John Cutter Named Chief Security Officer at Valley Agriceuticals

John Cutter Named Chief Security Officer at Valley Agriceuticals

Former NYPD Deputy Chief in Criminal Intelligence will bring more than 30 years of experience to Valley Agriceuticals’ security operations team

May 14, 2015 – New York, NY – Valley Agriceuticals, LLC, a Purchase, NY-based company dedicated to raising the industry standard for pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis production, delivery and patient care, today announced that John Cutter has joined the company as Chief Security Officer.

John Cutter has more than 30 years of experience in security, intelligence and law enforcement. Prior to joining Valley Agriceuticals he served as Deputy Chief in the Criminal Intelligence section of the New York Police Department (NYPD). There he was responsible for all counter-terrorism initiatives for the department’s intelligence division and reported directly to the NYC Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and NYC Police Commissioner. Further, he served as liaison to all departments within the NYPD, the New York State Police, and many external state and federal agencies including: The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Cutter retired from the NYPD after a successful 25-year career.

In his role as Chief Security Officer at Valley Agriceuticals, Cutter will develop an unparalleled program of security protocols that will adhere to local, state and federal security regulations, including Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Cutter’s security plan will cover the complete lifecycle of Valley Agriceuticals’ products including cultivation, production, packaging, tracking, transportation and distribution at the company’s dispensaries.

“John is a strong addition to our team as he possesses a comprehensive understanding of the security protocols we need to protect the citizens of New York State, our patients and our employees,” said Erik Holling, President of Valley Agriceuticals. “In addition to developing best security practices, John will be able to leverage his 30-year relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to offer complete transparency into our company and ensure compliance with New York State laws.”

About Valley Agriceuticals
Valley Agriceuticals, LLC ( is a Purchase, New York-based company comprised of leaders in science, education and medicine who are passionate about applying internationally recognized pharmaceutical and biotechnology standards to medical cannabis production and delivery. Our mission is to bring medical cannabis to qualified patients throughout the state of New York. We intend to provide pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis to patients in need through an experienced team of healthcare and wellness professionals who will also provide patient education, counseling and support. Our vision is to set the gold standard in medical cannabis administration and patient care.

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