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With headquarters in Columbia, SC, Security Management is a privately-owned company providing private security services throughout the Southeast. Since opening for service in 1996, Security Management has maintained an employee first culture. Our dedicated employees provide security across many diverse industries. The owners and operators of Security Management live within the communities we serve, and have a strong, customer-focused orientation. This allows us to maintain exclusive focus on our clients' needs and immediately adapt to any client demand. We have all the necessary resources to provide our clients with world-class services. Our reputation, founded on an unwavering commitment to client service and determination to protect you with dedicated, well-trained officers, has allowed us to become the leader in the security industry.
To provide our clients with the highest level of Security and Peace of Mind and create Solid Partnerships on the foundation of Trust and Accountability.
Recognized as the security industry leader by fulfilling the unique needs and ambitions of every client and every employee.
OUR CORE VALUES:
- Integrity: Uphold the standards in the absence of an audience.
- Servant Leadership: Stand with your people to serve a common good.
- Passion for Quality: Be the best, lead the rest.
- Sincere Partnerships: Anyone can identify an incident; it takes a unified effort to create security and peace of mind.
- Courage: Do what’s right, and what must be done - Let’s roll!
- Preservation of Culture: A client will not love our company until our employees love it first.
Cliff Howell, CPP®
Phillip Purpura, CPP®
Richard Mallon, CPP®
CPP, Site Surveys
Vice President of Sales
Upon award and during transition, Adrian is responsible for leading client relationships and negotiations pertaining to contract deliverables and pricing. Adrian will participate in all transition activities and assist in facilitating all deliverables. Once the transition is complete, he will assist with maintaining our partnership, and serve as an additional point of oversight to ensure compliance.
CPP, Site Surveys
Phillip is an accomplished CPP with extensive experience providing thorough Physical Security Site Surveys of facilities and its operations with respect to personnel and company assets. Phillip directed the Security and Justice Institute and the Security for Houses of Worship Project in South Carolina. He has experience as a college educator, consultant, expert witness and writer. Purpura began his security career in New York City holding management and proprietary and contract investigative positions. He also worked with a public police agency. Purpura served as Chairperson of the ASIS International Council on Academic and Training Programs and continues as a member of this council as well as the Cultural Properties Council and various ASIS committees. Mr. Purpura is the author of eight textbooks, the most popular is Security and Loss Prevention, 7th edition (Elsevier Pub.).
He holds an associate degree in police science from the State University of New York at Farmingdale, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from the University of Dayton and Eastern Kentucky University, respectively. He also studied in Europe, Asia and the former Soviet Union.
Links to purchase Phillip Purpura’s books:
- Security: An Introduction
- Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction Sixth Edition
- Security Handbook 2nd edition, (also translated into Spanish and Chinese)
- Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications
- Police & Community: Concepts & Cases
- Criminal Justice: An Introduction
- Retail Security & Shrinkage Protection
- Modern Security & Loss Prevention Management
Security Management is proud to feature one of its employees who is making a difference every day in the lives of those she serves. Read what our happy client has to say about her: "Captain Coleman stands guard over Heathwood’s front entrance, making sure nobody gets on campus who doesn’t have a reason to be here—and making sure that everybody who does get on campus arrives with a smile on their faces. She’s guarded the gate for eight years. Her nametag might read, “Captain Coleman,” but to the Heathwood community, she’s “Miss Kitty.”...