Current Events

TDA has been involved in many high profile projects over the past year. Below you will find a sampling of the projects we have worked on or are currently involved with and some of the commendation we have received.

New Services in Cabo, MX

Due to the large number of American tourists who visit the area and American citizens who own vacation homes in Cabo, TDA is now offering security services to travelers to Cabo. These services include, vehicles, security drivers, armed EP agents, and counter surveillance agents to detect threats to clients. Please call us for further information.

Areas of Mexico with high volumes of tourists are now expierencing violence on a scale not seen before. A recent Reuters article highlighted that "violent crime has spiked in Baja California, particularly around the once peaceful resort of Los Cabos visited by million of foreign tourists every year."

Cartel violence on the rise in Mexico from CNBC.


TDA's CEO Conducting Security Analysis in Monterrey, Mexico

Tom Elfmont, TDA's CEO, spent a number of days in Monterrey, Mexico assessing the security situation for the various clients who work and operate in the country. Mr. Elfmont spent time examining the infrastructure and met with experts to take stock of the current trends and emerging threats in the region. 


NBA Security in Mexico City

TDA provided security for NBA executives while they were in Mexico surrounding the games played in January and December of 2017. TDA's partners in Mexico City have a long relationship with the company and also work with many different corporate clients of TDA. 

"The NBA and Zignia Live announced Wednesday that NBA Mexico City Games 2017 will feature the Brooklyn Nets playing regular-season games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Dec. 7, and the Miami Heat on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico."

"The games will mark the first time the NBA has hosted four regular-season contests in Mexico in the same calendar year.  Last January, the Phoenix Suns took on the Dallas Mavericks (Jan. 12) and the San Antonio Spurs (Jan. 14) in Mexico City."

Media Coverage for Las Vegas Shooting

TDA deployed agents to provide 24 hour security coverage for various news agencies, including NBC, MSNBC, and CNN in the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas last October 2017. Our teams were responsible for working with news anchors, correspondents, and providing security for equipment for live news reports and live programming, such as the Today Show. 

NBC's Lester Holt Security in Houston



TDA had a security agent work alongside NBC News Anchor, Lester Holt, while he was in Houston covering the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.





TDA CEO Lecturing at NMSU


New Mexico State University featured a segment of their 2016 Criminal Justice newsletter highlighting TDA's CEO, Tom Elfmont, and his lecture at the university.


Note from the Newsletter:

NMSU alum Thomas Elfmont, a 1968 graduate, is the founder and CEO of Thomas Dale and Associates, a global investigative and security firm. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1973 to 1998. He gave a lecture hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice, titled "My Perspective on the Evolution of American Law Enforcement: 1970 to the Present."


TDA Agents in Rio



TDA agents in Rio de Janeiro with Cisco executive, John Chambers, providing executive protection during his travel to the city.



Working with LAPD

Deputy Chief Michael Downing from the Los Angeles Police Department giving a city tour to the daughter of TDA CEO, Tom Elfmont, and friends.

Heat Reunion Party

At the 20th Anniversary Party for the production of Heat, TDA's CEO, Tom Elfmont, mingled with cast and crew during a hosted reception prior to a screening of the legendary film. Tom was a technical advisor on the production. 


Urca, Brazil Rescue 

During the 2016 Olympics, members of TDA security rescued guests from a Fortune 50 company. The agents noticed the wind gaining strength and begin to turn the kayaks and people struggling in the water. Our agents dove into the water and saved everyone within 15 minutes. Here is a link to the news story covering the incident.

Olympic Games 2016

TDA's CEO, Tom Elfmont, spent a week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The weeks activities included a sample of services our company provides to clients in the region, such as protective intelligence and tactical security, as we prepare to provide for our many clients partaking in activities surrounding the Olympic Games. 

Law and Order: You the Jury

Image Source: NY Times/Dick Wolf, Master of the Prime-Time Franchise, Leads NBC’s Comeback

TDA is providing investigators to assist the production of Law and Order: You the Jury in uncovering details surrounding civil cases in the United States. The series is a bit of a resurgence for creator, Dick Wolf, the mind behind the Law and Order franchise. 

Washington Times: Al Qaeda’s online magazine tells terrorists to target U.S. business leaders in their homes

Al Qaeda's Inspire Online magazine is "urg[ing] radical Islamic terrorists to emulate the Palestinian street-killings of Jews by walking up to Americans and stabbing them to death," according to a the Washington Times

Mummies of the World

TDA facilitates the security escort of ancient artifacts to museums accross the United States, from Salt Lake City to Buffalo. Recently, our agents participated in the security escort of mummified artifacts to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. 


RSA Conference 

TDA provides security for the RSA Conference occuring in San Francisco, annually. The conference is a robust discussion of security related issues involving the cyber domain. The 2016 conference had a unique tension swarming the room with the division between the technology sector and public security

CNN GOP Debates

TDA Agents worked in coordination with CNN and the Reagan Library staff to provide security at the Republican Presidential Debates in Simi Valley, CA. 

Academy Award Support

Our team coordinates and supports our clients throughout the Academy Awards, whether providing security for an event or transporting high value products to adorn the stars.

  TDA agents with one of our clients in Beverly Hills during the 2015 Academy Awards.


66th Annual Emmy Awards
TDA secured the red carpet and press staging areas for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.

Straight Outta Compton

Movie producers for the production of "Straight Outta Compton" had TDA provide set security during shooting, and an executive protection detail on high profile individuals associated with the film. 

iHeart Radio Music Awards

TDA provided security for the red carpet, backstage, and talent on the event day, auditorium security during the event, and talent security on rehearsal days.

