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With a team of internationally acclaimed experts, we offer unrivalled expertise

Our team of consultants has decades of experience and comprises former members of law enforcement, intelligence services, government, and current and former academic professionals. With our unmatched expertise and experience, our team is committed to helping you succeed in even the most complex and challenging situations.

Our Services

In 2019 Philip Grindell founded Defuse to deliver first-class Government level safety solutions to private and corporate clients.

With over three decades of experience in Law Enforcement, including responsibility for the safety of British Members of Parliament after the attack on Jo Cox MP, Philip has developed a network of vetted advisors and experts.

As a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), he has successfully protected some of the most well-known people in the world, including politicians, British Royalty, and other VIPs. Defuse uses the very latest researched methodology used by Government departments that are usually reserved for the most elite in society. Trust Defuse for your safety needs.


Defuse provides science-based solutions tailored for your unique needs, so you can feel safe and secure. Our team of experts work tirelessly to prevent and counter problematic behaviours that can cause harm to you, your reputation, and your business. With Defuse, you can mitigate risk and enjoy success free from fear and intimidation.


Protective Security:

As the world continues to evolve, so do the threats to our safety and security. As Chartered Security Professionals, we have unique access to intelligence and analytical processes designed to protect people, physical assets, and information. Our expertise comes from being responsible for the national protective security operation that UK Members of Parliament were entitled to, both at their homes and their places of work, as well as being a Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator protecting Government, Royal, and VIP events.

Whether at work or home, feeling safe and relaxed is essential. That’s why we deliver independent, accurate, and needs-based reviews of your security measures. Our focus is firmly on keeping you secure and helping you feel safer. With our vetted network of commercial suppliers and specialists, we ensure that we only recommend the most trusted and professional systems. Let us help you feel secure and protected.

Protective Intelligence:

Protective intelligence is a vital tool for protectors to proactively identify, assess, and mitigate threats to protectees. At Defuse, we have developed unrivalled expertise in using behavioural science, forensic profiling and threat management to identify, assess and manage issues directed at high net worth and other prominent figures, led by the world’s experts. Our proven expertise has helped to prevent serious attacks against some of the most prominent people.

We understand the personal and professional impact of issues such as disputes, harassment, stalking, toxic workplace behaviours, and fixated threats, which unfortunately are common. That’s why we are here to help you defuse any situation, allowing you to focus on your passions and businesses, and reducing the risks of financial and reputational harm.

We conduct digital investigations using multiple analysts to include OSINT, dark web, and database searches. Our team delivers ongoing reassurance through passive and proactive monitoring, tracking mentions and activity to identify emerging threats. At Defuse, we understand the importance of being prepared and staying ahead of potential threats through accurate, trusted, professionally analysed information.

Trust Defuse to provide you with the expertise and tools to protect yourself and your business from potential threats.


Crisis management and communications

In today’s fast-paced digital world, reputation is everything. But one wrong move can bring everything tumbling down. That’s why trust is key, and expertise is required. With the rise of deep fake videos and personal information being sold on the dark web, even the most established individuals and companies are facing existential threats.

This is where Defuse comes in. With decades of experience investigating some of the most serious, complex, and high-profile cases, Defuse has advised some of the most well-known prominent and corporate figures on security, crisis communications, and threat issues. Defuse has developed a holistic approach to effectively and creatively resolve the issues of concern.

Don’t wait until it’s too late, protect your reputation and secure your future with Defuse.


With Defuse, you can rest assured that your investigations are in safe hands. With decades of investigative expertise, our team is well-versed in UK legislation and experienced in advanced investigative techniques, including interviewing the most vulnerable members of our communities.

We seek to find the truth, supported by evidence both lawfully and ethically. Our team understands that almost every investigation includes an element of digital investigation, and we are equipped to handle both conventional and digital methodologies. Whether you need to trace assets, people, or items of value, Defuse has got you covered.


At Defuse, we know that sharing knowledge and expertise is key to achieving our mission of improving lives. Our methods and philosophies are based on proven research and operations. We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and results. Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on the world!

Creating a safer workplace

New research, conducted with Oxford University, has found that a staggering 80% of harmful and inappropriate workplace behaviours go unreported. This can lead to the loss of top-performing employees and reputational, ESG, and financial harm.

Our 5 stage ‘behavioural’ approach, developed by our team, works collaboratively to tackle these issues at the source and implement an internal threat management process. By triaging the behaviours of concern, you can improve the reporting of incidents and reduce the likelihood of reputational and financial harm.

Together, let’s create a safer and more productive workplace.

Training and Workshops

CPD Accredited Training – Behavioural Threat Management (Countering Fixated and Lone Actor Threats)

We have developed a full-day CPD-accredited workshop and two half-day workshops to share our methodology, which we have run as internal training with exceptional feedback.

  • Identify the different violence risk and threat assessment approaches
  • Describe the differences between affective and predatory violence
  • Assess direct threats, leakage and warning behaviours
  • Communicate risk findings to other professionals in a scientific, legal and ethical manner
  • Understand the Pathway to Predicted or Targeted Violence.
  • Describe the dynamics and risk management implications concerning stalking.
  • Understand the difference between those who make a threat from those who pose one.
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The Defuse Podcast

Hosted by Philip Grindell MSc CSyP

Taking the guesswork out of protecting your privacy, reputation and status.

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