Executive Protection Services

Our executive protection specialists have ensured the safety of hundreds of at-risk individuals in the State of Florida since 1992.

Over the past 28 years, CIS has earned a reputation as the gold standard for executive protection services in the Tampa, Orlando, and Miami regions.

In today’s complex society, threats to personal safety can emerge in unforeseen and unpredictable ways.  And when life, livelihood, and/or reputation are at risk, there is no room for error. The level of stakes demands the assistance of experienced professionals.

Since 1992, our executive protection specialists have ensured the safety of hundreds of at-risk individuals in the State of Florida including corporate executives, attorneys, wealthy families, sports celebrities, movie stars, media personalities, and political figures.

In addition to protecting those at-risk by virtue of status, we also aid individuals in managing potentially-dangerous situations including:

    • Stalking and domestic violence cases
    • Threats posed by menacing employees in the aftermath of termination
    • Labor disputes and workforce layoffs

Executive protection services customized to the unique needs of the situation

Just as no two humans share identical DNA, no two people are identical in risk profile and personal characteristics.  In this respect, executive protection services are as much an art as a science about security.

Honoring this truth, we customize our approach to account for unique characteristics of the client’s professional activities, lifestyle, family, and similar factors.

To ensure our protective methods are best adapted to the situation, every project initiates with an assessment of the client’s personal lifestyle and risk situation. This results in a custom protective approach which effectively reduces risk of harm, while simultaneously advancing the needs of the client’s professional and personal situation.

The quality of our executive protection services begins with our personnel

Our team of executive protection specialists is hand-selected for their unique combination of protective skills, knowledge, and personal virtues such as diligence, servanthood, discretion, and emotional intelligence.

Our protection specialists include former U.S. Secret Services agents, veteran Florida police officers, and graduates of the world’s top executive protection academies.

Beyond Bodyguards—Expert assistance in navigating complex threat situations.

Physical protection is only one tool in our repertoire of methods. In many cases, managing risk is best accomplished using a multi-dimensional strategy which includes the participation of experts in specialized fields of security. Some examples include:

    • Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management
    • Protective surveillance
    • Collaboration with attorneys in the design of protective legal strategy
    • Physical security assessment and design for residences and office facilities

Experience and Qualifications

    • In addition to executives and private families in the Tampa and Orlando areas, our protectees include a diverse range of public personalities including Florida Governor Rick Scott, Senator Bob Dole, Rosa Parks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Paula Zahn, Sally Jesse Raphael, Emeril Lagasse, and numerous other actors and entertainers.
    • As instructors for Florida’s S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute and Executive Security International, CIS staff members have trained hundreds of security professionals in executive protection topics .
    • CIS leaders were founding members of the ESI Alumni Association, one of the world’s largest associations of executive protection professionals.
    • As consultants specialized in managing risks of targeted violence, CIS assisted in the 2019-2020 revision of ANSI Standard  “Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention” (ASIS/SHRM WVP.1-2011).
    • CIS executive protection services agents are licensed as armed private investigators (Florida class C/CC and class G) under Florida Statutes Chapter 493.

Contact us for a free consultation

Contact us to discuss your unique needs by calling Tel. +01 (727) 461-9417, or by completing the following form:


CIS provides expert assistance to employers in assessing potential threat situations and navigating complex and sensitive decisions essential to managing risks of violence.

CIS investigators frequently assist employers and private families in monitoring the behavior of stalkers and menacing employees during the dangerous and uncertain period following hostile terminations.



The training you are providing to the security personnel at Critical Intervention Services (CIS), military personnel and law enforcement professionals is unmatched by civilian readiness training for the war on terror.
– U.S. Special Operations Command

School Protection

...The quality of the SPOs' work in the Guardian Program at Shorecrest has made our school the envy of any administrator that has come to observe the program...I give my highest recommendation to the Guardian SafeSchool Program.
– Shorecrest Preparatory School

Community Solutions

CIS officers not only come in and assist us, but they're committed to the community. I never encounted that before.
– Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Tampa Bay Area:
Tel. (727) 461-9417 Toll-free: (800) 247-6055 Hillsborough: (813) 910-4247 Fax (727) 449-1269

Orlando Tri-County Area:
Tel. (407) 420-7945

The staff of CIS is dedicated to providing each client with the finest quality of protective services available.

Our commitment and dedication to professional, ethical, and protocol conscious service is our trademark.

Preserving, projecting, and protecting our clients’ image and interests is our business.

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