March – Fraud Prevention Month

Fraud Prevention Month

Did you know March is Fraud Prevention Month? Each year, this month focuses on promoting awareness and education on Fraud prevention. Unfortunately, fraud targeting businesses can be just as creative and convincing as those targeting consumers. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported the unprecedented levels of fraud over the past three years, with Canadians reporting a staggering $554 million lost in 2023. This means it’s more important than ever to educate yourself. At Xpera, we’ve prepared a collection of resources to help build your knowledge of the tools available to protect your business.

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ESM Expands Leadership Team

20 March 2024

Emergency Security Management (ESM), a division of Xpera Risk Mitigation & Investigation and Canada’s leading provider of uniformed security services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Waring as Director, ESM, Western Canada.

Mr. Waring is a security management specialist with over 40 years of experience. He worked for the Calgary Police Service in various capacities for over 25 years, including managing staff, developing business plans, and implementing numerous crime prevention programs. In 2006, he joined ESM, and was later appointed as Regional Manager for Alberta, where he oversaw the development of site security plans and deployment of personnel with a staff of over 250 employees across the province.

In his new role as Director, Western Canada, Mr. Waring will oversee ESM teams across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, leveraging decades of experience as a security expert and a demonstrated leader.

“We are thrilled to welcome Peter into this new role,” says Len Copp. “For nearly 20 years, he has been a valued member of the ESM team in Alberta, and his leadership and expertise have been an integral part of our success in the region. I look forward to working with him to ensure ESM’s continued growth and client satisfaction in Western Canada.”

“I’m happy to be working with the strongest team in the industry,” says Peter Waring. “I’m proud of what our staff has been able to accomplish in recent years, and I look forward to leveraging my background in security management to support our wider operations.”

Mr. Waring’s promotion is the direct result of ESM’s continued expansion and growing client base across Western Canada. ESM has built itself through strategic evolution and organic growth into one of Canada’s largest providers of security, risk mitigation, and related services. The company specializes in 24/7 rapid, onsite deployment of security teams, with over 1,000 fire losses and catastrophic sites secured.

Mr. Waring will continue to be based out of ESM’s Calgary location. He can be reached at 403-262-4545 (ext. 2659) or by email at