Each November 11th is Veterans Day, a time to honor and celebrate the individuals who have worn the uniform of our country. DK Security proudly employs over 200 veterans across our state-wide security teams; this year, we’re taking a little extra time to reflect on the experiences of our DK vets and spoke with a select few of them.
This Veterans Day, we are honored to recognize the many veterans employed by DK Security for their sacrifices and their service to our country. We benefit daily from their commitment to our safety and security. The freedoms we enjoy come at a price, and we are thankful for all the ways our veterans have and continue to protect these freedoms.
Since early 2020, the COVID-19 viral pandemic has left a powerful impact on physical safety across industries and influences the way we conduct business today. At DK Security, we consider personal health to be a crucial part of the security industry; our commitment to providing physically safe spaces extends to the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and communities.
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, and a passionate husband and father. DK Security is committed to upholding the values that John championed throughout his extensive career, both as a law enforcement official and a community leader.
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.