Protus3 strives to be an approachable, perceptive and responsive team that advocates for our clients and performs with flawless execution.

About Protus3

At Protus3, we’re here to help clients secure a path forward. Through the development of custom controls and security system design, we help protect our clients’ assets and competitive advantage – providing the stability that allows them to prosper with peace of mind. Protus3 is one of the few, if not the only, security firms that offers security consulting, security system design, corporate investigations and other investigative services. Since 1988, we have worked with companies and agencies throughout the US and in several foreign countries.

Protus3 is committed to providing comprehensive security programs and controls so that clients will have the assets and stability to prosper. Our role as a client partner is to develop the appropriate layers of security to protect our clients’ assets and economic advantage. We focus on utilizing people, processes, and technology within the business model of our clients to best protect them from threats likely to affect their bottom line.

The Protus3 brand reflects three lines of service: security consulting, security system design, and investigative services. Through these lines of service, Protus3 helps clients prosper by protecting people (reducing the risk of loss from injury and litigation), intellectual property (reducing the risk of breach, theft, insider threats, or economic espionage), and assets (reducing the risk of theft, sabotage, or misuse). Protus3 offers careful examination aimed to preserve facts without producing additional cost or harm to the client, and always focuses on the best outcome for our clients.

Protus3 neither represents nor endorses any specific line or brand of security equipment or service. Instead, we work to develop security controls that are appropriate, scalable, meet industry compliance requirements, and support our clients’ economic advantage.

Protus3 is committed to developing long-term relationships with clients. We are proud of our staff and our reputation in the security industry which is founded on integrity, passion, creativity, and solutions that are in the best interest of our clients.

Our team offers a variety of public and private sector experience and subject matter expertise.

Jerry Blanchard, CPP

Jerry Blanchard, CPP
President and CEO

Marty McClanahan

Marty McClanahan
Security Consultant

Tasha D. Dyson

Cody W. Dowd, PSP, CPD
Security Consultant

Tasha D. Dyson

Tasha D. Dyson, CFE
Security Analyst / Investigator

Dana M. Frentz, CHPA, PSP

Dana M. Frentz, CHPA, PSP
Security Consultant

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE
Security Consultant - Computer Forensics Expert

Emily K. Schack

Emily K. Schack
Security Analyst / AutoCAD

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed.
Advising Consultant

Chuck Hurst

Chuck Hurst
Advising Consultant

Stan Carroll

Stan Carroll
Advising Consultant

Bill Booth, CPP

Bill Booth, CPP
Chairman of the Board (retired)

Christine Peterson, Cpp, ISP

Christine Peterson, CPP, ISP
Board Secretary, Former President


Be helpful.

We listen and communicate clearly and directly - going the extra mile to honor commitments and produce solutions for our clients and each other.

Be accurate.

We value our word, and live up to it always - only sharing what we know, not what we think we know. We own our mistakes and correct them with integrity.

Be respectful.

We hold ourselves to the highest standard of professionalism in our behavior, appearance, and relationships - from the board room to the park and everywhere in between.

Be informed.

Knowledge is power, and we actively seek and apply it - to the benefit of our careers, our company, our profession, and our clients.

Be invested.

We love what we do. When it comes to the future of our clients, company, and careers, we are all in.
Our people are the best at what they do, and leverage their talents to their fullest extent for clients daily. We’ve built our success on a foundation of leadership, accountability, and integrity, and count on each other to build upon that foundation – collectively raising the bar higher for personal, team, and organizational growth. While our success continues to help our business thrive, we know it’s not just about us and strive to live our mission by building opportunities.

Protus3 believes it is essential to maintain relationships with other professionals who are also in the business of reducing crime. Many of these professional affiliations were forged during our tenure in law enforcement, the military or corporate security and they remain relevant today. The following organizations illustrate who we are and what we do.


  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP), ASIS International
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP), ASIS International
  • CPTED Professional Designation (CPD), National Institute of Crime Prevention
  • Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA), IAHSS
  • Certified Industrial Security Professional (ISP), NCMS
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ISACA
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISC2
  • Licensed Counterintelligence Service (CI), NC Private Protective Services
  • Licensed Private Investigator (PI), NC Private Protective Services
  • Licensed Private Investigator Associate (PIA), NC Private Protective Services


  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • ASIS International
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • International Association of Hospital Safety and Security (IAHSS)
  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Institute of Crime Prevention
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)