Safeguarding Everything That Matters Most Since 1974

Personal security is one of the most valuable investments for yourself, your family and your business.

Department of Veterans Affairs Certified Veteran-Owned Business

David R. Marks International is a fully licensed and insured armed or unarmed security provider offering a full array of investigative and protective services both nationally and internationally.

David R. Marks International, established in 1974 by  David Marks in order to provide personal protection, private investigations & consulting services to celebrities, VIP's, high level executives, events, functions, diplomats, corporations, and families. Building on a hardened foundation as a United States Marine Corps Veteran, the successful provision of highly specialized personal protection for corporations and organizations designed to eliminate security and liability risks on a domestic and international scale continues to be the cornerstone of David R. Marks International. Furnishing personal protection for clients and their families, thereby preserving a safe and secure environment so they can pursue their activities in a free and unencumbered manner.
Our protection specialists possess the expertise to meet all challenges while demonstrating a unique ability to assess individual situations in order to implement appropriate security measures in a professional and tactful manner. Conducting risk and vulnerability analysis to protect wealth (i.e., fixed and mobile property, assets and possessions).

"The ability to control personal fear, apprehension, and emotion through self-discipline; earning special honors, awards, certificates and diplomas; maintaining several licenses in the security arena as well as being certified in First Aid and C.P.R.; lifetime member of W.A.D. - "World Association of Detectives," and a United States Marine, honorably discharged provides additional peace of mind to our clients," states  David Marks, Founder & Owner of David R. Marks International.

Experience includes protection for corporate executives as well as personal security for entertainers at concerts, promotional tours, fashion events, autograph signings, personal appearances, social occasions, motion picture, television, music productions, and business meetings. Independent and protection teams. Fully able to travel throughout the United States and internationally. Licensed to carry firearms in most states.

Available for short or long term assignments. Able to travel or relocate with no restrictions.

Personal attributes include natural leadership, loyalty, integrity, and reliability. Safety and liability are emphasized at all times with excellent judgment, discretion and diplomacy.

Client's Privacy Protected At All Times

Why Us?


Client orders or requests may not be fulfilled if the safety of our client is jeopardized.


The dedication to our clients and our industry cannot be questioned. David R. Marks International continues to provide protection & investigations since 1974.


Unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty & courage. Absolute allegiance to our clients.


Someone that you can believe in and is completely reliable, David R. Marks International continues to be entrusted with the lives & well-being of people & their families.


Knowledge favors the prepared mind.


Being tactful, respectful & professional, David R. Marks International continues to be devoted to their clients.

Professional Licenses

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

T.W.I.C. Card


State of California

Firearm License FQ-267637

State of Florida

Private Security Agency License B-0000704
Private Investigator License C-0001136
Manager, Investigative/Security Agency License M-8500337
Security Officer License D-0267684
Security Instructor License DI-8900155
Concealed Weapons License CW-8817730
Statewide Firearm License G-2401162
City of Pompano Beach Business Tax License Current
Broward County Business Tax License Current
International Driving License Current
U.S.A. Passport Current
U.S.A. Driver's License Current
International Certificate of Vaccination Current
Water Safety Today Current
Standard First Aid with CPR/ AED (Adult, Child & Infant) Current

State of Utah



Certifications / Diplomas

  • NRA Protection Course Certification
  • Jury Duty
  • Advance Executive Protection
  • Advance Executive Protection
  • Advanced Surveillance Techniques
  • Advanced Missing Persons Specialties
  • Advanced Background Investigation
  • Armed Executive Protection
  • Arson Investigation
  • Auto Repossession
  • Background Investigation
  • Basic Private Investigation
  • Basic Observation in a Crime Scene Search
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Checking Motor Vehicle Records
  • Civil and Private Investigation
  • Courtroom Presentation / Rules of Evidence
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Search
  • Crime Scene Search and Physical Evidence
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Defense Insurance Investigation
  • Diploma in Investigative Theory and Practice
  • Disguise Techniques
  • Divorce Investigation
  • Domestic Investigations
  • Drug Investigations
  • Electronic Eavesdropping Countermeasures
  • Executive / Celebrity Protection
  • First Aid
  • Genealogy Investigation
  • Guard and Security Services
  • Industrial Safety Surveys
  • Industrial Security
  • Industrial Investigations
  • Internal Security Training
  • International Academy of Criminology
  • Interrogation
  • Introduction to Investigation
  • Investigation and Security as a Professional Vocation
  • Investigation of Bunco
  • Investigation and Security Training School
  • Investigative Report Writing
  • Investigative Hypnotism
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Law of Arrest / Search and Seizure
  • Lie Detection Techniques
  • Lip Reading
  • Management Improvement Program
  • Marksmanship with Modern Handguns
  • Missing Persons Seminar
  • Missing Persons
  • Motion and Still Cameras
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • National Commission on Professional Law Enforcement Standards
  • Neighborhood Inquiry Investigations
  • Organized Crime
  • Physical Surveillance Techniques
  • Plaintiff Investigation
  • Police Supervision and Management
  • Practical Investigations
  • Practical Investigations, Phase II
  • Practical Investigations, Phase III
  • Pre-Employment Investigation
  • Pretext Sabotage and Espionage
  • Preventive Security
  • Private Security Science
  • Private Security Training
  • Private Security Officer's Training
  • Private Investigations
  • Private Investigations I
  • Private Investigations II
  • Professional Certificate in Private Security, Science and Criminal Justice
  • Record Locations, Burglary and Bomb Incidents
  • Science and Criminal Justice
  • Security Against Civil Disturbance
  • Security Consultant
  • Selling Investigation and Security Services
  • Service of Process
  • Shopping Services
  • Skip Tracing and Missing Persons
  • Smuggling Investigation
  • Specialized Services
  • Standards
  • Statements
  • Store Detective, Shoplifting and Bar Checking
  • Supervision and Management
  • Surety Recovery / Bounty Hunting
  • Surety Recovery Specialist
  • Surveillance and Stakeout
  • Undercover Investigation
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • White Collar Crime Investigation

