Nick Breul

Safety and Security Advisor

  • 25+ Years in Law Enforcement
  • 100+ Burglary Cases
  • 17 Years as a Detective

As a former police detective, Nick Breul has investigated his fair share of burglaries and theft.

Breul’s career in law enforcement spans 25+ years. He held many titles of distinction in the Metropolitan Police Department, in Washington DC. After serving only a short time as Patrol Officer, he was assigned to the Vice squad. Over the years he was promoted to Detective Sergeant, and eventually he held the post of Lieutenant and Public Information Officer.

Needless to say, Breul brings a solid background in the management and supervision of criminal investigations.

Most recently, Breul worked as the Senior Director of Security for the newly created National Law Enforcement Museum. His law enforcement expertise and his previous experience as Director of Security at the Washington National Cathedral (where he protected high-security guests such as the Dalai Lama) helped to land him this role.

As the Senior Director of Security, he conceived and created the security platform for the new national museum in Washington, D.C. In this unique role, Breul single-handedly wrote and developed the emergency management plans for the museum. And he supervised 12 armed Special Police Officers and was tasked with preparing policy, procedures, and integrating technology to enhance safety.

To this day, Breul holds a deep concern about burglary and theft. He believes these crimes are all-too-common and often difficult to solve. And so he champions the use of protective measures like home security, and he understands that a little prevention goes a long way.

Breul received a Bachelor’s degree in History, and he continues to serve as the Metropolitan Police Department's official historian.