or Working Group in the development of the following Standards:

· ANSI/ASIS Standard: Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1-[2012] 2017)

· ANSI/ASIS Standard: Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations (PSC.2-2019), based upon the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 standard

· ANSI/ASIS Standard: Maturity Model for the Phased Implementation of a Quality Assurance Management System for Private Security Service Providers (PSC.3-2013)

· ANSI/ASIS Standard: Investigations (INV)

· ANSI/ASIS/RIMS Standard: Risk Assessment (RA.1-2015)

· ANSI/ASIS Standard: Security Awareness (SA-2020)

· ANSI/ASIS Standard: Workplace Violence and Active Assailant – Prevention, Intervention, and Response (WPVI-2020)

Tim was the co-chair of the development committee as well as one of the 7 contributors to the preparation of the initial draft that served as the starting point document for ASIS Guideline: Preemployment Background Screening and Vetting (PBSV-2022).

Tim is the chair of the development committee and one of 2 contributors to the preparation of the initial draft that will serve as the starting point document for ANSI/ASIS Standard: Cannabis Security (CAN-202X). This standard is currently under development as Tim recognized there are no overarching set of requirements that addresses all elements of cannabis security (CANNSec), including other standards, that address elements of security wholistically that encompass identifying hazards, threats, and risks to a cannabis organization, and offer guidance in developing an effective program to manage the risks they face.

Tim was a major contributor to and co- editor of a document produced by a group of individuals with interests in the cannabis industry and members of the ASIS International Cannabis Security Community that is titled: Best Practices for Cannabis Security that has not been published nor is it available for viewing or circulation. Rather, Tim proposed to develop an ANSI/ASIS standard for cannabis security and gained approval from both ASIS and ANSI to begin the process. It is expected to be approved and published 2023 Q1.

Tim is an advisory board member of the MOCannTrade Association and member of its Transportation, Security and Technology Committee and contributed to the draft proposed administrative rules for the newly passed Amendment 3 to the Missouri Constitution legalizing the use of marijuana for adults ages 21 and over (adult use or recreational use). He also represents Guidepost Solutions as the Cannabis Practice Leader and sole security services partner for the National Cannabis Risk Management Association (NCRMA).

Tim has presented educational sessions at numerous cannabis seminars and conventions across the country for the last several years. In addition, he has authored and been interviewed as a subject matter expert for several published media engagements, many of which can be found listed here: Tim was most recently published as the feature story for the November 17, 2022 SecuraCann update Security News for a Growing Industry titled It takes a holistic security plan to mitigate risk (Compliance is not enough when it comes to securing cannabis businesses) that can be viewed here:

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