Prudential Associates – Company Highlights
More than 60,000 risk management, security, investigative, surveillance, and intelligence acquisition operations conducted since company’s inception in 1972.
Executed hundreds of movie and television production risk management operations for numerous globally operating media companies.
Prudential Associates’ executive protection and risk management clients include The Discovery Channel, Microsoft, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Sony, Viacom, TLC, Proctor & Gamble, and numerous other major corporations.
For over 50 years Prudential Associates has provided clients with trained, experienced, and trusted staff, including off-duty police officers, Tier-1 special operators, intelligence community experts, and law enforcement professionals. Our staff pool is comprised of over 500 highly skilled, experienced, and trusted security operatives, experts, and project managers.
Total dollar value of property/assets stolen while under the protection of Prudential Associates’ operatives since the company’s inception in 1972: $0.00.
Prudential Associates is comprised of the following divisions, each of which will be outlined in detail: Security, Private Investigations, Production Risk Management, and Digital Forensics.
Prudential Associates’ personnel have planned, staffed, and successfully executed physical security operations consisting of the following elements: Executive Protection, Off-Duty Police Security, Contingency Planning, Emergency Extraction, Stationary Guard, Secure Movement/Access Facilitation, Real-Time Threat Analysis, and Operation-Specific Training. These are large-scale security operations, which sometimes require hundreds of highly trained staff members working in a coordinated manner.
Below are some of the government, corporate, and sporting events for which Prudential Associates has been called upon to provide these complex security management operations:
1990: Commonwealth Games – Auckland, New Zealand
1994: Asian Development Bank Conference – Auckland, New Zealand
1995 & 2002: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – Oceania
1999: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (APEC) – Auckland, New Zealand
2000: Olympic Games – Sydney, Australia
2002: America’s Cup – Auckland, New Zealand
2003: Carnival – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2004: Olympic Games – Athens, Greece
2002-2005: Hollywood Celebratory/Award Events – Los Angeles, California
2005-Present: Facility Risk Assessments – Madrid, Los Angeles, Warsaw, London, Buenos Aires, Bogota, New Delhi, Beijing, Sao Paolo, Mumbai, Mexico City, Singapore, Oslo, Paris, etc.
2013: Security Consulting – Middle East
2013: Executive Protection – Ghana & South Africa
2014: Concert for Valor – Washington, D.C.
2014: Grammys on the Hill – Washington, D.C.
2015: Earth Day Concert & Event – Washington, D.C.
Some of the larger-scale or multi-year security-related projects Prudential Associates has been involved in include the following:
1972 to Present: Prudential Associates has provided Executive Protection and Risk Management solutions for multibillion-dollar corporations, company CEOs, company presidents, and corporate guests during their travels to and through almost every country in the world, mitigating risk and ensuring safety every step of the way. Solutions included non-uniformed armed/unarmed security staff for events, VIP and traveler protection operations, and the transfer of authority from the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) to the Iraqi Civil Defense Forces (ICDF).
2004 to Present: Prudential Associates has been contracted by a multibillion-dollar international media corporation with 100’s of locations worldwide to provide ongoing Risk Management, Executive Protection, Threat Analysis, and Intelligence Acquisition services. This large corporate client employs, and is responsible for the safety of, over 10,000 employees operating in hundreds of countries simultaneously on any given day. This Washington D.C. based corporation depends on Prudential Associates for domestic and international security management and is in the process of expanding their reliance on our company to include Business Continuity Planning (BCP), as well as Off-Duty Police Security services nationwide.
2000 to 2005: Prudential Associates was commissioned to protect four of the world’s largest privately-owned superyachts, including the largest one in existence (over 400 ft.), during travels and port visits throughout the world, while also providing armed protection operations for these vessels through the South China Sea and Malacca Straits – the most heavily pirated waters in the world.
2004: Prudential Associates protected staff, visitors, and the facility at the Duhok Drinking Water Treatment Facility in Northern Iraq during the transfer of authority from the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) to the Iraqi Civil Defense Forces (ICDF).
Private Investigations Division
Prudential Associates has been providing private investigative solutions for over 55 years.
Our services include, though are not limited to, the following:
- Asset Determinations
- Location Services
- Background Checks
- Surveillance Operations
- Digital Forensics / Data Recovery
- Identity Theft Investigations
- Drug Screening
- Pre-Employment Verification
- Insurance Fraud Investigations
- Records Searches
- False Claims Act Related Investigations
- Corporate Competitive Intelligence Inv.
Prudential Associates’ investigative and intelligence acquisition projects include the following:
1972 to Present: Conducted over 50,000 pre-employment background checks from cursory (basic) to comprehensive and international in scope. Over our nearly 4 decades in service, there has not been a single allegation of missed or overlooked information resulting in any civil action against Prudential Associates or our clients. Our worldwide information acquisition assets have facilitated thorough background research from Kansas to small villages in Nepal at the base of the Himalayas, and everywhere in between.
1972 to Present: Conducted thousands of Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures operations (TSCM “sweeps”) on behalf of governments, corporations, and individuals across the United States and internationally. Our TSCM teams consist of extremely well-qualified and experienced former military-trained TSCM experts.
1975 to Present: Conducted tens of thousands of surveillance operations for all case types. These operations range from single-agent to multi-agent teams, utilizing vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft, and have lasted as long as several months in duration.
2000 to Present: Provides intellectual property protection and intelligence acquisition operations to the largest software manufacturer in the world, as well as to countless other clients.
