About Us

About Cutty Protection & Security

President and CEO Rick Hanson

Cutty Protection and Security was founded in 1997 by our President and CEO Rick Hanson to provide first class trained and reliable Phoenix security guards. Prior to Cutty, Mr. Hanson had been and still is an international Protection Agent. His expertise of over 25 years has included consulting with Senators, the rich and famous, sports teams and their owners, as well as many corporate and private clients worldwide. He assisted and sat on the Arizona State Senate task force to protect women and children. Cutty Protection and Security is proud to be the Elite security company of Arizona. 

We continue to find the best of the best people to service our clients. Uniformed agents have at least 5 years of field experience and proven training with hands-on experience. Cutty is one of the few security companies that is licensed to perform casino security here in Arizona.

Phoenix Security Guards

Our vehicle patrol division is a unique and innovative approach to new security advances: to have high exposure and lower costs for our clients. Our emergency services are a quick response solution to a clients needs, first hand, 24/7. Cutty has an anti-pirating squad that secures products for the movie industry and cable television events. The Security personnel in this division are cross licensed, train as private investigators, and work in both our Investigation and Security Companies. See our investigation division at cuttyinvestigations.com. Both Cutty and Associates Inc. and Cutty Protection and Security carry a liability insurance policy of 5 million dollars, and to date never have had a claim.

All Arizona businesses have to deal with the reality that thefts and other crimes do occur on business premises from time to time. Some Phoenix businesses, convenience stores, banks, jewelers, and retail stores are more of a target for criminals and petty thieves, however, a wide variety of businesses choose to hire security guards. Guards can be used to prevent crime, enhance security, and even assist customers and employees. Business owners should weigh the benefits of hiring a security guard when making the decision to employ one.

The presence of a security guard at a place of business provides peace of mind and a sense of security for the business owner, employees, managers, and customers. Employees in high-risk areas are more productive and more loyal to the business when they don’t have to worry about their personal safety. It also lets customers know that you are concerned about their safety and willing to take steps to make them feel safe and welcome. This can be particularly important for businesses or retail stores that deal in very high-end merchandise, or are located in high crime neighborhoods.

Simply the presence of a security guard is a great deterrent to crime. Thieves always think twice about targeting a store or business that has uniformed protection. Professional guards are specifically trained to look for suspicious activity at all times. They will assess the situation and react to a wide variety of problems that a camera or alarm system cannot. A guard is also a greater visual and mental deterrent than just camera surveillance or a standard security alarm. It sends the message to any potential criminals that you are taking action, and that you are serious about the security of your business.

Cutty’s Scottsdale and Phoenix area security guards can make your business better, more productive, and more profitable.

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