Protest Management

As law enforcement officials, Athos’ security experts lived and worked in the communities they policed. We understand that when you construct a new pipeline or facility, you and your employees will be living and working in that community for generations. While your construction project may be controversial for some members of the community, your response to protest actions should not be. We understand that your supporters in the community are also watching to see if you respond respectfully, and with restraint. We realize how a protest is managed directly reflects on your business and its reputation.

At Athos, we merge our security expertise with the community knowledge and established relationships of area law enforcement officers to provide a local security solution. Your new neighbors will feel safer during construction knowing that officers from their community are on post to keep the construction site safe and protect the community from disruptive actions. Our experienced, local officers can de-escalate emotional protests or quickly respond to criminal activity.

We can also train your employees and construction partners on best practices for interacting with the community - from concerned citizens to professional activists. This training is not only beneficial for establishing positive and productive communications with the public, but it is key to preventing YouTube conflict moments that go viral and energize project opposition.

Athos’ security experts have managed a wide range of public demonstrations at locations from national political conventions to pipeline construction projects to corporate headquarters. We respect that opposing opinions have a right to be heard. Together, we will work with you to train your employees how to properly respond to public conflict and protest actions, how to protect themselves and the protesters from physical harm, and how to de-escalate confrontations with activists to avoid brand damaging viral images on social and mainstream media. We will provide local off duty officers to protect your employees, your facilities and your worksites and be your liaison with local law enforcement should criminal activity occur.

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