Diplomatic Security Services (DSS) was Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. DSS began as a consulting firm to Fortune 500 companies. DSS specializes in dealing with Embassies, Government Subsidiaries and Healthcare Security Services to include Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WOMD), Workplace Violence; to include patients and staff, in addition to disgruntled employee’s based on potential termination. Finally, we provide security services to governmental subsidiaries and large organizations in maintaining the health, safety, and welfare. Later, DSS expanded into executive protection, event planning, and management.
DSS is known for secured persistence services to humanity, able to liaise with embassies in addressing Nigerians issues in a timely manner. These have been ignored over the years by all agencies. DSS has come a long way imbibing excellent carefully customized clients’ needs, providing secured data management, not limited to best practices, confidentiality, privacy act, etc. Our works cuts across all geopolitical and ethnic groups in the diaspora with the paramount understanding of language barriers, feedbacks, and proactive customer services. The importance of accepting and managing your information cannot be overemphasized, as it enables you to exercise your legitimate rights in the diaspora and as a Nigerian, advocating, providing preparations to vote in subsequent elections.
Our Executive Team
Iyke U. Harrison
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: December, 2005
Mr. Iyke Harrison is a graduate of The Gothic Institute of Germany with an AA in Automobile Engineering. He also attended the NAF Academy from 1983 to 1984. Mr. Harrison is duly certified by the U.S. Department of Defense and Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in the State of California. Mr. Iyke Harrison operates the headquarters of DSS in Cucamonga California. The Chief Executive officer speaks Igbo, English, and German. He is married and has three children.
Mr.Iyke Harrison is in charge of the organization and normally makes the vast majority of all business related executive decisions include several commanding responsibilities such as leading, guiding, overseeing the job performance of other high ranking employees such as the president and vice presidents.
Retired Lieutenant Paul DePaola
Executive Vice President/Quality Management
Appointed: May, 2012
Mr. Paul DePaola has 29 years of law enforcement experience, with 20 years in supervision and management. Having joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in October 1982. Mr. DePaola was promoted to sergeant in 1991 and was assigned to the East Los Angeles command. He was subsequently promoted to lieutenant in 1995. He held various assignments as a lieutenant including commander of vehicle theft task forces, special operations lieutenant following the attacks of 911 and commander of a communications center, where he had overall responsibility of communication and 911 call center. Mr. Depaola has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Laverne. He is married with three adult children.
Mr. Paul DePaola is responsible for maintaining a program of monitoring continuous quality improvement.
Remi A. Harrison
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed: December, 2005
Mrs. Remi A. Harrison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Bus Mgt from San Diego State University California and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is happily married to Mr. Harrison and blessed with three wonderful children.
Mrs. Remi A. Harrison she is in charge of all financial matters pertaining to the company align with the financial future and strategies that have been planned out for the company.
Direct all aspects of accounting operations such as receivables, payables, payroll and financial reporting; also work closely with the President and the CEO of a given company.
Regional Managing Director of Africa
Appointed: June, 2021
Mr. Joe Ramirez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Currently holds PC. 832 Certificate through the Orange County Sheriff Department. Joe has 20 years of Security and Emergency Management (Disaster) related experience. Assignments to include Celebrity escorts, fugitive recovery, K9 Services, investigations, developing/implementing and exercising of policy and procedures. Joe is a member of the Infraguard and Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) and has been trained as a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) and Infrastructure Liaison Officer (ILO). Joe has also served in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Search and Rescue, AirOps).