Tri State Enforcement Regional Authority
ABOUT: Who We Are
Overview In Brief
Who Is TSE - Tri State Enforcement Regional Authority
Tri State Enforcement Regional Authority is a multistate organization which supplies mission-critical public safety services, special police services, advanced protective security and armed guard services, court and judicial services, and related law enforcement and emergency services; for and on behalf of public, private, and government sector markets through cooperative or service contract agreements.
Tri State Enforcement Regional Authority is most frequently referred to simply as TSE (not to be confused with TSA); and is a progressive, privately held regional authority, protecting and serving across the greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America.
To consistently ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of our partners, clients, and communities, through the delivery of exceptional services which are unrivaled in capability, effectiveness, and value.
"Professionalism is Paramount"
A Warm Welcome and Introduction
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We would like to personally welcome you and thank you for taking a moment to learn more about us. A common phrase used by virtually everyone at TSE is “professionalism is paramount”. This phrase has faithfully guided the choices, decisions, and actions undertaken by Agency practitioners, and serves as a core principle of the Agency as a whole.
Through this principle we commit ourselves to excellence and objecting the status quo, standing ready to face any challenge, and ensuring we remain accountable, adaptive, and vigilant. It is through this principle that humbly, we have become the region’s most respected and top-rated public safety and security-based services provider.
We have all witnessed the countless shortcomings and blunders of traditional security guard companies, defense, and police service providers; as well as the deficiencies and failures of civil servants, government officials, corporations, businesses, nonprofits, and core community services.
Due to poor administration, politics, incompetence, or malfeasance by decision makers; we continue to see the loss of life, violence, crime, and billions of dollars in annual property losses. To change this path, leaders and stakeholders from every sector and industry must abandon cost-based compromises, and implement value-based decision making that ensures adequate and proper security, safety, prosperity, and well-being.
Whether you are a small business, corporation, government entity, nonprofit, housing community, an executive, a diplomat, or anything in-between; TSE is devoted to providing the most comprehensive life-safety and security-based solutions to each of our partners, clients, and communities as a whole.
We vow to consistently provide distinguished solutions which preserve and protect life and limb, safeguard property and assets, and defend against current and emerging threats and hazards.
We invite you to get to know us better and explore our website. Let us know if you have questions, or if you would like to discuss your needs. We are only a call or email away, and we look forward to hearing from you.
TRI STATE ENFORCEMENT REGIONAL AUTHORITY
BY THE NUMBERS
From Security & Protection, To Preventing Crimes and Saving Lives; TSE is a Trusted and Irreplaceable Partner for Countless Entities and Organizations
History of the Agency
Solutions Without Compromise
As a single source supplier of life-safety, investigative, security-based, and law enforcement solutions, TSE sharply contrasts traditional security guard companies and law enforcement service vendors that frequently deliver inferior and unsatisfactory service and performance; resulting in variations of security theater, financial waste, increased loss and liability, and elevated exposure.
TSE was formally established on September 1, 2009, in Barboursville, West Virginia; following several years of detailed and in-depth research.
Today, our Agency provides services to five geographically distinct tri-state regions, and state-wide across ten states. A cornerstone of our identity is exceeding the expectations and requirements of our partners, clients, and communities we serve; delivering extraordinary solutions in the most challenging of times.
The Finer Details
To protect against increased crime, vandalism, trespassing, hazardous conditions, emergencies, and other unwanted or unlawful acts which reduce quality of life; TSE delivers proven and effective prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery-based services and solutions to our partners and clients. The Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Services Publication (PDF) contains additional service details in a printable format.
Whether protecting buildings, people, or property; patrolling communities, parks, critical infrastructure, or attractions; preventing acts of crime and terror; investigating crimes or wrongdoing, searching for missing persons, or uncovering fraud – Tri State Enforcement Regional Authority supplies private, public, and government sector markets with remarkable services and solutions tailored to meet their unique needs and goals.
TSE / TSERA
Tutela Pro Omnibus, ("Protection for All")
September 1, 2009
Multistate Regional; 120,000+ Sq. Mi.
As Authorized by Law, Statute, or E.O.
Protected Assets, Value:
$52 bil. USD, Est.
