Harrisburg Security, Inc. was founded in 2005, by Owner and Company President Andrew Ives. We are licensed by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board and are a fully-insured North Carolina Corporation.
Private, contract security is one of the fastest-growing and largest fields of service in the world and we believe we are at the apex of the industry. We have been here for over a decade and we still strive to be the best this industry has to offer!
At Harrisburg Security, Inc., we believe in bringing a “home town” attitude and value to all we do! We are proud of our Charlotte roots, our employees and our clientele. This all began in 2005, when a former Police Officer decided the field of security needed a change towards a more professional feel and attitude – it was time to build a company on the values long-since forgotten by the larger, franchised (chain) companies.
OWNER & PRESIDENT / CHIEF OF SECURITY
- Born and raised in Buffalo (western New York). Moved to North Carolina in 1997.
- Graduated from Buffalo State College, NY (Criminal Justice)
- Police Officer for 4 years at UNC Charlotte
- Security Officer & Youth Counselor for 6 years at Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center
- North Carolina National Guard (First Lieutenant– Military Police)
- Veteran of the U.S. Army
- Founded Harrisburg Security, Inc. in 2005
- Born and raised in northern Virginia (Fairfax County). Moved to the Charlotte, NC area in 2002.
- Over 20 years working in the Private Security industry.
- In 2013, began working in the Harrisburg Security, Inc. main office.
- Previously worked for: G4S (Compliance Agent and Notary) & Securitas (Lieutenant).
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS / CAPTAIN
- North Carolina native
- Over 30 years working in the Security industry
- In 2005, began working for Harrisburg Security, Inc.
- Previously worked for: Security Forces, Inc. (Senior District Manager) & Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center (Chief of Security).
- Veteran of the U.S. Air Force
WATCH COMMANDER / LIEUTENANT
- North Carolina Native
- In 2006, began working for Harrisburg Security, Inc.
- Armed Officer in the private security industry since 2002
- Over 20 years working in the private security industry
WATCH COMMANDER / SERGEANT
- North Carolina Native
- In 2020, began working for Harrisburg Security, Inc.
- Oversees security operations on the night shift