Security incidents are more unpredictable now than they have ever been, and it has never been more important to manage security risks; and have established security plans with broader security management programs in place. The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the risk landscape permanently and Lions Gate has repositioned to ensure we can continue to provide clients with optimal service, guidance, and direction.
Our primary emphasis is on establishing, our clients required security outcomes. We undertake a needs assessment, share our broad services menu, and conduct analysis, before recommending a course of action and presenting our clients with a bespoke blend of security risk management services. Security risk management services that are appropriate, realistic, and cost and outcome commensurate.
Our team of security consultants have considerable experience and an extensive customer portfolio. We are well versed in a wide range of program, plan, and assessment methodologies, and their application. We have operated in and continue to operate in public and private sector environments, providing services to multiple clients from blue chip, critical infrastructure, energy sector, marine sector, designers and architects, corporations, public services institutions, finance sector, government, crown corporations, first nations communities and many more.
Mike McCafferty Vice President, Risk Management ServicesMike Franklin Vice President Risk Management & Community SafetyDoug Maynard President and COO Alison Sherley Vice President Business and Investigative Intelligence
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There are misunderstandings regarding the distinction between security management plans and programs; it might seem like a transferable terminology, but it is not. There are many references to security management plans when in actual fact the requirement in almost all circumstances is for a security management program. Plans are documented and sit on the shelf – only to be looked at in an emergency situation. Programs, on the other hand, are viewed regularly. They are always being practiced and tested. Plans are based on theory; Programs are based on results. Plans are dormant; Programs are active. Plans become obsolete; Programs evolve. Plans also have value and support programs. The plan is the objective and the vision, whereas the program is the content and steps taken to reach the goal. Program approaches we have in our locker include:
Assessment Methodologies we have in our locker include:
Before the pandemic competent knowledgeable security consultants, would target established,and catch unexpected,points of vulnerability in images. Questions are asked of the client pre-visit, during and post visit. The only element lost in the change is the ‘feel’ the instinctive ‘read’ that only comes from being there. Lions Gate has accommodated this in the suite of interview questions. COVID-19 and Variants affects us all and our suite of solutions is also universally applicable.
Lions Gate’s extensive networks, resources and relationships with port authorities and government agencies provide a one-stop shop solution for clients looking for comprehensive Marine Security (Onshore and Offshore) solutions. Upon request, we can provide Lions Gate security specialists to manage your marine facility security plan as part of your operational team.
Our suite of services includes:
Lions Gate applies crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) thinking to every program, plan, or assessment, we undertake. We do so to an elevated level. We are crime reduction through environmental design, formally accredited and qualified professionals. For design assessments we see optimal client value in adopting the SAFE Design Council SAFE Design Standard and achieving program certification. In our professional opinion this program is the only CPTED based program that properly analyses and recognises the complexities of risk and threat based, environmental design solutions, applied to both new build and existing build projects.
We avoid generic guidance because our clients have every right to expect focused, appropriate, intelligence led, recommendations, drawn from site and floor plan review, for both proposed and existing structures, developments, and spaces. At Lions Gate we have crime reduction specialists on our team, and security consultants with over 20-years combined designing out crime experience, and a history of working with property owners, managers and strata councils, architects, designers, developers, and planners. Lions Gate Risk Management Group was specifically selected by the SAFE Design Council as the first security firm to be accredited to provide SAFE Design consulting services based on our exceptional leadership, impeccable national reputation, and unique professional capacity. Our assessment process of choice is the SAFE Design Standard founded by and developed by the SAFE Design Council and their work has been applied by organizations such as the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, ENMAX, WestJet, and BC Transit. We are a well-qualified partner for SAFE Design Council Since June 2017 we have been working with the SAFE Design Council and providing a security consultant and law enforcement perspective to program development and also conducting SAFE Assessments. The SAFE Design Standard is the first-ever comprehensive, systematic, and standardised certification program focused on reducing the risk and fear of crime through design. It is a “Made in Alberta” crime prevention method that uses scholarship, industry best practices, official statistics, and contextual analysis to safeguard building and site occupants from the risks of crime. A key goal is to provide informed risk assessments and develop physical security benchmarks that property owners and managers can confidently use to protect against security and criminal threats. By applying a holistic lens to crime prevention, organizations are able to gauge their progress. Today, the council is proud to be a leader in advancing scholarly-based and industry-informed crime prevention solutions across Alberta, around Canada, and throughout the world.
