EXPERIENCE - INTEGRITY - ACCOUNTABILITY
Expert Protection and Investigation Services - We protect what matters most! Business, Personal, Physical and Intellectual Property Protection.
We Are Not Your Average Security Company
When it come to protecting what matters most, experience is crucial! Spec Ops Security is the only private security and investigation agency in Canada that is owned and managed by experienced law enforcement officers and military personnel.
It takes a special type of person to dedicate their career to helping and serving others; whether as a police officer or as a member of the armed forces. Putting yourself in harm's way everyday to protect those who cannot protect themselves takes immense courage, dedication, compassion and sacrifice. It also requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, patience and most of all, extensive specialized training.
Public service and selflessly protecting others is a way of life for us and it is at the heart of everything that we do. At Spec Ops Security, we value every client and we dedicate all of our efforts to ensure the success of your project. We recognize the importance of not only protecting your key assets, but also your reputation and interests. Our team will act as professional ambassadors for your business while respecting your core values and privacy.
Our Management Team
Shane served with the Edmonton Police Service for 25 years and completed his career as A/Superintendent - Downtown Division. Throughout his policing career, Shane attained extensive operational command experience, serving as both duty commander and watch commander where he was responsible for managing police operations and major incidents throughout the City of Edmonton. While at EPS, Shane was the commanding officer and supervisor of several specialized units at the rank of Inspector; including commercial crime, cybercrime, robbery and major crimes.
As a member of the Tactical Unit, Shane held the role of Tactical Team Leader in addition to being a Master Control Tactics and Weapons Instructor. He also served as an executive protection instructor for several police and government agencies. Shane is our GM and a key supervising member of our close protection, energy security and investigations divisions in Western Canada.
Al joined the British Royal Marines in 2007 and after completing 32 weeks of intense training, he successfully completed the prestigious Commando Course. He served as a Royal Marines Commando for eight years and deployed on multiple combat tours to Afghanistan with a combat quick reaction unit. While assigned to the special operations unit, Al was tasked with mounting multiple high-risk, close-quarters combat offensives against Taliban strongholds. He was later awarded the Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan.
After leaving the military, Al successfully completed specialized hostile-environment and domestic operations training as a Close Protection Agent with Ronin, South Africa. He worked on numerous Executive Protection details for high net-worth individuals in London and abroad before moving into a specialist maritime security role. As a tactical specialist, Al safely escorted dozens of commercial shipping vessels through pirate-infested waters off the coast of Somalia in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
Al serves as Close Protection Specialist Unit Leader and Tactical Medic for Spec Ops Security where he is tasked with serving our clients locally and internationally. As a licensed Paramedic/Firefighter he is currently pursuing enhanced education in Advanced Life Support. He is available for operational and tactical training assignments.
Dan Powers served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for more than 30 years where he spent the majority of his career working in specialized units and retired at the rank of Sergeant in the Major Crimes Unit.
He served as a Detachment Commander and also worked as an Investigator in the General Investigations Section and the Internal Affairs Unit. Dan has extensive training and experience investigating homicides, sexual assaults, robberies and commercial crimes, was an RCMP Instructor for the Interview and Interrogation course, received certification as a Team Commander in Major Case Management as well as Basic and Advanced Surveillance.
After receiving specialized bodyguard, advanced driver and motorcade training, he was assigned as a key member of the Prime Minister's Protection Unit for over ten years where he provided personal protection for the Prime Minister of Canada, Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Edward and the Governor General.
Dan is the Manager of our Investigations Division and serves as a supervisor in the close protection unit. He is also a subject matter expert and instructor who provides specialized training, corporate security core program design and consulting services for corporate, government and law enforcement clients.
Blake was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 15 years where he served in the Reconnaissance Platoon, Parachute Company and then completed his service as a Sniper Detachment Commander. During his service with the Canadian military and as a private contractor, Blake obtained extensive combat experience during his numerous deployments to Afghanistan. He also served as a Close Protection Agent, ensuring the safety and security of CAF Generals and Diplomats in high-threat environments.
After leaving the military, he served as a Peace Officer with the Government of Alberta and later entered the private security sector as an expert security consultant and specialist instructor. Blake is a certified firearms, special tactics, sniper, first aid and combat medical instructor. With a masters degree in Emergency & Disaster Management and a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, he is currently pursuing his CRSP designation.
Blake is an Energy Security Unit Manager, Surveillance Investigator and Close Protection Specialist with Spec Ops Security. He is available for both operational assignments and instructional projects.
Derrick served with the Calgary Police Service for 25 years and completed his career as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Unit. Most of his career was spent working in the Major Crimes Bureau, the Guns and Gangs Unit, Gang Suppression, Surveillance and in the Homicide division.
He obtained extensive experience dealing with high-risk and tactical scenarios, as well being a skilled manager who supervised teams of investigators to resolve complex cases. He worked on national and international joint task forces and was given commendations for life saving, valour, distinguished service and marksmanship. Additionally, Derrick is a qualified close protection specialist who was assigned to the Alberta Premier's protection detail. He also served as a specialist unit instructor with CPS and the Criminal Intelligence Service of Alberta.
Derrick works as a Close Protection Specialist, Private Investigator and as a member of the Energy Security Unit for Spec Ops Security in Western Canada.
He is available for operational or instructor assignments, corporate security program development and CPTED.
Ian Hope has more than 30 years combined law enforcement and military experience.
After serving with the British Navy, Ian joined the Hampshire Police (Constabulary) where he worked as a police officer for 19 years. Ian served in anti-terrorism, tactical services, incident management and as a serious crimes investigator before immigrating to Canada from the UK.
When he moved to Alberta, Ian spent 3 years as a team lead for the Government of Alberta Special Investigations Unit. Ian later joined Calgary Transit Public Safety as a sworn Peace Officer. There, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, serving as a squad supervisor, recruit trainer and control tactics instructor before pursuing an opportunity to work as a Peace Officer with the Town of Cochrane.
Ian works as a Manager in the Spec Ops Security Guard Division and as a member of our Close Protection Unit.