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Co-founder and CEO of DK Security John Kendall

One Year Later: Remembering John Kendall

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.

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Man working alone at his office after hours

3 risks your business faces during off-hours

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.

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DK Security Event Staff Employee Spotlight Alethea and Kevin Smith

Employee Spotlight: Alethea and Kevin Smith

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.

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4 serious reasons every organization should do pre-employment screenings

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.

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HonorLine Anonymous Employee Hotline

New Year. New Look.

HonorLine is an anonymous hotline owned and operated by DK Security, designed for use by our clients to report suspected criminal and unethical conduct within their organization. We're delighted to start 2022 by reintroducing HonorLine service with a modernized logo.

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DK Security Veterans Day 2021

Recognizing Our DK Security Veterans

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.

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DK Security Employee Spotlight Nancy Rhodes Vice President of Human Resources

Employee Spotlight: Nancy Rhodes

In 1999, Nancy Rhodes joined the early operations of DK Security as an Administrative Assistant. This Fall, she was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing a new-look HR department that spans the states of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

In this Employee Spotlight, Nancy covers what she’s seen over her 22-year tenure with DK Security, what it means to step into an executive role, and her goals for the future of the company.

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DK Security Mobile Career Fair 2021

Mobile Career Fair: Summer 2021

In the Summer of 2021, DK Security took its "Mobile Command Unit" company RV to farmers markets and community events in West Michigan to meet, interview and hire hourly workers. By Summer's end, the 2021 Mobile Career Fair brought our recruiting team to seven events in four cities, building valuable relationships with job applicants and supporting community organizations at the same time.

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