Claims or Losses:
Injury or Death (Any):
NAICS Service Types: Safety, Security, Investigative, Public Order, Justice
UNSPSC Service Types: Law Enforcement, Peacekeeping, Security, Defense
GSA Service Types: Schedule 84 – Law Enforcement Solutions
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1 – is entering or attempting to enter a secure, restricted, or controlled area that is subject to search and/or inspection as a condition of entry;
2 – has entered or is within a secure or restricted area, or has been randomly selected for security-based screening in accordance with law and policy;
3 – when probable cause exists in addition to reasonable suspicion (e.g. observation or witnessed in person, by camera, by inspection or screening equipment) a dangerous or prohibited article, unlawful article or substance, unauthorized weapon or article, or stolen property;
4 – in connection with property rules and/or regulations (public, private, and/or government properties, buildings, facilities, grounds, etc.);
5 – in connection with matters of national security, and where TSE has been specifically authorized or requested to conduct a search;
6 – in connection with lawful activities organized or led by local, state or federal police or law enforcement agencies, where participation by TSE as been specifically requested or directed;
7 – exigent circumstance (extremely narrow in scope); and finally,
8 – in connection with a lawful arrest, seizure, tow, or when legal consent is obtained.
If an offense is observed upon any public roadway, highway, freeway, street, or public-use road; TSE personnel do not and cannot stop the motorist. Personnel will however, relay all information, concerns, and observed violations to local or state police. It is up to local or state police to respond, investigate, and make the determination whether or not to conduct a stop.
There are multiple levels to use of force. For example, an officer giving you a command is considered a use of force. However, with respect to more serious uses of force; including use of weapons (e.g. taser, baton, firearm, pepper spray, hand strikes, etc.), from 2009 to 2020, TSE has had only three uses of nonlethal force, and zero uses of lethal force.
In all three instances, TSE Officers used an Oleoresin Capsicum chemical irritant (pepper spray) to disperse large groups of individuals who were behaving violently and were destroying property. None of these incidents resulted in more than exposure (and burning) from the use of the spray. No one requested or required medical assistance.
Due to the consistent utilization of advanced verbal communication skills, TSE personnel are often able to successfully deescalate situations quickly. TSE places a very high priority on verbal and nonverbal communication skills, as well as Community Oriented Policing Standards; skills which are used with great success every day by Agency personnel.
Yes, all uniformed TSE officers are issued and utilize body worn cameras in accordance with agency policy and law (Limited Exceptions: cameras may not be issued or utilized by certain TSE officers assigned to federal duties in accordance with federal law and regulation). TSE was one of the first organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region (public or private) to implement and deploy the devices. In many areas, we are still the only agency to utilize them. Body worn cameras are a proven tool and mechanism to protect everyone involved against false claims and allegations, and serve as an irreplaceable tool to maintain full and transparent accountability of TSE personnel.
Yes, TSE officers render emergency medical care and much more. All officers, regardless of previous employment history, are required to be or become certified in a variety of topics and subjects typically not covered in any states’ approved basic training. In many cases, TSE personnel are required to complete a specialized training curriculum as a condition of employment.
In total, this specialized training can be upwards of two thousand hours, encompassing a variety of intermediate and advanced subjects. This is part of our Proprietary All Hazards Approach℠. Some of the areas of certification and training include: use of thermal imaging cameras, emergency medical care and advanced first aid, opiate overdose care and Narcan® certification, firefighting, explosives, radiological hazards, critical infrastructure protection, responding to active shooters, evacuation planning and coordination, hazardous materials, and more. Officer certifications are issued under state or national authority.
As practical, TSE personnel will render as much assistance as possible (this includes things like helping with flat tires, jump starts, traffic safety, emergency medical care, assisting with traffic crashes, making notifications and courtesy calls, contacting local fire-rescue, calling AAA or local towing company, and more).
The Highway Guardian Program is a part of our ONE commUNITY strategy and framework. All assistance provided through the Highway Guardian Program is at no cost to motorists, taxpayers, or Agency partners or clients.
Yes, TSE provides a wide range of training services including topics such as active shooter, disaster management, insider threats, general safety and security, threat mitigation, and more.
TSE also provides training specific for those designated as critical infrastructure, or fall under ESF and/or NPPD.
Training is available to organizations and individuals.
Yes, TSE can provide guest speakers as well as subject matter experts for a variety of needs.
On all complaints and violations, there will be specific information which details what it is, and the subject of the violation or complaint. It will clearly detail what to do next, including where to go if necessary, and the known penalties at the time of issuance.
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