Elmer Toro, Former Deputy Commissioner - NY City Corrections joins CSS-Group as Sr. Vice President

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Elmer Toro has had a distinguished career in law enforcement earning him diversified experience in security, leadership, professional management, training, personnel selection and invesstigative services.

In May 2003 - Elmer retired as Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Correction – NYC where he managed the Investigation and Trials Division, Supervised a staff of 100, including Assistant Commissioner, Directors and Deputy Directors. His division was focused on overall investigations as well as internal and external corruption. Elmer served as Inspector General for New York State under Governor Mario Cuomo. He investigated, supervised and prosecuted welfare fraud, abuse and other illegal acts within the Department of Social Services. As Supervising Confidential Investigator of NY State Banking Department, Elmer conducted special investigations relating to money laundering by narcotic cartels using the NYS Banking system. He investigated bank fraud and other banking violations. While serving as a Detective Sergeant for NYPD, Elmer was asked to join the NYPD/FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force where he investigated acts of terrorism and gathered incriminating evidence against terrorist groups operating within the United States and Puerto Rico. He conducted a number of well-publicized investigations, which have contributed greatly to the reduction of terrorism within the United States. Elmer is frequently contacted by the Hispanic Media as a Terrorist Consultant to discuss current topics.

Elmer’s education includes a B.S. Criminal Justice and M.S. Labor/Industrial Relations (with distinction) from NY Institute of Technology; Governor’s Executive Development Program “Managing New York” and the FBI National Academy, 139th Session – Quantico, VA.

Elmer was 2002 President of the American Academy of Professional Law Enforcement; and a member of the FBI National Academy Associates; American Society for Industrial Security; National Law Enforcement Officers Association; Internal Security Association/Financial Firms; Rockland County NY Police Shields; Rockland County Police Chiefs Association; NYCPD Honor Legion; Hispanic Society, NYCPD – Board Member, Retired NYPD Officers Association and International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association.

CSS-Group was established in 1988 and headquartered in New Canaan, CT, the principals at CSS-Group proudly represent over 210 years of combined experience in investigations and security services. Their backgrounds include NYPD, US Secret Service, K9 and MA/CT/NY State Police.

The convergence of Information Technology and Security presents unique challenges to the Security Services Field. CSS-Group is one of the very few security services firms that is addressing both the personal and the cyber environments and doing it seamlessly. Their services include: Investigations - Domestic and International (Drug Inquiries, Surveillance, Fraud and Embezzlement Audits); IT Investigations (INFOSEC Response, Forensics, Network Forensics, Evidence Collection and Safeguarding, Deployment of monitoring software);Intelligence Reports (Executive Background Searches and Corporate Due Diligence); Executive/Personal Protection (CPP-Certified Professional Protection); K9 Detection - EDCT (Explosive Detection Canine Teams); Security Training Programs; Corporate Function Security Services (Electronic Device Detection/Sweeps); Site Surveys; Electronic and Technical Surveillance and Countermeasure Assessments.

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Laurie Venditti