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ARREST THIS: The PLS Protective Services Explosion, in The Cincinnati Enquirer (Sunday edition) today ~ Cincy cop’s security company expanding locally in Cincinnati, statewide in Columbus, Cleveland, Mansfield – PR by Andy Hemmer

Posted in PLS Protective Services with tags , , , , on 12/16/2012 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release – For Immediate Release:The PLS Protective Explosion – Cincy Cop’s Security Company Expands Locally, Statewide – Press Release by Andy Hemmer

PLS Protective Services in The Sunday Enquirer today:Paul Smith, PLS Protective Services in Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday Business Section – 12.16.12 – PR by Andy Hemmer

Paul Smith, PLS Protective Services in Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday Edition - 12.16.12 - PR by Andy Hemmer

Paul Smith, PLS Protective Services in Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday Edition - 12.16.12 - PR by Andy Hemmer

The PLS Protective Explosion

(Here’s your link to The Sunday Enquirer, Business section story)

Cincinnati security company PLS Protective Services expands with new hometown HQ, new jobs across Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Mansfield

Started by a former cop, high-quality security services for corporate, residential.

New Groesbeck headquarters for PLS Protective more than doubles current PLS company office.

Cincy native Paul L. Smith Jr. worked at several local police agencies, trained at DEA.

The PLS Protective Explosion - Press Release for PLS Protective Services - 12.16.12 - PR by Andy Hemmer

[Cincinnati, Ohio ~ Colerain Township ~ Dec. 16, 2012] It’s not the goal of Paul L. Smith, founder and CEO of PLS Protective Services, to rule the world.

But Ohio will do.

Early next year, the security services started in 2004 ago by the former Cincinnati-area cop will move into a new headquarters, more than doubling its space and functionality, while simultaneously opening new markets across Ohio in Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland, having opened in Mansfield earlier this Fall.

What we’re finding is an opportunity for PLS Protective Services to provide high-quality, responsive security services,” said Smith, a former police officer for several Cincinnati departments who has trained with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Enquirer photo shoot for Paul Smith Jr., PLS Protective Services.

Enquirer photo shoot for Paul Smith Jr., PLS Protective Services.

PLS Protective Services is currently relocating from its West Galbraith Road headquarters, a cramped storefront operation that has served it well, to a new office that provides more corporate and administrative space, as well as parking facilities for PLS security vehicles.

The new facility at 8263 Clara Avenue will officially open by the end of the year.

We’ve been scouting Greater Cincinnati for the perfect type of facility to accommodate our growing business model, and what we found was this nice little place right across the street,” said Smith.

Paul Smith Jr., founder and President of PLS Protective Services, featured in Sunday Enquirer today.

Paul Smith Jr., founder and President of PLS Protective Services, featured in Sunday Enquirer today.

Most of the PLS staff is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). All have real-life, in-depth experience providing an array of security options for shopping center and office/medical facilities; apartment buildings, HUD properties, air parks and community airports, construction sites, warehouses and educational campuses.

Personal security services are also available, as well as corporate accounts.

For more information, please visit www.PLSProtection.com, call (513) 521-3581 or send an e-mail to offpsmith@gmail.com.

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END OF DECEMBER 16, 2012 PRESS RELEASE FOR PLS PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Here’s a few others on Paul and his company, The Mansfield News Journal 6.23.12

(immediately below)

and The Cincinnati Business Courier from 3.25.11

(below the Mansfield story)

PLS Protective Services in The Mansfield News Journal - 6.23.12 - PR by Andy Hemmer

PLS Protective Services in The Mansfield News Journal - 6.23.12 - PR by Andy Hemmer

….. and here’s your Business Courier story on PLS Protective Services:

PLS Protective Services in Cincinnati Business Courier - 3.25.11 - PR by Andy Hemmer

Paul Smith Jr. and PLS Protective Services in Cincinnati Business Courier - 3.25.11 - PR by Andy Hemmer

10-year Cincy cop Paul Smith, PLS Protective in BizCourier today, on TV tonight

Posted in PLS Protective Services on 03/25/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

PLS Protective Services in Cincinnati Business Courier - 3.25.11

The recession that’s dogged the U.S. economy for more than three years has forced some good people to make bad decisions.

