Gideon's Security Company LLC / Elgin Cooper

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Ph: 301-437-5987 Security, Investigations and firearms training

Gideon’s Security has been verified by the VA’s Center for Verification and Eligibility (CVE) as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Background Investigations (BIs):  We will provide the Customer with extensive criminal background checks on a statewide and national level, past employment and background history information, background investigations for DMV history, credit reports, drug screening, and other request by the employer.  The scope of the investigation varies with the level of the clearance being sought.  It is designed to allow the government to assess whether a candidate is sufficiently trustworthy to be granted access to classified information.  Applicants must meet certain criteria, relating to their honesty, character, integrity, reliability, judgment, mental health, and association with undesirable persons or foreign nationals.  Credit and criminal history checks will be conducted on all applicants.  For a Top Secret security clearance, the background investigation includes additional record checks to verify citizenship for the applicant and family members, verification of birth, education, employment history, and military history.  Additionally, interviews will be conducted of persons who know the candidate, and of any spouse divorced within the past ten years.  Interviews will be conducted, as needed, to resolve any inconsistencies.  Residences will be confirmed, neighbors interviewed, and public records queried for information about bankruptcies, divorces, and criminal or civil litigation.  The background investigation may be expanded if an applicant has resided aboard, or has a history or mental disorders, or drug or alcohol abuse.  A personal interview will be conducted of the candidate.

VIP Security:  We offer a service especially designed for VIP’s, government, celebrities, business people and politicians.  Close protection VIP security with professional, trained and capable bodyguards.  We will offer both armed and unarmed guards, based on client needs and budgets.  All guards will be certified for security work and carry firearms.

Processing & Reports of Investigation (ROIs):   We carefully examine or search potential leads in order to discover facts or gain information.

Security Guards:  We offer a full range of services in-house, with a fully staffed and highly trained team of security officers and specialist.  We will provide trained guards to guard entrances and screen guests/employees, monitor clients’ premises with video surveillance equipment and protect clients’ assets, employees and guests.  We are equipped to provide security guards to commercial buildings, retail businesses, and special events.

Special Task Investigations:  As directed by our corporate customers.

Security Risk Assessment:  Assess your current security program and protocols.  Recommend steps required to move fraom a reactive security posture to a proactive posture to prevent security breaches.

Investigative Support:  General investigative support for law firms and individual attorneys and other organizations.

Pre-Employment Screening:  All employment, including part-time, intermittent, self-employment, unemployment, and military service, for the most recent seven (7) years of the scope of the investigation are verified through employment records.

External Fraud Investigation:  Follow the money.  Company controls that ensure transactions have proper approval and the numbers are recorded correctly.  Expert fraud detectors.

Criminal and Credit History Checks:  Provides the Customer with checks of law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction where the Subject has lived, worked, and/or attended school within the last five (5) years, and if applicable, or the appropriate agency for any identified arrests.  A financial review and verification of the Subject’s financial status, including credit bureau checks verifying all locations where the Subject has resided, been employed, or attended school for the past five (5) years.

Periodic Reinvestigations:   Meets the reinvestigation requirements and provides the Customer with pertinent information through criminal background checks on a statewide and national level, past employment and background history information, and background investigations for DMV history, credit reports, drug screening, and many other aspects on individuals for employer.