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Allied Universal acquires Elite Tactical Security

Allied Universal acquires Elite Tactical Security

Allied Universal acquires Elite Tactical Security

IRVINE, Calif. – Allied Universal is expanding its reach in the Las Vegas market with guarding services and explosives-and firearms-detection canines, courtesy of its acquisition of Elite Tactical Security.

The security and facility services company referred to the acquisition as a strategic expansion of their services in the region. “We are excited to expand our presence in the Las Vegas market, North America’s preeminent destination for exhibitions, events and entertainment,” said Allied Universal Global Chairman and CEO Steve Jones. “I look forward to welcoming our new employees to the Allied Universal team and enhancing client relationships with the resources available across our organization.”

Serving customers in the hospitality and entertainment industry, Elite Tactical provides specialized security solutions including executive protection officers and explosives-and firearms- detection canines for their clients in the Las Vegas Area. The company was founded in 2010 by Maribah and Richard Diaz. Ms. Diaz came from the medical field and Mr. Diaz was a fire engineer for the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue department. They currently employ 40 security professionals and 10 canine detection teams that can be deployed to protect a number of targets including stadiums, arenas, convention centers, commercial properties and special events.

“We are thrilled to join the Allied Universal organization,” said Maribah and Richard Diaz, co-founders of Elite Tactical. “MSA Security and Allied Universal have an impeccable reputation and a robust infrastructure to help clients face the security challenges of today and into the future.”

Allied said that their executive protection services will be managed by Allied Universal’s portfolio of solutions while the canine services are set to be incorporated into the MSA program. “Over the past several years we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the threat landscape with frequent active shooter incidents,” said MSA Security President Glen Kucera. “The services MSA Security and Allied Universal provide are more critical than ever to sustain safety and security. We are excited to expand our reach in the Las Vegas region with explosives- and firearms-detection canines to service numerous high-profile venues.”

Elite Tactical marks just the latest acquisition for Allied Universal who completed 13 in 2022, eight of which were in North America. In 2021 the company acquired 10 companies, and all have been consistent with Allied Universal’s growth strategy the company wrote.

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