Morgan Hassler

Senior Consultant
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Morgan Hassler has 29 years’ broad and varied experience in law enforcement, security management and consulting, crisis intervention and risk assessment and management. He brings to Guidepost an ability to operate cross-functionally across law enforcement agencies, government security agencies and external and internal stakeholders, and to manage complex programs, facility requirements and programs. Mr. Hassler advises private sector clients on security best practices, providing security consultation and assessment services by evaluating business operations, employee capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses to minimize risks. Mr. Hassler also conducts onsite assessments of active shooter incident risks and conducts training for Fortune 500 companies.

Since 1994, Mr. Hassler worked with the Baltimore County Police Department in various ranks and positions, receiving multiple promotions during his tenure. He supervised and operated within multiple units, divisions, and task forces, including the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Robbery Unit, Financial and Cyber Crime Unit, Regional Auto Theft Task Force, Precious Metal and Scrap Metal Unit, Sex Offender Registration Team, and Sex Crimes Unit.

Immediately before joining Guidepost, he was the Commander of the Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team, where he participated in the deployment of personnel at critical incidents and developed negotiation strategy to aid in peaceful resolution. He regularly provided feedback and training for students at the FBI Academy in Quantico by sharing his insights and experience from more than 23 years as a hostage and crisis negotiator. He is a Certified Police Instructor in Maryland and has been a guest speaker for the FBI, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, and the California Association of Hostage Negotiators. He has also taught numerous specialized training classes for law enforcement across the mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, he has provided testimony on law enforcement legislation to the Maryland General Assembly and the Task Force to Study Identity Theft.

While at the Baltimore County Police Department, Mr. Hassler supervised numerous complex multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations, coordinated, and developed investigative strategies, evidence collection, and enforcement. As Supervisor of the Sex Crimes Unit, he led several investigations involving criminal allegations at college campuses.

Mr. Hassler has been an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of Stevenson University, in Pikesville, Maryland since 2011.


  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Catonsville Community College
  • Bachelor of Science in Management, University of Phoenix
  • Master of Science in Management- Police Executive Leadership Program, Johns Hopkins University


  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Police Executive Research Forum
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, DC Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Sergeant in Arms

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