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The On-Line/Off-Line Safety Education Specialists

Personal Protection Systems Inc., established in 1993 in Victoria B.C. Canada, is a family run company dedicated to providing pro-active Internet and Social Media safety, digital literacy and workplace violence prevention training to schools, businesses, corporations, law enforcement and government. We are very passionate about what we do, and we pride ourselves on the fact that we are direct, open and honest when delivering our programs. Our instructional foundation and expertise is based upon 30 years of "real world" law enforcement investigative experience and perspective, combined with current "evidence based" academically peer reviewed research. This is why we promote, “Come Train With The Experienced Not Just The Learned."

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Why Train With Us?

To date, thousands of men, women, children, businesses, schools, law enforcement and government agencies in Western Canada and the United States, have benefited from our multiple award winning programs . Why?

Darren is a licensed online investigator and is a highly respected, and recently retired, Staff Sergeant with the Victoria Police Department. With over 30 years of policing experience, Darren has dedicated his life to public safety, and is both a provincial and nationally decorated Canadian law enforcement professional. Darren is a Certified and BC Security Services Act Licensed Advanced Open Source Intelligence/ Social Media Investigator, and has a strong interest/background in on-line and social media investigations. As a Social Media safety advocate, Darren has presented his multi-award winning Social Media safety presentation to over 400 schools and 350,000 students in both Canada and the United States.  Darren is also an internationally court recognized workplace violence prevention and self protection expert, published award winning author and highly sought after public/keynote speaker. Given his unique educational and professional background, Darren brings a heart felt passion, and 30 years of "real world”  police investigative experience and perspective when sharing his message of personal safety, both on-line and off-line, that is hard to match. (Full Bio


Dr. Sameer Hinduja

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Brandon (our son) is a Master’s student at Royal Roads University, specializing in professional online communication. His bachelor degree is in Sociology, with a minor in Technology and Society. Brandon's background is a varied assortment of academic studies and professional work placements.  His profession and passion is functioning as a cybersecurity specialist and privacy advocate. Academic research projects that Brandon has participated in include social norm development in virtual environments, digital biopower, internet addiction, disinhibition, technological vulnerabilities in the medical industry, and social network capital. Brandon now facilitates educational programs designed for students from all ages, parents, senior citizens, and business professionals. In addition to these responsibilities, Brandon is continuing to receive training in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to use in conjunction with his security background. Brandon was Darren’s Digital Yoda and Darren was Brandon’s Digital Pedewan. Much of what Darren shares in his presentation, came directly from Brandon’s experience as an online millenial. In February 2017 The BC Government & Radius SFU awarded Brandon, with the 2017 BC Social Innovations Youth Award for his work and advocacy with youth, tweens, teens and adults in the areas of Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy (Full Bio)


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While others in our industry seek out police endorsements, or advertise that they have or do work with law enforcement, WE ARE current or past law enforcement professionals, and bring this experience and pedigree to all of our programs. There is a difference.

We love the fact that we are "disrupting" how personal safety education, awareness and violence prevention has traditionally been presented, which has garnered us some critics, especially from those who see us as their competition. Our approach to sharing our information on this topic is “different”, and very  “current",  when compared to others in our industry, something that we are very proud of and why our programs have received 5 awards. We love what we do, and how we do it !!!

We will travel anywhere in Canada or the United States (and yes we have a USA work Visa) to present our programs

We are a family owned and operated company !!

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The White Hatter Training Studio

If you don’t have a training facility, don’t worry, we do.  Our ultra-modern digital training studio can seat up to 16 participants, has two 65” hi-definition monitors, recording studio, secure high speed Internet Wi-Fi access and individual power outlets to plug in a laptop, tablet or phone for each participant.  We can come to you, or you can now come to us for a training experieince second to none !!!

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For information on all of our programs, please click on the tabs located in the menu at the top of our web page directly under our banner which include:

- Presentations

- Lunch & Learn Programs

- Workshops

- Workplace Safety Programs

Our promise to you is that we will provide the best training, with the best instructors, at the best prices anywhere.

Darren, Beth and Brandon Laur

Personal Protection Systems Inc

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We Are Community Minded

Every year a portion of our profits are given back to the community to financially support two not-for-profit organizations who are dedicated to helping youth in need when it comes to bullying and suicide prevention; NEED2 and Bullying Ends Here.  We are proud of the fact that  "We are a for profit company, striving to do well, by doing good things for others in our community.” 

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