So...Who Are We?

  • Knight Shield was founded in 1996 with the Atlanta Summer Olympics as one of our first clients. Our founder, Nolan Shaheed Knight, a graduate of the historic and prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., is an active/reserve status State of Georgia POST certified Police Officer (#90-0290-S) & Instructor, and currently possesses a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification from the 'grandfather' of HR certifying agencies, HRCI. He is also a Georgia State Board of Private Detectives and Security Professionals, licensed (#PSC002385) and certified (#SGE064537), including a Classroom and Firing Range Instructor. Additionally, he is a certified Federal EEOC investigator, mediator, counselor, and a Ga Supreme Court Neutral/Mediator & Arbitrator, including for special victims/domestic violence (#5205-9822-1802-7008). He was first certified in mediations in 2000, after completing the two-year Graduate Studies Program at Ga State University's Law School, Consortium on Negotiations & Conflict Resolution. 
  • More recently, however, in an effort to continue to learn and grow, in July 2019, he completed and graduated from the year-long Certified Professional Public Manager Program at the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute. 
  •  Mr. Shaheed has served the public through County Sheriffs and Police Departments, and at the State level, as an HR, Employee-Management Relations Counselor, Consultant & Mediator. He also continues to serve, since 2010, and works diligently to secure Civil Rights, due process, for ALL Citizens as the Legal Redress Chairman/Program Mgr, at the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP.
  • Most of all, he is a Man who Strongly Believes that The Divine is Active in his Life and Requires Much of him, all of us, daily. Therefore, ALL that We Do, is with a Noble, Higher, Divine Purpose.

Business Experiences, Impacts, and Successes

Business experience. Mr. Shaheed has over twenty-five years of combined Business Administration & Operations, Consulting, Training, and Project Management experience in the 

following areas:

General and Executive Management/Leadership
Project Mgmt: Staffing large scale, short and long term Special Events;
Consulting clients' managers in the areas of Risk, Safety & Crisis Management,
Human Resources/Employment Laws updates and procedures,
Employee-Labor Relations negotiating & mediations,
Policy compliance and Progressive Discipline procedures,
Conflict resolution, Valuing diversity,
Effective Recruiting, Employee Engagement,
EEO/Title VII (including sexual harassment) updates.
New Hire Orientation and Onboarding,
Customer Service Resolutions and Improvements, and
Training all levels of Workplace Professionals to be 

More Peaceful Productive.


Our services have had a positive and effective impact on the workplace culture and enhancing the bottom line of our clients by decreasing loss and liabilities; increasing safety and policy compliance; preventing conflicts, lowering turnover rates; and increasing the morale of the employees. Hence, indirectly helping to increase the client's profits.


Our Success. At our peak, we held $30 million in corporate contracts from Atlanta, Ga. to Miami, Fla, and Mobile, Alabama, employing or contracting up to 150 employees and contractors. The company has been profitable for the last 15 of its 20 plus years of operations.


Our Clients. We have an impressive portfolio of clients providing them expert level executive protection, project coordination & management of events, scheduling and managing itineraries for clients such as the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons, the Gwinnett Braves, Mayor Shirley Franklin, Usher Raymond, TLC, Justin Timberlake, Outcast, Tyler Perry, Spike Lee, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Beyoncé, and top executives of LaFace Records, Bad Boy Records, BobbCat Films & Studio, Disney Film Productions, Netflix, Fox, and MTV Film Productions, and numerous Atlanta, Ga based Fortune 500 companies such as Porche Auto, Inc. office building, and BP Oil Films and Marketing.


Our Agents have frequently traveled across the U.S. and internationally, including England, Germany, Egypt, Ireland, and the Caribbean, to help and/or manage the planning and implementation of the security plans and procedures for concerts and/or events our clients would be attended. We have been highly successful with providing professional, expert services in this area, including providing planning and protective services for large-scale projects--supervising, staffing, and managing such on the local and international levels. Many projects that we managed extended for up to twenty-four weeks and involved multiple sites, with the need arising for us to utilize subcontract vendors, such as janitorial, landscaping, waste management, construction, transportation services, and temporary staffing firms. It was our responsibility to secure and sign contracts with such vendors.

The largest events managed had approximately 60,000 plus attendees (Athletic events at Fulton County Stadium, Ga. Dome and Phillips Arena, and music concerts at Lakewood Amphitheater, for example).

Since 2000, we have served, at various points, as contract Security Consultants for the Atlanta Marriott Residence Inn, the Hilton Gardens at John’s Creek, Cortland Partners (5 locations), Grubb Properties, DynCorp, Control Buiding Services (New Jersey), The Men's Wearhouse, The Urban Suburban Executive Center, the UPS Store (Lilburn), BET-Atlanta/Viacom, ScreenGems Atlanta, BobbCat Films, Disney Films, and El Progresso Grocery Stores (8 locations). Many of these events involved international travel also.

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In 2010, the company expanded into Human Resources/Employee-Management Relations and Development Consulting, working closely with law firms (LayLaw Legal, LLC and Stephanie D. Banks Law Office), The Atlanta Branch of the NAACP, and the Atlanta District Federal EEOC (as a third party representative, mediator or consultant for customers filing Title VII Civil Rights complaints against their employers). We also worked for employers, to avoid discrimination claims as well as answered EEO interrogatories (certified employment law paralegal). Over the years, we helped clients file their complaints, We would then investigate and collect relevant evidence, secure mediation sessions, and then negotiated monetary settlements ($2 million awards thus far), and/or at least more favorable/positive working conditions, etc. Many of our clients were/are private employees or independent contractors and/or union members who sought/seek our help and advice on how best to proceed with filing their case/claim.

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