DK Security offers armed security guards in either a uniform or in plainclothes, depending on the situational needs and client requests. We provide over 17,000 hours of armed services each month.
In 1995, two former Federal law enforcement executives founded DK Security and hired five recent Criminal Justice graduates as security officers. DK Security, a veteran-owned business, has since grown to over 2,000 employees and has become the largest locally owned security company in Michigan. With a strong leadership team in place and a commitment to hospitality security, they have built their reputation serving 450 clients with offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit, and Flint.
Whether you’re looking for a career in security, a job to support you while in college, or something to do during retirement, DK has a variety of options for you.
“My favorite part about DK is the team effort! I’m very happy with the way everyone has each other’s back. It makes for great results and one doesn’t get worried about things, because the team will help pull you through it.”
The United States Marine Corps
Currently enrolled at the University of Davenport – Business Major
I eat out, a lot! I don’t discriminate against any food type, but I do try to make some healthy choices. It’s hard to do when I don’t like green food, but I love sushi and other seafood.
I also like to work out in group classes. I try to golf every weekend, and I try to sneak in 9 holes here and there during the week.
I also enjoy going to the movies, when COVID isn’t a factor.
Emergency Response Planning, Parking Security, Retail Security, and Campus Security
“As an Operations Manager, I am glad I am able to assist employees with their concerns, supporting them to ensure their happiness.”
Currently attending Oakland Community College in pursuit of a Criminal Justice Degree.
I like to travel, attend sporting events, and go hiking. I am a fan of all Detroit sports teams.
Active Shooter Training, Health Care Security
Hired in 2019: Armed Security Officer Operations Manager
“My favorite part of the job is the variety! One day I might be in the office working on my laptop, another day I’m doing site checks, visiting my officers and clients, and yet can find myself standing post. I love my job!”
Education and Training:
Wayne Regional Police Training Academy: PA 330 Certification
Michigan Dept of Corrections: Leadership Academy, New Sergeants School, Emergency Response Team School, Drill Instructor Academy
Corrections Officer for 12 years, rising through the ranks to Lieutenant
I enjoy anything fitness! I love adventure racing which includes mountain biking, kayaking and trail running. I have competed as a bodybuilder and ran a Spartan Race. When I’m not working or working out, I enjoy good food and being on or near the water.
Emergency Response, Active Shooter Response, CPL Firearms, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Interrogations, Investigations, Security Operations
Hired in 2020: Operations Manager
“My favorite part of my job is working with some of the most passionate people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”
United States Army
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends going golfing, fishing, and hunting.
Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, CPL Firearms, Hostile Operational Surveillance, Investigations, Military Security
Bachelor of Arts, Business & Music – Aquinas College
I enjoy reading, travelling, and playing the guitar.
Armed Operations, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Event Management, Judicial Security, Security Operations, Threat Analysis
Hired in 2014. Security Officer Assistant Supervisor Command Center Supervisor Operations Manager
“My favorite part about working for DK is being able to work with a ton of incredible people”
I’m a big University of Michigan football fan. I also enjoy volunteering at the local police department where I am a Reserve Police Officer.
CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, CPR Instructor, Retail Security, Security Operations
“My favorite part about my job is the ability to meet and work with so many great people and having the opportunity to learn something new each day.”
Education and Training:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Western Michigan University
Police Academy Training – Oakland Police Academy
I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Playing basketball, golfing, weight lifting, and running to stay active. I also volunteer as a youth basketball coach.
Active Shooter Response, CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Investigations, Security Operations, Retail Security, Security Operations. Surveillance
Hired in 2020: Operations Manager
“I am passionate about doing my best to ensure that those around me are as successful as possible.”
Current student at Grand Rapids Community College studying Criminal Justice
– Riding my motorcycle
– Any outdoor activities
– Spending time with nieces and nephews
Security Operations & Surveillance
“My favorite part about working at DK is how supportive everyone is, they are always willing to provide their help and experience to accomplish our goals.”
I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, and going for motorcycle rides with friends and family.
CCTV, Interrogations, Investigations, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance
Hired in 2019. Operations Manager
“I’m passionate about sharing my personal and professional experience as a coach/mentor with young people who are just starting their careers.”
– 30 years with the Michigan Department of Corrections
– Retired as a Warden
I enjoy spending time hunting, fishing, coaching and playing hockey.
Armed Operations, Investigations, Emergency Response Planning, Executive Protection, Event Management, Surveillance, Security Operations, and CPL Firearms
Hired at DK in January 2020: Site Supervisor Operations Manager
“My favorite thing about working at DK Security is the atmosphere. Everyone is treated respectfully and as equals. I have worked for most of the large security companies and DK Security has an environment that is unmatched.”
– 5 Years as a U.S. Marine
– 9 Years in the Security Industry
Currently pursuing a degree in Cyber Security.
I enjoy watching movies and TV shows, particularly comedy and action. I also enjoy playing basketball when the weather is nice.
“My favorite part about working at DK is being a part of the family atmosphere and being able to work in different security capacities.”
Bachelor of Arts, Business – Calvin College
I enjoy woodworking, hiking, camping, playing sports, cooking, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Executive Protection, Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, CCTV, Event Management, House of Worship, Security Operations, Threat Analysis, Emergency Response Planning
“What I appreciate most about DK Security is being a member of the most wonderful and dedicated group of security professionals. We are blessed to have so many incredible leaders throughout the company.”
Bachelor of Science, Police Administration – Wayne State University
Master of Public Administration, Criminal Justice – Wayne State University
Golfing, boating and reading.
U.S. Air Force – Air Police Harbor Springs Police Department – Chief of
Police Grand Traverse County Sheriff Department – Undersheriff U.S. Marshal Service – U.S. Marshal, Western District of Michigan