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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Michael Viteo as Chief of Security. Viteo is a seasoned public safety professional with more than 35 years of experience with the Philadelphia Police Department.

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Most recently, Viteo provided security at Jack M. Barrach Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pa., through U.S. Security Care. Prior to that he worked as a special events coordinator for the Philadelphia Police Department beginning in 1995, which included managing security for high-profile events such as Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in 2015. He previously served in patrol as a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department since 1980.

In his new role, Viteo will provide leadership and management of all aspects of security functions at the Museum, including the development and implementation of comprehensive security, health and safety, emergency preparedness and fire prevention policies and programs.

“At heart, Mike has a genuine passion for protecting the public,” said Michael Quinn, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution. “With his wealth of experience and expertise in law enforcement and serving the community, he is more than qualified to ensure the safety and security of our Museum staff, visitors, collections, and building.”

Viteo’s previous professional experience also includes security and operations for Prodigy Learning Center in Philadelphia. He graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy in 1980.

About the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution, which opens in the heart of historic Philadelphia on April 19, 2017, will explore the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its expansive collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, dynamic theaters, and recreated historical environments will bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum will serve as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or call 877.740.1776.