About Us

NOLA Protection Group has served New Orleans and the Gulf South since 2012.

We’re firmly rooted in south Louisiana, protecting businesses, individuals and events in New Orleans with personalized, professional protection. From our start providing security for the film and television industry here in Hollywood South, we’ve grown to include commercial security, neighborhood security, special event security, film & television security and executive protection.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service, attention to detail and contractor reliability. Protective services are provided by well-trained and -supervised staff whose one goal is to keep New Orleans and south Louisiana safe and secure so we can laissez les bon temps rouler!

In New Orleans, there’s NO better protection.

Member:

  • ASIS International
  • CVB - New Orleans & Company
  • Elmwood Business Association
  • Rotary Club of New Orleans
  • SKAL
  • InfraGard
  • Emergency Preparedness Task Force for Regional Planning Commission

Support:

  • Horses, Hops and Cops
  • BUKU Music + Art Project

OUR TEAM

Frank Quinn

Owner

Darrell Dumestre

Owner, Managing Partner

Marissa Lingoni

Director of Business Development

Don Fraser

Senior Operations Specialist

Tim Moffett

Operations Specialist

Nalander “Skip” Melton

Operations Specialist

Frank Quinn

Owner

The 2012 co-founder and owner of NOLA Protection Group, Frank is certified as a Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners Licensed Qualifying Agent. He focuses on sales, client relations and contract coordination. Frank earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from Florida State University.

Darrell Dumestre

Owner, Managing Partner

Darrell is one of the founders of NOLA Protection Group, with years of experience in the entertainment and event industries. He oversees assets, including equipment sales and leasing, the security fleet and manages event development and security. Darrell holds a certification as a Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners Licensed Unarmed Security Officer. He is a graduate of Nicholls State University.

Marissa Lingoni

Director of Business Development

Marissa joined NOLA Protection Group in June 2020 with almost a decade of experience supporting business development across several industries, including staffing, security, industrial construction and engineering. She handles client development and lead generation. Marissa is an LSU alumna.

Don Fraser

Senior Operations Specialist

Don is a retired law enforcement officer, Army veteran and criminal justice instructor who holds five FEMA certifications. He’s been with NOLA Protection Group since 2016 and handles scheduling, supervision and instruction. Don holds an associate degree in criminal justice and law enforcement Technology from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

Tim Moffett

Operations Specialist

A veteran security management professional, Tim brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in private security. He joined NOLA Protection Group in July 2020 and oversees security officer management and supervision. He holds a degree from Jackson State University in industrial technology management.

Nalander “Skip” Melton

Operations Specialist

A retired law enforcement officer with more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality and security industries, Skip is certified as a Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners Licensed Unarmed Security Officer. He oversees security officer management and supervision. He has been with NOLA Protection Group since April 2020.

Your protection is our priority. Call us today.