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last updated 05-Apr-2016

List / Directory of Private (Field) Security Companies (contractors, firms) or PSCs by capabilities (e.g. operating in high-risk environments or emerging markets), by services offered (e.g. field and static security, risk assessment and advice, law enforcement training). Our expert directory also incorporates corporate profiles and documents the evolution of corporate identities. Sometimes PSCs and PMCs are terms used interchangeably, particularly when companies are hired to operate in dangerous environments, so please also check our PMCs directory.

PSCs: O - Z

Ocean5. Formed in 1998, Ocean5 is a leading independent security and risk management consultancy. consultancies.Ocean5 provides a discreet and essential service to corporations and individuals seeking to operate in today’s high-risk global market.Assignments have taken us to all corners of the world, from relatively low-risk business capitals to hostile and war-torn regions. [Information retrieved from Home on 17 October 2005]:

> Risk Management Strategies > Personal Protection > Asset Protection and Recovery
> Surveillance and Investigation

Overwatch Protection Solutions International. OPSI is a protective services company, providing a full compliment of protection and special security services for the US government, corporate clients, and individuals. [Information retrieved from Introduction on 1 May 2006]:

> Executive Protection > Personal Security > Domestic Intelligence > Stalker Threat > Bail Fugitive Recovery > Specialized Services

Prevent International. As there are no standard security formulas for the prevention of malicious, criminal and hostile acts, it will be to your advantage to have a professional partner. After a thorough risk analysis, we will ensure that you have all procedures in place both at the preventive and operational levels. [Information last updated 1 November 2007]:

> Security risk management > Security services > Security training

Protective Operations Group. POG is part of the United States Shooting Academy (USSA), which specializes in firearms training for both competitive events and tactical training for civilians, law enforcement, and the military. USSA POG has been created to satisfy the growing demand from individual businessmen, small to large corporations, and the US and foreign nations for protective services on both short and a long term basis. [Information retrieved from About POG on 4 October 2009]:

> Security details > Maritime security > Special missions

The Risk Advisory Group. TRAG is an acknowledged leader in risk management. We specialise in providing strategic analysis, advisory services and operational support to a wide range of private and public sector organisations. In the last 10 years we have conducted assignments in more than 100 countries. [Information retrieved from About Us on 20 June 2007]:

> Security analysis > Security operations > Political risk > FCPA due diligence > Computer forensics

• Securitas AB. Securitas offers customized security solutions in the business areas Security Services, Security Systems, Direct, Cash Handling Services. Securitas was founded in 1934 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Pinkerton and Burns International (originally the William J. Burns Detective Agency), both part of Securitas now, were founded in Chicago, U.S., in 1850 and 1909, respectively. [Information retrieved from Securitas in brief on 30 August 2005]:

- Pinkerton. Securitas acquired Pinkerton in 1999.

• The Steele Foundation. The Steele Foundation is a multinational firm providing a broad range of specialized risk management services that are designed to control loss by providing innovative and strategic business solutions. Since 1989, The Steele Foundation has been partnering with our clients and industry to provide strategic safety and security services that mitigate risk and minimize loss, both financially and physically. [Information retrieved from Company Profile on 30 August 2005]:

> Behavioral Sciences > Business Investigations > Consulting Practice > Training & Education > Executive Security > Information Security

SkyLink Security. With heightened security alerts, there is a tremendous need for organizations to update and strengthen their Critical Infrastructure Security (CIS) systems. SkyLink Security is an international leading-edge technology company, providing innovating security solutions to the civi and paramilitary market. [Information retrieved from Our Mission Statement on 1 December 2006]:

Vance International. Vance was founded in 1984 near Washington, DC, and now unifies the complementary expertise of Vance International, Decision Strategies, and Fairfax Consulting. Vance is one of the most trusted investigation and security consulting firms in the world with operations in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. [Information retrieved from About Vance on 30 August 2005]:

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This is a sample list. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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