Scot completed a thirty year career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police prior to launching Lions Gate Risk Management Group in 2008. Scot spent twenty-six of his thirty years in the area of Major Crime Investigations in British Columbia, the last eleven in the highly specialized area of Behavioural Sciences. Scot concluded his policing career at the rank of Staff Sergeant in charge of operations and investigations for the Behavioural Sciences Group.
Scot is an experienced major crime investigator and has led several important investigations and multi-jurisdictional projects. He has received law enforcement certifications in the areas of geographic profiling, threat evaluation and management, tactical human tracking, surveillance and executive protection. Scot has provided law enforcement services to agencies across Canada, as well in the United States, England, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Belize and South Africa.
He possesses an extensive resume of experience in criminal cases, including complex, multi-jurisdictional cases involving agencies at the local, provincial, national and international level. Multi-certified in best practice pre-emptive and investigative techniques, Scot is one of the foremost experts globally in the use of geographic profiling methodologies to analyze crime patterns and offender hunting behaviours. He is an insightful analyst and strategist whose advice has been sought by law enforcement agencies and private sector clients around the world.
Scot’s policing experience is diverse and includes, residential and commercial burglaries, arsons, auto thefts, criminal intelligence, gang related crimes, sex crimes, robberies, homicides, executive protection, interviewing and interrogation, statement analysis, crime linkage analysis, threat evaluation and management and tactical human tracking. He graduated from the Law and Security Administration Program at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario in 1977.
Mr. Maynard has extensive experience in Policing at local, Provincial, National and International levels. With thirty two years of experience across all business lines in policing he was exposed to a multitude of situations and environments.
At the time of his recent retirement from the RCMP, he was the Superintendent In Charge of all Tactical Assets in the Province of British Columbia, including Emergency Response, Public Order, Dive Teams, Negotiators, and Bomb Disposal.
Mr. Maynard is also the President of the National Network group that Trains and Accredits all Critical Incident Commanders for all Police agencies in Canada, referred to as ACCIC or Association of Canadian Critical Incident Commanders.
Recent experience has taken him Internationally as an expert in Command and Control models utilized in other countries such as the United Kingdom, The United States, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia.
Mr. Maynard’s teaching experience involves the Canadian Police College, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia as an instructor of Critical Incident Command, Critical Incident Management, Incident Command Systems, Gold Silver Bronze, Initial Critical Incident response and many other Tactical courses.
He developed a series of exercises designed to develop and affirm the response mechanism to a terrorist attack across multiple locations for not only police, but government and other related agencies. This resulted in policy change and the adoption of Gold/Silver/Bronze as the method of Crisis Management.
Mr. Maynard was also one of the main architects of the RCMPs response to “Resource based, Culturally sensitive Protests” Given this experience he is well placed with Lions Gate Risk Management to assist with a partner response hand in hand with Law Enforcement and contracted parties in relation to lawful and unlawful protest activities as it relates to major projects or resource based infrastructure.
Upon his retirement from the RCMP Mr. Maynard accepted a position as President of Lions Gate Risk Management Group.
Rick completed a 25 year career with institutional investment management subsidiaries of RBC Royal Bank and UBS AG. Rick joined Lion Gate Risk Management Group in 2008. In 2011, Rick became a partner in the firm, and is now responsible for all administrative and financial functions of Lions Gate and the security guard subsidiary, ARC Protection Corp. Rick has a BA in Commerce from the University of Alberta.
Mike brings over 40 years of security experience to risk management. As Vice President of Risk Management and Community Safety, he has led and continues to lead multiple security risk assessments, and designing out crime ‘new build’ projects. He also develops community safety and security assessment programs for beleaguered communities, and produces ‘security operations plans’; and ‘security management programs’ for all client sectors. He is well versed in federal, provincial, municipal and international assessment methods and their applications, and applies fixed and/or hybrid risk assessment methodologies to meet specific client needs, for public entities at all levels of government; and private entities, from blue chip clients to critical infrastructure clients, for energy sector clients, to commercial and business sector clients; and First Nations clients, education sector clients and the Courts. As a highly competent critical thinker and problem solver Mike supports the Lions Gate Research Core in comprehensive research projects also for high profile public and private clients.
