Group, Inc.'s extensive security experience is reflected
in our management team.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Arriaga has over 20 years of Law Enforcement experience. Ms. Arriaga began
her career with Fresno County Sheriffs Dept. working in Patrol, correctional facility
and Narcotics Unit.
Ms. Arriaga moved to Silicon Valley to take on new challenges as a Police Officer with
San Jose Police Department. Ms. Arriaga worked Patrol and later assigned to the Detective
Bureau in Narcotics.
Ms Arriaga then went on to work with the California Department of Justice as a Special Agent
and later promoted to Operations Commander of the largest Task Force in the United States
Under Ms. Arriaga's command record breaking statistics were achieved in drug seizures. During Ms.
Arriaga's tenure she was assigned to The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where she successfully
investigated and dismantled a large scale organized crime group. Ms. Arriaga has received many
accommodations to include "The Gil Pompa" award out of Washington DC for her outstanding leadership
as a Commander. Ms. Arriaga has worked together with local, state and federal agencies and has
developed contacts internationally. Ms. Arriaga is a member of the International Association of
Chiefs of Police (IACP), and has been an instructor for this organization in the area of Strategic
Planning. Ms. Arriaga has instructed many command staff law enforcement officers in Strategic
Planning throughout the United States.Ms. Arriaga was the COO/Vice President of Barna PI and
Security and was instrumental in the development of this private investigation company, servicing
many high-tech companies in work place crimes against the corporation and it's employees. According
to San Jose Magazine, Ms. Arriaga was named one of "Silicon Valley's 100 most powerful people"
Ms. Arriaga was also featured on 60 Minutes and has been on the cover of Los Angeles Times,
San Jose Magazine, San Jose Mercury News and many other publications throughout the United States.
Mr. Pitts has an extensive background in conducting complex
and sensitive investigations, organizational development,
program development and human resource management. His
career in law enforcement spans over 25 years with six
years in the private sector as an investigator, security
consultant and security manager. Prior to his retirement
as a San Jose Police Lieutenant in the Robbery Unit, Mr.
Pitts served as manager and supervisor in Field Operations,
Intelligence Special Investigations, Narcotics, Homicide,
Crime Scene Unit, and Patrol Special Operations (SWAT).
He has over seven years of undercover investigations experience
covering narcotics and organized crime groups.
Mr. Pitts is a fully licensed Private Investigator and
Private Patrol Operator and successfully conducted investigations
into internal corporate theft, fraud, cargo theft, workplace
violence and protection of trade secrets. He served for
three years as the Senior Corporate Security Manger for
a multinational Bio-Tech company in the Palo Alto area,
assisting in the organization and development of a detailed
Emergency Response Plan. He managed, planned and budgeted
all aspects of the physical security systems and personnel
for facilities in the United States and Europe.
Mr. Pitts is a member of their American Society of industrial
Security (ASIS) and has obtained their Certified Protection
Professional (CPP) certification. In addition Mr. Pitts
is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation
Association (HTCIA), and California Association of Licensed
Mr. Pitts earned a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration
from the University of San Francisco. He has attended
the U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection Course, the
State of California Dignitary Protection Course, numerous
California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission
sponsored training courses, Los Angeles Police SWAT Academy,
and Classes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
President of Operations and Investigations
Mr. Diaz has thirty years experience
in law enforcement, and four years as a private investigator
and security consultant. His experience includes conducting
complex investigations, organizational development,
training programs, crime analysis, and human resource
management including extensive comprehensive experience
in conducting employee background investigations. Prior
to his retirement Mr. Diaz served as manager and supervisor
in the Administrative and Technical Services Division,
which included Personnel and Training,
both Police and Fire Academies, Emergency Preparedness,
Community Services Bureau, and the Animal Control Unit.
In addition to Law Enforcement, Mr. Diaz has experience
in fire prevention and suppression activities.
During his law enforcement career,
Mr. Diaz has worked at all levels of the organization
including beat officer, supervisor, and program manager.
Mr. Diaz also has over eighteen years experience teaching/training
vehicle operations and is an expert in this field. Not
only has Mr. Diaz attended numerous driver-training
courses his most recent was the Counter Terrorist/Dignitary
Protection Driving Course. He is currently employed
at a Bay Area Community College Regional Police Academy
as a vehicle operations instructor.
Mr. Diaz attended West Valley College,
later transferring to the University of San Francisco
where he earned his Baccalaureate Degree. He later attended
San Jose State University where he was awarded his Masters
Degree in Public Administration, Political Science Department.
Additionally, Mr. Diaz has participated in numerous
California Police Officer Standards and Training sponsored
courses and is currently a member of the Silicon Valley
High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
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