Brandon R. Kehl
Senior Security and Resiliency Consultant
San Antonio, TX
BS, Criminal Justice, Park University 2008
CPP, Board Certified in Security Management
- Threat and Risk Assessments
- Security Master Planning
- Healthcare Security
- Security Protective Force Strategy
- Emergency Management
- Security Awareness Training
- City & County Security
- NERC CIP-014
- Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism
Brandon R. Kehl, CPP, is a Senior Security Consultant with over 20 years of experience providing strategic leadership and counsel in all areas of physical security and safety for public and private organizations. Brandon specializes in comprehensive security strategies, including policies, procedures, and security awareness programs, all customized towards the business and regulatory needs specific to his clients. Brandon also has outstanding experience in design, development, and implementation of physical security initiatives to mitigate risks for government, critical infrastructure, industrial, and commercial sector clients.
THREAT, RISK, SECURITY, & VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS
Brandon has successfully facilitated threat, risk, and vulnerability assessments for clients in many industries. Brandon will identify specific local, regional, or nationwide threats to your business and then determine the risk of those threats to your operations. Once the risk is determined, Brandon will assess your vulnerabilities to these risks and provide mitigation strategies to reduce the risk or impact of these threats.
SECURITY PROTOCOL & PROCEDURE DOCUMENTATION, EMERGENCY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
Brandon has extensive experience in writing guidelines and procedures applicable to facility security. He has authored master policy and procedure manuals for police departments, lesson plans for a number of courses, as well as security officer site instructions for numerous clients in a variety of industries. Brandon’s emergency management background includes many years of sworn law enforcement command and chief executive experience. He has successfully developed and implemented emergency response plans, emergency operations manuals, crisis management plans, and incident command plans for multiple agencies.
PHYSICAL SECURITY PRINCIPLE INTEGRATION
Brandon has incorporated asset protection principles such as protection-in-depth, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), and risk aversion to build formal security programs using security measures such as CCTV surveillance, intrusion detection, and access control, lock & key control, mass communication, resiliency, and protective staffing.
PROTECTIVE & RESPONSE FORCE OPERATIONS
Brandon has personally managed armed and unarmed protective force operations, central monitoring operations, and first responder programs. He is a proven facilitator of classroom training for protective force officers and a certified instructor in several disciplines. As the Chief Executive of two law enforcement agencies over his career, Brandon has established and evaluated protective force agencies from both a security and police response standpoint.
PROCUREMENT & SECURITY SUPPLY CHAIN ASSISTANCE
Brandon has led and managed time-sensitive deliverable-based projects that help clients address strategic goals within the security procurement process. He has developed and overseen RFP/RFB/RFQ language for both security services and technology, as well as managed the selection and onboarding of security partners for several clients.
RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Hospital Physical Security Assessment (Confidential Children’s Hospital, 2018-2019)*
Brandon was the project manager and principal security consultant for a physical security assessment of the facilities and operations at a large, multi-campus children’s hospital in the Midwest part of the U.S.A. Brandon’s team performed site visits to each location and conducted interviews and workshops with medical professionals and other hospital and clinic staff members to identify security concerns and issues. This project resulted in the development of an assessment report with actionable recommendations for improving areas where gaps in security measures, technology, or staffing were identified.
Security Strategy Development – Spokane International Airport TREX Project (Alliance Architecture, 2019)
Brandon was the project manager and physical security lead for the development of the physical security strategy and minimum design standards for the Spokane International Airport TREX project, currently in the detailed design phase by Alliance. Brandon assessed the various physical features present at the airport in both the existing configuration as well as in the conceptual design produced for the TREX project. Brandon interviewed members of SIA management, operations, SIA Police, and other entities to develop likely threat information and provide guidance on assessing and mitigating threats and security program components to be included in the design. Significant consideration was given to existing and updated requirements for SIA Police, DHS (TSA/CBP), and other organizations.
Citywide Access Control Program Assessment (City of Miami Beach, 2017)*
Brandon was the project manager and physical security lead for a city-wide ‘security consultant of record agreement with the City of Miami Beach, Florida. This project was a task order issued to that agreement that included the evaluation of access control hardware and software used throughout city facilities to determine the viability of the system in place. This project continued with the development of a Rough Order of Magnitude cost estimate for the replacement of the disparate systems in place with a single, enterprise-based solution. An additional task order was issued for the detailed security design for a security camera system at two new parking garages being built.
Citywide Security Assessment & Master Plan (City of Wilton Manors, 2017)*
Brandon was the project manager and physical security lead for a city-wide physical security assessment and master improvement plan for the City of Wilton Manors, Florida. This project included city-owned buildings such as City Hall and the Emergency Operations Center as well as parks and other facilities used by the general public. Brandon’s team documented the existing security concerns and program features, developed findings and recommendations, and produced a recommended implementation schedule to assist the City in implementing the improvements required. This project involved interviews with employees and stakeholders, site visits to each facility, lighting evaluations, and a review of policies and procedures.
