Oakland Names Formosa Head of Team Security

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Fred Formosa, who has 18 years of experience in NFL team security, has joined the Oakland Raiders as director – team security. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

Fred Formosa, who has 18 years of experience in NFL team security, has joined the Oakland Raiders as director – team security, the organization announced Tuesday.

Formosa, a member of the San Francisco 49ers' security staff since 1994 and the team's director of security from 1997-2011, comes to the Raiders as a highly regarded addition.

The 49ers won Super Bowl XXIX in Formosa's first season with the team, then made playoff appearances in six of the next eight seasons. During his time there, he worked directly with five San Francisco head coaches: George Seifert, Steve Mariucci, Dennis Erickson, Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary. He also assisted 49ers staff in training-camp logistics and team travel.

A 14-year veteran of law enforcement, Formosa served with the Santa Clara Police Department from 1981-94, and also worked for a defense contractor in Sunnyvale, Calif. A Santa Clara native, he has spent his life in the Bay Area.

Tom Blanda will continue to act as league liaison for NFL security matters at the team's home stadium, including stadium-security best practices, information-technology security and coordination of police and security agencies.

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