Mike was trained by the UK Security Service and is a leader in situational security and integrated security systems and solutions including security technologies. Mike has been responsible for designing sophisticated networks that are appropriate, realistic and risk commensurate, and developing outcome specifications for deployment in both public and private domains.
Mike draws on his career experience on two continents to deliver balanced and effective layered security solutions for the client, that properly mitigate risk, requiring no more than necessary measures and technologies to achieve that outcome. This includes military service with the UK Royal Air Force, Police Service in the UK with Northamptonshire Police, Director of the European Secure Vehicle Alliance an Associate Parliamentary Group (APG) to the UK Government, and Director of the Brackmills Industrial Estate Management Board. In Canada, Municipality service with the City of Surrey, as the Director of Screening Operations at Vancouver International Airport; and the handpicked Community Safety Lead on the internationally assembled Community Safety Group behind the Regina Global Transportation Hub new build in Saskatchewan. Mike has also been trained by the UK Home Office Scientific Development Branch in Integrated Security Systems and the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office on Hostile Vehicle Mitigation.
Mike is board certified in security management by ASIS International and is a Certified Protection Professional. The Certified Protection Professional (CPP)(r) credential is globally recognised as providing demonstrable proof of knowledge and management skills in seven key domains of security; Security Principles and Practices, Business Principles & Practices, Investigations, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Information Security and Crisis Management. Mike has an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Design and Crime Prevention, a Licentiateship (LCGI) Higher Professional Diploma, SVQ/NVQ level 4. Mike has an IVQ Advanced Diploma, Level 3 International Award and Certificate in Delivering Learning and taught law enforcement officers and senior security managers for the UK Home Office and the UK National Policing Improvement Agency. Mike is a SAFE Design Accredited Professional (SAFE-AP(tm)) and accredited trainer and a Transport Canada Marine Facility Security Officer (MFSO).
Mike has been recognized with awards for quality of service by the US Security Service, Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority, Northamptonshire Police, Secured by Design UK and was part of the team receiving the Deputy Prime Minister’s Urban Renaissance Award in 2002.
Whatever your security risk management needs Mike has the knowledge, skills and abilities to support you, securing optimal return for your security investment. Give him a call on 1-604-383-0020 and for a more detailed insight visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/lgrmgmikefranklin/
Alison brings a high level of academic and operational achievement to Lions Gate Risk Management Group. As the Vice President of Business and Investigative Intelligence, Alison specializes in strengthening critical decision-making abilities through intelligence, due diligence investigations, and risk management analysis. She has fifteen years of intelligence analysis experience, providing strategic and tactical direction to law enforcement and the private sector.
Prior to joining Lions Gate, Alison worked as an intelligence analyst for the Calgary Police Service in their Major Events and Emergency Management Unit. She developed the Triage & Risk Assessment process used by the Service for major planned and emergent events in the city of Calgary. This process includes the identification and assessment of threats and vulnerabilities to public safety, officer safety, critical infrastructure, and property. As part of the CPS operational planning team, Alison completed comprehensive assessments on major events including the Calgary Stampede, the Red Mile, Dashmesh Parade, Pride Parade, and countless protests, advising on threats and mitigation strategies to reduce risks and potential impact on the Calgary community.
Prior to this, Alison worked for 8 years as a criminal intelligence analyst for the Calgary Police Service Criminal Intelligence Unit. Her role was to identify and assess organized crime issues and prioritize enforcement targets. She was integral in the establishment of the Calgary Police Service Anti-Corruption Unit, developing standard operating procedures and best practices while providing tactical and strategic analytical direction as part of the investigative team.
