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Michael Morrison, CPO, CPS

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Full Name
Michael Morrison, CPO, CPS
Bio

Michael is a French-speaking International Risk & Security Manager with over 30 years of extensive experience in Security, Health-Safety-Environment (HSE), and Business Development.

Originally from the United Kingdom, his Home-of-Record is now Tempe, Arizona.

Since 2007 he has gained Institutional Knowledge and Experience working in Africa; Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Mali, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, and Kenya providing Risk Management and HSE services to Diplomatic Missions as well as Mining and Oil Exploration groups.

His dynamic New-Business Start-up and Business Development expertise coupled with his proven Security Operations Management skills means he will perform turn-around magic in your worst performing location.

After setting Sales Records in the world of U.S. Guard Force and Electronic Security, Michael was recruited to Africa in 2007 where he doubled the size of G4S/ArmorGroup Guinea in his 1st year; all while designing, standing-up, and managing Bechtel Construction's entire contract Security, HSE, and Risk Management Program for a 6-Billion Dollar Ore Refinery Project in the remote North-West area of Guinea near the Mali Border.

Michael has protected Internationally-known political and celebrity figures in the US, led a Team that extracted a large group of ExPats from a High-Risk Central African country, rescued a kidnapped British woman from Rebels in West Africa, and performed life-saving Urgent-Care on a gun-shot victim in an empty 3rd-World hospital. Michael was officially recognized at the British Embassy in Guinea for his actions related to the last two incidents.

His life and career have taken him from Singapore to Great Britain, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Taiwan, Spain, Italy, Capri, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Dubai, other Middle-East locations, Guinea, and the United States.


Professional Info

Organization
LionHeart Security Services, LLC
Job Title
President & CEO
Business Website
http://www.lhssinternational.com
Industry
Security and Investigations
Business Description

We offer the following:

Anti-Stalking. Estate Security. Armed Security Chauffeurs. High-Risk Employee Terminations. Bodyguards and Executive Protection. Armed and Unarmed Uniformed Security Guards. Security Escorts for casual, business, and formal events. Corporate and Estate Training for Active Threat and Active Shooter Scenarios.

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

This will depend on whether the client needs regular Security Guard Service; Armed or Unarmed, or a Professional Executive Protection (EP) Agent. No one can possibly know a potential client's needs from a simple Inquiry. The only real way to understand the client's situation is a face-to-face meeting. We have on several occasions met with a client who thought they needed a Security Guard or Bodyguard and came to the conclusion that a Private Investigator or Lawyer could handle their particular problem. We are more interested in making sure you get the service you need than taking your money.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Our regular Security Personnel go through Training that is relevant to the position they will be working. We encourage our Security Personnel to pursue the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program through the International Foundation for Protection Officers and we reimburse all who complete the Year-long Course.

A true EP Agent (Bodyguard) has received proper training through employment with organizations such as:

- US Secret Service.
- US Marshal's Service Witness Protection Program.
- US State Department's Diplomatic Protection Division.
- Major Police Department's VIP/Dignitary Protection Unit.
- Private Security Company's Protection Services Division (PSD) in Iraq or Afghanistan

At the very bare minimum, they should have received training through such Institutes as: Executive Security International or ISA Academy who train many UN Security Personnel. LionHeart Security has worked on numerous occasions with Corporate and State Department Personnel and protected US Governors, Senators, Celebrity Clientele, UN Personnel in hostile environments, and US Ambassadors and Diplomatic Personnel in Africa. If you need a professionally trained EP Agent, call us. All of my EP Personnel are hand-select by me.

What types of customers have you worked with?

LionHeart has protected US Governors, Senators, Celebrities, UN Personnel in hostile environments, foreign Heads of State and US Ambassadors and Diplomatic Personnel in Africa.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

Make sure they have an actual Agency License issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Many Illegal Operators will show you their Guard Card (Security Guard License) and say they are licensed: they are not! A Guard Card allows a person to work for a Licensed Security Agency only, not for themselves. Ensure that the Agency has both General Liability with a minimum of $2 Million Dollars per occasion and Workers Comp Insurance. If they don't have all of these, look elsewhere.

Address
2235 West 1st Street
Address Line 2
Suite 105
City
Tempe
Zip
85281
Phone
480-434-0909

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