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Who Are We?
Security Assessments
Workplace Violence
Security Expert
Healthcare Security
Industrial Security

Why Sem Security Management?

Sem Security Management, as an independent security and workplace violence consulting firm, is your best choice because:

  • All work is performed by a senior, experienced security professional, Dick Sem.  It's not delegated or assigned off to others.
  • We always take a proactive approach to the cost effective protection of people, assets, value and reputation.
  • We have extensive experience in planning security for  hospitals, schools, colleges, clinics, manufacturers, , office buildings, etc.
  • We never recommend more security than is appropriate or necessary.  We have often found, for example, that the better use and enforcement of existing resources and processes and the fostering of positive security awareness and ownership by employees can significantly heighten protection with little extra cost.
  • We are not purely physical or engineering experts focused principally upon hardware or security guards.
  • Dick Sem has served as a court-qualified expert witness in many workplace violence and security-related litigations, understands the liabilities involving security, and brings that to our planning and recommendations.
  • We provide only security and workplace violence consulting services and are independent of any suppliers of security products or staffing.  Our only perspective, priority and interest is what is best for you, our client.
  • We are centrally located between Chicago and Milwaukee and can easily travel anywhere to serve our clients.  We serve clients throughout North America and Europe.
  • We carry $ 1,000,000 general and professional liability insurance coverage
  • We adhere to the ethics guidelines of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) and ASIS International

Uniquely Qualified and Experienced

Dick Sem served as Director of Security and Crisis Management for Waste Management for eleven years and as Vice President of Pinkerton - Securitas, responsible for 18 offices in 11 states of the Northeast U.S.  He served clients as an independent security consultant for twelve years.  He has been board certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1979, is certified as a Certified Security Consultant (CSC), was President of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), and serves on the Board of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).  He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and of InfraGard (the partnership between the U.S. Justice Department and the critical infrastructure industries) and has been a member of ASIS International (formerly the American Society for Industrial Security) since 1974.  He is a member of the ASIS Healthcare Security Council.  Please call or write for a resume, or curriculum vitae.  



Dick Sem recently made presentations on security and workplace violence to:

    The International Security Conference (ISC-West)

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) Baltimore, MD 

    The Wall Street Transcript - Building Security Conference, New York City

    ASIS International

    The Wisconsin Safety Council

    South Dakota University Medical School and Department of Health

    Library Administrators Council of Northern Illinois (LACONI), Chicago, IL

    Alamo Area Library System, San Antonio, TX

    Webster University on Security and Workplace Violence Concepts, Chicago, IL

    Chicago Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Chicago, IL

    New England EnviroExpo, Boston, MA

    Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers

    Gunderson Lutheran Tri-State Health and Safety Seminar, LaCrosse, WI

    Annual Meeting of the Identification Systems Dealer Association (ISDA) Chicago, IL  

    The State of Connecticut Food Inspectors

Dick Sem has had many articles published on various aspects of security, workplace violence and hotline management and has been interviewed by several business periodicals.  He has been interviewed by several newspapers, magazines and television stations on aspect of security and workplace violence prevention and response.

Dick wrote the Chapter, ´┐┐Development and Management of an Internal HelpLine: Comments from an Expert,´┐┐ in Crisis Communication Plan Components and Model by James E. Lukaszewski

We will provide a list of clients and professional references upon request.

We are located in the Midwest between Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI close to St. Louis, Madison, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Indianapolis, and support clients throughout North America, Europe and the world
Richard D. Sem, CSC CPP
President and Security Consultant
Sem Security Management
2133 Ravenswood Road
Burlington, WI    53105
P:   262-862-6786
FAX:   847-589-8566

Helping you protect your people, assets, reputation and value

"It was a pleasure working with Sem Security Management and I would very much recommend Sem Security Management as would I use them again in the future."

"Sem Security's breadth of experience and knowledge was very helpful to us in improving our understanding of the issues and options we had regarding security." 

"The feedback I received from the staff and officers  interviewed by Dick was excellent.  They commented on his thoroughness and his professionalism and willingness to listen.  The report we received from him was complete, comprehensive, well-written and extremely helpful.

"To describe your report as comprehensive and excellent is an understatement"

               CPP    Security Consultant, Security Consulting, Security Expert

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Dick Sem, CPP CSC

2133 Ravenswood Road  53105
Telephone (262) 862-6786  Fax (847) 589-8566