Security Department & Camera System Assessment (Rancho Murrieta Community Services District, 2017)*
Brandon was the project manager and technical lead for a security department and camera system assessment for the Rancho Murrieta Community Services District, a gated political subdivision (similar to a municipality) in California. This project included District owned facilities, public roadways, as well as dozens of areas and buildings that make up the District. Brandon’s team developed a report of findings and recommendations to guide security related decision making in the future. This project involved the hosting of workshops with employees and a citizen town-hall style meeting, fostering organizational buy-in, the prioritization of improvements based on criticality, and a recommended implementation schedule.
City Utility Security Risk Assessment (City of Palo Alto, 2016-2017)*
Brandon was the project manager and physical security lead for an assessment of the security features, controls, and technology at substations operated by the City of Palo Alto Utilities Department. This project sought to identify whether the existing security program is sufficient to protect against attack based on events in nearby areas and an ever- changing regulatory environment. The project concluded with a report of findings on what substation security protections would be necessary to protect against the identified threats, as well as recommendations to close any general physical security issues that were noted during the study.
Countywide Security Master Plan (Berks County, Pennsylvania, 2015-2017)*
Brandon was the project manager and physical security lead for a county-wide security assessment and the development of an organization-wide security master plan project for the County of Berks in Pennsylvania (Reading). This project included the county’s main courthouse facilities as well as dozens of buildings and offices that housed county employees and operations, including a 700-bed county operated skilled nursing facility. Brandon’s team developed a security master plan to guide future security decision making and involved the hosting of workshops, fostering organizational buy-in, development of improvements based on an on-the-ground assessment of current conditions, prioritization of improvements, and a recommended implementation schedule.
Hospital Security Assessment (Confidential Urban Hospital, 2017)*
Brandon was the project manager and principal security consultant for a physical security assessment of a large hospital campus in the greater Saint Louis metropolitan area. Brandon’s team performed site walkdowns and conducted interviews with hospital staff and local law enforcement agency representatives to identify security concerns and issues. This project resulted in the development of an assessment report with actionable recommendations for improving areas where improvements to the security program could be achieved.
Multi-Campus Hospital Physical Security Assessments (Confidential Suburban Hospital, 2015-2016)*
Brandon was the project manager and principal security consultant for the evaluation of the overall physical security program and the specific physical security measures employed across three large suburban hospital campuses in the greater Chicago area (on the Indiana side). Brandon’s team evaluated the program governance, security program policies and procedures, and leadership expectations, then conducted site visits to each of the campuses included in this hospital system. Each campus contained a main hospital facility as well as skilled nursing, general and specialty clinic and practice offices and administrative support areas.
Threat & Vulnerability Assessment / Security Plan (Confidential Utility Client, 2018)*
Brandon Kehl led this project, consisting of a threat and vulnerability assessment and site security plan development project for a critical infrastructure facility that required 100% uptime. This project involved the identification and evaluation of the facility’s vulnerability to physical attack through a variety of means (e.g. VBIED, IED, forced entry, ballistic attack, sabotage, insider / outsider). This project resulted in the delivery of an assessment report and a formal documented security plan that incorporated existing security features (e.g. access control, cameras, perimeter fencing) as well as approved improvements (e.g. facility lighting, policy and procedure changes, physical barrier systems, ballistic walls and panels, architectural changes, resiliency, redundant utilities).
Enterprise Access Control System Replacement (Confidential Utility Client, 2018-2019)*
Brandon was the project manager and physical security lead for a project to replace proprietary but disparate electronic access control systems across more than 100 locations in two states with a single, enterprise wide solution. This project involved the low voltage design of components to be installed at each facility, the drafting of bid specifications for the client’s purchasing department and leading the stakeholder team through a comparative evaluation and selection process. This project concluded with the selection of a security services integrator to “rip and replace” the existing systems across the enterprise.
Threat & Vulnerability Assessment, Security Plan, & 3rd Party Review (Confidential Utility Client, 2019)* Brandon was the project manager and physical security lead for a third-party review of a threat and vulnerability assessment and security plan developed by a confidential utility client in the Western part of the U.S.A. This project involved reviewing the methodology, performance, and results of the threat and vulnerability assessment and security plan as well as a visit to the substation. This project concluded with a letter report indicating the review findings and indicating any adjustments to the methodology or findings that were recommended.
Threat & Vulnerability Assessment / Physical Security Plan (Confidential Utility Client, 2018)*
Brandon was the project manager for a threat and vulnerability assessment and site security plan project for a confidential utility client in the Northwest part of the U.S.A. This project involved the evaluation of public and non-public information to determine and evaluate the client’s vulnerability to physical attack as required by NERC CIP-014. This project resulted in the delivery of an assessment report and a formal documented security plan that incorporated existing security features as well as approved improvements.