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Security Officer of the Year 2020

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The Sunstates Security Officer of the Year award is always exciting to announce.  For 2020, we had 17 nominations from across the country.  While they are all terrific, hard-working employees, only one can receive the honor of being the Security Officer of the Year.  Below are the winner and runner-up from 2020.

Security Officer of the Year:

Security Officer of the Year 2020 Sunstates Security CompanyCharles Launderville, Patrol Sergeant: Southport, NC.

On Friday, October 25, 2019, at approximately 1640 hours, the main gate monitored a 911 medical call for an unconscious male. The male was riding a bicycle when he collapsed after having an apparent heart attack. The main gate dispatched a patrol to the location. Sgt. Chuck Launderville responded to the call and was on the scene in minutes. Upon arrival, a member of the Fire Department was on scene and was preparing to begin CPR. The male had no pulse and was not breathing at this time. Sgt. Launderville returned to his vehicle and retrieved the AED. Sgt. Launderville connected the AED, analyzed him, and it suggested shock. A shock was delivered, and CPR was resumed. After a series of CPR actions, Sgt. Launderville examined the patient once again with the AED, and a shock was suggested. A second shock was delivered to the patient, and CPR continued until the arrival of the EMS. Before transporting the patient to the hospital, he was breathing and had a pulse.

He was in a severe condition for the next several weeks, and his outcome was unclear. The security team stayed in constant contact with the family as to his progress, and after several weeks of care, he was able to return home. The patient requested to meet the officer that saved his life. It was a very emotional meeting, and they have stayed in contact to this day.

Officer of the Year Runner-Up:

Denver CO, Security Officer- Sunstates Security CompanySonia Miller, Security Officer:  Denver, CO.

On March 11, 2019, Sonia was at the end of her shift and her fellow officer was there to relieve her.  Returning from her final patrol, the other officer was acting a bit out of sorts.  After observing him, Sonia quickly identified the symptoms of a stroke.  She did not hesitate to contact 911, and due to her swift thinking, he was able to receive the necessary care.  It was later made known that the officer had experienced a severe stroke and would require extensive medical assistance.  Had Sonia not been as observant, she may have left the site without concern, but being the vigilant, exceptional officer she is, she was able to save the life of her fellow officer.

Both Sunstates officers received a plaque and a check for their incredible work.

Congrats and a big thanks to not only these officers, but to all our Security Officers.  Without your dedication and drive, we would not be the company we are today.

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SUNSTATES SECURITY APPOINTS SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray, Business Development Manager

In his role as Business Development Manager, Scott will be responsible for identifying and building new business partnerships throughout the Southeast including NC, SC, AL, TN and GA.

Sunstates Security LLC, a business specializing in providing security services for businesses, industries and their employees has hired Scott McGillivray as Business Development Manager.

Scott comes to Sunstates Security with over twenty years of Corporate Security and Loss Prevention experience in roles including Store Detective Trainer, Manager of Safety and Asset Protection and Director of Loss Prevention. Most of Scott’s Security Management experience comes from corporate distribution environments where he was responsible for developing and managing security teams cross-trained in Safety and Security to Internal/External Investigations and Loss Prevention. As Director of Loss Prevention at Chadwick’s of Boston, Scott managed security officer services and developed a Credit Card Fraud Department which was responsible for the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card fraud.

Scott worked closely with local law enforcement, Secret Service, Postal Inspections Services and the FBI, however, credits most of his success to the security team that he worked with daily. Scott stated “In Distribution Security Services, you have to be very alert and creative in order to be effective.” It is important to set up solid policies and procedures but even more important to have a clear understanding of why those policies and procedures need to be in place.

Sunstates Security’s Vice President, Denis Kelly stated “Scott understands the true value of a quality security officer and a solid security program to support that officer. With Scott’s expertise, drive and Sunstates’ “Service First” mission statement, we think Scott is a great fit here at Sunstates and welcome him to the team.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security, one of the fastest-growing corporate security service companies in the country, is an industry leader with a proactive “Service First” approach to offering superior customer service and custom-designed protection for its clients. Currently operating in 11 states, Sunstates Security is well known for its on-site accountability and proven track record of exceptional client service. Sunstates Security continually exceeds industry standards and enjoys one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. To learn more about Sunstates Security, please visit www.SunstatesSecurity.com.

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March 21st, 2011 at 4:59 pm

SUNSTATES SECURITY, LLC ANNOUNCES GREENSBORO, NC EXPANSION

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March 17,2011 — Sunstates Security’s CEO Kathy Burrell is pleased to announce the relocation and expansion of the company’s office in Greensboro, NC. Burrell states “This new centralized location provides a larger and more suitable space to accommodate current and future client growth. When considering different locations we wanted something strategically located in the center of the Triad to better serve our growing client base. This location will assist our teams to assure our “Service First” focus for employees and clients is properly maintained.” The new office includes a larger employee screening area as well as an expanded training classroom for state mandated and custom training programs.

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security, one of the fastest-growing corporate security services companies in the country, is an industry leader with a proactive “Service First” approach to offering superior customer service and custom-designed protection for its clients. Currently operating in 11 states, Sunstates Security is well known for its on-site accountability and proven track record of exceptional client service. Sunstates Security continually exceeds industry standards and enjoys one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. To learn more about Sunstates Security, please visit www.SunstatesSecurity.com.

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March 17th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

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