Founded in 1991 in Los Angeles, SSA Security Group, Inc. is a locally operated, full service security company, providing patrols in specific LA-based neighborhoods. Offering residential, commercial, and private security services, our primary focus is assuring our clients’ security and well-being in their community, businesses, and home.
As the consistently top-rated private security patrol in Los Angles for nearly three decades, we employ only highly trained, vetted and experienced officers with real world policing expertise. We immerse in the communities we serve, providing our clients round-the-clock security patrol with industry leading response and the highest level of protection. We are committed to the reduction and suppression of crime. Simply put, our protective and investigative services provided by our exceptional staff and team of security specialists is unequaled in Southern California.
SSA Security Group is affiliated with law enforcement, security and investigative industry organizations:
- American Society for Industrial Security
- California Police Officer’s Association
- Certified Fraud Examiner
- Council of Investigative & Security Services
- Northern & Southern California Fraud Investigators Association
- Western States Auto Theft Investigators
Our Security Specialists Are Highly-Trained and Experienced
Our personnel come from a myriad of professional backgrounds. All are POST-certified* (Police Officer Standardized Training* and police or sheriff’s academy graduates, or qualified military veterans. Some are recently retired law enforcement personnel — many assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Metropolitan Division or SWAT detail. While all our officers are trained in unarmed tactics, each are properly documented to carry weapons during assignments.
*CA Police Officer Standards in Training
TERRY M. SEGRAVES
Executive Senior Vice-President
Mr. Segraves is a twenty-eight year, retired veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, serving more than half of his career in the elite Metropolitan Division. During his tenure, he established and supervised hundreds of security plans and details for visiting dignitaries from numerous nations. He also served on the LAPD’s development team for Support Line Tactics for Unusual Occurrences including Riot and Crowd Control Tactics. As an assistant platoon leader, Mr. Segraves was frequently tasked with creating a liaison with the United States Department of State and the U.S. Secret Service. These assignments involved addressing high-risk security needs for visiting international dignitaries and Heads of State, the President and Vice-President of the United States (through six administrations) and high profile witnesses, planning and establishing personal security in and around their temporary residences. Mr. Segraves has attended and led training at dozens of professional seminars regarding security protection and needs including the nationally renowned San Luis Obispo School of Terrorism, the United States Secret Service School of Personal Protection and the State of California School of Personal Protection. With Mr. Shaw, he worked the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, establishing security for the Israeli athletes and their contingents, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, El Al Airlines at the Los Angeles Airport and Turkish athletes and dignitaries. Mr. Segraves also served on the elite team that established security detail for Pope John Paul II during his visit to Los Angeles. As a co-founder and principal for SSA Security Group, Inc., he has supervised, consulted and established security for McDonald’s Restaurants, Alpharel Micro-Chip Manufacturing, the City of Fullerton Transportation Center, Mathews Studio Group, Inc., Hollywood Rentals, Inc., the United States Credit Bureau, American West Bank and hundreds of personal security operations. Mr. Segraves is an active member of the following professional investigative and police officers organizations: ASIS, NCISS, SCFIA, NCFIA, CPOA, CALI and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Throughout his law enforcement and investigative career, Mr. Segraves has been honored with numerous police commission meritorious commendations including the LAPD Police Star. He holds degrees in Administration of Justice and Business Administration from University of Redlands.
JERRY H. SHAW
Mr. Shaw is a twenty-five year, retired veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. He spent the majority of his career in the elite Metropolitan Division, consisting of S.W.A.T., counter-assault teams, K-9 units, underwater dive teams (UDT), and the very successful crime suppression detail. As a Metropolitan Division Supervisor, Mr. Shaw also worked in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service and Department of State overseeing personnel security and site protection for visiting Foreign Heads of State, President, and Vice-President of the United States (through six administrations), high profile politicians and crime witnesses, valuable property details and witness/officer security. In the Greater Los Angeles area, Mr. Shaw assisted in establishing the security of the homes and offices of many foreign dignitaries, including Counsel Generals of Canada and Turkey. Mr. Shaw has participated in and led dozens of seminars regarding security protection, including the nationally renowned San Luis Obispo School of Terrorism, the United States Secret Service School of Personal Protection and the State of California School of Personal Protection. He was the co-founder and principal owner of Security Consultants where he established security protections, and planned, implemented and conducted security audits for residents, businesses, production companies and major corporations. During the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, Mr. Shaw assisted in planning, implementing and overseeing the security needs for athletes housed at the Olympic Village on the campus of UCLA; as well, he personally led and supervised the counter-assault teams assigned to protect the athletes. As a co-founder of SSA Security Group, Inc., he has established and overseen the security planning for McDonald’s Restaurants, American West Bank, the United States Credit Bureau, Alpharel Micro-Chip Manufacturing, the City of Fullerton Transportation Center, Mathews Studio Group, Inc. and numerous manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles and Ventura County. Throughout the course of his law enforcement career, Mr. Shaw has received numerous honors including meritorious commendations for police and investigative work involving the successful resolution of many high-profile criminal cases. He is an active member of the following professional investigative and police officers organizations: ASIS, NCISS, SCFIA, NCFIA, CPOA, CALI and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He holds degrees in Business Management (BS) and Pubic Administration (MS) from Pepperdine University.
Vice-President/Director, Security Operations
A retired supervisor of the San Fernando Police Department (SFPD) specializing in Patrol, Narcotics, Bike Detail (participant in the inception of this detail) and Traffic Enforcement (initiated and supervised the Motor Detail), Mr. Orsini is also a court qualified expert in Intoxication & Drug Recognition. He worked and supervised several crime specific details, including developing specialized intelligence and providing expert trouble-shooting addressing crime reduction in the city of San Fernando. He worked numerous security details while on the SFPD for visiting dignitaries including helping to establish and implement security for the Mayor of the city of San Fernando. In the private sector, and for SSA Security Group, Inc. (SSA) he has both worked and supervised security details of all types. Until his promotion to Vice President and Director of Security Operations, he led training for SSA officers including patrol procedure instruction for private security operations while acting as Field Supervisor. Mr. Orsini is instrumental in establishing security plans and deployment implementation for many SSA special security details including providing security and robbery prevention for multiple retail stores throughout Southern California. As well, he consults and assists in the establishment of security for a variety of celebrities, VIPs and residents in their homes and for a variety of businesses throughout Southern California. Mr. Orsini is a member of many professional organizations and has attended numerous seminars and training events throughout his career.
Our Residential and Commercial Security Patrol Service Includes: