Ray is a security and life safety expert, threat, risk mitigator and professional consultant with over 35 years of extensive education and training, investigative and operational experience working in highly volatile environments. Growing up in Toronto, Ray lived 32 years in this great city, graduated with a diploma in Law Enforcement from Seneca College, King City, Ontario and is completing the Security Management Certificate Program at the University of Calgary. Ray holds designations as a Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI), Certified Protection Officer (CPO), is certified in Security Officer Control Tactics and a certified instructor in Threat Pattern Analysis, Use of Force. Ray is an accredited instructor for Alberta’s Solicitor General Department teaching the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) and Alberta Professional Investigator Training (AIT). Ray conducts threat, risk, vulnerability (TRV) and physical security assessments, including designing, implementing and training team members on security and environmental crime control strategies, life safety and emergency response within the high-rise building and hotel, hospitality communities. Ray has a wealth of experience and diversity working with major corporations on all aspects of their security and emergency response needs.
Following the bombings of the United States Embassies in 1998, Ray was selected from many, by the Regional Security Office of the United States Consulate in 2000, to recruit, train and manage a team of undercover operatives, Surveillance Detection Specialists for the purpose of monitoring possible terrorist threats against the U.S. Consulate, the Consul General and Vice Consul residences here in Calgary, Alberta. Undercover operations were conducted around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7days a week.
Additional certificates include U.S. Regional Security Surveillance Detection, Level I and II, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), levels I and II and Accident Investigations for Occupational Health and Safety.
As an accomplished, award winning competitive fighter, Ray understands a need for both conflict resolution and the strategies of keeping safe; the affects and effectiveness of defensive and offensive strikes delivered in self-defence, both on the job and in recreational competition. Throughout Canada, Ray has facilitated personal risk and self-reliance defence training and stratagies for kids, teens and adults, both private and commercial sectors including the team members of Grey Eagle Hotel, Grey Eagle Casino Security, Shane Homes, Genesis Builders, Calgary Police Service children’s safety program MASST, the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University (Safe Walk Programs), various elementary and high-school institutions, ERBC, on-board airline fight attendants, and individuals working alone – the Victims Assistance Units (RCMP and Calgary Police Services), Green Gaurdian Security, TsuuT’ina Nation, Alberta.
Ray is currently reviewing the daycare facilities program to ensure compliance, security and safety. Risk factors and incidents are occurring more often and parents need to know they are leaving their children in the best capable hands. Working with Alberta Government to ensure the perception of safety is indeed the reality.
Ray continues to show strength in leadership, an active member within Toastmasters International. Ray currently holds Advanced Communications Silver (ACS), Advanced Leadership Silver (ALS) designations, held positions as Area and Division Director, Youth Leadership Coordinator (4 times) within District 42, Calgary. Working towards his Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM), Ray continues to assist clubs and their members with whatever is required to continue obtaining objectives and maintaining successes!
Having put all of his knowledge diverse training and operational management experience into McPhee Security Consulting Inc., his firm offers the best and most conscientious security services to his clients.