Welcome Natasha Ryan to the PRS team!

We are very excited to announce that on Monday January 11th, 2021 Natasha Ryan joins the Premier Risk Solutions management team as Director of Business Development & Communications!  Natasha comes to us after an award-winning career with ~20 years of work in media and communications, spanning time on both coasts of the U.S.  Natasha is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area where company headquarters of operations is located.  Having been a recipient of protective services in her prior profession as well as a self-professed “military brat”, she has a keen understanding and appreciation for all things in the private security profession. … Read More

Top 11 Event Safety Practices for Reopening

reopening safelyAs the United States continues to plan for its reopening post the COVID-19 pandemic crisis of early 2020, events of all scales and sizes from the small gathering of a handful of people to larger stadium-sized gatherings of thousands of people are a big part of the US economy.  Data sourced from the Events Industry Council in their 2016 US economic significance study indicated there were 5.9m jobs with $249b of labor income generated from them, $104b of taxes at all levels and $446b towards US gross domestic product.  Since the 2020 study is not yet available, 2016 was the most recent to review these statistics. … Read More

COVID-19: Our Response

COVID-19-messagePRS remains committed to our clients, staff and community.  During this difficult time we stand at the ready to support you and your needs.  While we are balancing safety & security of our our team members in collaboration with our clients, we realize security is an essential need to business operations.  We keep regular tabs on what the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are recommending for guidance in safe practices and employing said recommendations as necessary.

 

We have deployed team members to healthcare institutions to help facilitate expedited security screenings in helping the community stay as healthy as possible and our client deliver their essential life-safety services to their patients. … Read More

How to RedTeam Test to Address Security Flaws

Red Team testing, or otherwise known as physical security penetration testing (pen test), occurs more often than is typically discussed amongst perhaps more sexy topics in the security industry like Executive Protection, Workplace Violence Prevention, or Event Security.  However, the benefits learned if the red-teaming is done well can help solidify the very essential elements of a good security program.

Having administered in the proximity of 200+ pen tests over the course of the last half dozen years approximately I can say that no two tests often happen to be the same.  Varying up days of the week and times of the day that tests are conducted will help ascertain the most robust, holistic information regarding a security program. … Read More

Security’s Primary Service: The Road to Comfort

road to comfortHow prophetic of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, during his inaugural address in 1933, when he uttered those famous words, “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance…” While the context at the time was far different than our experiences today, these words aptly describe how workers are feeling in 2019. I have been fortunate to work in the public and private sector for over 30 years. Never in my career have I experienced the level of fear in the workplace I see today.… Read More

How to Elevate Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program: Going Beyond the Resume!

This webinar will examine how the workforce continues to evolve with the advancement of technology and sociocultural evolution tools available today.

WPV programPresenters on this panel include:

Michael Delamere, President | Premier Risk Solutions LLC
Jeffrey Harp, Head of Security | San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
Al Robinette, President | Career Path Consulting & Development 

Listeners will gain a better understanding of approaches and philosophies to increase engagement of personnel working in or assigned within your team in corporate security programs of all vertical markets.

To listen to the full session, please visit the Security Industry Association who hosted our event!… Read More

How to Operate Ethically in Private Security

Let’s start by advising that this is intended to be a high level overview and not a state-by-state or metropolitan jurisdictional driven breakdown.  However, if you are looking for such a thing, this is as decent a resource as one will find out on the net for information for a consolidated breakdown. Although we recommend going directly to the governmental entity in each respective state to illicit information directly from them as laws & statutes can change from year-to-year.

As a 2010 US Department of Justice funded research report points out, private security is an essential element of protecting persons as well as intellectual & physical property of business’ today. … Read More

PRS Radio Show #13 – Innovative Talent Selection

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Premier Risk Solutions LLC (PRS) has created a new, fresh approach towards the Executive Protection industry. After listening to a group of cross representation of select end-users and subject matter experts, we have listened to the current and future opportunities that they have identified, gaps in the marketplace when considering the qualities of an individual agent(s) on Executive Protection assignments, and what the industry is already doing at a high level.

This dialogue and research has lead us to partner with Career Path Consulting & Development to charter into People Science utilizing Science of Self™ to create a Personalized Culture Fit™ program in Executive Protection, Secure Transportation, Workplace Violence Specialist, Special Event Management and Security Consultant roles.… Read More

The Use for People Science in the Evolution of Executive Protection

Premier Risk Solutions LLC (PRS) has created a new, fresh approach towards the Executive Protection industry. After listening to a group of cross representation of select end-users and subject matter experts, we have listened to the current and future opportunities that they have identified, gaps in the marketplace when considering the qualities of an individual agent(s) on Executive Protection assignments, and what the industry is already doing at a high level. Based on their experience working with Executive Protection providers these are the top five areas that they deem are most important for agents:

  1. High Level Professionalism & Appearance
  2. Ability to Communicate at All Levels
  3. Experienced Personnel
  4. Responsiveness
  5. Flexible and Adaptable

 

In short summary, these five qualities are required for an ideal candidate for Executive Protection agent positions can be summed up as highly trained, situationally aware, emotionally intelligent individuals who represent and carry themselves (and ergo their employer and client/principal) extremely well.… Read More

Safety & Security Planning for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018: Be in the Know!

With the start of the PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Winter Olympics February 9 – 25th we are right around the corner for this large-scale event putting South Korea in the international spotlight.  Games will be held at multiple venues from the Alpensia Sliding Center, Jeongseon Alpine Center, Gangneung Ice Arena, Kwangdong Hockey Center to the Yongpyong Alpine Center.  Numerous sponsors of the games from multi-national corporations will be participating sending staff from the US to South Korea to be on-the-ground for the better part of the games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some items for consideration in your planning for travel to the region:

  1. North Korea and their propensity for sporadic, unusual behavior is of the most serious concern for these games from a safety & security posture.
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