Security Programs Protective Services provides
security services and protective force management to clients
the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area to include Northern
Virginia and Maryland. The company fields two separate divisions
address the unique demands of the Washington Area.
American Security Programs provides a definitive array
of specialized services specifically tailored to the
of the United States Government - including armed and
unarmed officers and other services to highly senstive
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American Security Programs is second to none when it comes to serving
the special requirements of Washington's premier office and residential
From conscierge to investigations, American Security is equipped for
the job. But it is responsiveness and a commitment to client needs
that truly sets American Security apart.
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Protective Services Philosophy
A highly PROACTIVE management philosophy
is the trademark of the Protective Services Division of American
Programs. This philosophy is based upon a PREVENTATIVE approach
solving, i.e. identifying issues BEFORE they become major
problems. This process involves constant interaction between
Security Programs team, the Client management team and our
on-site security personnel.
It is no accident that the Protective Services Division of
American Security Programs is one of the fastest growing
security entities in the Washington, Maryland
and Virginia region. This growth can be attributed to our proactive, hands
on management philosophy together with our emphasis on quality
begins with the recruitment and selection of security personnel and extends
to every aspect of contract administration and operations.
In other words, our corporate
philosophy is "Quality-- from the top down and the bottom up."
with the screening and selection process, continues through
training and ultimately becomes manifest in our on-site security
services. American Security Programs utilizes the toughest
pre-employment screening regimen in the industry (detailed
to the right) and requires random periodic screening of all
Training: All security force personnel
must pass extensive training conducted through our own state certified training
academy. They then must successfully complete further on-site training
designed specifically for the needs of the individual client before they are "certified" to
Our managers develop procedures and post orders in partnership
with our clients. The officers are then trained and certified
to the specific requirements of the client. Corporate policy
on-going after-hours inspections by highly trained field supervisors
to ensure that all procedures are being followed. American
Security Programs maintains the highest supervisor to officer
ratio in the
hired at American Security Programs, security personnel are
subjected to the most rigid screening standards in the
industry. The screening
All applicants are subjected to a company background
investigation in addition to the state required criminal investigation.
American Security Programs is one of the few security
companies that conduct psychological testing on all applicants. We utilize
the Security Officer Profile (SOP) which is the only nationally validated
tool designed to predict security officer performance.
All applicants are subjected to drug screening prior
to being hired. Corporate policy dictates that all employees submit to periodic
random screening as a condition of employment.