Alison has training in the Incident Command Systems (ICS) model (Level 200) and has worked with several Incident Command Teams in response to major events. Alison is well versed in research methodology and statistics, and has professional training and experience in Violence Risk Assessment and Management, Special Event Safety and Management, organized crime investigations, intelligence analysis, telecommunications analysis, and analytical platforms including I2 Analyst Notebook and Palantir. Alison holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice, a Masters in Criminal Justice from Rutgers, and a Masters in Sociology from the University of Calgary
Mike McCafferty is an Accredited Security Professional with over 20 years of experience in corporate security, forensic healthcare security, law enforcement, Provincial and Municipal government environments. Before joining Lions Gate Risk Management Group, Mike was a founding member of the British Columbia Sheriff Services Integrated Threat Assessment Unit. For more than a decade he provided specialized expertise in the analysis of risk and threat, case management, infrastructure vulnerability analysis, and gained extensive experience in the planning of high security / high profile events. Mike is one of the most knowledgeable and well-respected operational planning experts in North America and has led the security planning for some of the most notorious criminal trials and events in Canadian history.
Mike has Incident Command System training (Levels 200 and 300) and has practical experience working at Provincial Region Emergency Operations Centre (PREOC) during live activations. Mike is an Accredited Security Professional (ASP) with the Canadian Society for Industrial Security, as well as a Board-Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International. More recently, Mike has completed training, and achieved certification, as a Marine Facility Security Officer (MFSO).
As an accomplished Instructor, Mike holds a certificate in Instructional Design and has delivered training in metal detection, x-ray object recognition, non-firearm prohibited weapons, contraband and concealment, advanced vehicle escorts, and high-level operational planning.
Mike has received many awards and citations for his planning efforts including the 2011 Ministry of Attorney General Award for innovation as a member of the British Columbia Sheriff Integrated Threat Assessment Unit. His work in the field of high security planning has been published internationally, through the “Journal of Healthcare Protection Management” and he has been recognized for his leadership in “The Pickton File” – Authored by Stevie Cameron published by Knopff Canada.
Prior to commencing with Lions Gate Risk Management Group, Gordon Aristotle was a law enforcement officer for 24 years including 17 years of management experience and 4 years as a commissioned officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). When he retired from the RCMP, Gordon was responsible for providing national operational oversight, guidance, planning and support to the National Financial Crime Program. He also represented Canada and the RCMP on numerous domestic and international committees and working groups including the International Monetary Fund – Financial Action Task Force, the Arin-Carib Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network, the CARIN Inter-Agency Asset Recovery Network, the National Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) Working Group and several Government of Canada federal committees to advance money laundering and proceeds of crime initiatives.
Gordon’s RCMP career has taken him to Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Greater Toronto Area and the National Capital Region. His criminal and regulatory financial investigation expertise was developed by working as an investigator and/or a manager in the Commercial Crime Section, the Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section, IMET, the Joint Securities Intelligence Unit and at the RCMP National Headquarters as the Officer in Charge of Federal Policing Criminal Operations – Financial Crimes. His financial investigation expertise is diverse and includes domestic and international money laundering, proceeds of crime, securities market enforcement, corruption, counterfeit currency, financial intelligence, and mass marketing and other serious frauds. He has extensive operational experience as a team commander, primary investigator and affiant on numerous high profile, complex, domestic and international financial investigations.
Gordon has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brock University, real estate education from Humber College and the Canadian Securities Course from the Canadian Securities Institute. He has prepared financial crime educational material and lectured to criminal, regulatory and private sector managers, investigators, accountants, lawyers and intelligence analysts in Canada, USA, Panama, Italy and France.
Steve Brown, formally with the Queensland Police department, Australia, brings 35 years of investigative and surveillance expertise to Lions Gate Risk Management Group. Steve, considered to be one of the leading surveillance experts in Western Canada, oversees and directs LGRMG surveillance operations.
Steve is available for a consult on your investigative or surveillance needs.
Dutchy completed 35 years in Policing with the Delta Police Department retiring as the Inspector Community Services Emergency Planning in December 2015. He brings a wealth of experience to his Operations Manager position with Lions Gate, which adds considerable value to our service delivery. This includes his command and control experience for major labour disputes, community events and emergency management.
That integrated value is no more evident than when his oversight responsibilities as the Officer in Charge of Operational Support Services and Community Policing in Delta are reviewed. In this role Dutchy accumulated experience managing 14 different units, including the integrated dog section, intelligence management, street crimes, community relations, special events planning, First Nations policing, community health intervention, the joint marine unit and victim services.
Just hitting the recognition headlines Dutchy has been recognized for his services to policing receiving a 30-year Exemplary Service Medal and Bar in October 2010, Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in November 2012, and the Times of Canada Excellence in Community Service Award.
