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The P4 Companies (P4) Name Steve Vitale as Next President

Steve Vitale - President of the P4 Companies

Effective Friday, March 22, Vitale now oversees all operations and divisions at P4, and will continue the company’s legacy of excellence in the security industry.

March 25, 2024 (VPPR) Downers Grove, Illinois – The P4 Companies (P4) has announced that former Executive Vice President and Principal Steve Vitale will now lead the company as its new President, succeeding Larry Doria. The Downers Grove-based security firm was founded in 2014 by Doria who will still maintain the role of CEO. 

As of Friday, March 22, Vitale has taken the helm of all operations and divisions within P4, encompassing the highly regarded Neighborhood Patrols staffed by off-duty police officers in nearly a dozen Chicago neighborhoods. These patrols enhance security for both residents and the general public through collaborations with multiple police departments, including Chicago’s, and partnerships with private sector industries.

“I’m thrilled to announce Steve Vitale will take over leadership at P4. Over the past four years, he has played a crucial role in our company’s development and leadership, providing the gold standard in security services,” said Doria. “I’m extremely confident in his leadership and ability to shape a future vision that will further P4 as an industry trailblazer that continues to lead security into the next generation.”

P4 offers a diverse array of services, including security and management for large-scale events, state-of-the-art remote monitoring from an advanced command center, emergency management training, and comprehensive security risk assessments tailored for businesses and organizations across various sectors.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic to step into the role of President at P4. This is an opportunity that represents much more than a position—it’s a chance to lead the charge in the next wave of security advancements for the industry, to encompass exceptional talent, cutting-edge technology, and innovative strategies,” Vitale said. “I’m thrilled to lead our team of 1,200 frontline off-duty police and security officers as we embark on this important mission. And our focus isn’t on Chicago alone; we will make a significant national impact in the world of security. With our brilliant team by my side, we’re on a path to redefine what success means for the entire industry.”

Prior to joining P4 in 2020, Vitale managed more than 15,000 frontline staff for a global security firm and played a pivotal role in enhancing the region’s integrated guarding program, sales leadership, and operational efficiencies – while overseeing an $800 million security portfolio. Apart from his profession, Steve is involved with Strong Futures in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, which helps to address the needs of young adult males who are justice-involved or face other barriers to stability.

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About the P4 Companies

Established in 2014, the P4 Companies excel in providing comprehensive protection, safety, and security services across a diverse range of sectors, including federal, state, and local government agencies, law enforcement, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, and large corporations. From its base in Downers Grove, Illinois, and through its offices in Chicago’s Loop, Springfield, Galena, and in Michigan, specialized services are extended across 13 states. P4’s capabilities include monitoring more than 15,000 cameras across various verticals, demonstrating its extensive reach and commitment to security excellence, nationwide.

P4 proudly offers a comprehensive suite of security services tailored to meet the diverse needs of its clients. Offerings include Integrated Guarding Solutions, leveraging security personnel, as well as Off-Duty Police Services, and specialized Executive Protection and Protective Operations. P4 is additionally an expert in providing security for Cannabis Dispensaries and Cultivation Centers. Consultation Services extend to thorough Security Assessments, Emergency Management Support, and tailored support for Municipalities, Law Enforcement, Businesses, Educational Institutions, and Cannabis operations. Additionally, P4 places a strong emphasis on professional development, offering training in Emergency Management, Tactical Response, and Human Resources specifically designed for the security industry. This holistic approach ensures P4 partners receive unparalleled expertise and support across all aspects of security and protection.

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