Based on a 24-year career with the United States Marshals Service as a federal criminal investigator and security specialist, Eddie Langlinais is a highly experienced senior subject-matter expert in areas such as security program design and management, corporate executive protection, security risk assessment, emergency planning, and active shooter prevention training to ensure a safer work environment. At Hillard Heintze, Eddie currently provides vital security insights and solutions for executives, businesses and local government facilities throughout the United States.
Over the course of his career, Eddie has planned, conducted and supervised security risk assessments, high threat investigations, and executive protection assignments for high-profile individuals, such as the federal judiciary, drug czars, politicians and visiting foreign dignitaries. He has managed and organized multi-agency fugitive taskforce operations on local and national initiatives, including representing the Marshals Service as a member of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Eddie prides his ability in creating open communications between multiagency platforms and has established strong ties and relationships with dignitaries, federal and state judiciary, federal, state and local law enforcement and security communities.
As the Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal, he oversaw and coordinated the investigation of fugitive criminal cases and sex offender coordination cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators and ensuring that procedures were conducted in accordance with United States laws and regulations. He authored and conducted Active Shooter Training/Drills for United States Court facilities, and he coordinated and managed Operation FALCON (Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally), a United States Marshals Service initiative that consisted of over 25 federal, state and local agencies and 200 personnel. In 2006, Eddie was among the first U.S. Marshals Service criminal investigators assigned to work cases involving the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (18 U.S.C. § 2250) resulting in one of the first arrests and convictions of its kind.
As a Lieutenant Deputy Sheriff for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department in Abbeville, Louisiana, Eddie oversaw and managed the investigation of criminal cases, providing counsel and expertise to investigators and ensuring that procedures were enforced in accordance with Louisiana laws and regulations. He ensured knowledge of, compliance with, and enforcement of all departmental policies, rules, procedures and regulations, and he developed critical relationships with civic, educational and community groups to create community programs and events, and to discuss law enforcement subjects.
Eddie completed United States Marshals Basic Training in 1992, graduating among the top in his class. He is certified in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events through Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training and in Contracting Officer’s Technical Representation (COTR) through the Federal Acquisition Institute.