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Wilbur C. Faulk
Cultural Property
Protection Group
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Wilbur C. Faulk

Wilbur C. Faulk's career with the Getty Trust spanned nearly twenty years, serving as Director of Security for 15 years during a period of challenge and growth that culminated with opening of the Getty Center with a security force of approximately 430 staff and about 10,000 security alarm points associated with the technical systems. He later served as Senior Project Manager for the Getty Conservation Institute where he undertook a variety of international cultural property initiatives, working with several governments and large cultural institutions. In May 2003, he retired from the Getty to start the Cultural Property Protection Group, which specializes in security for museums, libraries, and performing arts centers.

Faulk is active in many cultural property protection associations and other security organizations including membership in ASIS since 1987 - CPP for more than 10 years. Faulk chaired the ASIS National Standing Committee for Cultural Property Protection in 1992-3. He is the current president of the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County; He has been active in the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and American Association of Museums (AAM) since 1988 and currently serves on the AAM-ICOM Board of Directors.   He has lectured extensively on security, fire, and disaster preparedness for cultural institutions nationally and internationally and has worked in some 40 countries including Russia, throughout South America, Europe, Asia, and most recently in Iraq.

In addition to being a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Faulk holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining the cultural community, he spent fifteen years with the Santa Monica Fire Department, retiring as Fire Captain/Paramedic.


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