Our Clients

Molalla Rodeo
Oregon Jamboree Country Music Festival
Oregon Gardens
Sublimity Harvest Festival
FIFA
BoomBox in Da Boon Dox Music Festival
Keizer Iris Festival
Independence River Front Park
Rivers Edge Music Festival​
Genesis Arts and Music Festival
501 entertainment
Grand Theater

 

Oregon Beverage Services
Cinco De Micro
Grand Ballroom 
​Willamette Heritage Center
Lakeview Round up
Septembeer Fest
Hot San Jose Nights
UFC
Vans Warped Tour
MTV
Golden Boy Entertainment

 

Unfortunately our client list is a bit too long to list everyone so if you are not listed here we apologize. ​​We have also chosen not to list Executive or Artist Protection clients due to concerns about safety in regards to posting of what we consider personal information. However we greatly appreciate all
of our clients past present and future.
We advise all potential clients seeking Executive Protection to review the polices of any company offering services. If they list the artists they work with online it may pose a security risk. Most companies who list artists online have never worked directly for the artist, agent or tour management but instead have worked for a promoter or venue. We are more than willing to provide references from artist we have worked with in the past upon request only after completing our client verification process.
Executive Protection

 

Celtic Protective Services LLC has one of Oregon's only 100% certified Executive Protection teams. Celtic's Protection team is certified to at least level 2 Executive Protection Specialist through Henley -Putnam University. H-PU serves the strategic security industry and is known as one of the best Intelligence, Counter terrorism and Protection schools in the world. This training assures that only the best are protecting those important to you.

 

You may also notice that we do not list our VIP clients on our website. We never list this type of client because we find that their privacy is of the utmost importance. Our reputation through the industry speaks for itself. We advise all potential clients seeking Executive, VIP or Artist Protection to review the written and practiced polices of any companies offering these services. If they list the artists they work with online it may pose a security risk. Most companies who list artists online have never worked directly for the artist, agent or tour management but instead have worked for the promoter or venue. We are more than willing to provide references from artist, agents and tour managers we have worked with in the past upon request, however these are only provided after our client verification process has been completed allowing us to further protect our clients personal information.

Bar / Nightclub

 

Bars and nightclubs are part of the hospitality industry; although they may not be exactly like your ordinary event they share a lot of the same issues and deserve the same respect. Celtic Protection Service LLC has designed a high end, low cost program for alcohol serving establishments. We have found that using similar methods to that of the event industry and acting less like a “traditional security guard” or “bouncer” we can provide a top notch service unlike anything else found in this part of the country. While other companies offer this service as an add-on, we provide it as a front of the line service. With this approach you will get only highly trained and qualified guards every time. Finding the perfect balance between prevention and customer service with a focus on customer retention can be mind boggling at times and is not taught in any standard security training. All of our staff are division specific so only our "Alcohol Crew" work in alcohol serving establishments, you will not find us using patrol or standing guards as "fill ins" for your establishment at any time. Dedicated, professional, well trained security is what we deliver every time.

CPS Event Security

 

Celtic is the best choice for Security at your mass gathering. Our staff is 100% certified through Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). All Event/Festival staff are also required to undergo training designed specifically for this sub-niche of the security industry including but not limited to a 3rd party Customer Service training and certification course. ​ We utilize our partnership with Orcal Security Consulting (OCSC) and their training division to the fullest. In Partnership with OCSC and their experience running some of the world’s largest mass gatherings over the past 15 years, OCSC has designed a custom training experience based around the customer service aspect of event and hospitality industry; this program is unlike anything ever seen before. Our training program allows us to have the knowledge and expertise to assist in creating the best “Fan Experience” possible..


At Celtic Protective Services LLC, we take the time to provide our customers with high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient.

Services

CPS Event Security is an event staffing company providing top level staffing, crowd management and security services for sporting events, concerts, festivals and private events. We are proud to be professional, personal and courteous. We pride oueselfs on offering only the highest level of customer serivce in the industry.

