Steve Cercone is the president and founder of SafeCitiesGlobal, a public safety business development firm. SafeCitiesGlobal is a partnership of former police and justice officials who guide technology companies into the global public safety market of smart city solutions to increase company pipeline and revenue. Beyond creating the opportunities, SafeCitiesGlobal brings trust and credibility to the table and represents the client company by speaking the language of policing and public safety.
Before launching SafeCitiesGlobal, Steve served as Global Director for Oracle Corporation, leading Justice and Public Safety Solutions. Steve was responsible for driving strategy for global sales teams, increasing public safety business through sales enablement and product development.
Prior to Oracle Steve served with Accenture as Senior Manager for North America Public Safety Sales. Steve also operated Police Chief Consultants LLC for business development and subject matter expertise for police and security industry technology clients.
Before entering the technology world, Steve served nearly 30 years in American policing, finishing his career as Chief of Police for the Seaside Police Department in Monterey County, California. His law enforcement experience has included work as an investigations commander, undercover detective, SWAT team leader and uniformed street cop. Prior to Seaside PD, Steve served with the Bellevue Police Department in the Seattle area and the San Mateo Police Department in northern California.
Steve currently sits on the advisory board of the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at the University of San Francisco. He also serves on the Corporate Council of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City and Secure Strategy Group, a security and public safety industry investment firm.
Steve is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.
Originally from Boston, Steve is now based near Sacramento, California where he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Steve’s career mission is to make the world a safer place through the introduction and deployment of emerging smart city technology for global public safety.