Shawn Thornton

Security Protective Services, Special Emergency Response, SWAT and Street Crimes

    Mr. Thornton is a talented and experienced security professional with extensive background in domestic and international Government Diplomatic Security Operations, Physical Security Management and Corporate Security Operations. He has a proven ability to manage large physical security programs and events with executive level experience managing personal protective operations at the highest level of the US Government and Private Sector.

    Professional Experience Summary

    • Senior Security Professional with over 20 years of experience; with over 15 years of specialized experience in government diplomatic security and personal protection operations
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Security Administration specializing in Security Administration, Event Security Management, Physical Security Design and Antiterrorism/Force Protection
    • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with 2000 hours of specialized training
    • Specialized Law Enforcement Education from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
    • Has an active Department of Defense TOPSECRET Clearance
    • Previously held Department of State TOPSECRET Clearance
    • Defense Security Service (DSS) Facility Security Officer (FSO)
    • Certified Personal Security Specialist (PSS) from US Department of State (Dos) Diplomatic Security World Wide Personal Protective Service (WPPS/WPS)
    • US Department of State (Dos) Diplomatic Security (DS) Worldwide Protective Service (WPPS/WPS) Program Manager (Director of Security)
    • US Department of State (Dos) Diplomatic Security (DS) Worldwide Protective Service (WPPS/WPS) Embassy Security Services Program Manager (Director of Security)
    • Special Event Security Manager; Advance Operations Specialist
    • Active Shooter Workplace Violence Instructor
    • Obtained State of Texas Peace Officer certification on Intermediate Policing, Special Weapons and Tactics, SWAT, SERT, ERT from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
    • American Society for Industrial Security / ASIS Member
    • American Society for Industrial Security / ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Alumni