Consulting, Investigations and International (CI&I):
Media & Entertainment Special Events
U.S. Security Associates provides comprehensive security and threat mitigation solutions for a variety of media and entertainment industry events, from Hollywood’s premier awards ceremonies to celebrity performances to live broadcasts of popular television series.
U.S. Security Associates is affiliated with the #1 provider of special event security in Hollywood, with clients including a multitude of major motion picture studios, awards show producers, multiple-market television station owners, and broadcasting, printing, publishing, and communications firms. At one Hollywood venue alone, our team oversees security deployments for over 600 special event and nightclub operations each year. We are often called upon to provide staffing and expertise in support of events that draw tens of thousands of people. Our comprehensive solutions focus on four key elements of special event security.
- Advance Planning, Threat Assessment, and Threat Intelligence Monitoring
Before every event, we advance the venue in coordination with facility management, client representatives, and law enforcement, if necessary. We gather critical intelligence about the venue itself including “back of house access,” the spaces that will be in use, the geographic area, and the proximity of police and medical care. We evaluate potential threats to the event or to specific performers, VIPs, and other high-profile guests. We also use social media monitoring tools to gauge public sentiment and expose any plans to disrupt the event or harm those attending.
- Event Staffing
Our event staffing professionals perform a range of security and value-added services at special events, ranging from providing security patrols, concierge services, and crowd control to serving as ticket takers, ushers, and talent/VIP escorts. With more than 25 years of experience staffing entertainment industry events in Hollywood venues, we provide security professionals who can meet virtually any staffing need confidently and capably.
- Personal Protection
Our agents provide proactive, discreet personal protection for entertainers and other at-risk individuals, relying on effective advance work to establish controlled environments that enable rapid identification and neutralization of potential risks. Guided by intelligence from trusted sources, our protection agents provide surveillance as unobtrusively as possible, giving principals room to maneuver without compromising safety.
- Threat and Emergency Management
Assigned security agents receive comprehensive training under the direction of the head of our special events team, a decorated LAPD veteran who spent over three decades in law enforcement, including 28 years on the SWAT team. Based on his experience developing emergency operations and response plans for high-profile events as well as training law enforcement, security and military personnel, he ensures that our officers and agents are prepared to effectively manage threats and emergencies.
For special events in Hollywood and around the world, you can trust U.S. Security Associates to develop the most efficient and cost-effective solution to successfully balance security concerns with the need for people to interact freely and enjoy the event experience.
About U.S. Security Associates
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is one of North America's largest security companies, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations to customers in a range of industries. Recognized for world class customer service, leading-edge technology, and an enterprise approach to risk management, USA offers optimized security solutions to meet specific customer needs. USA is committed to building quality security and risk management programs that are Safe. Secure. Friendly.®. USA’s investment in a culture of excellence is reflected not only by BEST Awards from the American Society for Training & Development, consistent ranking on the Training magazine Top 125, and technology-driven quality management system, but also by the award-winning customer service delivered by the company’s leadership team and security officers on a daily basis.