Todd VanCantfort is the Executive Director of the Safe Community Cooperative, Managing Partner of Public Safety & Resiliency Associates, and Veritas Aequitas Investigations, a Virginia-based Veteran owned consulting and private investigation firm. He has also recently been inducted into the Vidocq Society as a special member.
He retired from The Department of Homeland Security in August 2018 after dedicating almost 40 years in public service at all levels of government. He joined DHS not long after it was established and served in several Senior and executive level positions, including; Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) to the Aviation Domain Intelligence and Information Analytic Cell (ADIAC), Director for the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) and the DHS Federal Liaison and Facilitator for the Criminal Intelligence Enterprise (CIE).
Prior to these positions, he served as the Senior Advisor and Director of Inter-agency Coordination for the DHS Coordinator of Counter-terrorism; Deputy Director of the Current Intelligence Division of DHS I&A; and Director of the Inter-agency Threat Assessment Coordination Group (ITACG), a joint office of the FBI, DHS, and the ODNI.
Before his work in the National Intelligence arena, he served as the Director of the Counterterrorism and Sensitive Programs Office within HQDHS OPS. In this role, he coordinated and de-conflicted all aspects of the Department’s CT and National Security missions.
Todd also served as a Senior Counter-terrorism Policy Analyst as part of establishing the DHS Office of Policy and as a Senior Preparedness Officer dedicated to supporting the state and local grant process, approvals, and reporting/compliance for local terrorist threat and disaster preparedness and response programs. He also supported Crime Stoppers USA and several other non-profit organizations over the years as a senior advisor and non-stipendiary program management consultant.
Todd has also served in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) in 2004 with 23 years of combined active duty, reserve, and civilian service. He separated from the active duty Air Force in 1992 and became a Police Officer in Houston, Texas, ultimately holding an advanced Peace Officers accreditation. Todd worked as a Patrol Officer, Special Projects/Community Oriented Policing, and finally, a Homicide Investigator until his recall to active duty following September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the homeland.
During his recall to active duty, Todd served as the Superintendent in the AFOSI Detachment assigned to establish a law enforcement and intelligence fusion capacity for the NORAD/First Air Force, which continues today under the control of the US Northern Command. He also served as the Special Agent in Charge of AFOSI Detachment 260. He was deployed to Jacobabad, Pakistan, and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and Joint Service Achievement Medal for his Force Protection, counter-terrorism, and Counter- intelligence operations when he was recalled to active duty.