Best Practices in Psychological Testing for Armed Security Personnel

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Psychological Testing for Armed Security Personnel

On May 1, 2023, I had the pleasure of presenting about Best Pratices in Psychological Testing for Armed Security Personnel at Blue Cross/Blue Shield and GuideWell’s Corporate Security Leadership Conference along with several other esteemed security and protection professionals. I was fortunate to meet Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who removed Osama Bin Laden. He gave a fantastic Keynote to boot. He was a tough act to follow!

I spent my time meeting corporate security officers from around the country and presented about the importance of using psychological testing and evaluations backed by scientific evidence to properly select security personnel and executive protection officers. I provided information regarding both testing-in and testing-out the right candidates for hire. I also shared my experiences conducting these evaluations with the Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Blue’s executive protection staff, Texas PPO’s, New Mexico’s Level III professionals, the Alaska State Capital, Federal and DOD armed contractors, VA Police Officers, and Florida G-License Temp holders. Additionally, I shared about my Navy Operational experiences as well conducting security clearance and psychological fitness and suitability evaluations regarding the protection of information, specialized jobs, and armed personnel.

Psychological testing security expert

Thank you George Fransden, Senior Manager, Corporate Safety and Security, for Florida Blue (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida) for the invitation!!!

Psychological testing for security personnel presenter

Enjoying some shenanigans and great food with great company after the conference!

George Fransden and Dr. Justin D'Arienzo

Contact us if you need psychological testing for your security personnel or other specialized team members. Dr. D’Arienzo can be reached at 904-379-8094 or at [email protected] or discover more information about our process HERE.