His Lions Gate Operations Manager role is underpinned by extensive training and experience within Emergency Management BC and the Incident Command System (ICS) plus Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Programs. Dutchy is a trained tactical response incident commander with training in hostage negotiation.
Dutchy has a strong track record of working successfully with diverse community groups in Delta; Sikh, South Asian, broader Indo-Canadian Communities, and community youth
Louis is a senior advisor and security consultant with Lions Gate Risk Management Group. He has been in the field of public & private security for many years and was the founder of a private investigation, security consulting, and protection services firm delivering those services.
Louis is a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer with responsibilities bridging commercial crime investigations, drug trafficking & importing, VIP protection and risk mitigation. With corporate security at the Royal Bank of Canada, he was an investigator and prevention officer, where he assisted in protecting assets (human, material & intellectual), solved several fraud cases and initiated employee-training programs aimed at crime prevention, also overseeing physical security at head office and bank branches.
Since 1987 Louis has been overseeing and/or has had direct involvement in hundreds of cases a year, to clients’ satisfaction. These clients were and are corporations, governments, firms of professionals, many with an international scope, operating in a multitude of fields & jurisdictions. The tasks and challenges brought forth are in relations to fraud, corruption, intellectual property, executive & professional athletes protection, crime prevention, security surveys, corporate security advisory, head hunting for senior security personnel and public security assistance such as police re-engineering processes. In the same time frame, he also acted for The Military Police Complaints Commission.
Louis was the Montreal Security Representative for the National Hockey League, acting as an advisor to the league, the teams, its executives, senior managers, and professional athletes, and in consequence acquired expertise with challenges that face professional sports, athletes and owners.
Louis has cultivated and maintained contacts worldwide, and was an active member of many local, national, and international associations. In 2001, was elected and served as President of the World Association of Detectives, Inc. (W.A.D.) from which in 2003, he received the award for Investigator of the Year, in 2004, was presented with a certificate and decoration from the “World Academy of Sciences for Complex Security” (WASCS) in Moscow, for being a major contributor for the industry of security. In addition to his professional training, he has a Law Diploma from Montreal University, administration courses, executive development at Queen’s University, which combined with business experience allows him to quickly understand issues & priorities of clients.
Louis brings considerable value to the Lions gate team broadening the talent pool and adding to the diversity. He has the expertise to advise & support clients with consulting services (security advisory, reviews & audits, strategic planning, crisis management, recruitment, professional sports); Protection services (executive protection, workplace security, labour relation disputes); Investigation services (litigation support, corporate issues, administrative-legal-compliance, fraud and extortion).
Dr. Peter German QC (member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars) served in the RCMP for 31 years, including as a Detective Inspector, Director General Financial Crime, and as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada. He led several high-profile investigations involving corruption and financial crime and later served for four years as Regional Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Service Canada. He has various degrees including a Doctorate in Law from the University of London, focused on international asset recovery. Dr. Peter German QC, is the author of ‘Dirty Money and Dirty Money – Part 2’, reports relating to allegations of money laundering in B.C.’s casino, real estate, luxury vehicle & horse racing sectors, and ‘Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering’, published by Thomson Reuters. His awards include Queen’s Counsel and Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
Justin Currie is a Vancouver based entrepreneur currently serving as the Principal of Legacy Business Advisory Services. Legacy provides sell-side advisory services, support for acquisitions and strategic growth consulting for small-cap businesses based in Canada.
Initially trained as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Justin has over 20 years of experience in executive-level finance and operational roles in the technology, aerospace, construction, finance and manufacturing sectors. Justin recently exited his primary business investment holding, a British Columbia based industrial maintenance and construction group serving the mining, pulp & paper and oil & gas sectors. He also sits as a Director for Royalty North Partners, a Vancouver-based company that provides royalty-based growth financing to private businesses. Prior to these roles, he was EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Cascade Aerospace based in Abbotsford, BC. He has decades of experience providing leadership to businesses at multiple stages including several start-ups and has been involved with over 20 sell and buy side transactions totalling over $500M. He has also had significant experience raising debt and equity capital for both private and public businesses.
Justin is an active member of the British Columbia Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and maintains his Chartered Professional Accountants designation. He is also committed to making a meaningful change in our local community and around the world and works actively with several not-for-profit organizations.