“Akal provides professional, consistent security services. Any time we have an issue, Akal reacts quickly in resolving that issue. They do a very good job in screening for the very best security guards in the industry.”
- Martin B. Bean, Director of Safety and Security, SYSCO Food Services of Arizona
"I would highly recommend Akal Security for any company desiring to increase the security of their maritime facilities."
- Anne Stevens, District Manager, Quay Cruise Agencies, USA
Akal provides critical security programs protecting public institutions and corporate assets. Akal’s diverse work experience, record of performance success and consistently high levels of customer satisfaction reflect the exceptional value brought to complex, challenging assignments for a wide variety of clients.
The U.S. government has turned to Akal to provide specialized security services for many of America’s most critical national security facilities and agencies, including the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.
Case Study: Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement — El Centro, California; Florence, Arizona; El Paso, Texas; and, Miami, Florida.
A principle mission of the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the effective enforcement of immigration laws. DHS has turned to Akal to ensure the quality of critical contract detention services. In four large DHS centers where foreign nationals await deportation, Akal provides seven hundred officers to staff and secure the facilities. DHS officials consistently report that Akal’s effective recruiting, training, supervision and management programs have made a positive difference in supporting their national security efforts at all four facilities.
The Department of Defense has relied on Akal to safeguard U.S. Army and Air Force personnel, assets and installations throughout the country, at 26 bases and facilities in 15 states and territories.
Case Study: U.S. Army Access Control Guard Program.
In 2003, Akal was awarded three contracts to provide 1,500 security guards to eight U.S. Army installations, including some of America’s largest posts at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Stewart, GA. Akal’s guards have been a critical element of the Army’s response to the 9/11/01 attacks, providing resources to allow stricter access control and increased security at our domestic bases. The Army’s ratings for Akal’s performance has averaged 98 percent over three years, and the prevention of unauthorized access to the facilities has increased significantly.
Case Study: U.S. Air Force Armed Guards at 18 Installations.
In 2005, Akal was awarded a contract to provide armed guard services at 18 Air Force installations throughout the U.S., including five installations in Colorado. Akal provides more than 550 guards under the contract. Akal has performed installation entry control, vehicle inspections and searches, pass and badge verification, control and inspections of commercial traffic, operation of Visitor Control Centers and emergency and crisis response.
Akal is the largest judicial security contractor in the United States, protecting 300 federal courthouses in 40 states and protectorates.
Case Study: Department of Justice U.S. Marshals Service -— Court Security Officer Program, Federal Courthouses in 40 States.
Akal brings 14 years of experience and innovative services to protecting the U.S. judicial family against threats of terrorism and criminal attack. Over 3,000 deputized Akal Court Security Officers (CSOs) are on the front lines at our federal courts every day. These career law enforcement officers maintain strict access control and protect judges and courtrooms. To strengthen the integrity of the program, Akal developed an advanced training program to help CSOs detect explosives and weapons.
Major corporations have chosen Akal as their trusted security partner. Akal is responsive, flexible and provides the resources to do what it takes to get the job done.
Akal provides a range of high-level services to major transportation providers. These critical facilities require a high degree of program sophistication and industry knowledge, which Akal possesses.
Case Study: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad — Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Akal delivers comprehensive security services for this transportation giant in a multi-state region. Patrols secure heavy equipment, bridges and rail infrastructure. Personnel respond within hours to periodic train derailments and other emergencies. With billions of dollars in cargo moving into its terminals and out over thousands of rail miles, BNSF depends on Akal for the vital support necessary to keep its system secure.
Among Akal’s clients are category X airports, the nation’s largest and busiest as measured by the volume of passenger traffic. For this reason they are considered vulnerable targets for terrorism, and security services are of critical importance. Akal Security has successfully provided services at Honolulu International Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport -— all category X airports.
Case Study: Baltimore Washington International Airport --— Airport Security Services.
Akal provides 200 security officers to this highly sensitive facility in the national capital region. Under Title 49, CFR Part 1542, Akal officers support the BWI security program by performing the following duties:
Akal has received superior performance evaluations from the Maryland Transportation Authority since taking over BWI security services in 2003.
Akal International provides services to the U.S. government and multinational corporations around the world. Akal has business enterprises and partnerships in North America, East Asia, South Asia and the GCC. With a fully operational business office and data processing center overseas, Akal also provides cost-effective sourcing of critical business services.
International services include:
We are proud of the dedication of Akal professionals, security officers who do their jobs by preventing the serious injury or death of many others, often at the risk of their own safety or lives.
Officers Stop Gunman - Akal Court Security Officers (CSOs) on duty at the federal courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas, heard gunshots outside the front entrance of the courthouse. They ultimately rushed the shooter and ordered him to drop his weapon. When the suspect raised his gun to fire, CSO Adrian Perez knocked him to the ground and took him into custody. Perez was named 2004 CSO of the Year by the U.S. Marshals Service and all the officers involved in the incident received letters of commendation.
Akal Officer Saves Child’s Life - An Akal officer performed CPR on a 10-month old boy while his parents were visiting the local Federal Protective Service building. The parents were waiting for paramedics but the child had no pulse and wasn’t breathing. “The Sergeant’s actions were nothing short of heroic. When the emergency arose, she didn’t hesitate. I have no doubt that the child is alive today because of her actions,” wrote Minnesota Area FPS Commander Ronald Chamberlain.
Officers Retrieve Hidden Gun - Akal Court Security Officers (CSOs) discovered a gun and ammunition hidden in a diaper bag by a man attempting to bring them to a meeting with creditors. Assistant U.S. Trustee Antonia Darling, Northern and Eastern Districts of California and District of Nevada, wrote to commend the CSOs: “Their alertness and quick action prevented a dangerous situation which could have resulted in tragedy.”