About Ron Navarreta
Ron Navarreta is an experienced security operations manager based out of Orange County, California. He has amassed nearly 30 years of experience within the law enforcement and private security industries, honing his emergency management, leadership, and operational skills. Ron specializes in comprehensive security programs, workplace violence and threats, sports and special management, and emergency preparedness, among others.
After an extensive career in law enforcement, Ron went back to school in 2015 to earn a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. During the same time, he entered the corporate security industry and began working for a small security consulting firm based in Los Angeles. Several years later, he transitioned into the specialized area of healthcare security. Ron Navarreta, who had always loved the ability law enforcement gave him to work with others, relished in the new position. Here, he was able to help coach and instruct not only his personnel, but the employees at the businesses he worked with.
Ron’s love for the field only increased, leading him to pursue and obtain a Master’s degree in Security Management. He has also earned numerous certifications from recognized government organizations and industry leaders that cover a range of security and safety issues. His long career has given him strong leadership attributes and emotional intelligence skills that help him better instruct and perform his duties.
Prior to working in private security, he joined law enforcement in 1991 after pursuing his boyhood dream. Throughout his entire career, whether in the private or public sector of service, Ron has gained great satisfaction through helping others learn the tools and techniques they need to stay safe, both mentally and physically. He feels great pride to be part of an entity whose sole purpose is to impart individuals with a sense of security. Ron recognizes that the world we live in today is a tense time that leaves people on edge. He is honored that he is a part of an industry that helps people live without a great sense of fear.
Part of keeping people safe is not only to provide comprehensive plans for the management of an emergency, but also to design and implement preventive measures. Ron Navarreta is a big proponent of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), a multi-disciplinary approach that utilizes urban and environmental landscapes, as well as the use of built environments, to reduce crime. In the physical security world, CPTED is and has been an extremely useful tool. The CPTED principals are used by and codified by many local, state, and federal entities.He employs a number of CPTED strategies in his own work as the implementation has been shown to reduce victimization and strengthen a sense of community that works to empower people to stand up to crime.
Most recently, Ron Navarreta earned his CPD. Moreover, those who are certified (referred to as CPD (or CPTED Practitioner Designation) are highly respected in the physical security word. CPTED contends that perceived safety in a community can be created by designing a physical environment that influences positive human behavior. Ron continues to build his skills in security and crime prevention to better serve others and make the world a safer place.
In his free time, Ron spends time with his wife and their dog, Milo. Even when he’s not working, Ron likes to stay on top of the latest news and updates in the world of security, believing that continuously educating oneself is the best way to stay alert and aware in his industry.
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