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N.C. License #1248-GP
704-456-7401Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm


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 LieutenantMilitary Police)
  • Veteran of the U.S. Army
  • Founded Harrisburg Security, Inc. in 2005
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Office Manager

  • 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 28 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
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    David cook

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  • 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


  • North Carolina Native
  • In 2013, began working for Harrisburg Security, Inc.
  • Experienced in physical and remote security
  • 30 years of management experience
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Client Testimonials:
  • ``The best aspect is that Harrisburg Security, Inc. understands and works well with my staff and the guests. They are quick to defuse guest situations, support the staff, and find a quick and quiet solution that does not impact other guests.``- National Chain, Hotel Manager
  • ``…a tremendous asset to the residents and businesses of Harrisburg and the surrounding area…and `{`their`}` services have been helpful in many ways to us…`{`Harrisburg Security, Inc.`}` values our input…our partnership is strong.``- A North Carolina County Sheriff