PERSONNEL AND FACILITY PROTECTION
It’s a dangerous world out there.
The question is, have you been diligent to protect your people, property and reputation?
Strategos International can help you answer “yes” to that question.
We provide personal protection and assess, manage and prevent facility vulnerabilities.
Executive, VIP and celebrity protection
High-profile, high-net worth individuals face unique risks, whether from a physical attack or an assault on their reputation. Strategos’ skilled professionals ensure that risks do not become reality. Our clients range from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies.
We are veterans at protecting CEOs, media personalities, athletes, diplomats and other public figures. Our services range from discrete protection at a restaurant dinner to securing the environment at a crowded press conference.
Strategos also ensures your security on the road, whether by motorcade or aircraft. If you take a private flight into Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) via any of the designated gateway airports, you are required to have an armed security officer (ASO) on board. ASOs are specially-trained law enforcement officers authorized and credentialed by the TSA. Strategos has a certified team ready to serve you.
Corporate protection overview
Although the corporate world may seem like a safe and sanitized environment, what you don’t know can hurt you. Headlines about workplace violence remind us all too often of this reality. Strategos provides expertise in:
- High-risk termination intervention
- Event security planning
- Risk assessments
- Intelligence gathering
- Intruder response planning
- Safe rooms
- Coordinating and collaborating with law enforcement
- Nationwide criminal history and background checks
- Stopping workplace threats and violence before they start
- Corporate espionage, theft and property damage
Plant closures are an unfortunate but unescapable part of the business cycle. Our team assesses risks, reducing and defusing tension during these challenging business events.
Board and shareholder meeting protection
Investor-related events are drawing increasing public attention and therefore heightened risk. Strategos ensures the safety and security of these events at both corporate and off-site meeting locations. We’re skilled at:
- Controlling access
- Managing credentials
- Executive protection
- Crowd control
- Emergency medical response
Domestic crisis protection
All too frequently, a domestic crisis can spill over into the workplace and harm not only family members but employees caught in the crossfire. We evaluate your facility’s vulnerability to intruders and train employees in response tactics.
In addition, we provide protection for victims of domestic violence when traveling to and from court appearances and during child custody exchanges.
SECURITY PLANNING AND CONSULTING
Is your business or organization at risk for an internal or external threat? Unfortunately, if you’re located on planet Earth, the answer is yes.
When it comes to workplace violence and even acts of nature (power outages), ignorance is not bliss. The first step is understanding your vulnerabilities. Then you can prioritize your responses.
We begin with a study of your location, security personnel (or lack thereof) and the fundamentals of your operation. For example, do you operate in a high-traffic, retail facility or a closed, private office environment? We also work to understand your corporate culture so that any security proposal is compatible with your organizational DNA so that implemented solutions do not compromise the core mission of your organization.
We examine security issues including:
• Access control
• Visitor and employee card management
• Physical security
• Lighting and landscaping
• Prevention and response policy and protocols
• Hardware requirements
• Training requirements
We survey the full spectrum of threats, whether they are criminal or even weather-related, that could impact a location. This overview considers the likelihood, frequency and impact of the threats. Our all-hazards approach leaves you with a comprehensive look at vulnerabilities that need addressed.
During our survey, we review physical security and access controls as the first line of defense. When completed, our site survey report will highlight our findings and describe recommended improvements to strengthen security and reduce liability. With all of this data in place, we will finalize a security master plan and assist you in its implementation.
Defusing workplace violence
Incidents range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. Its impact can spread beyond employees to customers, visitors and even other tenants of the facility. The best strategy is to detect the potential for violence and counter it before it erupts. We can equip you to create a culture that is proactive in preventing violent behavior.
Workplace violence behavior assessments
Almost all violent acts are preceded by disconcerting and observable behavior and body language. Strategos has in-depth experience analyzing behavior to predict the risk of violence. When a person of concern is identified, we gather comprehensive information from public sources including criminal records, civil litigation and social media. In addition, we interview people who have knowledge of the individual's work history. The result is a report that assesses the level of risk and recommends solutions for the employer.
High Risk Termination Services
Termination is an unpleasant but routine part of business and organizational life. The vast majority of workplace separations are subdued. Unfortunately, a few terminations can result in disruptive, if not dangerous, behavior.
We conduct a consultation prior to the termination to inform you of best practices as well as to communicate with security personnel and/or law enforcement. We provide assistance during the termination and after the event, including protection services for managers, staff or family members concerned about retaliation.
Strategos has planned, coordinated and overseen protection services for events ranging from 50 to 40,000. Our services include:
• On-stage protection
• Close protection
• Crowd control
• Credential and access control
• Medical emergency plans
• Serving as liaison to law enforcement
investigation and surveillance services
Strategos understands and excels at the security and investigative side of your industry.
As a full-service private investigation firm, we operate with confidentiality and competence. We serve attorneys, insurance companies, the general public and businesses of all sizes.
We’re committed to excellence in investigative services including:
• Criminal and civil investigations
• Insurance fraud
• Background screenings
• Trademark infringement
• Accident investigation
• Marine operation
• Physical and electronic surveillance
Missing persons, kidnapping, abduction and runaways
Strategos is your steady partner during the uncertainty of a missing person. Drawing on decades of law enforcement and security experience, we’re experts at tracing the path of loved ones, colleagues and others who have gone missing. We leave no stone unturned.
Services for attorneys and the legal industry
We are a confidential partner to the legal services industry, whether we’re taking witness statements, conducting surveillance or documenting injuries. Our practices are consistent in honoring attorney-client privilege, work-product protection and proper conduct when investigating opposing parties.
Our services include:
• Legal asset investigation
• Difficult process server
• Missing persons
• Witness statements
• Injury surveillance
• Accident investigations
• Legal background research
• Bankruptcy and foreclosure
• Estate and probate
Workers’ comp and injured worker investigations
Employee injury fraud strains budgets, decreases productivity and hurts morale. Our highly skilled fraud investigators conduct surveillance on employees with injury claims. Our quality of evidence, experience and expert testimony make the investment for our services pay off.
Employee theft and loss prevention
Employee theft is a reality of the workplace and can sometimes involve a conspiracy of multiple staff members. Skilled fraud investigators can make all the difference. We use tactics including
covert surveillance, undercover investigations, polygraph testing and employee interviews to discover fraudulent activity.
Professional interviewing and interrogation
It takes a professional to conduct an interview that discovers deception and reveals the truth. That’s where Strategos excels. With our law enforcement and security backgrounds, we’re skilled at asking questions and reading mannerisms of action and speech as part of our overall investigation.
Electronic surveillance is the watchdog of the modern age. But it requires human wisdom to use it strategically and effectively. Strategos can assist with short-term investigations or long-term security programs. Our services include:
• Audio surveillance
• Hidden video surveillance
• Employee surveillance
• Surveillance of one or multiple subjects and multiple locations
BUSINESS AND HEALTH CARE SECURITY TRAINING COURSES
In addition to providing direct security services, Strategos trains employees, HR and risk management leaders, security teams and contractors in best practices.