Titan Security Solutions (abbreviated TSS) is a private security company based out of Fort Nantigo in San Paro.
Early History Edit
Titan Security Solutions started out as a small provider of security guards and services in North Havalynd, mainly getting contracts from small stores to provide loss prevention and camera surveillance. The company began rapidly growing in the mid nineties as more and more desire for security in San Paro arose.
In 1998, TSS took its first contract outside of San Paro and one year later, it expanded into Canada and Mexico. The company began procedures to license armed and armoured convoys to provide secure transport of goods and individuals, further expanding their markets. At this point TSS had headquarters in the US, Europe and Asia.
Expansion to Military Services Edit
In 2002, TSS was offered a large contract by the US Army to provide security and logistics to US and NATO bases in the Middle East, granting the company further rights to use and means of force. Only 2 years later, TSS operatives would begin training with US Army soldiers and began joining offensive and patrol operations. Eventually in exchange for more rights and sizeable sums of money, TSS began doing the "dirty work" of the US Army, conducting multiple deniable operations.
In 2005 TSS began "Project Noose", an initiative within their militarised elements to train specialists in CQC and sword based combat along with several other stealth based weaponry and tactics. This initiative eventually birthed the DenOps unit, individuals who proved to be especially ruthless and calculating during their gruelling training were selected to work under that designation. Due to the nature of their work, most members of the unit were former convicts, sociopaths or even terrorists. Rumours of the units existence began soiling the reputation of the company as a whole though they continually denied its operation or existence.
San Paro Operations Expansion Edit
After the passing of the City Security Act in 2009, TSS began systematically licensing all of their operators, effectively granting them the right to conduct near military scale operations in the San Paro area. Unlike other organisations working under the CSA, TSS did not commit itself or its resources to the betterment of the city, it is even rumoured they sold military grade hardware to anyone with enough money, with no background checks. No evidence of these actions exist naturally, so investigators were powerless to stop them.
TSS also began offering "premium" protection packages, leading to heavily armed and armoured convoys protecting the ultra rich during their commute from the villa neighbourhood all the way to the Needles. The few people that were stupid enough to try and take them out quickly found themselves completely out gunned and out manned, giving TSS a flawless protection record and healthy praise and high profile endorsements, making TSS the go to choice for protection, if you can afford their fees.
2011 marks the year that finalised the San Paro Operations Expansion with the successful purchase of Fort Nantigo, an old US Army base turned military museum. TSS spared no time or expense to get it fully operational as their central field command, removing the need for the 40 plot industrial complex they had been renting so far as well as coming with the bonus of a serviceable runway, with only a few bribes in the right places, TSS was permitted to land unchecked cargo and personnel at Fort Nantigo.
Events of the Comics Edit
None so far.
2001 - Crossfire incident Edit
In the early summer days of 2001, an armed convoy moving through the streets of San Paro was attacked by a band of unaffiliated criminals. The TSS security detail initially attempted to draw the fight into alleyways, but orders from command told them to redirect to the main streets as this provided far worse ground for the attackers. The other result of this is that hundreds of thousands of dollars of damages were done to property, as well as injuring 32 people and killing 6. The command officer that made the call was not held accountable and was later promoted, leading to great media backlash that quickly faded.
2003 - Shooting of Middle Eastern Civilians Edit
During several of TSS's guard operations on US military bases, reports of shooting unarmed civilians came through to the main stream media, however, no operatives were suspended or even investigated, despite one reporter managing to capture on video as one operative opens fire on a civilian vehicle.
2005 - "Project Noose" and DenOps Edit
Despite their best efforts, word of "Project Noose" got out of the company, leading again to sever media slamming, amongst which accusations of building a rent-an-army system and doing the governments dirty work rang the loudest. Rumours of DenOps and the kind of people they hired began regularly appearing on second rate media outlets.
2009 - San Paro operations Edit
Shortly after Mayor Derren passed the CSA, TSS bribed Derren herself, leading to her granting them permission to conduct military scale operations within the city, again incurring strong media response, with people questioning if it really was okay for a private army to be operating on US soil as a defacto law enforcement agency.
2011 - Purchase of Fort Nantigo Edit
On March 12, 2011, the city of San Paro closed the 550 million dollar deal on the sale of Fort Nantigo including all present hardware. Up until this point the fort was being prepared as a military history museum, but its strategic position and usable runway made it a target of TSS's interest since 2009. The Already anti-Derren media condemned both the city and TSS for the sale, citing unchecked flights and further militarisation of the company.
2015 - Killing of SPPD Officers Edit
As the fighting in CSA escalated, so did TSS increase its operations, essentially selling military level protection to companies San Paro wide. During a convoy transport, police officers attempted to pull over the lead car for a traffic violation. After initial unresponsiveness, the officers attempted to force the convoy to a stop, which was met with them opening fire and killing one of the officers. When questioned, the leader of the convoy claimed that the car seemed fake to them and that they felt that they were being led into an ambush. This event lead to multiple high level investigations, most still ongoing.
Notable Members Edit
- Vladimir Voronov (Officer, former)
- Frank Cladis (Officer, former)
- Jannett Howitt (Major, active)