Keeping large corporations, as well as homeowners, safe and secure during one of the more nerve-wracking financial periods in U.S. history has provided a new career for Paul Smith Jr., the Cincinnati native behind one of the fastest-growing national players in the security, investigative and personal/professional protection industry.

At PLS Protective Services (www.PLSProtection.com), the former 10-year police officer has transformed a small residential security service he used to run as a part-time gig, while punching the clock as a Traffic Safety Officer in Arlington Heights, into a diversified, comprehensive solution. His company has contracts across the U.S. and Canada, and will soon open its first regional office in Dayton, Ohio.

Cincinnati native Paul Smith Jr. will be on “The Fifth Third BusinessBeat” tonight on WCET-TV Channel 48 at 7:30 p.m.

You can read about PLS Protective Services in today’s Cincinnati Business Courier here:

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/print-edition/2011/03/25/former-cincinnati-cops-security-firm.html

Paul Smith Jr., Founder and CEO, PLS Protective Services.

“We offer innovative security and investigation solutions, while developing long-term relationships with our clients,” said Smith.

Honesty, integrity and respect are the hallmarks of PLS. It’s our professionalism, and attention to detail, that really sets us apart from other agencies.”

Most of the PLS staff is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). All have real-life, in-depth experience providing an array of security options. The company now provides security for shopping and medical centers, apartment complexes and HUD properties, air parks and community airports, construction sites, warehouses and educational campuses.

PLS: STILL HIRING GROWING, LOOKING FOR BIGGER OFFICE

PLS Protective Services has grown from five employees to 50 in two years; annual growth in contracts signed has increased at least 20 percent for the last several years.

Now renting a small office on Galbraith Road in Colerain Township, PLS is looking to at least triple its cramped, 500-square-foot headquarters into an office of at least 2,000 square feet. He’s currently interviewing commercial real estate representatives to secure the new office.

Smith was a police officer working street patrols for several different police departments over a 10-year period. He got his start in the business in 2004, running security details for apartment complex owners.

The company grew into investigations shortly thereafter, after connecting with multiple local attorneys and law firms and working out partnerships; in 2007, PLS grew significantly when it added armed and unarmed security divisions.

The security work can be split into four segments: Residential Protection, Construction Site Protection, Retail Protection and Corporate Office Protection.

Services provided fall into five categories:

  1. Physical and Electronic Surveillance;
  2. Asset Protection and GPS Tracking;
  3. Background Investigations;
  4. Identity Theft Investigations;
  5. Computer Forensics.

New services that PLS is promoting include Instant Online Reporting and Neighborhood Watch programs that rely on web-based notification and security techniques.

Our mission is to provide high-quality security with integrity, professionalism and respect for our clients and the communities where we do business. Pretty simple stuff,” said Smith, a straight-talker who believes in six core values: Excellence, Service, Encouragement, Strength, Diversity and Community.

“We strive for a collegial group practice, while recognizing that our principal goal is to serve clients effectively,” he said.

For more information about PLS Protective Services, please visit the website at www.PLSProtection.com, stop by the office in Colerain Township at 3033 Galbraith Road, give Paul a call at (513) 521-3581, or shoot him an e-mail at offpsmith@gmail.com.

For media inquiries regarding PLS Protective Services, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer, President of AndyHemmer.com PR at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.

Here’s a video from the Business Courier photo and video shoot …. again, look for Paul to be on the “Fifth Third BusinessBeat” tonight at 7:30 p.m. on WCET-TV, Channel 48.

Here’s the PLS Press Release from today ….. Page One is saved as a JPG file, and it’s a little large at 4.1 MB ….. (Page Two of the release is below that) …..

PLS Protective Services Press Release, Page One - 3.25.11

…. and here’s Page Two:

PLS Protective Services Press Release, Page Two - 3.25.11

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