Akal Security TM 


Akal Security's mission is to protect our Clients. Akal's multidisciplinary combination of protective services provides clients with security solutions tailored to fit their complex requirements.

WHAT WE DO

Akal Security is one the largest U.S. owned security services provider to the U.S. Government. Akal Security is an industry leader in designing and managing complex, multi-site security programs for the U.S. Government and Corporations, and is responsible for protecting critical government and industrial facilities.



JUDICIAL SECURITY SERVICES

In 1992, Akal Security was awarded its first U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Court Security Officer (CSO) program contract. Akal Security continues serving as the USMS’s longest continuous security provider for the CSO program. Akal once held over 90% of the USMS’s federal judicial Circuit contracts fielding and managing thousands of CSOs protecting hundreds of federal courthouses nationwide. Since the early 1990s threats and attacks targeting federal judges and courthouses have escalated dramatically. The USMS has consistently counted on Akal’s professional CSO workforce to quickly adapt to security changes in meeting the changing threat situation. 

In protecting the courts, Akal’s men and women apply their skills in the following key areas:

  • Access Control;
  • Personnel and Vehicle Screening;
  • Mail Screening, to include explosive, biological and chemical detection and containment;
  • Close Judicial Officer Protection;
  • Courtroom Security, to include pre- and post-proceeding security sweeps;
  • Grand and Petit Jury Protection;
  • Evidentiary Security Services;
  • Security Operations Center Management, involving complex security and communications systems;
  • Critical Incident Response, to include but not limited to Active Shooter Interdiction;
  • High Risk Trial Security Support to the USMS;
  • Occupant Emergency Plan Execution Security Support Services;
  • Interior and Exterior Roving Patrols, and;
  • Exterior Post behavioral observation.

Akal’s dedication and service to the USMS and the federal judiciary is propelled on the memory of those CSOs who have made the ultimate sacrifice in performing their duty of saving lives:  

  • Harry A. Belloumini, N/IL (EOD July 20, 1992)
  • Gene Leroy Goldsberry, D/KS (EOD August 5, 1993)
  • Stanley Wayne Cooper, D/NV (EOD January 4, 2010)
  • Frank Edward McKnight, D/RI (EOD May 29, 2014)

Under the USMS contracts, CSOs hold Limited Special Deputy U.S. Marshal status.


AVIATION SECURITY SERVICES

Akal’s extensive strength in aviation security is built upon decades of service in diverse areas of this critical infrastructure sector. Recognizing Akal’s value as a partner in securing America’s aviation industry, in 2016 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded Akal an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract supporting the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). The TSA SPP is America’s preeminent contract security initiative in the aviation sector, contracting vital security screening services delivered by highly qualified and vetted private companies at commercial airports.

Learn more about the three core areas of Akal’s Aviation Security Services:

  • TSA Screening Partnership Program Services.
  • Airport Security Services.
  • Airline and Airport Vendor Security Services.


TSA SPP PROGRAM

In the wake of 9/11, the critical function of screening passengers and baggage was federalized. With the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the TSA was formed to oversee federal initiatives in securing our nation’s aviation sector. Akal Security was already well recognized as a valued security services provider to the federal government and within the aviation sector.

Akal Security transitioned TSA’s first privately contracted SPP airport in 2014. Kansas City International Airport (MCI) was one of only five original airports where screening services remained a private security function, but converted to federal government contract oversight. All other airport screening services in America converted to a wholly federal operation. Akal Security transitioned MCI from its original contract provider which, until 2014, had not been accomplished in the SPP.

Akal’s sustained superior performance at MCI was instrumental in TSA’s decision to award Akal with one of the first SPP IDIQ contracts in 2016. Akal Security is part of a small, elite group of TSA-trusted security service providers on the SPP IDIQ. At MCI, Akal continues to demonstrate exceptional contract and personnel management with documented performance that generally far exceeds TSA’s rigid acceptable quality levels.

Contact us to learn more about Akal’s Aviation Security Services under the TSA SPP initiative. We can also provide balanced, objective support for airports considering applying to TSA to become part of the SPP. All SPP contract awards are competitively decided by the TSA under the SPP IDIQ contract.


