Why Choose Priority Protection + Investigations?

Priority Protection & Investigations, Inc. (PPI) was founded by Thomas Norris in 2012. Family owned and operated, PPI specializes in community security, as evidenced by our long-time memberships in community organizations such as:

At PPI, it’s our people who make the difference. Offering decades of quality experience, our security personnel’s backgrounds are primarily law enforcement and or military based.


Led by our knowledgeable management team, our people deliver a broad range of field expertise. Our staff of professionals strives not only to meet but exceed our clients’ expectations for monitoring security systems, patrolling the property, conducting vehicle speeding enforcement operations if needed, and inspecting compliance with Hastings Green restrictions and security policies.


Meet The Executive Team


Thomas Norris

Chief Operating Officer

Tom always had a long-term goal to found a private security company. To improve his skill-set, he attended police academy in 1994 and worked for six years in a local sheriff’s office. He utilizes many of the community policing techniques he learned while on the force in his private practice today.

Before founding Priority Protection & Investigations, Tom spent five years as a security guard at a high-profile law firm, where he was eventually promoted to Security Captain. He has worked for the Houston Astros and several Fortune 500 companies as a security consultant. Many of his clients continued with Tom to become PPI clients after its founding.

Tom is proud to say that Priority Protection is still 100% family owned and operated.


Robert  Norris

Master Peace Officer +  Police-certified instructor

Robert is a Master Peace Officer and PPI’s in-house, police-certified instructor. In addition to being a certified police instructor for Harris County, Texas A&M University, and Sam Houston State University, Robert holds a master’s degree in public administration from Midwestern State University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of Texas-Arlington. Robert retired from his position as Harris County Constable (Precinct 4) in 1995 and has been teaching security officer classes at Priority Protection ever since.


Kreg Ferrin

Director of Business Development

Kreg started his career in security after owning his own independent distributorship with Toshiba International. Prior to working for Priority Protection, Kreg worked in contract security for one of the largest private security agencies in the country.

Since joining Priority Protection, Kreg has taken a hands- on approach by assisting in all areas of operations, including training, staffing, quality control, and more. He feels that PPI’s commitment to success through attention to detail and continuing education is what sets it apart from others in the security industry.  Kreg studied business at Southwest Texas State University.

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