3 Rings Protection and Training Services

3 Rings PTS, LLC is veteran-owned, veteran-operated


We specialize in executive and personal protection. 3 Rings Protection and Training Services (3 Rings PTS, LLC) has provided over 20 years of security, investigations, training, and assessments in all areas from corporate, security, law enforcement, and military services in all types of conditions and threats.

Transport Security

We can safely transport your valuables to ensure they reach the target destination.

Active Shooter Training

We provide training for schools, colleges, businesses, churches, and other organizations for how to handle an active shooter situation.

Protection Services

We provide bodyguard, VIP, and executive protection services to keep individuals safe in a variety of situations.

On Site Trainings

We provide both hard skills and soft skills training to your designated security team in hand to hand combat and weapons training and to recognize threats before they become an issue or to de-escalate a problem before it becomes violent.

*Includes: basic and advanced pistol and rifle training

Armed and Unarmed Guard Services

Our team of professional guards have provided hundreds of hours performing armed and unarmed services for construction sites, personal residence, corporate and state facilities and school campuses.

*Includes: NYS 8-16 hour guard license certification &
NYS 47 hour armed guard courses

Security Assessment

Want to know if your current security system is safe? Wondering what steps to take to secure your property? Our experts will evaluate your property or existing security system and make recommendations to increase safety.

3 Rings Protection and Training Services is based on our concentric rings of security.

The outer ring consists of surveillance and counter-surveillance of your person or property and areas of operation to and from work as well as route planning.

The middle ring, or what we call the “25 foot ring”, consists of mainly crowd control, building, and resident spaces within the fences or outer security areas.

The final ring, or the “inner ring”, consists of your up-close and personal protection – whether it’s an armed and well-trained driver, asset courier, or escort to and from special events, residences, or venues. This ring is designed to provide you the peace of mind and security you can see and rely on. This type of security is not just protection from what could be attacks or harassers, but also- security for any type of medical conditions you (the client) may have.

Why Choose Us?

Client Priority

Our customers are our #1 priority. From our very first face-to-face meeting with our clients, each is shown the utmost respect and courtesy.

Problem Solving

We pride ourselves on our ability to plan for every possible problem and develop solutions for those problems, whether in training, transportation, personal safety at home or to and from your work place or events.

Geographic Knowledge

Based in the capital region area, our team has extensive knowledge and resources in the surrounding areas and states.


Our owners and operators all are prior military and security professionals with years of knowledge and training in all aspects of security. All of our operators are highly trained and skilled in Hand to Hand, firearms, customer service and medical training as well as de-escalation and counter surveillance techniques.

NY Licensed Private Investigator

NY Dept. of State Division of Licensing

D-U-N’s Number: 015669985

Bonded and Insured


Duane Potter


Duane is currently a Licensed Private Investigator and a former U.S. Marine and martial arts instructor with over 20 years in security management. He also has a background in investigations, VIP protection and has taught several courses to include workplace violence and active shooter training. Duane has also worked for the Federal Protective Services as an armed officer. He has had extensive experience conducting security and building assessments and has conducted armed protection details for corporations as well as private individuals.

Duane is a member of Team Rubicon (GreyShirts). Team Rubicon has a lot of Military Veterans who respond throughout the US and World to assist during Natural Disasters.

Duane is also an Ambassador for Vets4Warriors, a member of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce “Veterans Business Council” and Life Member of the Marine Corp League.

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3 Rings PTS LLC is a proud Sponsor of the Amsterdam Mohawks Baseball Team

The people who have trusted us so far

“I would like to personally thank Duane Potter for his personal protection during my performances from 2008-2013.”

Ernie Williams, Blues Man

“I want to thank Duane and his team for protecting me during my crisis and treating me and my family with respect and kindness.”

Angela Parsons

“I have had the privilege to work with Duane Potter and 3 Rings since 2019. As president of Congregation Agudat Achim, at the height of the resurgence of antisemitism in the United States, Duane and his team were recommended to provided our community with security for our weekly and holiday services as well as various in-house events. The members of our congregation immediately felt safe and cared for by his team of friendly, respectful, professional security officers.

Mr. Potter and his team also provided a group of our congregants with active shooter training that was clear and concise and patiently answered their many questions. Mr. Potter worked with our security committee to create a safety plan in the event that there was an active shooter situation in our synagogue or school.

I highly recommend Mr. Potter and 3 Rings for protection and training services.”

Jackie Rowen, Congregation Agudat Achim

“Feeling very safe and important with personal security guards while covering Donald Trump in Albany.”

Katie Eastman

“Thank you for the assistance in the event we held here in Lake George. Your security officers did a wonderful job. Thanks again!”

Paul Bricoccoli, Lake George Parks

“Duane , thanks for your help with the coverage you provided at the hotel . Great job and we will definitely use your company next year . Thanks again.”

Molly Reed, Brentwood Hotel, Molly@brentwood-hotel.com

“It is with pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Duane Potter.

Duane worked as Operations Manager for AlliedBarton Security Services from 2009 to October, 2016. His position was recently eliminated due to a company acquisition. During his time as Operations Manager, Duane was responsible for security staffing and operations at numerous sites in the Albany, NY area. These sites included corporate and industrial properties, as well as higher education institutions. Throughout his tenure, he effectively interacted with a diverse client base and workforce.

Duane was an honest and loyal employee who worked independently, followed direction when necessary and worked within the guidelines of company standards, often exceeding them. As my direct report, he met deadlines and was effective in solving problems.”

Paul M. Dodson, paul.dodson@aus.com

“Three Rings PTS has been the security provider for the Saratoga Springs City Center for the past several years. The staff of Three Rings has been very responsive and professional.

The Saratoga Springs City Center has a wide range of security needs and Three Rings has been able to exceed expectations. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality and professional security company. “

Ryan McMahon, Saratoga Springs City Center

Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

Member of Veterans Business Council

The mission of the Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate opportunities for our military veterans residing in Saratoga County.


Ambassador for Vets4Warriors

Vets4Warriors is a national 24/7-peer support network for veteran and military communities 100% staffed by trained veterans and members of the military community, their families or caregivers.

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Veterans Miracle Center

The Veterans Miracle Center is a special place for Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel — as well as their immediate families — to receive daily life necessities absolutely free.

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Life Member of Marine Corp League

Detachment 392 – Amsterdam, NY

Promoting the interest and preserving traditions of the United States Marine Corps and fostering the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.


We are available and on-call 24/7.

Albany NY area



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