FACILITY SECURITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Akal provides security and protective services to a number of other federal agencies. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has entrusted Akal to secure some of the most active and sensitive military bases in America.  Similarly, Akal has served the DHS Federal Protective Service (FPS) throughout the Pacific Rim, encompassing the state of Hawaii as well as the territories of Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands, protecting federal facilities. With an operational area where the distance between sites is greater than the distance across the continental United States, Akal consistently staffed these far-flung facilities, and mastered the logistical and human resourcing challenges.

Akal supported the U.S. Department of State in having provided embassy security prior to and through the peak of the West African Ebola virus epidemic.  With a security force of nearly 150 personal, including vetted foreign nationals, Akal adapted to the crisis by quickly strengthening management and human resources capabilities while imposing protective health care measures for employees and their families. Akal was able to provide continuity of security services throughout the crisis and prevented any members of the workforce contracting the virus.


AIRPORT SECURITY SERVICES

Akal Security is a well-established security services provider to airport authorities. For well over a decade, Akal has met and exceeded the diverse airport security requirements. Unlike the TSA SPP, airport security requirements include TSA standards as well as state, local and airport-specific requirements. With Akal’s depth of experience protecting some of America’s major airports, such as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), and Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), we are well positioned as any airports’ valued security services provider.

Effective airport security and protection requires Akal’s level of highly dedicated workforce in effectively applying layered security procedures in deterring, detecting and defeating external and insider threats to the airport facility and operations. Akal is experienced in maintaining access controls to the Air Operations Area (AOA) of the airport and knows the critical importance of preventing any unauthorized, un-escorted access to the AOA. We are fully knowledgeable the effective and efficient application of the U.S. TSR 1542 requirements and Annex 17.

With experience managing thousands of airport security personnel, Akal maintains strong recruiting, vetting, hiring, training and on-boarding capabilities that meet and exceed airport, state and federal qualifications requirements. Akal's security men and women are very well-trained and cognizant of locally applied Airport Security Programs (ASPs) under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §1540.5 and §1542.101 together with other TSA security directives. Akal's range of services includes validating credentials, thoroughly inspecting employees and their belongings, and meticulously reviewing deliveries bound for concessions and tenants.

Additionally, Akal Aviation is experienced in designing training for airport security staff, managing large airport security forces, screening passengers with all types of imaging and metal detecting equipment, and responding to incidents and threats.

Contact us to learn more about Akal’s Airport Security Services tailored to meet individual airport needs and budgets.


AIRLINE AND AIRPORT VENDOR SECURITY SERVICES

Airlines and airport vendors are subject to special security requirements, both internal and external. Akal is a trusted source for professional security services that meet airport and TSA requirements as well as individual airline or vendor needs. Airlines and vendors are able to focus on their respective business priorities confident that Akal’s professional security workforce vigilantly ensures compliance, safety and security in the aviation domain.

Akal’s airline and airport vendor security services often include, but are not limited to, access control; escort services; badge and credential management; personnel, vehicle, goods and commodities screening; as well as security systems monitoring, response and reporting. At some airports, Akal provides security services for both the airport authority and airlines or vendors under separate contracts. Akal’s unique methods of workforce management and quality control ensure that all contracts are properly staffed and served with qualified, highly skilled personnel specific to the customers’ needs.

Contact us to learn more about how Akal’s extensive portfolio of airline and airport vendor services can improve your business efficiencies in the aviation sector.


THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS

All organizations face a certain level of risk associated with various threats. These threats may be the result of natural events, accidents, or international acts to cause harm. Regardless of the nature of the threat, organizational leaders have a responsibility to limit or manage risks from these threats to the extent possible. 

Facility owners, particularly owners of public facilities, need to develop and implement a security risk management methodology which adheres to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) standard while also supporting the security needs of the organization. Landlords who desire to lease space to federal government agencies need to implement the ISC standard in the design of new facilities and/or the renovation of existing facilities.

Akal Security collaborates with its clients to conduct thorough assessments of their security vulnerabilities. Based on our three decades of industry knowledge, Akal has experience with almost every type of security issue and is able to identify and plan for threats and weaknesses often overlooked by client’s internal security organizations.

  


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CUSTOMER STORIES

Akal Protective Services is an industry leader in designing and managing complex, multi-site guarding programs for Governments and Corporations. These Customer Stories represent examples of our work for some of the leading organizations on the planet.