Jimmy Vargas recently joined our executive team to oversee Integrated’s New York City security portfolio. During his career with the New York City Police Department, Detective Vargas was selected as a member of the elite Emergency Service Unit’s (ESU) Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, where he served for 10 years until his retirement. Mr. Vargas was also assigned as an instructor for the ESU Hazardous Materials Unit specializing in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Throughout his career, he participated in numerous dignitary escort units as a five man counter attack team. Mr. Vargas was also assigned to a six man WMD team for Presidential and high ranking dignitaries visits. Mr. Vargas worked closely with the United States Secret Service and State Department’s Special Weapons Team on tactical logistics at various sites throughout New York City and at the annual United Nations General Assembly.
"To be an effective leader you must be able relate to the experience of others, while remaining just slightly ahead to motivate them." Jimmy Vargas
"In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and with a venue new to our organization at a time of heightened security, I valued the insight you offered before the event. Your consideration of the nature of our work and assurances that every security detail had been considered was crucial to the success of the dinner. Additionally, your staff was efficient, courteous, and well prepared for the evening's events."
Deputy Director of Development, Director of International Special Events, Human Rights Watch