Richard “Bo” Dietl was a New York City Police Officer and Detective from June 1969 until he retired in 1985. Bo was one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the police department, with several thousand arrests to his credit. There were two particular cases that represent his career highlights. The first was what former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch labeled “…the most vicious crime in New York City history” (1981) which involved a nun who 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. The second was the Palm Sunday Massacre in 1984, which was one of New York City’s most bloody mass slayings, of ten people. Bo was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the suspects in both cases.
In 1986, Bo was nominated for the U.S. Congress by the Republican and Conservative parties of New York State for the 6th Congressional District (to fill the seat of the late Joseph Addabbo). In a 7-1 Democratic District, the Rev. Floyd Flake edged out Bo by a mere 2,500 votes – one of the closest races in New York history.
In 1989 President George Bush appointed Bo as Co-Chairman of the National Crime Commission. In 1994, Governor George E. Pataki appointed Bo Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council. He served as Security Consultant to the National Republican Convention and as Director of Security for the New York State Republican Convention.
Richard “Bo” Dietl is the Founder & Chairman of Beau Dietl & Associates. Founded in 1985, Beau Dietl & Associates has grown to become one of the premier investigative and security firms in the nation and is a full service organization providing a wide variety of investigative and security services to corporate and individual clients worldwide. In 2010, Bo formed Beau Dietl Consulting Services (BDCS), his company recruits temporary and permanent placements in the IT, Finance, and Business verticals for global leaders and Fortune 500 companies with clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and Ernst & Young to name a few.
Bo has been a Fox News and Business contributor for the past 10 years, his commentary is called upon countless times for his expertise on current events happening nationwide. For the past 30 years he has been a weekly guest on Imus in the Morning, and appears on several other Fox shows on a regular basis.
From Sidewalk to Cyberspace
Bo continues to succeed by staying at the forefront of evolving corporate and security advances to ensure all new challenges are met. Bo’s cyber division, Advance Cyber Solutions (ACS) is always one step ahead of hackers and security systems most companies are using. His advanced security suite, developed by head Cyber Intelligence Specialists is state of the art technology for anti-hacking. They also have developed a patented “Keystroke Encryption” application that is now being utilized by various law enforcement agencies, insurance carriers, and other agencies.
Bo Dietl is also the Founder and Chairman of a revolutionary software tool for parents called Bo Dietl’s One Tough ComputerCop. The software was developed to significantly increase parent’s ability to protect their children from online predators. The software has been approved by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and has been featured on America’s Most Wanted.
Bo was the Chairman of the Board for Document Capture Technologies, Inc. (DCT), the worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of mobile document capture solutions. 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 N.C.R. Bo serves as a primary consultant to several different companies, such as Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Inc., the EMC Corporation, RSA – the security division of EMC. He also has an extended reach in the Real Estate business with Steve Witkoff as his Partner in some of the finest buildings in New York.
Mr. Dietl has been a speaker at The SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference every year since its inception in 2009. SALT is a dynamic forum for investors, foreign leaders, politicians, and policy makers committed to facilitating balanced discussions and debates on macroeconomic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities for the year ahead. With over 1,800 thought leaders, public policy officials, business professionals, investors and money managers from over 42 countries and 6 continents, the SALT Conference provides an unmatched opportunity for attendees from around the world to connect with global leaders and network with industry peers.
Bo is the co-author of the book “One Tough Cop,” which is a story about his life as a New York City police detective. The movie version of “One Tough Cop” was made into a major motion picture. Bo’s next book, entitled “Business Lunchatations”, a story about networking and business strategies hit stores in April 2005, ranking #5 on Amazon’s Business Best Seller List. Bo has been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years; he has been in over 20 movies and television series. Bo has embraced many faceted roles in the industry such as Associate Producer for the 1999 movie “The Bone Collector” and Producer for the 2000 movie, “Table One.”
Bo entered into the television realm as an Executive Producer of ABC’s “The Runner” which was to be released back in 2002. He also was Executive Producer of “The Gray Area” on CBS TV. Bo has worked with legendary film maker Martin Scorsese for many years; he played the arresting officer of Henry Hill in the 1990 Scorsese film, “Goodfellas”, he had a memorable role in his 2013 film, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, and also played recurring character “Joe Corso” in his 2016 HBO “Vinyl” Series. In 2012, Mr. Dietl signed on with Arby’s to appear in commercials for Arby’s fast-food restaurants for 2 years; extolling the fact that the chain slices its own sandwiches. There was an increase in sales of 8% for the fast food giant resulting from the commercials featuring Bo.
Over the years Bo has taken an active interest in many charities and continues to endorse and support such foundations as: The Viscardi Center, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Make-A-Wish, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, The American Heart Association, The Imus Ranch, The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, New York City Police & Fireman Widow & Children, CJ Foundation of SIDS, Tomorrow’s Children Fund, Children’s Medical Fund of NY, Hemophilia Association, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Mothers Voices are among a few.
Behind the brawn lies a big heart
In 2007, after Bo’s fiancé, Margo Urban was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin’s and non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he agreed to be honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award along with Margo as “Cancer Survivor of the Year.” In one night over 1.3 million dollars was raised for The Cancer Research & Treatment Fund (CRT)
Bo’s dedication and affinity to The American Heart Association contributed to the overwhelming success of their 2011 Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball in which he played a key role in raising over $500,000 – the event made more than it ever had in previous years.
One organization that is very near to Bo’s heart is Abilities! Inc. and The Henry Viscardi Center. The Viscardi center helps fund programs and services that educate, employ and empower children, adolescents and adults with disabilities. Bo is an active contributor and sponsor of the organization and has been their annual Sports Night Chair for the past several years.
Upon hearing of the tragedy of slain police officer Peter Figoski in December 2011, Bo was very moved to become involved in raising funds for the education and well being of Officer Figoski’s four daughters. Bo’s efforts have resulted in contributions in excess of $200,000. Officer Figoski was a 22 year NYPD veteran at the 75th Precinct, the last place Bo served before he retired due to an injury.
Bo is an advisor for a technology known as COPsync. COPsync operates the nation’s only real-time law enforcement information sharing network which helps increase officer safety. Bo is very honored and proud to have served as a member of New York’s Finest with the New York City Police Department. He continues to be a vocal advocate for police and law enforcement nationwide.