WA DOL Private Investigator License #4180
Paul Leodler is the Executive Vice President and Co-Owner of Rampart Group LLC. Paul has over 40 years of security and investigative experience. He served 16 years in public law enforcement, first as a Deputy Sheriff, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and later as a Police Officer and Sergeant with the Houston Police Department (HPD). During his service in public law enforcement, Paul served in many roles including tours in the HPD Internal Affairs Division where he conducted police corruption investigations and the Narcotics Division where he served on a joint drug task force charged with investigating international drug trafficking and money laundering.
Paul’s private sector experience includes 9 years as Director of Global Security with a Fortune 50 medical products and services company where he was responsible for ensuring the security of all operations in the Western US, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia, a region employing approximately 12,000 people in pharmaceutical and medical products distribution centers, medical device manufacturing plants, research and development facilities and nuclear pharmacies that manufacture and distribute radiological medicines. His role required development of policy and implementation of procedures covering security related issues. He served as a resource for operations management and was engaged in crisis response, workplace violence intervention and business continuity planning. He inspected and audited facilities and supply chains, performed critical incident analysis, conducted workplace and criminal investigations and designed security systems for high-risk operations.
Paul has extensive private sector security management experience in a variety of roles. He has developed and led executive security details in the US and abroad for celebrities, business executives and senior government officials and has organized security for events in excess of 10,000 attendees in venues to include Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Chicago, Orlando and Washington DC. He is a widely recognized trainer and keynote speaker on the topics of Kidnap Avoidance, Robbery Survival, Workplace Violence, Active Shooter Response and Workplace Investigations and has provided security training for high net worth families, corporations, trade associations and universities. He is a member of ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security) and ATAP (Association of Threat Assessment Professionals). He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University.
Rampart Group is a Private Investigations Agency -License WA #1953
and a Private Security Guard Company -License WA #900