Thomas Grimes

Founder of NY Finest Speakers. Tom works with students, parents, realtors, au pairs, and more to build personal safety and Internet awareness that can be applied online and in the real world.


From NYPD Detective to Safety Advocate

Thomas Grimes is a United States Air Force veteran and a Retired Detective From the New York City Police Department. 

His Law Enforcement career started at “The Alamo” (NYPD’s 46 Precinct) in the Bronx, but he spent the majority of his 20 year career investigating international narcotics trafficking alongside Agents from both the FBI and the DEA.  

He was an original member of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force, the NYPD’s Organized Crime Investigation Division and the Federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. 

Tom’s investigations took him from the streets of New York City to the Islands of the Caribbean and the jungles of South America. He was a first responder to the attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001 and has provided security for four U.S. Presidents, Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandella and the United Nations General Assembly and has represented New York’s Finest Speakers on Local and National Television and Radio News programs. 

Tom is the Father of two adult sons and resides in the Greater New York City Area. 

He is also a first time author, writing Charlie Ida – A Police Story,  during the COVID Pandemic. 

Learn more at http://www.thomaskevingrimes.com  

Our Approach to Safety Education

All of our presentations come from a Law Enforcement perspective. We try to apply tried and true Police Department principles to real life situations both online and off. We offer a common sense streetwise approach to students and parents encouraging communication and involvement as well as personal responsibility and accountability. The feedback has been, from students, teachers, administrators and parents is that nobody really talks to young people on these subjects the way we do. 

New York’s Finest Speakers is made up of a Team of Retired New York City Police Detectives and Federal Agents who consult, cordinate and research to stay current on Safety Trends both ONLINE and OFF. 

School Districts, Companies and Realtor Associations we've worked with.

Pleasantville HS NY, Westlake HS NY, Somers New York PTA, Hendrick Hudson HS NY, Teton Valley HS
Idaho, Bronx Charter NY, Briarcliff HS NY, John Jay MS NY, The German School NY, Henry Barnard School
NY, St Gregory’s School CT, Pawling HS NY, Ossining HS NY, Port Jefferson HS NY, The Wooster School CT,
The Masters School NYC, St Peters Prep NJ, Somers HS MS NY, The Spring School CT, Harrison MS NY,
Suffolk County CC NY, Madison HS, AL, Garrison Schools NY, Greens Farm Academy CT, Carmel School
District NY, Avon Old Farms HS CT, Oxford Academy NY, Rye Country Day School NY, The Harvey School
NY, Webutuck Schools NY, Union Bank of Switzerland NY, NYS Counselors Association NY, Temple Beth
Jacob NY, Rockland County Counselors Association NY, Kiwanis Club Poughkeepsie NY, Port Chester
Schools NY, Peekskill HS NY, Hawthorne Cedar Knowles School NY, Good Counsel Academy NY, Yonkers
Montessori Schools NY, Wappingers HS MS NY, Northern Fairfield County Association of REALTORS CT,
Courtlandt Community Coalition NY, Swiss RE NY, Clarkstown Schools NY, Carlsbad Chamber of
Commerce CA, Rye HS NY, Lakeland HS NY, CDCA NY, Kinry Road MS NY, Niskayuna School District NY,
Putnam Valley MS NY, New Rochelle HS NY, St Eugene’s School NY, Rochester Women’s Council of
REALTORS NY, Pelham HS NY, Capitol Region Women’s Council of REALTORS NY, Ardsley MS NY, Long
Island Women’s Council of REALTORS NY, Tappan Zee HS NY, Long Island Board of REALTORS NY,
Mahopac Schools NY, Copper Beech MS NY, Dobbs Ferry HS NY, Wappingers Jr HS NY, Blind Brook HS
NY, Brookfield HS CT, Myers Corners School NY, Nassau South Shore REALTORS NY, Tuckahoe MS NY,
Brookfield MS CT, Notre Dame HS CT, Mt Carmel School NY, Nathan Hale MS CT, Blue Mountain MS NY,
Brunswick Schools NJ, Montessori School Norwalk CT, Green Chimneys School NY, Dutchess County
Association of RREALTORS NY, Ulster County Association of REALTORS NY, Summit School NJ, Sayville
Schools NY, The Mead School NY, Fairfield County Board of REALTORS CT, Mt Vernon HS NY, Redhook HS
NY, Saunders HS NY, Putnam Valley HS NY, Goshen HS NY, Nanuet HS NY, Cape May County Association
of REALTORS NJ, Long Island Board of REALTORS North Shore Chapter NY, White Plains MS NY, Litchfield
County Board of REALTORS CT, William Raveis Legends Realty CT, William Pitt Sotheby’s Realty CT and
NY, New Canaan Board of REALTORS CT, Hudson Sprain Association of REALTORS NY, Shenandoah
Schools NY, Haviland MS NY, Ben Franklin School NY, Rochambeau School NY, Halstead Property of
Greenwich CT, CJ Hooker MS NY, Burnt Hills School NY, Sleepy Hollow HS NY, WFG of NJ, Tamarac HS NY,
Signature Premier Properties NY, Darien Board of REALTORS CT, Empire Westchester Women’s Council
of REALTORS NY, Greater Danbury Women’s Council of REALTORS CT, PS 15 Yonkers NY, FS 32 Yonkers
NY, Brewster Central Schools NY, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate NY, FDR HS NY, Mid-Fairfield County
Board of REALTORS CT, CDPHP Albany NY, Ocean County Board of REALTORS NJ, Bethlehem
Opportunities Unlimited NY, Ulster County Safe Harbour NY, Farragut MS Hastings NY, Ulster County
Department of Social Services NY, Lakeside HS NJ, PHH Mortgage NY, Julia B Fee Real Estate NY, The
Reece School NYC, Nyack Schools NY, St Elizabeth Ann Seaton School NY, John Glenn HS NY, O’Rourke
MS NY, SEFCU Albany NY, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS NY, Keller Williams Realty NY,
Rhinebeck Schools NY, Women’s Council of REALTORS Buffalo NY, Keller Williams Metropolitan Realty
NJ, Eastchester Schools NY, Cultural Care Au Pair NY, Education First Boston MA,

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