Our ownership has over 25 years of combined experience in venue security and management for theatres in the New England and New York area. We have managed and designed security plans for over 1500 events. These events include a wide variety of concerts, broadways shows, movie shoots, corporate and private events as well as the 2004 Democratic National Convention and 2004 Republican National Convention.

We have provided protection for celebrities, CEO’s and Board of Directors for private functions in the New England area. Our staff has also assisted in the protection of former presidents and vice presidents, governors, mayors, celebrities, CEO’s, and commissioners when attending the venues we have overseen.

At Guardian Security & Protection our consulting and training services can help you design a plan that fits your needs. Our goal is to help you to prepare, prevent, respond and recover after an emergency. Our plans will be geared to your needs and cover all reasonable emergency situations you might encounter.

Broadway Legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree Chita Rivera with Guardian Security and Protections Richard Ryan and Eric Neill.

We provide the highest level of customer service to all our clients. Guardian Security & Protection takes pride not only in our security services, but with our ability to assist and defuse a variety of other emergency situations. We can provide you with staff members who have been certified in many areas of emergency preparedness such as First Aid, AED/CPR as well as the handling of fire safety equipment and more.

Our Training

We pride ourselves in training our staff in a variety of security and life safety situations on a continued basis. We believe that the time to train is before a crisis and not during. With continued training of our staff we can better serve our clients in any situations that might arise.

Our Staff has been certified and trained the following areas:

  • Active Shooter
  • Bomb Threats
  • Crowd Control & Movement
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Executive Protection
  • Fire Extinguisher & Fire Behavior Patterns
  • Life Safety
  • Management of Aggressive Behavior
  • Security & Defense Driving

The principals of the company are members of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and attend the yearly Academy of Venue Safety and Security training in Dallas.

One of the most important things I learned during my time in the U.S. Coast Guard and my experience in venue security and executive protection is that anything can happen at any time. Emergencies aren’t scheduled.

Eric Neill, President & CEO


Eric was a recipient of The Hero’s Among Us Award in 2012 and was honored at the TD BankGarden and at Boston City Hall.  Mr. Neill has over 15 years of security experience specializing in Executive Protection and Venue Security, and has spent over 10 years managing Theatres in the Boston and New York areas.

Eric is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) where he has attended the Academy of Venue Safety and Security. He received his Executive Protection training from Joe LaSorsa, a retired member of the U.S. Secret Service.  Eric is also certified in security driving, First Aid, CPR & AED and is a certified instructor in the Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB®).  Mr. Neill is honored to have received the National Defense Service Medal while serving in the United States Coast Guard.