Charlie Kaplan


Charlie Kaplan

300 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Over 28 years of law enforcement:

Started my career with the Paterson New Jersey Auxiliary Police (Volunteer) and attained the rank of Sergeant before being appointed to the Paterson Police Department.

Served with distinction with the Paterson Police Department, Foot and Motor Patrol, Motorcycle Division, Communications Division, Corrections Division, retired as a Detective of Major Crimes with a specialty of Arson Investigation.

Many citations and awards including the New Jersey Passaic County 200 Club Medal of Valor Award.

Past Director of Security for the Gill Hotels, Fort Lauderdale.

Past President of the Broward County Hotel/Motel Security Association, 2001 to 2006.

Past Assistant Regional Vice President of ASIS International Florida Region 13 and held all of the executive offices of ASIS International Fort Lauderdale Chapter 104. Chairman of the ASIS Chapter 104 Annual Broward County Law Enforcement Awards Banquet and Chairman of the Education Committee.

Served on the Law Enforcement Awards Committee for the Florida Anti-Defamation League, 2014 and 2015

Founder of the Paterson New Jersey Chapter 17 of the Blue Knights International Motorcycle Association, and spearheaded the growth into the second biggest chapter in the Tri-State Region within one year.

Broward County District Manager for AlliedBarton Security Services, 2006-2007 managing national, regional and local accounts. Supervising a staff of over 300 officers.

Served with the Superior Court of New Jersey for four years. Debt collection, tenancy processing, civil investigations.

  • ASIS International, (CPP) Certified Protection Professional
  • Investigative Agency “A” License
  • Security/Investigative Agency Manager “M” License
  • Private Investigator “C” License
  • Security Instructor’s “D” License
  • Basic OSHA certified

President of Ironwood Investigations Inc. 2007 to present

Processed over 5,000 personal injury cases, client interviews, scene investigations and photography, record collection, witness interviews, surveillance, locates and statements.

Interests include:

  • Creative photography
  • Writing
  • Designing, editing and layout of ad journals for the various organizations I have been a member of (over twenty years of production.)
  • Backpacking