Special Honors / Awards

  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home - The National Rifle Association of America
  • PPS Labs Entomological Genetics Center
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • Carnegie Hero Fund Commission
  • Certificate of Award, Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute
  • Certificate of Award for Distinguished Standing, American Biographical Institute
  • Honorary Appointment to the Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute
  • Outstanding Achievements in Investigations and Personal Protection, American Biographical Institute
  • Personalities of the South Award, American Biographical Institute
  • Recognition of Past Achievements and Outstanding Service, Editorial Board of the American Biographical Institute
  • Personal Protection and Investigation Award, Biographical Role of Honor
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Police Hall of Fame
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Police Hall of Fame
  • John Edgar Hoover Memorial Gold Medal for Distinguished Public Service Award, American Police Hall of Fame
  • Service Medal, American Police Service
  • Good Samaritan Award, Order of Michael The Arch Angel Police Legion (14 times)
  • Outstanding Commendation, American Law Enforcement Officers Association (7 times)
  • Certificate of Award, Florida Association of Private Investigators, Inc. (16 times)
  • Merit Award, Excellent Arrest, American Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • Merit Award, American Federation of Police (4 times)
  • Award, Personalities of the South, Distinguished Service
  • Certificate of Achievement, Mayors Office, Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Award of Merit, Michelle Lee Meyer
  • Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Investigation, National Law Enforcement Academy
  • Award, Personalities of America, Outstanding Achievements
  • Professional Certificate in Private Security, Science and Criminal Justice
  • National Commission of Professional Law Enforcement Standards
  • Honorary Fellow, American Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • Special Agent, International Police Congress (2 times)
  • Honorary Fellow, National Law Enforcement Academy
  • Service Medal, American Law Enforcement Officers Association

Organizational Affiliates

  • Marine Corps League, Tamarac Detachment #755, Tamarac, FL U.S.A., Life Member
  • Veteran of Foreign Wars - Life Member
  • 823-Badge of Honor Association, U.S.A., Taiwan Vets ROC, Life Member
  • Broward County Multi-Ethnic Commission, Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A., Delegate and Commission Member, 1997 - 2000
  • Earth Mother Indian Council, Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A., Council Elder, 1997 - 2000
  • Adaptive Credentialing and Evaluation, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A., Board Member, 1997 - 2000
  • International Institute of Adaptive Sciences, Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A., Trustee, 1997 - 2000
  • International Association of Adaptive Sciences, Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A., Board Member and Director of the Executive Board, 1997 - 2000, Senior Commission Member on the Advisory Board, 1997 - 2000, Senior Commission Member on the Advisory Board, 1997 - 2000
  • The American Association of Adaptive Education, Sunrise, FL, U.S.A, Florida Representative of the National Advisory Council, 1997 - 2000
  • Florida Motion Picture and Television Association, Broward County Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A, 1994 - 1998, Board of Directors, 1996 - 1998
  • Native American Cultural Arts Society, Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A., Trustee and Founding Member, 1993 - 2000
  • Southeast Homeowners Association, Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A., 1993 - 1995, Board of Directors, 1994-1995
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, U.S.A., 1979 - 1980
  • World Association of Detectives, Inc., U.S.A., 1977 - Current Life Member
  • Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A., 1976 - 1998
  • Florida Association of Private Investigators, Inc., Tampa, FL, U.S.A., 1974 - 1983, Board of Directors, 1977 - 1978
  • National Law Enforcement Academy, Miami, FL, U.S.A., 1974 - 1979
  • American Law Enforcement Officers Association, Miami, FL, U.S.A., 1974 - 1979
  • American Police Hall of Fame, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1974 - 1979
  • American Federation of Police, Miami, FL, U.S.A., 1974 - 1979
  • American Police Academy, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1974 - 1979
  • International Academy of Criminology, Miami, FL, U.S.A., 1974 - 1979
  • International Police Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1974 - 1979
  • International Association of Professional Investigators, U.S.A., 1974 - 1979