CPS Event Security
  • Event Security

  • Ticket takers 

  • Ushers

  • Armed and Unarmed VIP Escort

  • Bar / Nightclub / After Party security

  • Executive / VIP / Artist protection

  • Parking Attendants

Services

We have worked with a variety of clients with events varying size from 25 to 20,000 patrons. With over 20 years in the industry our management specializes in helping any sized clients discover what security can relay do for them, not just repeat what has been done in the past ...

Clients

Our goal at Celtic Protective Services is to provide effective customer service based solutions designed to protect your event or nightclub and keep your guests wanting to come back.

Personal, Professional and Courteous are not merely words or a slogan but instead our philosophy of how people expect to be treated. We can only be successful in providing this level of service with the participation of our entire team. 

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Our responsibility is to ensure that guests have a positive entertainment experience.  It is imperative that we remember that maintaining a positive “FAN EXPERIENCE” is our goal.


Celtic Protection Services is hard-working Event Security firm based in Salem, Oregon. Established in 2011, we hit the ground running with our new age approach to Security. Utilizing customer service techniques developed for the world’s largest festivals and hottest nightclubs we have gained recognition as a leader in the industry. Although CPS Event Security was founded in 2011, our management team is top notch and has a combined experience of almost 80 years.

Your safety is not a game.

Some of our competitors like to pay word games by making fancy claims. Like one competitor who claims they provide "Proactive security services", while most of these claims sound good and do well when it comes to selling services. The truth is that most of these companies not only offer the exact same services but a lot of them utilize the exact same security guards. The truth is that proactive security is common and used as a basic standard in the Event and Hospitality industry across our nation, it has been this way for many years. Terms like this make little to no difference when our competitors cannot provide the appropriate staffing levels your event needs or if the “Proactive Security” bring with them the wrong attitude and create a hostile environment as they enter any situation. Don’t get caught up in these claims, make them explain how they teach these methods differently than the other companies and how it relates to your event.

What sets CPS Event Security apart from all the others?
 

That answer is a bit complex, but the simple version is the people and their training. We do not practice the industry trend of “guard sharing” and do not allow any of our staff to work with any competitor. We also do not accept DPSST Certification as being good enough; DPSST clearly states that their training only meets a minimum standard of training. So why is it that so many of our competitors only use the minimum standard? We feel our clients deserve better than the minimum standard and we train to the highest level of service available. We strive to bring a positive attitude into every encounter we have with our clients and our guests. The proper attitude in response to situations we encounter at events requires a mixture of experience, good customer service skills and understanding basic psychology and human nature.

 

We understand that no matter how proactive you are without the right attitude problems will occur and your security will often make them worse. Proactive Security is great that is why it’s the standard. However, we feel you and your guests deserve more than a guard walking around looking and preparing for a fight will start, you need the guard who will stop it from starting in the first place.

Customer Service and the “FAN EXPERIENCE”


Our responsibilities may begin with a line control smile, a ticket taking "welcome",  an ushers "enjoy your evening", a friendly security “may I help you find something” and crowd management but they also include knowing the locations of ATM’s, restrooms, concessions, ADA services, public phones and public transportation and any other needs of guests at that event and venue on that day or night.

 

We are the only event Security company in Oregon to require our staff to obtain a customer service certification.  Personal, Professional and Courteous are not merely words or a slogan but instead our philosophy of how people expect to be treated. We can only be successful in providing this level of service with the participation of our entire team. 

The Best Security Team in Oregon

Teamwork is another key element that makes CPS Event Security so successful. It is our team and the pride they have in our company that allows us to say that we have never missed a staffing goal for any event. Can your current or past security provider say that honestly? In order for an event to run smoothly the security team must not only work well together but must also remember Our responsibility is to ensure that guests have a positive entertainment experience.  This goal rests with the entire CPS Event team. The public’s image and opinion of CPS and our clients is formed by our appearance, behavior and attitude. It is imperative that we remember that creation of the “FAN EXPERIENCE” is our goal.

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