Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol and Kel Executive Services have a 25-plus year history. A&O was founded in the 1980s by CEO Frank Keller. A certified mounted police instructor, Keller trains mounted police units throughout the United States and is the chief training officer for the Alpha & Omega Mounted Training Division.
Keller is a graduate of the International Association of Assembly Managers’ inaugural Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS). The Academy’s intensive training focused on emergency planning and life safety management for the public venue industry. In 2012, he completed training in handling severe weather emergencies at large-scale events at the International Association of Venue Managers’ first weather seminar . In 2015, he became a certified NOAA National Weather Service SKYWARN Storm Spotter.
From a humble beginning as an entertainment company providing horse drawn hayrides and Santa arrivals for shopping centers, A&O has evolved into one of the nation’s most respected providers of public safety. Keller and his late father, a 40-year veteran of law enforcement, designed the first privately owned mounted patrol in the United States to provide security for shopping malls. Continued expansion took the company into security for arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, concerts, festivals, Business Improvement Districts, and other mass gatherings. In 2000, Keller established KES to provide turn-key security planning and implementation for clients.
Today, the two companies serve the public interest by providing both highly visible deterrents to crime with the mounted patrols and sophisticated behind-the-scenes security via KES. The combined client roster includes the annual Bonnaroo Music and Camping Festival, The Woodlands Township, Coachella, Stagecoach, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, Lights All Night, Allgood Music Festival, Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile, many performers of Farm Aid 2006, PHISH music and camping festivals, World Cup Soccer, Woodstock ’94, Super Bowl XXVIII in 2004, and amphitheaters throughout the country.