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Meet Jerry DeYoung of Midwest Security Forces

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jerry DeYoung.

Jerry, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Midwest Security Forces, LLC was formed in January 2006 when we acquired a previous security company that was local to Northwest Indiana. We started with about 30 employees and have grown the company to over 160 employees working in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. This growth is largely due to our dedicated team and our layered management structure.

Midwest has an executive management staff with over 70 years combined experience in local law enforcement, military, and private industry. We have built a reputation in the region for providing quality security services and strong customer relationships.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Midwest Security Forces have become stronger because of the challenges that many growing companies experience. Hiring and retaining good employees is a challenge and we have improved our employee benefits program to be one of the better plans offered in the security industry. Also, managing employees that work at numerous locations throughout multiple states has its own set of challenges. To address this issue, we have developed a layered management structure that provides Supervisors and District Commanders in the field who conduct oversight and random inspections to assure quality service.

Each time we have a challenge we try to make it a strength by using them as learning opportunities. This has helped us to constantly improve our customer service.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Midwest Security Forces – what should we know?
Midwest Security Forces provides uncompromising security for a changing world. Midwest Security strives to be the best provider of security services in the Midwestern United States. We aim to set the standard of excellence in the eyes of our customers, employees, and public. We provide armed and unarmed security officers as well as marked security vehicles.

Midwest Security clients include retail shopping centers, professional office parks, high-rise buildings, highway travel centers, industrial facilities, banks, gated residential communities, health care facilities, and more. We are proud of our long-standing relationships with our clients and many of our clients have been with us since we began. Our hands-on approach and responsiveness to every situation is what sets us apart from others. Our Executive team receives alerts 24/7 so we can respond immediately when there is an issue at an account. Midwest Security Forces is a family owned business that personally cares about our employees and clients.

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