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Jeff has over 25 years experience in law enforcement and security to include positions with the United States Air Force, U.S. Marshal Service, and local law enforcement. He is currently a Reserve Captain in the Durham County Detective Bureau, Durham, NC.   In addition, Jeff served as Safety Director for the University of North Carolina Hospitals for over a decade. He has assisted national corporate clients to include the Department of the Navy and the United States Army as well as consulting with national and international research and development companies in their design and development of state-of-the-art security products for the healthcare industry.

Presented first Infant Security Seminar as President of the North Carolina Safety / Security Healthcare Council 1987.

“Key Note Speaker” for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security. Spoke on the “Dynamics of Healthcare Security and Infant Abduction Prevention 1987.

Conducted first “Infant Security Assessment” after Jason McClure was abducted from High Point Regional Hospital on Father’s Day in 1988, which began the National phenomenon in hospital infant abduction.  Interviewed by the editor of “Hospital Security and Safety Management”, a National publication directed towards Hospital Safety / Security Administrators throughout the U.S., wrote an article on Infant Kidnapping featured in their 1988 publication.

Consulted with, and appeared on ABC’s 20/20 News Magazine on a story that was aired nationally on Infant Kidnapping 1988.

Assisted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in developing the first edition of “For Hospital Professionals”, designed to assist hospitals in educating their staff and employees on infant security as well as providing physical security recommendations 1989.

Featured on “PM Magazine”, a Nationally Syndicated Television Program on Infant Abduction and Preventive Measures 1989.

Testified as an expert witness in the Infant Abduction and Murder Case of Carl and Marie Witt in Jacksonville, Florida 1990.

Assisted in the development and presentation of a National Seminar on Infant Abduction Prevention sponsored by the North Carolina Safety / Security Healthcare Council and HASCO International in Raleigh, NC, Interviewed by Media covering the event 1991.

Guest speaker on “Infant Abduction Prevention” for the Palmetto Chapter of the International Association of Hospital Security and Safety, Florence, SC 1991.

Appointed to Innovative Control Systems Security Advisory Board 1992.

Testified as an expert witness in the Infant Abduction of Whitney Ryann Morse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1992.

Retained by Extended Technologies (formally Occams Razor), a research and development company hired by Hollister International to develop one of the first Infant Alarm systems 1993 / 1994.

Retained by Secure Care Products, Concord, NH to assist in the development of their Infant Alarm System and provide education and training on Infant Abduction Prevention for their Nation-Wide distributors 1997

Presented a seminar on the infant abduction phenomenon for 150 Secure Care distributors and salesmen at their international conference 1997.

Provided over 20 threat assessments for Secure Care client hospitals providing a value-added component to their new “Kinder Guard” System 1997.

Retained by Executone Information Systems, Inc. to assist in the development and promotion of their newly released “Stork” Infant Surveillance System. 1999

Keynote Speaker at Execcutone’s International Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Traveled to Puerto Rico with Execcutone’s International Sales Manager and evaluated 10 client hospitals in support of their “Stork” program 1999

Retained by Instantel to evaluate their “Hugs” infant Alarm System. Consulted with their R&D personnel on new security product concepts for the healthcare industry 2000

Retained by Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois as a consulting expert to assist them in investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the abduction and death of a 13 day old, premature infant from the hospital’s newborn nursery May 2000.

Retained by Jackson Memorial Health System in Miami, Florida as a consulting expert to assist them in evaluating their maternal / child care security following the abduction of a one-day old female from their mother/baby unit 2002.

Retained by ICS / Accutech in the development and marketing of their band-remove system. Provided “Threat Assessments” for a number of client hospitals. Assisted sales force in the placement of their Band Remove System and instrumental in securing the placement of over 15 band-remove system nation-wide, including a 12-hospital system in Texas 1999 – August 2003.

Technical advisor and guest speaker for United Communication Group, publishers of “Environment of Care Leader” and “Inside the Joint Commission”. “Key Note” Speaker on a variety of topics related to: hospital security, emergency department violence, as well as infant abduction prevention and mother/baby mix-up protection.

Hosted nationwide audio conference on Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness to help hospitals prepare for acts of nuclear, chemical or biological terrorism and meet JACHO standards for an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness. Program aired on January 22, 2003 at 2:00 PM EST.

Wrote featured cover story in the August 2004 issue of "Access Control" magazine. SAI's Jeff Aldridge & Phillip Launt report on the present state of hospital readiness in the US. In a post 9/11 world, hospitals must have the ability to mount an effective response to terrorism and mass casualties. Are Hospitals Our Weakest Link? - August 1, 2004 By Jeff Aldridge & Phillip Launt "When dealing with bioterrorism, hospitals are starting to rise to the challenges of Homeland Security, yet obstacles remain."

Professional Accomplishments:
  • Marquis “Who’s Who” in America - Fifty-Fourth Edition, 2000
  • “Who’s Who Worldwide”, 1992/1993 Platinum Edition
  • Nationally recognized expert in healthcare safety/security
  • Court Established Expert Witness
  • Leading authority on Infant Abduction Prevention
  • Authority on healthcare violence

Professional Memberships (past and present):

  • International Association of Hospital Security and Safety
  • North Carolina Safety Security Healthcare Council - President 1986-1988
  • Southeastern Safety/Security Healthcare Council - Board of Directors 1989-Present
  • American Society for Industrial Security - Child Abduction Committee - 1989
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Child Exploitation 1990
  • N.C. State University Security Management Advisory Board 1990
  • International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association
  • National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
  • Triangle Chapter – Police Benevolent Association, Vice President 2001-Present