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Brandon F. Womack

President and Chief Executive Officer

Brandon earned his Associate’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Safety & Security at Pittsburgh Technical College. He then, continued his education at Kaplan University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies. Brandon has been in the security & law enforcement field for over fifteen years with live experiences in armor carrier service, public housing complexes, residential college campus, medical facilities and personal protection to name a few. He is the former Deputy Director of Public Safety/Investigator and an Adjunct Instructor for the School of Criminal Justice at Pittsburgh Technical College. Brandon is also a Partner with Blue Line Training and Consulting/ PhaZZer Training Group and Skool Dogs Inc. Brandon currently maintains instructor level certifications in Defensive Tactics, Spontaneous Knife Defense, Ground Avoidance/Ground Escape, Sexual Harassment Assault and Rape Prevention, CPR/AED, First Aid, Professional Rescuer, Act 235 (Academics & Special Skills) PhaZZer and Taser X26. In addition to the instructor certifications, Brandon holds certifications in Management of Aggressive Behavior, Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Responder for Active Shooter, Department of Homeland Security certifications in Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies, National Incident Management System, Incident Command System for Law Enforcement, PA ACT 235, ACT 49 and American Red Cross Professional Rescuer.Brandon is a licensed Private Investigator and is actively involved with ASIS International, International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association and Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Private Investigators

Christopher Rodriguez

Director of Operations/K-9 Handler

Chris is a highly organized and detail oriented security professional whose background combines the best attributes of both private and public sector experience. Chris has over 10 years in private and public security/law enforcement experience. Prior to joining Homeland Intelligence and Protective Services, Chris was the Vice President of Operations for Pennsylvania Private Police. Chris has completed training is Basic CERT, Patrol Narcotics Investigator, Airport Narcotics investigator, HAZMAT, Emergency Vehicle, Operations, New Jersey Firefighter, National Incident Management Systems, and is a Certified Narcotics Canine Handler.

Ashley Rodriguez

Vice President of Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources for Homeland Intelligence and Protective Services, Ashley is responsible for directing all areas of human resources, including employment and recruitment, benefit administration, employee relations, training compliance, labor relations and compensation administration. Ashley has provided rapid recruitment and HR transition services on all new contracts. She oversees policy and procedure administration and provides continued training to employees at all sites. Prior to her role with Homeland Intelligence and Protective Services, Ashley served as the administrator for Pennsylvania Private Police. In this position she was responsible for HR management and security, recruitment, employment, benefits administration, drug testing procedures, peer review, employee relations, worker’s compensation administration and labor relations. Ashley also serves as a Notary Public in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Dr. James J. Lauria

Director of Training and Administration

Dr. Lauria’s accomplishments have spanned across military, law enforcement, academia, and corporate worlds. He is the former Public Safety Director for Pittsburgh Technical College and the Chief of Police in Oakdale. Dr. Lauria is responsible for birthing the school’s Criminal Justice, Safety and Security Program, which is currently growing into one of the most respected programs of its kind. He is also a Pennsylvania State Constable and Consultant for companies and organizations in need of internal and external cultural and leadership effectiveness.

Dr. Lauria is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force with over 20 years of service earning numerous military awards and decorations. His service included such positions as Director of Productivity and Quality; Logistics Management Officer; Chief of Staff during Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Commander of Airbase Security, Helicopter Crewman and Door Gunner during the Vietnam War; as well as Master Trainer.

Currently, Dr. Lauria has over 1,800 hours of military, police, and civilian training in such areas as law enforcement, emergency operations, incident command, nuclear-chemical-biological warfare, emergency-operational-strategic planning, organizational development and behavior, total quality management, conflict resolution, mediation, hostage negotiations, team building, leadership, and operations management.

In addition to Dr. Lauria’s position at Pittsburgh Technical College, his vast teaching experience includes his role as Adjunct Professor at Robert Morris University and Duquesne University. His teaching experience as a Workforce Trainer has been utilized at Allegheny County Community College, Slippery Rock University, Local-State-Federal government agencies, civic groups, and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Lauria has authored many publications on subject matters involving military leadership, problem solving, teaming, and process improvement. Dr. Lauria has published study guides, teaching curriculum, strategic plans, and articles used by such establishments as schools, the National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve.

Dr. Lauria received his Ed.D. in Education from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a concentration in Adult Education. His M.A. in Regional Planning was received at California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pennsylvania and he received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey.

Ryan McIntyre and K9 Finn

K9 Handler

What others are saying 


I am very pleased with the services of Homeland Intelligence and Protective Services, LLC has provided us in advancing our mission of Take Back Your Neighborhood. They are professional, disciplined, and will be a great ally in your neighborhood

Jared S.

Take Back Your Neighborhood

Brandon Womack and his team of professional officers have been provided security services to this organization for over six years and it has been an excellent business relationship. His team is responsive to the needs of our organization and willing to go the extra mile to ensure the safety of everyone. Brandon has even volunteered and provided guidance into a situation that was outside of his scope of work.

Christina R.

Wilkinsburg Athletic Association

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139 S McDonald Street McDonald, PA 15057 PA Lic:17-889 NJ Lic:1717

Florida Area Office


3231 Old Winter Garden Road, Suite 5A Orlando, FL 32805 FL Lic:B1700020