Lisa Bellm

Clarence M. Kelley and Associates, Inc. (CMKA)

3217 Broadway/Suite 400

Kansas City, MO 64111





Kansas City Firm Sends Disaster Ready Response Team to Aid with Katrina.


Kansas City, Missouri, September 6, 2005- Clarence M. Kelley and Associates (CMKA) has deployed two teams to protect a prominent New Orleans hospital during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.   


Early Saturday, September 3, 2005 with security clearance from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), a full supply of food, water and all other necessary supplies, CMKA’s Disaster Ready Response Teams were ready and headed for New Orleans with a mission to provide security and protection for a New Orleans hospital. Two teams of armed agents were sent to evacuate the vacant hospital of any unauthorized occupants as well as provide continued security to prevent any looting of valuable hospital equipment and medical supplies.  The teams are also prepared to offer additional protection to hospital personnel requiring access to and from the facility. CMKA’s services will continue as long as the situation is deemed necessary.


The Disaster Ready Response Teams were able to mobilize and deploy to New Orleans within 24 hours of the authorization to provide services. “As soon as the call came in from the client we could sense the urgency and began preparing immediately. Our men are trained to handle these types of situations and worked rapidly to prepare for departure” Tom Dupriest, President and CEO said. The teams will be able to provide continual support to the client through facilitation of the men in New Orleans with the support team at the headquarters office in Kansas City, MO.

ABOUT Disaster Ready Response Team

The members of CMKA’s Disaster Ready Response Teams have all been trained to operate in areas which have suffered disaster. They all have prior military experience as well as continual training and certifications such as CPS (Certified Protection Specialist), CPP (Certified Protection Professional) and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). The teams assess each disaster situation and are prepared to overcome or adapt to any obstacle they may encounter, such as those related to Katrina: lack of electricity, no food or water supply, no plumbing, disease, and lawlessness. The teams are also prepared to coordinate with the National Guard troops in place.


CMKA, a Kansas City based firm, is a full service private investigating, risk management and security consulting firm providing nationwide coverage to corporations, law firms, and government agencies.  CMKA was founded in 1982 by Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Clarence M. Kelley, and Former Special Agent for the FBI, C. Thomas Dupriest.  For more information on CMKA, contact Lisa Bellm at 816-756-2458 or email