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Armored Car Expert and Security Consultants specialize in the following areas:

  1. Forensic expert in physical security cases.
  2. Forensic expert in armored car cases.
  3. Conducting Security Risk Assessments for organizations.
  4. Customizing security programs to reduce costs, improve risk management and increase profits.
  5. Customized security training.
Contact Information:
Jim McGuffey,


Jim McGuffey was presented with Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC) Challenge Coin and Certificate of Appreciation, by Department of State Supervisory Agent, for his presentation on Hostile Surveillancew

Jim was a guest speaker at the Overseas Security Advisory Council held in Manama on May 26, 2022 and was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and OSAC Challenge Coin.  Directors of Security from, U.S.A., Denmark, India, South Africa, Bahrain, and other countries were in attendance.



Jim has been an ASIS International member since 1981 and currently serves on the Cultural Properties Council. He was founder and Chapter Chair at the Savannah Low Country Chapter for 5 years and served as Committee Chair for the House of Worship Committee for three years and also on the Physical Security Council for two years. Jim Holds all three ASIS Board Certifications accreddited by the Department of Homeland Security, American Standards Institute and International Standards Organization.


Reopening Houses of Worship-COVID 19

ASIS leader Jim McGuffey Interviewed for Church Security Meeting in Bluffton, SC. Read More>>

Security for Houses of Worship

Jim McGuffey interviewed by ASIS International on Protective Strategies for Houses of Worship-July 2017 Click to Listen

Emerging Threats and Protective Strategies for Houses of Worship A Podcast Interview featuring Jim McGuffey

Hostile Surveillance Detection Training, ASIS International 
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McGuffey interviewed by Occupational Health & Safety Magazine. November 2017

Security and protection for houses of worship

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Jim conducts webinar for ASIS International–Emerging Threats and Protective Strategies for Houses of Worship-July 12, 2017


Jim speaking at InfraGard Training Session in Charleston Feb 23, 2019 on Hostile Surveillance Detection for Houses of Worship.

Jim conducts a Hostile Surveillance Detection Webinar for ASIS International on November 19, 2019. Jim has conducted numerous webinars for international organization on the topics of Security Risk Assessment Process, Hostile Surveillance Detection as a Security Countermeasure for critical Infrastructure and soft targets and House of Worship Protection.

 Jim McGuffey spoke about “Reducing Soft Target Risks” at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018 (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits) in Las Vegas on Monday, Sep 24th 3:45 PM.

 Jim was guest speaker at the Panama City, Panama ASIS International Chapter on June 27, 2018.

Jim discussed security strategies before 100 clergy and House of Worship security professionals at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in 
Fayetteville, NC.

How to secure museums – and the artworks and antiquities that are in them, or on their way to them from other museums, or held by dealers and collectors – was the subject of a gathering of the International Arts and Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF), in Gateshead. Read More


ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhitibs, Jim presenting on Strategies of Hardening Soft Targets for places of worship. Sept. 13, 2016.

Security expert and Bluffton resident, Jim McGuffey, teaches local church leaders how to prepare for the worst. McGuffey leads the free House of Worship Security Training workshop to area church leaders at the Bluffton Police Department.

Jim addressing security, law enforcement and museum managers from the U.K. and Europe at the International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum in Gateshead, England.

Jim speaks at SC InfraGard 2016 Winter Conference on the Security Risk Analysis Process.


"Thank you Jim! Appreciate the great help— No doubt given your background, it helped move the ball forward——"
Input on a case that was solved via mediation.
August 19, 2021
“As the assistant regional security officer in Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan, and the program manager in country for the Anti-Terrorism Assistance (A.T.A) program, I can say Jim did a fantastic job delivering instruction to key members of our host nation law enforcement partners. Building strong relationships with key allies is an important aspect in the war on terror and keeping America safe. Jim's expertise in the field and mentorship ability spoke volumes."
Adrian York
Special Agent, Global Security Specialist,
Protection, Risk Management, Military & Federal Service.
June 14, 2019
Jim worked with Adrian in the same group.
“I am familiar with Jim, both as a Sector Chief in the South Carolina InfraGard Members Alliance, and a participant in a presentation that Jim made to the group in December 2016. Jim is a Subject Matter Expert! He is also passionate about what he does, going out of his way to ensure the sector members receive the latest information to better assist them with understanding their increasing risks. Jim also has a talent for explaining the complicated into something that is easily understandable. At the December presentation, there were several hundred attendees, with varied perceptions of security. Jim enlightened all, without boring the more knowledgeable security members, nor talking over the head of the least knowledgeable security members - a herculean task, exasperated by the complexity of the topic. I am certainly better prepared in understanding security thanks to Mr. McGuffey. Thanks Jim” -- Rocky Pizzarello, January 3, 2017. “I hired Jim McGuffey, A.C.E. Security Consultants on two occasions to assist with writing our operations manual and for conducting a security risk assessment at one of our facilities. I found Jim to be knowledgeable in the Security Risk Assessment Process and would not hesitate to recommend him."
Scott Gaglio
Chief Operating Officer, Fortress Armored Services Company
Feb 19, 2016
“We engaged Jim McGuffey to conduct security training at our home office with my Operations and Security management teams. The training that he delivered received positive comments from all the participants. We continue to benefit from his training. Jim is a consummate, knowledgeable professional and I recommend his work without hesitation.”
Douglas R. Oines
SVP, Clearview Cinemas
June 17, 2010
"Jim provided security consulting for our company's armored division. We currently operate 8 armored offices throughout the Midwest. Jim brought his background and vast experience in the industry and helped our company develop policies and procedures to implement into our business model. Jim is very professional and gave great insight to help our company develop sound practices. I would highly recommend Jim for any security consulting. Thanks Jim from all of us at MOBILETRANSIT."
Bill Dunnwald
VP Operations
December 2, 2010
"I recently utilized A.C.E. Security Consultants as an expert witness in a case involving death while in custody and found them to be professional and quick to respond to my needs. Their guidance and reports were helpful in my firm obtaining a settlement."
Dean Maglione
Attorney at Law, Maglione & Associates, LLC, New Jersey
“Jim McGuffey knows what he is talking about, bring passion and integrity to his work and show a keen acumen for crafting his impressive knowledge and experience to his client specific needs. My high expectations were greatly exceeded."
Adrian York
Deputy Director IBT
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