Shahs of Sunset to Turkey

“Bravo series Shahs of Sunset production company went to Turkey to film a reunion between cast members and their families in Iran and TDA provide the security consulting services to the production company while they visited Istanbul and Van.”


84th Academy Awards

TDA provides security for jewelry companies accessorizing the stars at the 84th Academy Awards.


Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board assigns TDA as primary investigator to conduct security and threat assesment of the area.

See the press release here:

The Bourne Legacy

TDA Security Team covers security for the film The Bourne Legacy in the Philippines.

Left: TDA Security Team in the Philippines with actress Rachel Weisz (center)        

Right: TDA Security Agent with actor Jeremy Renner (left)


Art Basel

TDA Security covers week long art fair, Art Basel, in Miami Beach, FL.

Read more about Art Basel here:


Steven Griffith

TDA and staff have been working with Steve Griffith and his company to provide
personal security solutions for several of his high profile clients who have been
subjected to various security issues due to their celebrity status.


Bethenny Ever After

"Just wanted to thank you for [the agent]. He was amazing and worked great with our team. Our talent loved him. Everyone was very impressed."

                                                        Scott Kolbicz Production Manager
                                                        Bethenny Ever After

TDA agent with Bethenny Frankel, star of Bravo TV's Bethenny Ever After, in Cabo San Lucas.


Occupy Oakland Protests

TDA agents provide security assistance to NBC news crews covering protests in the Oakland area.


Wake for Air Force Sgt. Andrew Harvell

Joe Jost's
“When I asked for security, I surely didn’t expect what we received. Thank you so much for your generosity in providing us with security for our event. The agents were extremely professional and gave a level of comfort to all who attended.”
                                              Ken J. Buck Owner
                                              Joe Jost's

Sgt. Andrew Harvell was an Air Force Special Operations Command Combat Controller killed in Afghanistan while on a mission with members of the SEAL team to support Army Rangers. His helicopter was shot down during a heavy firefight.

Andrew’s wake was held at Joe Jost’s.

The Debt"The Debt" Movie Poter

TDA Security Agents, W. Jack Buckner and Steve Balestreri, provide security for the film The Debt while shooting on location in Israel.


Mummies of the World Exhibition

"Thank you so much for everything. All was PERFECT!"

                                                 James Delay Director of Exhibition Development and Sales
                                                 American Exhibitions, Inc.


Inside Edition interviews CEO Tom Elfmont
Inside Edition interviews CEO Tom Elfmont for his perspective on the investigation into the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen Click here to see video

NBA Global Tour - Mexico City

"Your company saw to it that I had sufficient resources with both armed and unarmed security to make everyone feel comfortable. I truly appreciate how you came through for us."
Agustine Rodriguez Director, Security
National Basketaball Association


62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

“I wanted to thank you for putting together a security plan and program that met the unique challenges and logistics presented at the NBCU broadcast of the Emmy Awards . The Nokia theatre venue was new to our Emmy broadcast operation and your oversight of the security program, vendors and credential process was well executed. Your proactive role contributed to the successful coverage and broadcast. Well done !!! Thanks for all your efforts”
Jim McCool SVP - Chief Security Officer, Global Security and Crisis Management Operations
NBC Universal

"A SPECIAL THANKS from the production and your team KICKED BUTT"
Jerry DiCanio EVP - TV Production
NBC Universal


California Spirit XXVI – American Cancer Society Charity Gala

“On behalf of the California Spirit Committee and the American Cancer Society, we want to extend our sincerest appreciation to you for your generous contribution once again of two security gurads for the day of our event at our annual fundraiser.

"Thanks to your donation, Claifornia Spirit continues its renowned reputation as one of the nation’s premiere gourmet galas. Attended by nearly 800 guests, the event raised over $550,000 for the Society’s lifesaving cancer research, education and patient service programs.”
Adriana Sandoval Director, Special Events,
American Cancer Society

Cisco Systems, Inc. – Business Management and Operations Team

“I am pleased to inform you that your personnel has been awarded the People’s Choice Award (Q4 FY10). This award recognizes individuals who exemplify exceptional teamwork, putting the goals of the team before personal goals, making BMO a more enjoyable place to work and going the extra mile.

"[Your personnel's] contributions truly represent the ‘best of the best’ in exhibiting behavior that propels us towards BMO’s goals, while adding significant value to the success of our Partners and Cisco.”
Maria Cannon Vice President, Business Management and Operations
WW Partner Organization, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Popkin Family Trust

"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sending me your agent. [The agent] was on time, extremely courteous, and professional. I will definitely be using your companies services again in the future if and when the need arises. Furthermore, I will be more than happy to recommend your services to anyone else who may have the need."

                                        Jonathan Popkin Owner

TJX Companies, Inc.
"I received excellent reviews from the Senior Management on the trip. They commented on the professionalism of your staff. Nice job!"
Steve Woodland Director of Security in response to the recent nine day business trip to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for 14 of  their senior executives.


Malibu Jewish Center

"Please know that we are grateful for another great year of service. As always the agents are professional and extremely helpful."
Victoria Scott Greenberg, Director

Richemont-North America
“In October 2012 a client requested a jewelry transport to a remote ski resort in the mountains of Colorado. Despite an unexpected snowstorm that grounded all flights in and out of the area agents were able to improvise and transport the items over the mountain passes through the storm. The client received everything on time and in perfect condition.”

NBC Universal's Veterans Supplier Day
On November 13, 2011 employees of TDA participated in the NBC Universal's Veterans Supplier Day as part of their proactive diversity program. Employees not only participated by speaking to other employers of veterans but also were part of a five person panel to discuss their experience working with NBC Universal. As a veteran owned business TDA is actively looking to assist veteran's in their transition to civilian life and is proud to employee many veterans as security agents and investigators.