Personal Preparedness: What’s Your Plan?

At Gate 15, we tremendously value our friends, partners, and the communities in which we operate. Among those, is James A. DeMeo. James has been a great friend to our team and you can read more about him in our March blog, “Partner Interviews: USESC. ‘Security Beyond the 5 Minute Huddle.’

Since that interview, James has been hard at work at many things, including being recognized by Security Magazine’s: “The Most Influential People in Security 2017,” and writing his book to help develop a step-by-step guide to personal preparedness – “What’s YOUR Plan.”

“What’s YOUR Plan” is scheduled to be released on 15 December. James has teamed up with Digi-Tall Media to produce a new step-by-step guide you are certain to find essential in emergencies, as well as in your daily life, and it may be the best $20 you’ve ever spent.


The book has specific chapters covering wherever you may be: Sports and Entertainment Venues, Special Events, Malls, Shopping Centers, Places of Worship, Corporate Workplaces, Colleges and Universities, Festivals, Carnivals, Street Fairs, Amusement & Water Parks and Theme Parks, Movie Theaters, Recreation, as well as Aquatic & Fitness Centers.

The Digi-Tall Media publisher, VicToria Freudiger, has met hundreds of authors and has worked with first-responders from all over the United States. She states, “Never before has the statement, ‘Timing is Everything’ been so true. DeMeo has worked his entire career as an expert in being in the right place at the right time. ‘What’s YOUR Plan?’ comes also at a perfect time. We are delighted to have met and worked with this author at a time when safety means as much to the very young as it does to the seniors of today in every area of the world. This book should be a reading requirement in classrooms and homes for so many reasons. Our thanks go out to James DeMeo for giving of himself once again.'”

We’re very excited for James to be able to share his expertise in a way that is relevant and meaningful not just to security professionals but to each one of us. In today’s threat environment, and as we move towards the holiday season, this is a great resource as we seek to enjoy our time and activities and as we strive to prepare and protect ourselves, our friends and families.

About James. James A. DeMeo has more than 26 years’ experience in the security industry and is considered a foremost subject matter expert on event security. He is the Founder, President, and CEO of Unified Sports & Entertainment Security Consulting (USESC), based in Raleigh, North Carolina. On September 1, 2017, DeMeo had the honor of being recognized by Security Magazine’s: “The Most Influential People in Security 2017.”

DeMeo earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Adelphi University in 2012. He is the former Security Officer/Trainer Campus Operations at Texas A&M University Health Science Center, a former detective at Nassau County Police Department, and a member of ASIS International. DeMeo has delivered presentations at several national conferences, and he has spoken at numerous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. on Sports Security Operations.