2003: Created and implemented customized large-volume background check caseload management and reporting procedures for client companies. These processes streamlined the reporting and retrieval of critical data for decision-makers and facilitated easily interpretable, real-time, entire-caseload snapshot visibility.
2005 to Present: Prudential Associates was contracted (annually) by a Montgomery County (MD) Government agency to conduct surveillance and investigative operations in furtherance of policy enforcement.
Production Risk Management Division
Prudential Associates has provided television and motion picture production risk management services since early 2001. These services include deploying risk management and production-safety personnel to oversee all aspects of reality, adventure, competition, scripted, and live television, concert, and movie events from the commencement of the load in and set/stage build, through the entirety of the production or live event, until the end of the load out and the completion of the project.
All risk management plans are made in accordance with all Federal OSHA, State, and Local rules and regulations, as they pertain to the movie and television industry, and any other areas that such productions may touch.
Some of the productions Prudential Associates has provided services for are as follows:
- 10 Million Bigfoot Bounty
- At Sea
- Blast Masters
- Killer Eats
- LOGO TV Trailblazer Awards (2015)
- Maiden Voyage
- Make a Band Famous
- Man vs Wild
- Man vs Wild (Celebrity)
- Man vs Wild (Fan)
- Man vs Wild (Science of Survival)
- Meet the Attwoods
- Modern Sniper
- Nickelodeon Upfronts
- Coming Home
- Diesel Dave
- Dream School
- Duel Survivor (2015)
- Out of the Wild (Alaska)
- Party Down South
- Pirates of the Indian Ocean
- Pontoon Payday
- Rednecks for Hire
- Rooster McGee
- Sarah Palin’s Alaska
- Saved on the Strip
- Sister Wives
- Sons of Guns
- Spike TV Upfronts
- Duel Survivor
- Extreme Truckers
- Fan vs Wild
- Jon and Kate Plus 8 (2015)
- Table for Twelve
- Taking on Tyson
- The Colony (Season 1)
- The Deadliest Catch
- The Metal Show
- Tuna Wars
- WildNOut (Season 7)
- Wildlife Cops
- Wipeout Run (Toronto, 2015)
- Worst Case Scenario (Series 1 & 2)
Digital Forensics Division
Prudential Associates provides clients with digital (computer and cell phone) forensics (DF) capabilities and services via our fully equipped in-house, state of the art DF laboratory. Our lab surpasses most law enforcement agencies’ and can overcome the very highest level of DF-related investigative challenges. Our examiners have provided expert witness testimony in state and federal court proceedings on numerous occasions, and in both civil and criminal matters; we have been designated as digital forensics experts by counsel hundreds of times.
Certifications held by our examiners include:
Prudential Associates’ Training Operations
Along with all the services offered by each of the divisions, Prudential Associates also hosts professional training events for client companies and organizations.
Some of the professional training events Prudential Associates has carried out in the past include, though are not limited to, the following:
1999 to 2000: Developed and conducted 11 high-level Executive Protection training courses for the five hundred members of the New Zealand Police VIP Protection Group, which was responsible for the safety and security of 21 world leaders attending the 1999 Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference meetings held in Auckland, New Zealand. The courses included all aspects of diplomatic protection, weapons training, and anti-terrorist/counter-assault tactics associated with international executive protection.
2000 to Present: Provided corporate executives with Kidnap Extortion training and contingency plan authorship.
2002 to Present: Developed and conducted advanced Anti-Terrorist training courses for the aircrews of a prominent international airline. The training courses were designed to provide the cabin crew with the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent an aircraft from being hijacked, to neutralize a hijacking force, and, if necessary, to re-take control of an aircraft from an opposing person or group. The training modules were designed to address close quarter combat techniques, windows of opportunity, the psychology of the terrorist, and the identification and use of improvised weapons. Following their initial course, aircrew members undertake refresher training courses annually.
2003 to 2004: Created and implemented Bomb Detection and Bomb Threat Awareness training programs for hotel and other facility uniformed security forces in Jakarta, Indonesia. Courses consisted of classroom lessons, field application exercises, and in-service testing. Graduates detected and thwarted real bomb attacks upon client hotels within 30 days of course completion.
2004: Provided training, equipment, and training-program design to the Kurdish Special Forces, the Peshmerga Military, and the Kurdish Governorate in Dohuk, which is an integral city in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Prudential Associates’ Professional Staff & Memberships
Prudential Associates utilizes the talents of an elite group of specially-trained professionals. Below is a partial list of some of the organizations and units from which our staff and/or trainers come:
- US DOD, Special Operations Command
- US Army, Special Operations Command and Detachments
- US Army, 5th, 7th Special Forces Group
- US Navy, Naval Special Warfare Command
- US Navy, Naval Special Warfare Groups
- US Navy, SEAL Teams
- US Navy, Naval Special Boat Squadrons
- US Navy, Anti-Terrorism Division
- US Navy, Force Protection Officer School
- US Navy, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School US Marine Corps
- US Air Force
- US Central Intelligence Agency
- US Federal Bureau of Investigation
- US Department of Homeland Security
- US Drug Enforcement Administration
- New Zealand Special Air Service
- British Special Air Service Interpol
- Scotland Yard
- New Zealand Police Department
- Australian Federal Police
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- United States Marshals Service
- Maryland State Police
- Hundreds of State and Local Police Agencies (U.S.A.)
Prudential Associates is also a member of the following professional organizations:
- Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
- Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
- Advisory Board Member of Homeland Intelligence Technologies, Inc.
- ASIS International