About Us



Since 2004, PLE has been a division of Safety and Security Solutions, LLC. PLE originally commenced operations as Professional Law Enforcement, Inc., in 1981 and was started by the late William L. Taylor, III.  At its conception, Professional Law Enforcement’s primary mission was to assist local law enforcement agencies in dealing with illegal drug trafficking, primarily through undercover investigations. Within two years, Professional Law Enforcement’s undercover investigative services were being utilized not only by law enforcement agencies but also by Fortune 500 clients. As the quality and number of investigations grew throughout the United States, the demand for related services increased.

In 1984, Professional Law Enforcement started the Crisis Management Services (CMS) business unit. This business unit worked with our corporate clients to assist them with highly tense, specialized security needs. These services were largely driven by union strikes, plant closings, and temporary security response to Natural Disasters. Physical security assessments are also performed by this business unit.

In 1989, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was started to help our corporate clients with White Collar Crime Investigations and Fraud Investigations. These services are required when our clients suspect violations of non-competition agreements or non-solicitation agreements; suspect corporate espionage; employees involved in kickback schemes; private mortgage insurers who have underwritten fraudulent mortgage loans, or simply need surveillance of employees who may have filed false worker’s compensation or disability insurance claims.

In 1998, Professional Law Enforcement started the School Security Services business units. The increasing and severity of violence on our school campuses led to the development of this business unit. The services provided include the development of school specific crisis management plans, the performance of safety and security assessments, the development of the Safety Spectrum, a professionally published quick reference guide for teachers and other school staff members with direct responsibilities for students. Additionally, PLE developed a proprietary on-line survey process to gather input from stakeholders; including, parents, teachers, non-teaching staff members, as well as emergency responders. The involvement of stakeholders during the development of each school districts overall safety plan improves the level of communication with each group of stakeholders as well as the understanding of the potential crises each school faces and the appropriate responses. Furthermore, the involvement of such stakeholders is required by law in several states.

In 1999, Professional Law Enforcement started the Technical Services Unit. This business unit grew due to the increasing sales and installation of electronic security and life safety equipment. Security systems designed and installed by PLE includes Closed Circuit Television Camera Systems (CCTV), Surveillance Camera Systems, Access Control Systems, Intrusion Detection Systems, and Fire Systems. This business unit also performs Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, otherwise known as “bug sweeps”.

In 2011, PLE Lock & Key Service commenced operations. PLE Lock & Key is a full-service locksmith service, specializing in the commercial and residential lock and related hardware installation, re-keying, lock-outs, master key systems, and access control. These services are performed by a professional locksmith with 20 years experience.

PLE professionals customize all engagements to meet our clients’ individual goals and objectives.  To that end, our professionals are trained to be fully cognizant of each client’s legal, labor, and human resource issues. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the services provided, PLE recognizes the necessity for complete confidentiality and understands the client’s need for privacy.  As a result, we are uniquely positioned to provide quality security, investigative and protection services to a variety of customers throughout the United States.

Based in Dayton, Ohio, PLE Group has been featured on several network television shows, including CBS’s 48 Hours, ABC’s Nightline, and a nationally televised documentary, America Undercover. PLE Group was also twice featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal.


PLE Group Services

PLE Group provides quality security, investigative, and protective services to its clients.  Specifically, these services include:

Security Services

  • Border Security Projects
  • Executive Protection
  • Strike Security Services
  • Plant Closing Security
  • Downsizing Security
  • High-Risk Employee Terminations
  • Security Assessments

Investigative Services

  • Undercover Investigations
  • Surveillance Services
  • White Collar Crime Investigations
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation Agreement Violations
  • Worker’s Compensation Fraud
  • Personal Injury Fraud
  • Employee Investigative Interviews

School Security Services

  • Development of Crisis Management Plans
  • Performance of Vulnerability Assessments
  • Administration of on-line Surveys to Staff, Parents, and Students
  • Help schools become compliant with their state’s school security-related laws. For example, in Ohio PLE helps school district’s become compliant with the School Safety Plan requirements as outlined in Ohio Revised Code 3313.536

Technical Services Camera Systems

  • IP and HD Camera’s
  • Digital Video Recorder’s & Network Video Recorder’s
  • Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera’s & Fixed Camera’s for all Environments
  • Remote Access

Access Control Systems

  • Single Door Systems to 1000 plus Door Systems
  • Systems that can have up to 32,000 users
  • Locally Manage Hundreds of Locations throughout the United States
  • Standard 26 bit format that is Non-Proprietary
  • Integrate with CCTV and Alarm Systems

Alarm Systems

  • Intrusion Alarm and Fire Alarm Systems
  • Commercial & Industrial Locations
  • Wireless & Hard Wired Applications
  • Alarm Monitoring Services Offered

Intercom Systems

  • Voice only or Video & Voice Intercom Systems
  • Remotely and Temporarily Unlock Doors
  • 1-100+ Door Systems with up to 1000 Desk Stations


PLE professionals customize all engagements to meet clients’ individual goals and objectives. In addition, PLE professionals are trained to be fully cognizant of each client’s legal, labor, and human resource issues and always work closely with company management and when necessary, with law enforcement officials. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the services provided, PLE recognizes the necessity for complete confidentiality and understands the client’s need for privacy. PLE is therefore uniquely positioned to provide quality security, investigative, and protection services to a variety of customers throughout the United States & Canada.