James Bernier, CPP

Regional Manager

James directs Summit’s rapidly expanding security operations in Connecticut, managing day-to-day operations, staffing, scheduling and client relations. He oversees Summit’s two Connecticut Regional Offices in Hartford and New Haven.

Prior to joining Summit, Jim served as Security Operations Manager for a large medical center. Previously, he spent 20 years as a police officer with the Hartford Police Department, retiring as a captain and receiving the Distinguished Service Medal.

Jim is a decorated veteran of the United States Marines. His service was recognized with a number of awards, including the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Saudi Arabia Campaign Medal, Kuwaiti Campaign Media and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, among many others. Jim also earned the prestigious Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation. He studied Criminal Investigation and Police Administration at Central Texas College.

He is currently a member of the City of Bristol (Connecticut) Police Commission, appointed for a three-year term by the city’s mayor.

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