  • Federal Protective Service, National Protection US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Pest PRO Services
  • Miles Santuchi
  • Ginger Productions (2 letters)
  • Minders Protective Services
  • Human Intelligence Investigative Services
  • Kindred Hospital (2 letters)
  • Jan Turk
  • Security U.S.A., Inc.
  • Tracey H. Smith
  • Jessica Luteran
  • Monica Ortiz
  • Tresa Chmbers
  • Caryn Starink
  • Donna Toothe
  • Patrick Gent
  • Peter Beck
  • Robert Leone
  • Jo-Anne P. Dickson
  • Rosa Barbosa
  • Enhanced Technology
  • Treaty Productions
  • Florida Motion Picture & Television Association, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter
  • Exposition - Phoenix Press
  • Monica Harris
  • International Association of Adaptive Sciences, Inc.
  • Child Care Connection
  • Nasca Body Shop
  • Sgt. Carl Sonntag, Pompano Beach Police
  • Sandra S. King, Pompano Beach Police
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • Casino Parking, Inc.
  • Donna E. Devlin
  • Photographer Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick
  • Law Offices of Conrad, Scherer, James, & Jenne
  • Joseph J. Devlin III
  • Carnegie Hero Fund Commission
  • Richard J. Porraro, D.D.S.
  • Michael J. Trent, P.A.
  • Janet L. Courage
  • Laurey P. Miller
  • American Biographical Institute
  • Chief of Police Ron Cochran
  • Mayor Emma Lou Olson, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Brandy Bail Bonds
  • Broward County Bondsmen Association
  • Internation Jewel Thief
  • Stuart L. Stein, P.A.
  • Pamco Racing Enterprises
  • Broward County Carpenter's District Council
  • Joseph H. Kaplan
  • ABC News President Roone Arledge
  • Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Quality Meats
  • Law Offices of Berman & Dubner
  • Gordon R. Gerardis
  • Jerry B. Smith, Esquire
  • Philamin L. G. Clelland
  • Robert J. Clelland, Jr., Attorney At Law (2 letters)
  • Russell & Associates, Investigators
  • Bob Graham and Wayne Mixson
  • Circus Circus Casino
  • Executive Elite International
  • NBI-National Business Investigations, Inc. (2 letters)
  • Pioneer ALF


  • Around Town
  • Boca Life Society
  • Boca Raton News
  • Bravo Magazine
  • Business in Broward
  • Center Stage Magazine
  • Chamber of Commerce (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Chamber of Commerce (Pompano Beach)
  • Chamber of Commerce (Update Pompano Beach)
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Cincinnati News
  • East Broward Tribune
  • El Sol de la Florida
  • Entertainment Magazine
  • Florida Blue Sheet
  • Forbes Magazine
  • Fort Lauderdale News
  • Fort Walton Beach News
  • Gold Coast Magazine
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Neighborhood News
  • New York Post
  • New York Times
  • Notorious Magazine
  • Oakland Tribune
  • Palm Beach News
  • Pompano Beach Ledger
  • Roll Call Newsletter
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • San Leandro (Chamber of Commerce)
  • South Florida Newsweek
  • Sun Sentinel News
  • Te-Je-Da Entertainment
  • The Miami Herald
  • The Pompano Pelican
  • The Wave Magazine
  • Town Crier Palms West
  • United Private Investigators Assoc.
  • USA Today
  • Viewfinder News
  • WAD News
  • Weekly Herald
  • Weekly Magazine
  • World Association of Detectives
  • The Arizona Republic
  • AP Wire Service
  • Contra Costa
  • San Ramon Valley Times
  • West County Times
  • Valley Times
  • Boston Arts & Entertainment
  • Fox
  • News
  • New
  • J.Com
  • News 690 AM
  • Herald News
  • The Hinesberg Journal
  • The Akron Farm Report
  • One Local
  • Las Vegas
  • 750 AM
  • Soulie
  • Mercury
  • Entertainment
  • S F
  • ABC News
  • Chronicle
  • Asia News
  • Ledger-Enquirer
  • Town

Film Credits

Documentary: You Have His Eyes

Actor (as Himself) & Security Consultant

Mr. Christopher Wilson - Producer & Director for You Have His Eyes

Security Consultant & Confidant

Shooting Britney

Personal Protection & Security Consultant

Ginger Productions (on & off set)

Personal Protection & Security Consultant

Motion Picture: Shottas


Motion Picture: Oliver Twist

Security Consultant