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DK Security has secured over 5,000 events throughout Michigan since 1996. We have successfully secured events ranging in size from over 100,000 attendees to intimate gatherings that require a subtle presence.

DK Security has secured a wide variety of events, establishing a reputation for quality, reliable event staff and experienced, hands-on management teams. We utilize our fully equipped 36-foot Mobile Command Unit to establish a base of operations at the event, keeping our management team on hand to continuously support our clients.

Types of Events:

  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • Sporting Events
  • Trade Shows
  • Conventions
  • Political Events
  • Corporate Functions
  • Weddings

Every client and event is different; we will tailor our services to fit exactly what you need for your event. We will work with you to develop a plan for your event that meets your objectives and budget.

Event Services:

  • Crowd Control
  • Bag Searches
  • Metal Detection
  • Pat Downs
  • Executive Protection
  • Armed Security
  • Undercover Agents
  • Access Control
  • Security Consulting
  • Mobile Patrol
  • Parking Services
  • Money Escort


Recent Testimonials:

Entertainers:

Robert Hamelin

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“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.”

Military:
The United States Marine Corps

Education:
Currently enrolled at the University of Davenport – Business Major

Extracurriculars:
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. 

Specializations:
Emergency Response Planning, Parking Security, Retail Security, and Campus Security

Email: roberthamelin@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired at DK in 2020: Security Officer Operations Manager

Nick Goolsby

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“As an Operations Manager, I am glad I am able to assist employees with their concerns, supporting them to ensure their happiness.” 

Education:
Currently attending Oakland Community College in pursuit of a Criminal Justice Degree.

Extracurriculars:
I like to travel, attend sporting events, and go hiking. I am a fan of all Detroit sports teams.

Specializations:
Active Shooter Training, Health Care Security

Email: nickgoolsby@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2019: Armed Security Officer  Operations Manager

AARON COBB

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“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

Extracurriculars:
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.

Specializations:
Emergency Response, Active Shooter Response, CPL Firearms, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Interrogations, Investigations,  Security Operations

Email: aaroncobb@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2020: Operations Manager

Lyman Bailey

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“My favorite part of my job is working with some of the most passionate people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”

Military:
United States Army

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends going golfing, fishing, and hunting.

Specializations:
Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, CPL Firearms, Hostile Operational Surveillance, Investigations, Military Security

Email: lymanbailey@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired at DK in 2017: Security Officer Lead Officer Regional Supervisor Operations Manager

Elias Williams

Operations Manager
West Michigan

“My favorite part of the job is that every day brings new and unique challenges.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Business & Music – Aquinas College

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy reading, travelling, and playing the guitar.

Specializations
Armed Operations, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Event Management, Judicial Security, Security Operations, Threat Analysis

Email: eliaswilliams@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2014. Security Officer Assistant Supervisor Command Center Supervisor Operations Manager

RJ Wachterhauser

Operations Manager
Mid Michigan

“My favorite part about working for DK is being able to work with a ton of incredible people”

Extracurriculars:
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.

Specializations:
CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, CPR Instructor, Retail Security, Security Operations

Email: robertwachterhauser@dksecurity.com

Doug Monacelli

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“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

Extracurriculars:
 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. 

Specializations:
Active Shooter Response, CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Investigations,  Security Operations, Retail Security, Security Operations. Surveillance

Email: dougmonacelli@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2020: Operations Manager

Lydia VanDoorne

Operations Manager
West Michigan

“I am passionate about doing my best to ensure that those around me are as successful as possible.”

Education:
Current student at Grand Rapids Community College studying Criminal Justice

Extracurriculars:
– Riding my motorcycle
– Any outdoor activities
– Traveling
– Spending time with nieces and nephews

Specializations:
Security Operations & Surveillance

Career Path at DK Security

Hired at DK in 2016: Security Officer Shift Supervisor Site Supervisor Operations Manager

Amanda Merritt

Operations Manager West Michigan

“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.”

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, and going for motorcycle rides with friends and family.

Specializations: 
CCTV, Interrogations, Investigations, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance

Email: amandamerritt@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2019. Operations Manager

Jenny Malone

Operations Manager
West Michigan

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2020: Operations Manager

Duncan MacLaren

Operations Manager
West Michigan

“I’m passionate about sharing my personal and professional experience as a coach/mentor with young people who are just starting their careers.”

Experience:
– 30 years with the Michigan Department of Corrections
– Retired as a Warden

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy spending time hunting, fishing, coaching and playing hockey.

Specializations:
Armed Operations, Investigations, Emergency Response Planning, Executive Protection, Event Management, Surveillance, Security Operations, and CPL Firearms

Email: duncanmaclaren@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired at DK in January 2020: Site Supervisor Operations Manager

Kevin Blanker

Operations Manager West Michigan

“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.

Experience:
– 5 Years as a U.S. Marine

– 9 Years in the Security Industry

Education:
Currently pursuing a degree in Cyber Security.

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy watching movies and TV shows, particularly comedy and action. I also enjoy playing basketball when the weather is nice. 

Email: kevinblanker@dksecurity.com

Kenton Cooper

Director of Operations
West Michigan

“My favorite part about working at DK is being a part of the family atmosphere and being able to work in different security capacities.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Business – Calvin College

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy woodworking, hiking, camping, playing sports, cooking, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.

Specializations:
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

Career Path at DK Security

Hired at DK in 2019: Security Officer DK Event Staff Operations Manager

John Kendall

President / CEO

“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.”

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Police Administration – Wayne State University
Master of Public Administration, Criminal Justice – Wayne State University

Extracurriculars:
Golfing, boating and reading.

Law Enforcement Career:

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