Derk has served as a senior casino executive in surveillance, security, loss prevention and compliance for over thirty years with gaming companies such as American Casino and Entertainment Properties, Grand Casinos, Bally's, Aztar, Del Webb, Tropicana Entertainment, and the Palms.

The surveillance teams trained and led by Derk have a proven track record of continued success in the detection of cheating at gaming, advantage play and internal and external theft and fraud.

Derk has earned professional certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a Certified Surveillance Professional (CSP).

Presently, Derk serves on the Gaming and Wagering Council for ASIS International and is currently the Chairman for the Council.

Derk is currently the President of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals (IACSP) and is one of its founding members.

He is also a respected author, instructor, and speaker, specializing in the fields of surveillance training and methodology, gaming protection, loss prevention, and the detection of internal and external theft and fraud.  He co-authored "Casino Security and Gaming Surveillance" with Alan W. Zajic, CPP, CSP.

His technical articles have appeared in dozens of professional journals, including Security Management magazine, which is published by ASIS International.  ASIS International is the largest organization for security professionals with more than 36,000 members worldwide.

As a speaker, he has been featured at several international conferences, including the Global Gaming Exposition, Gaming Operation Summit, and Biometric Summit.

Derk is an adjunct instructor for the University of Nevada Las Vegas' International Gaming Institute and conducts classroom and online training in security, surveillance and loss prevention.

DJ Boss Associates provides a complete and thorough evaluation of casino surveillance and security surveillance departments and their personnel and recommends necessary training to increase your teams ability to protect your property from advantage players, cheating, internal theft and fraud and other issues that may affect the profitability of your casino and property.

We review the key components of the surveillance department and make necessary recommendations for:

  • Adherence to Mandated Regulations
  • Reporting Structure
  • Technical Requirements 
  • System Set-Up
  • Departmental Operating Procedures
  • Team Operational Capabilities and Abilities

Derk J. Boss, CFE, CPP, CSP

About Us


Chief Executive Officer, DJ Boss Associates

"Follow the Money!"​

DJ Boss Associates brings the experience and knowledge necessary to turn your surveillance team into a proactive team that consistently detects illicit activity committed by outside agents and employees.