About Orion

Bringing Security to a Whole New Level

We believe that service and convenience should not be sacrificed for robust security.

Over a decade ago, our company was built on the premise that while many companies simply use security presence to deter crimes and a “one size fits all” approach, true and lasting security is built on a strong foundation, with professionally designed, customized plans, complete visibility, advanced technologies, and an experienced and knowledgeable security staff.

Our History

The groundwork of the organization was established in 2010 by CEO Ed Ramsdell and fellow security veterans who had gained insight, knowledge, and desire from their collective security experience and wanted to create a protective services business that would be a much better fit for clients and their evolving needs.

At the inception of Orion Protective Services, we amassed a small list of clients who valued this idea and shared our belief that working in partnership created a strong bond, a higher level of understanding and resilient security strategies that can pivot in an ever evolving and more complex world. Over time, our client base grew much larger, fueled by this incomparable philosophy.

The Orion Logo

The hallmark of the Orion Protective Services’ logo is the three stars in Orion’s Belt, one of the oldest and most recognizable constellations in the night sky.

Since ancient times, Orion was used by stargazers as a reliable marker to show the way to other stars and constellations and by sailors, who used it to help navigate them safely around the world. The stars of Orion have also been used by cultures around the world to predict important times of the year like summer and winter solstices. Each of these lends themselves to Orion’s deep connection and desire to offer guidance as well as direction.

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Veteran Owned Small Business

Outstanding customer service is a big part of what makes Orion Protective Services a leading force in the security services industry. While serving their country as United States soldiers, members of our Orion Protective Services Management team gained invaluable experience and skills as well as the deep understanding of the importance of service – to answer the call and to be there, when and where we are needed.


Branches of the Military – Army & Marine Corps


Years of combined service


Campaigns including Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom


Awards including 20 Medals and a Bronze Star

Our Security Officers

What it means to offer assistance, help, and stability

We believe that it is important that the Security Officers assigned to your posts are well-trained and supervised, to provide your customers and employees with reassurance and the capabilities of a strong security presence within the parameters of your property.

Orion Protective Services believes that an ambitious and consistent training program is essential for successful Security Officer performance. Under Orion’s rigorous training and development regimen, we ensure that our assigned Security Officers are properly trained to respond to whatever incident might arise at your facility.

Each Security Officer receives on-site orientation tailored to your facility, including building systems and critical locations, site policy and procedure, post orders, patrol duties, emergency response, and communications procedures.

In addition, our Supervisors and Management team have many years of experience in the contract security industry and have a broad background as Trainers. This combination of industry experience and training background gives Orion Protective Services an unmatched ability to train, develop and supervise our Security Officers and help them reach their true potential.

Orion Security Officers are:

Affiliations, Certifications & Licensing

  • Certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Certified by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office as a Veteran’s Business Enterprise (VBE)
  • Verified diverse business in the MassHousing Business Enterprise Directory Certifications and Licensing
  • Licensed to operate as a service provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, license #LW0244
  • Licensed to operate as a service provider in the State of Connecticut, license #AS-2670
  • East Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Giving Back

Orion Protective Services, Inc. is a company that strives to lead with purpose. We support giving back to the community by contributing funding and/or volunteer time to causes we believe can help create a better world for current and future generations. Organizations that we have contributed to collectively as well as individually include:

  • Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Connecticut Housing Partners sponsorship
  • Ellington Congregational Church
  • New Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Newington Community Television
  • Newington Open Space Committee
  • Our Companions Animal Sanctuary
  • The Bushnell Performing Arts Center
  • Timothy Edwards Middle School PTO
  • Under One Roof Annual Picnic

Community efforts are a key part of Orion’s mission to help create a safe environment for everyone.

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Meet Our Team

Our management philosophy is one of partnership – both with our clients and Orion’s personnel – which has guided us to a convincing record of successful contract management. Maintaining a successful partnership requires a commitment of time from all parties to learn each other’s business objectives and the specific security challenges it faces. It also requires the will to work closely together to achieve common goals, and frequent and candid communication to help ensure all parties remain well-attuned to each other’s objectives.

Quality service begins with our proactive management team, who foster positive relationships through frequent contact, strong oversight, attention to detail, and a quick response to requests and changing needs.

By paying the strictest attention to detail and focusing on quality of service, Orion Protective Services has established an untarnished record of service with local clientele who continue to enlist our company, year after year, for their security needs. Clients can depend on the services of our well-trained, courteous, and professional officers, management and support staff who consider their best interests, security and safety above all else.

Ed Ramsdell

President and CEO

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Timothy Woodcock

Chief Operating Officer

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Nicholas Roy

Director Of Operations

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Amanda Carlson

Account Manager

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Nicky Moriarty

Office Manager

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We’re Ready
When You Are.

With 24/7 support and rapid on-site arrival, Orion Protective Services is there when you need us. We are fully licensed and insured, and employ a robust training program for our Security Officers – giving you peace of mind that you are protected.

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