AKAL SECURITY

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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.

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.

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.

AIRPORT CLAIMS & CUSTOMER SERVICE

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Homeland Security

U.S. ARMY

U.S. AIR FORCE

RAILWAY SECURITY

U.S. MARSHALS

DEPT. OF JUSTICE

COURT SECURITY

NASA

U.S. EMBASSIES

A PROUD AMERICAN COMPANY

Customer Story - Homeland Security


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.

Customer Story - U.S. Army


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.

Customer Story - U.S. Air Force


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.

Customer Story - Railway Security


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.

Customer Story - U.S. Marshals


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.

Customer Story - Dept. of Justice


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.

Customer Story - Court Security


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.”

Customer Story - NASA


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Akal Protective Services provides and manages all security service personnel to the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) at three critical locations, protecting NASA’s physical and intellectual property 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. In addition to security operations, Coastal (Akal) provides Emergency Response Services, including full service fire, medical and Special Response Units. Our personnel provide a wide array of other valuable services, including security training and consulting services, program security, physical and personnel security, industrial security, identification, badging and registration, and armed patrols. In addition, we operate a 24/7 Public Safety 911 Call Center, coordinate special events and activities, ensure document security and escort transportation of space flight hardware.

APS operates with a high standard of performance, offering quality, timeliness and excellent cost-effectiveness. We also maintain a rigorous officer training and qualification program. This enabled us to be particularly effective and responsive in protecting NASA facilities in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. With short notice, APS personnel performed to the high standards expected of them.

Customer Story - U.S. Embassies


U.S. Embassy Sierra Leone

Akal holds the prime security contract for the Department of State, U.S. Embassy, Sierra Leone. We are deeply vested and committed to bolstering the economy and quality of life among the local population. We deploy more than 226 Host Country National’s (HCN) to provide physical security and protection of U.S. assets, including services at the main embassy buildings and diplomatic staff residences, both on and off site. With well administered compensation and benefits to our employees, we are proud of the high morale and strong performance record of our staff. By hiring a manger who is training professional, we’ve greatly improved the standard of training for all security guards. Additionally, we have helped invest in the economy in other ways: