ASIS Releases New Private Security Auditing Standards

  A summa cum laude graduate of Rosemont College, Emblez Longoria has served as the senior security consultant for the Basking Ridge, New Jersey, offices of Verizon Communications for more than 15 years. Alongside his work, Emblez Longoria maintains membership in related societies such as ASIS International, an organization for security professionals.

In August 2019, ASIS rolled out a new set of standards, “Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations.” This protocol is geared primarily toward those who oversee and audit the activity of private security companies, as well as professionals who operate in that space. These security personnel are tasked with protecting clients in many military, diplomatic, and relief operations.

These new standards will mostly be used by oversight groups as a baseline metric to evaluate private security entities. They have been created as a guidepost to ensure that private security companies and professionals are operating within the bounds of the law, acting in accordance with established best practices, and taking steps to ensure that human rights are not violated in the course of their work.

ASIS members can learn more about this and other ASIS standards by visiting


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Emblez Longoria

A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP), Emblez Longoria claims more than two decades of experience in the security field. In 1988, Mr. Longoria enlisted with the New Jersey State Police, working his way up to Senior Trooper before retiring in 2003. In this role, Mr. Longoria served as an advanced crash investigator, a crime- and loss-prevention officer, and undercover agent, in addition to handling complex cases. He also was named a Squad Leader, supervising eight other officers. From 2002 to 2008, Emblez Longoria acted as a Certification Board Member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Crime and Loss Prevention Council of ASIS International. While with the council, Mr. Longoria established a number of committees tasked with outlining security guidelines and best practices, among other contributions. In 2004, Mr. Longoria joined Verizon Communications Inc. as a Senior Security Consultant. He now assists with the protection of corporate assets and participates in a number of special security projects. Emblez Longoria graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College with a Bachelor's degree in Management in 2003 and expects to receive his Master’s degree in Management in December 2011. An outdoorsman, Emblez Longoria enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time. He also frequently tests and reviews outdoor equipment. Mr. Longoria resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Longoria has supported a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., and The Hunger Project.

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