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When James and Cynthia first conceived PPIA, they recognized a growing need for professional, adequately trained security personnel. They founded the company on a shared belief that the security industry plays an integral role in securing the infrastructures of today’s ever-changing society. Their commitment to securing this great nation was then facilitated by PPIA, a company dedicated to providing the highest level of professionalism to the security industry by training and educating security officers properly.

James J. Fernandez

James FernandezMr. Fernandez is a principal and co-founder of PPIA, with over 15 years experience in both the private and public sectors. James personally oversees all Business Development, Investigative Assignments, Employee Training Programs, Security Operations, Consulting, and Client Relations. Between 2009 and 2010, James served as the Chairman for ASIS International Miami Chapter, one of the world’s leading private security societies. James is also a member of FALI (Florida Association of Licensed Investigators), and served as the South Florida Director of Florida Association of Security Company Owners (the leading organization lobbying in Tallahassee for the Security Industry). James is currently licensed as a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, State of Florida Firearms Instructor, State of Florida Security Instructor, Private Investigator, Security Officer and Manager for Security and Investigative Agency.

Cynthia Palacios-Fernandez

Cynthia FernandezMs. Palacios is a principal and co-founder of PPIA, with oversight of all corporate office administrative operations. Cynthia is a decorated disabled United States Marine with over 14 years experience in public and private sector security, investigations and the legal field. She holds a bachelors degree from FIU, Paralegal Certification from University of Miami, licensed private investigator and a licensed security officer through the State of Florida Division of Licensing. Cynthia has also served on the board of directors for American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Miami Chapter.


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At PPIA, we take pride in providing one of the best training programs available. Our facility is licensed and insured, and our team of instructors have a combined experience of over 20 years as Security Field Agents in both public and private sector.


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