Almost every major jurisdiction in the world has laws governing the licensing of security professionals.  It is for this reason that KDI does not operation in an enforcement capacity outside of the jurisdictions in which we are duly licensed (i.e. South Carolina).

This is why we've established a unique business model.

Utilizing our international network of licensed security providers, we are able to supply our clients with legal security services virtually anywhere in the world.

To ensure quality control of those security forces, whether protecting your meeting, your residence 

or your office, a member of the KDI management

team is deployed to your location and will accompany you to ensure that your security needs are being

continuously met by the local security team.

Our staff at KDI fill the following positions which

operate in an administrative capacity, based upon the

clients needs and may travel internationally with our client:

  • Security Director
  • Assistant Security Director
  • Medical Provider
  • Command Post Operator 

These positions integrate with your local team to provide you a level of service that you have yet to experience. All other members of your protection detail will be locally licensed security professionals (in some countries this may mean off duty police officers or military members).

Welcome to Team KDI

Karl de la Guerra, Inc.

KDI Protective Services

of South Carolina

Conference Security Management

Tactical Operations Training

(704) 607-8762



International Security Consulting

Other Engagements

  • On-air Security Analyst for CBS Charlotte (WBTV)
  • International Spokesman for Estes AWS
  • Chairman, International Bodyguard & Security Services Association (IBSSA)
  • Founder, IBSSA International Anti-Human Trafficking Project
  • ​Regional Vice President, FBI Infragard, South Carolina Chapter
  • Sovereign Order of Cyprus​

Our Team

All our international security consultants have extensive travel experience both in the United States and abroad.

As a constituent member of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service Overseas Security Advisory Council (, we work very closely with the Department of State to ensure the safety and security of our traveling clients.

Many of our staff are fluent in foreign languages and all our staff are culturally diverse in the areas they travel.

Since our inception, we have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Asia and the Middle East.

As standard equipment, our staff travel with a satellite phone (with both voice and data capability) and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).  All our staff are certified in First Aid, CPR and use of the AED.  Our staff have all received instruction in Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC).