DK Alumni

Tyler KinseyOfficer Alma Police Department

“In my 3 years with DK Security, I was given the opportunity to enhance my communication skills, people skills, situational experience and overall knowledge. All of which, have helped me in becoming a Police Officer. Each position I held with DK came with a unique challenge, and the company did a great job providing me a platform to overcome these challenges and grow from them. I would like to express how thankful I am to this company and the people I worked alongside. I believe one of the reasons I made it to where I am today at such a young age, is because of the positive experience I had at DK Security.”

Josh United States Border Patrol Agent

“I believe my time at DK gave me my first real glimpse into the world of law enforcement and further convinced me that it was the career I wanted to pursue. Furthermore, it gave me applicable experience in a professional environment further ensuring that I would be able to succeed at the next level. I would advise current CJ students to ensure that this is a career they are willing to be a part of. We live in a society that needs protecting but doesn’t always appreciate being protected. It’s a dangerous job with little recognition, it’s a job that needs passionate and motivated individuals. Get a security job, go on ride-alongs, do research, talk to those in the field, etc. If it’s for you, study hard, stay out of trouble, and go make a difference in your community.”

Caleb JonesPublic Safety Officer City of Kalamazoo

“My time at DK assisted with my career advancement in law enforcement, particularly my time as an armed guard. Along with being in a position of authority, becoming comfortable handling and carrying a firearm are valuable assets which can ease the transition into law enforcement. We live in delicate times that are growing increasingly critical of officers. As a result, law enforcement agencies are becoming
more cautious of whom they select. Using DK is one of many assets you should consider in order to achieve your career goals.”

Joslyn NarberDenver Sheriff Deputy

“My time at DK led me down my current career path in law enforcement. I did not go to school for a criminal justice degree, however working many areas within DK opened my eyes to the excitement of helping protect our community. My advice to current students interested in law enforcement is to not pursue this career if it is your sole purpose to boss people around. This is a customer service based profession and everyone’s mindset needs to be positive and you must WANT to help others.”

Noah Farrant Police Officer Grandville Police Department

“I believe that during my three years at DK the countless
reports that I wrote pertaining to loss prevention helped
prepare me for one of the most important yet least talked about job requirements of being a police officer. I also think that my time at DK furthered my people skills. My advice to prospective students or those striving to become a police officer is to always better yourself and set goals. There might not be your dream job in the CJ field right away when you graduate, but in time you can work towards it. Use DK and all of the opportunities there to form a network and reach your goals.”

Ian GrahamPublic Safety Officer Rockford Police Department

“I developed basic investigation skills through training and experience gained at DK. I also learned how to communicate effectively, while wearing a uniform and taking enforcement action. Without arrest powers, I had to learn to rely on my communication abilities to gain voluntary compliance. This helped me to develop the “gift of gab” that I use every day as a police officer.”

Robert PerryFormer Officer Michigan State Police

“DK absolutely helped me advance my career. This was a job that helped me grow towards my goal of eventually being a law enforcement officer. My biggest takeaway was learning to interact with people of different views. As a police officer, you cannot just say that I’m the boss this is how it goes. This opportunity gave me real-world examples when interviewing, and it gave me a solid foundation heading into law enforcement. I completed service as an officer with the Michigan State Police, and currently hold a position with a large corporation focusing on credit card fraud.”