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The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection recently highlighted Security Officer Dorrian Williams in its February 12 newsletter.  Officer Williams’ quick response helped avert significant property damage from a fire, caused by a cigarette.

“We at Sunstates are proud of Officer Williams and his performance,” said Sunstates President Glenn Burrell. “Employees like Officer Williams truly form the backbone of this company.”



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April 9th, 2014 at 7:55 pm


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Lamberti brings multifaceted approach to security challenges of private-sector clients                      

Glenn Burrell, President of Sunstates Security with Sheriff Al Lamberti

Glenn Burrell, President of Sunstates Security with Sheriff Al Lamberti

Former Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti joins Sunstates Security as a Senior Consultant. After 35 years of public service in an agency that managed law enforcement, fire rescue, security and corrections, Lamberti offers private-sector clients an integrated approach to security challenges. 

“Right now, homeland security is front and center,” said Lamberti, who managed 6,300 employees and a $725 million budget as sheriff. “In serving the public sector, protecting the infrastructure—specifically, energy companies, seaports and airports—was a top priority. Now I’m transferring that experience to the private sector.” 

Lamberti’s focus on larger security issues led him to Sunstates Security, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with an extensive presence in Florida and several other states. Founder and President Glenn Burrell not only shared Lamberti’s extensive law-enforcement background, having served in Scotland Yard for 20 years, but the company also emphasized a strategic approach to national security, including special challenges facing ports, residential communities, schools and faith-based organizations. 

As sheriff, Lamberti oversaw security for Port Everglades, the second largest seaport on the Eastern seaboard and the only one that handles cargo, passengers and fuel—in addition to housing an electric power plant and a convention center. “Each one of those entities provides a security challenge individually,” he said. “When you put them all together, it’s a unique challenge.”

Lamberti successfully met that challenge by developing close partnerships with the private sector. The need for such cooperation has increased in recent years as public budgets have dwindled, while demand for services has gone up.

“We need to be able to fill in the gap, and Sunstates is well positioned to do so,” said Lamberti. “The company has a vibrant presence in South Florida—energetic, enthusiastic and committed to providing the best possible service.” 

This focus on service quality is especially important as the area gains prominence as a global gateway. “The corporate world is expanding in South Florida, and the international presence continues to grow,” says Lamberti. “International development and construction are on the rise. This presents special security challenges, which Sunstates is well positioned to handle.” 

About Sunstates Security
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security provides uniformed security personnel and security consulting services to clients throughout the Southeast, as well as in the Northeast and Southwest regions. The company is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Business Women’s Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). 

Contact Denis Kelly at 919-398-6445 ext. 13 for more information.

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March 11th, 2013 at 6:04 pm


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Sunstates Security 2012 ASIS Reception held on September 11, 2012 at Maggiano’s in Philadelphia, PA. Sunstates remembers those who perished eleven years ago on September 11th and all those servicemen & women, law enforcement, firefighters, and security professionals that support the safety and security of our country each and every day. Sunstates made a charitable contribution on behalf of each attendee to the Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund which is building a memorial for fallen police and firefighters in Philadelphia.

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September 21st, 2012 at 7:34 pm


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Pat King Senior Consultant

Pat King, Senior Consultant


In this new position, Senior Consultant, Pat will be responsible for identifying and building new business partnerships throughout the Southeast and working with the Sunstates team to enhance client security programs.


PR Log (Press Release)-May 23, 2011-Raleigh, NC-Sunstates Security LLC– an industry leader in providing quality contract security services to Fortune 500 companies, municipalities and small business entities alike hires Pat King as a Senior Business Consultant.

Pat brings over thirty years experience with IBM, twenty five of those years in management to include manager of security, safety, environmental health and administrative services at the Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC plant/laboratory site. After retiring from IBM, Pat opened the Research Triangle branch of a national security services company. In little over three years, this office was the largest on the East coast. Due to his success Pat was designated for special assignments to include the management of other offices including Jacksonville, FL, and Charlotte, NC. Following his years in the contract security industry Pat took a position as a Physical Security Manager for First Citizens Bank headquartered in Raleigh, NC.
Pat has been involved with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) for over twenty five years, and currently serves as a Regional Vice President of ASIS, responsible for seven chapters in North and South Carolina. Previously, he served two terms as Chairman of the Research Triangle Chapter and as the 1998 Chairman of the Greater Charlotte Chapter and is currently active in the Fayetteville chapter. He has made expert presentations on the topic of workplace violence at the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and most recently Dallas in 2010. He has provided comprehensive training sessions and consultations with numerous companies and organizations throughout the country on security and prevention of workplace violence.
Sunstates Security’s Vice President, Denis Kelly stated “I’m thrilled to have Pat as part of the Sunstates team. His years of experience both as a client and as a security service provider are invaluable to providing prospective clients a differentiated approach to quality security services.”
Pat is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Business Management. He enjoys working with people and believes success for any business comes from satisfied customers.

Contact Denis Kelly, 919-398-6445 ext. 13

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May 23rd, 2011 at 7:18 pm


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Frebruary 25, 2011
“I would like to compliment your officer at the entrance gate. He is always very polite and professional. It is truly nice to have the first person you come into contact with at the main entrance to have a great attitude like his. I know your company always exemplifies the best and he makes it obvious!”

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February 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm


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February 21, 2011
“A recent robbery incident at our corporate headquarters has resulted in arrests. After many interviews and a good vehicle description the suspects were identified and arrested for armed robbery. I want to personally thank employees at our corporate headquarters and our Sunstates Security Officers for their time and diligence in helping police detectives solve this case with good, detailed and accurate information.”

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February 21st, 2011 at 2:32 pm