Right now across Australia, there are thousands of individuals, families and organisations that are the victims of violent crimes. To access help and gain control and security back in their lives, these victims will generally turn to the police, NGOs or other support networks. But their services and expertise can only go so far. And that’s where we come in.
Protective Group was established with the key objective of keeping women and children safe from domestic and family violence. Through a combined 60 years of operational law enforcement, military and corporate risk management experience, we bring a unique, concentric layered approach to safety and security for victim survivors.
Via our three core service streams – Protective Services, Tek Safe and International Student Care – we assess every case individually and create a unique combination of solutions to overcome the issues being faced. It’s because of this personalised, tailored approach that the organisations we work with, as well as their clients, recognise us as being trustworthy, reliable and credible specialists in the safety and security field.
At Protective Group, we take pride in delivering quality, client focused safety services from start to finish, regardless of how complex the situation may be. Ultimately, our top priority is to ensure our clients feel safe and secure at all times.
We keep victim survivors at the centre of what we do.
We keep safety at the heart of our practices.
We work with the highest levels of integrity, discretion and care to maintain our passion for justice.
We aim to be a community resource and role model for the protection of vulnerable communities and organisations.
We combine our knowledge, dedication and hard work to surpass our clients’ expectations and achieve positive results.
As well as the extensive skills and experience held by our Partners, it’s their commitment and dedication to keeping people safe that really sets Protective Group apart.
As CEO of the Protective Group and a Senior Partner in International Student Care, Stephen is a passionate advocate of domestic violence victim survivors and considered a leading expert in risk management around the safety of victims. Working closely with the Salvation Army, government, police and other not-for-profits, he is well regarded and a keynote speaker at many events and conferences.
Stephen has a combined 37 years of experience working in law enforcement, security, investigations and the hospitality industry. While serving with the Victoria Police Force, he worked within the National Crime Authority, Drug Squad, Licensing, Gaming and Vice Branch, and as a Criminal Investigator.
Having been awarded the prestigious Victoria Police Chief Commissioner’s Award, Stephen is recognised as Australia’s “First long-term Undercover Police Operative”, and holds qualifications in security, investigations, risk management and corrections.
Stephen is passionate about the protection of people and not just property. This is his area of expertise and the value that he can add to the safety, security and welfare of family violence victims and survivors, as well as people in crisis, is extensive.
Steven has a combined 35 years of experience working in law enforcement, the security industry and family violence sector. While serving with the Victoria Police Force, he performed duties with the Homicide Squad, Armed Robbery Squad and the Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, and is an experienced and decorated investigator responsible for complex and serious crime investigations.
Amongst many other training programs, Steven has completed the internationally recognised FBI Advanced Covert Training Course. In 2014 and again in 2018, he also completed Advanced Domestic Violence Training conducted by the International Family Justice Alliance.
Since leaving the Victoria Police Force, Steven has continued his passion for protecting individuals by becoming a recognised expert in the implementation of risk and safety management strategies within the family violence sector.
Steven still works closely with victims, services and government departments within the family violence sector and justice system. His initiatives include emergency response solutions as well as assessing and implementing safety measures around family violence victims, allowing them to remain safely in their own home and community.
From threat detection through security and vulnerability assessments to Close Personal Protection and safety planning, we use a range of methodologies, including technology, to keep individuals and organisations safe.