Torres Protection Group is a boutique Investigations and Security firm offering a broad spectrum of investigative and protection services to corporate, government, and private sector entities.
Our investigations model is designed to provide information to attorneys, risk managers, insurance adjusters, and other individuals to assist in making correct choices affecting their respective organizations. Our protection model includes one of the most highly regarded executive protection programs in the nation, providing executive protection specialists personally trained by our founder and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, Rafael Torres.
Staff and Bios
The staff at Torres Protection Group is comprised of former military and law enforcement professionals. Leadership experience is mined exclusively from US Federal Law Enforcement, which guarantees a work product based on unparalleled professionalism, ethics, and integrity. Talent drawn from military and law enforcement ensures our team is exceptionally trained and experienced in all aspects of security and investigations.
Torres Protection Group covers the entire state for the same all-inclusive rates. We have trained investigators in every major city in Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. This concept enables us to work assignments using a local investigator, which eliminates the costs for hotel, mileage, and travel time.
Rafael Torres, Founder and President
Rafael Torres, founder and President of Torres Protection Group, is active in the overall direction and growth of the organization, managing the firm’s daily operations, and actively working with clients and investigative/security personnel. Prior to founding Torres Protection Group, Torres spent 14 years as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, where he acquired extensive investigative and security experience. Mr. Torres has wide-ranging investigative experience, and has headed several high profile investigations during his tenure with the U.S. Secret Service, both within the U.S and abroad.
Additionally, Mr. Torres has provided security for U.S. Presidents, former Presidents and visiting Heads of States, and has participated in major domestic security events as well as several International protection assignments.
Kasey Cosley, Accounting Manager
Kasey Cosley manages the office and accounts services. Attention to detail and customer satisfaction is second nature to Kasey. Prior to joining Torres Protection Group, Kasey worked as an Account Executive at several companies, including Raintree Media and Zahn Dental Company. Kasey utilizes her talent and skill to deliver quality service to the TPG client. Kasey holds Degrees in Public Relations and Commercial Writing and enjoys interfacing on social media for TPG. Family values are high at TPG, and time with her two sons and many animals completes her love for life. Kasey's interests in Yoga, Gardening, Homesteading, and Aviation contribute to her many personal talents.
Luis Linares, Operations Manager
Luis Linares has ten years of experience in investigations and security and is a certified instructor with the NRA and ASP. Linares experience includes working executive protection on high profile details including Vice Presidential Candidate Rep. Dick Gephardt, Security Lead Billboard Music Awards, Security Team Lead Hurricane Ike Rapid Response Team, and Shift Leader Hurricane Katrina Rapid Response Team. Linares was a Maritime Anti-Terror & Basic Security Instructor for Carnival Cruise Lines and has previously served as Agency Manager and Senior Investigator in previous positions with investigative agencies. Linares is an experienced investigator and is an expert at surveillance and witness statements.
Gil Colon, Director of Marketing
Gil has been a licensed investigator in the state of Florida since 1978 (C1248). He brings extraordinary expertise as Director of Marketing for Torres Protection Group. In his 42-year career, Gil has successfully investigated thousands of cases in the legal, corporate, and law enforcement arenas. Gil has helped attorneys resolve complex criminal, civil, and insurance fraud-related cases, and has helped corporations in risk assessment, security matters, and technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM). Gil is also experienced in felony criminal defense cases, including capital murder, and has worked with police intelligence and homicide units, district attorneys’ investigative units, and federal and state public defenders’ offices to provide consultation in high-profile cases.