Since the founding of DK Security, law enforcement leadership perspectives have been central to the reputation and expertise we’ve built in the security industry. In 2016, Kevin Belk joined DK Security as Senior Vice President, bringing with him 34 years of law enforcement experience which culminated with seven years as chief of police for the Grand Rapids Police Department.
When you think about DK Security, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Security guards at a football game, 5K, or maybe even a festival?
Our guards have been providing security services across Michigan and the Midwest for the last 27 years. However, we do so much more than providing security for events and festivals — our services are just as unique and diverse as the clients we serve in the Midwest.
Emergencies in the workplace are rare, but they do occur. It’s better to have security plans and training in place so you and your staff can respond to emergencies quickly, safely, and efficiently. Many organizations and businesses establish their own emergency procedures, but that's only the first step. Training your employees to appropriately respond to — and even prevent — an emergency is crucial.
If anyone knows what it means to stick around for the long haul, it’s Joe Budnik. 20 years of always saying “yes” has led our Director of Operations to build an impressive professional resume and find himself central to our company’s defining moments. In this Employee Spotlight, Joe discusses those defining moments, finding satisfaction in a job well done, and even having a company phrase named after him.
One year ago, we were saddened to announce the passing of co-founder and CEO John Kendall. Today, we remember him as a visionary leader, a servant to his community,...
Each April, we celebrate National Administrative Professionals Day to recognize the efforts of administrators across industries. Today and every day, DK Security is grateful for all our corporate staff members that are responsible for administrative tasks and essential to our core operations.
Your business might not operate 24/7, but threats occur around the clock. Your business is one of your most significant investments — having a safety and security plan when your doors are closed is just as crucial for when you’re open. After hours, a business is more vulnerable. With fewer employees (if any) present, your business is left at a higher risk for break-ins, trespassing, and vandalism.
No one enjoys losing their job. It’s upsetting, confusing, and oftentimes humiliating. And no one likes letting an employee go; it’s a difficult, awkward situation none of us enjoy. But employee terminations are common and necessary — poor performance, downsizing, and policy violation are just a few scenarios where you might consider letting an employee go.
Alethea and Kevin Smith met on their first day of college almost 24 years ago. Today, Alethea’s wedding ring has “Scott Hall 1998” engraved inside. From the University of Illinois to events with DK Security and 42 countries traveled along the way, the Smiths are two of our most adventurous and highest-performing employees. Ahead of the renewing of their wedding vows this June, we spoke with Alethea and Kevin about their relationship, the role DK Security plays in their love for travel, and their adventures to come.
Your workforce is the backbone of your company. Your employees help drive sales, hit your business goals, and they’re your biggest resource, which can affect the public perception of your brand. Needless to say, it’s incredibly important to hire trustworthy, qualified candidates in order for your company to be successful. But hiring an exceptional team is not always an easy task.