Who We Are

 
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Ben Payne President Ben Payne is a former Law Enforcement Officer with 30 plus years of experience, as well as a United States Air Force Veteran. During his Law Enforcement career, Ben held numerous command positions, including Acting Chief of Police, Director of Special Operations Unit, Commander of CID (Criminal Investigation Division) as well as Uniform divisions. He was chosen as Director of Security for the 1999 and 2003 World Cup Soccer tournaments, where he was responsible for developing security/safety policies and procedures, as well as training and assigning his team of 16 agents to each participating team. Ben holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and A Bachelors Degree in Risk Management.

Ben Payne
President

Ben Payne is a former Law Enforcement Officer with 30 plus years of experience, as well as a United States Air Force Veteran. During his Law Enforcement career, Ben held numerous command positions, including Acting Chief of Police, Director of Special Operations Unit, Commander of CID (Criminal Investigation Division) as well as Uniform divisions.

He was chosen as Director of Security for the 1999 and 2003 World Cup Soccer tournaments, where he was responsible for developing security/safety policies and procedures, as well as training and assigning his team of 16 agents to each participating team.

Ben holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and A Bachelors Degree in Risk Management.

Jason Payne Vice President/COO Jason is co-owner and COO for RMA. He has 20 years of law enforcement experience, where he served on a multitude of assignments. He is a certified K9 instructor and still trains and consults for law enforcement agencies. Jason has a certificate in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University. He oversees the day to day operations at RMA.

Jason Payne
Vice President/COO

Jason is co-owner and COO for RMA. He has 20 years of law enforcement experience, where he served on a multitude of assignments. He is a certified K9 instructor and still trains and consults for law enforcement agencies.

Jason has a certificate in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University. He oversees the day to day operations at RMA.

Bob Cooley Director of Operations Bob has a 15 year background in Law Enforcement, where he served as Supervisor over the Narcotics and Vice Unit, as well as Sergeant over the K9 unit in the Special Operations Division. Bob has been with RMA since 2010. Bob is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor and has a Certificate in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University in Georgia.

Bob Cooley
Director of Operations

Bob has a 15 year background in Law Enforcement, where he served as Supervisor over the Narcotics and Vice Unit, as well as Sergeant over the K9 unit in the Special Operations Division. Bob has been with RMA since 2010.

Bob is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor and has a Certificate in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University in Georgia.

 
 
Mark Pherris Field Operations Manager Mark is a Certified Security Specialist started off as Security Manager for RMA in 1996. He is the Security Manager for U.S. National Soccer and has managed the security for many youth, men, and women soccer teams. He was the Assistant Director of Security for the 2003 World Soccer Tournaments. Mark was also the Assistant Director of Special Operations at Atlantic Station Department of Public Safety.

Mark Pherris
Field Operations Manager

Mark is a Certified Security Specialist started off as Security Manager for RMA in 1996. He is the Security Manager for U.S. National Soccer and has managed the security for many youth, men, and women soccer teams. He was the Assistant Director of Security for the 2003 World Soccer Tournaments. Mark was also the Assistant Director of Special Operations at Atlantic Station Department of Public Safety.

Jennifer Masters Human Resources Director/Office Manager Jennifer has been the Human Resources Director and the Office Manager for Risk Management Associates since 2012. She is directly responsible for the administration and coordination of all the human resource functions including payroll. She also handles all of the accounts payable and accounts receivable. She assists executive management with the day to day office functions of Risk Management Associates.

Jennifer Masters
Human Resources Director/Office Manager

Jennifer has been the Human Resources Director and the Office Manager for Risk Management Associates since 2012. She is directly responsible for the administration and coordination of all the human resource functions including payroll. She also handles all of the accounts payable and accounts receivable. She assists executive management with the day to day office functions of Risk Management Associates.

 

Armed Security

Our armed security guards have vast law enforcement experience to handle more unique security and protection needs.  As experts in safeguarding your business or personnel assets, they are trained to make quick, sensible decisions in dangerous situations to help secure and protect an area.

Our armed security guards provide:

  • Experience as current or past law enforcement officers
  • Proficiency in firearm training with licenses and certifications that are maintained yearly
  • Training designed to protect VIPS and high value assets
  • Training that emphasizes quick decisions in high risk environments
  • Availability 24/7
 
 

Our unarmed security guards monitor activities around your business to maintain a safe and secure environment.  They are trained to recognize unusual activities and potential problems before they develop.  We can assist with the security and protection of your business by providing uniformed guards or plain clothed officers.

Our unarmed security guards provide:

  • Experience as current or past law enforcement officers
  • Trained in specific certifications to meet your unique needs
  • Customized uniform appearance options
  • Availability 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Unarmed Security

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We are proud members of the following Chambers of Commerce:  Conyers-Rockdale, Covington Newton County, Eatonton-Putnam, Madison-Morgan, Newnan-Coweta, as well as the State of Georgia