|Richard A. Dietl|
|New York City Police Department (NYPD)|
|Born December 4, 1950 (age 62)|
|Place of birth||New York City, New York|
|Years of service||1970 - 1985|
|Other work||Businessman, Actor, Author, Radio|
Richard "Bo" Dietl (born December 4, 1950) is a former New York City Police Department detective and a media personality known for contributing on the Fox News Network and the Don Imus Show. As of 2010[update] he is Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council, appointed by Governor George Pataki in 1995 and again by Governor Eliot Spitzer. Dietl is the Founder and CEO of Beau Dietl & Associates and Beau Dietl Consulting Services.
Dietl was a New York City police officer and detective from January 1970 until he retired in 1985.
Dietl made several thousand arrests to his credit. In what former New York City Mayor Ed Koch labeled “...the most vicious crime in New York City history”, a nun was raped and tortured in an East Harlem convent as 27 crosses were carved into her by two men, who later confessed and were convicted. Dietl was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the suspects. The case was the influence of several movies such as One Tough Cop (1998) and Bad Lieutenant (1992).
Dietl is the Founder and Chairman of Beau Dietl & Associates. Founded in 1985, Beau Dietl & Associates ("BDA") has grown to become a full service organization providing a wide variety of investigative and security services to corporate and individual clients worldwide. Among BDA's clients are Columbia Pictures, Coca-Cola, Grey Advertising, PaineWebber, the Saudi Royal Family, City of Newark, Sony Pictures, and many major banking institutions.
In 2010, Dietl formed Beau Dietl Consulting Services ("BDCS"), which recruits temporary and permanent placements in the IT, Finance, and Business vertical sectors for global leaders and Fortune 500 companies with clients such as Citibank, Ernst & Young, and other major banking institutions.
Dietl is a Fox News and Business contributor, and his commentary is called upon for current events happening nationwide. For the past 26 years, he has been a weekly guest on Imus in the Morning, and he also appears on several other Fox shows.
Dietl is Chairman of the Board for Document Capture Technologies, Inc. ("DCT"), a design, development, manufacturing, and sale of mobile document capture solutions company. Since 1998, DCT has supplied over 4 million scanning devices, along with proprietary software for custom integrations for OEMs, VARS, etc., and now has recently partnered with NCR. Dietl serves as a primary consultant to several different companies, such as Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Inc., and RSA Security – the security division of EMC Corporation.
Dietl is the co-author of the book "One Tough Cop", which is a story about his life as a New York City police detective.
Dietl's next book, entitled "Business Lunchatations", a story about networking and business strategies, hit stores in April 2005.
Film, television, and radio
In 1998 Dietl's autobiography One Tough Cop: The Bo Dietl Story was made into the film One Tough Cop starring Stephen Baldwin as Bo Dietl. The plot in Abel Ferrara's crime drama Bad Lieutenant is mainly inspired by Dietl's 1981 investigation of the rape of a young nun, however the similarities only begin there. The protagonist was played by Harvey Keitel in the film. Dietl played a role in the beginning of the film, as one of the investigating detectives. Dietl played the narc who arrests Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's 1990 film, Goodfellas. An interview with Dietl is included in the documentary Fabled Enemies by Jason Bermas of Loose Change fame. Dietl speaks about his relationship with FBI agent John P. O'Neill who was the leading expert on Osama bin Laden until his resignation from the FBI in August 2001 to become head of security at the World Trade Center, where he was killed in the September 11 attacks. Dietl was an associate producer for The Bone Collector and producer for the movie “Table One.” Dietl plays himself in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.
Dietl is a frequent guest of Don Imus on the Imus in the Morning radio program on WABC radio and simulcast on Fox Business Network. He appears regularly on Fox News Channel shows, including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity, and Geraldo at Large. He has also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and had a guest starring role on the NBC crime drama Law & Order. Dietl appears in commercials for Arby’s fast-food restaurants.
The Republican and Conservative Parties of New York State for the 6th Congressional District nominated Dietl for the U.S. Congress in 1986. In 1989 President George H. W. Bush appointed Dietl as Co-Chairman of the National Crime Commission. In 1994 Governor George Pataki appointed Dietl Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council. He served as Security Consultant to the Republican National Convention and as Director of Security for the New York State Republican Convention.
Dietl has taken an active interest in many charities and continues to endorse and support such foundations as: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, New York City Police & Fire Widow & Children Benefit Fund, CJ Foundation of SIDS, Tomorrow's Children Fund, Children’s Medical Fund of NY, Hemophilia Assoc., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Mothers Voices.
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- "CV: "Bo Dietl, MSNBC Analyst". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2013-10-23.