Andrews International's uniformed security professionals provide asset protection across a broad array of business sectors and work environments. The firm's officers are trained and focused on the benefits of working as partners in meeting the needs of the company's clients.
Uniformed security professionals are carefully screened and selected, meticulously trained, continuously monitored, and evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure we're meeting the client's expectations. Management interviews all candidates thoroughly, conducts background checks, and determines personality/integrity profiles before adding them to the Andrews International team.
Prior to deployment, all Andrews International uniformed professionals receive focused new employee and client-specific training from highly experienced personnel management in all facets of the company, security, life safety, and customer service. After deployment, ongoing personal training and eventual supervision and management training are hallmarks of the Andrews International employee development program.
The turnover of Andrews International security professionals is significantly lower than the industry norm. That fact is the result of: a belief in and practice of involved supervision and management; rigorous selection policies and practices; higher-than-industry-standard compensation and a 401(k) pension program; competitive health care and life insurance; and other benefits, which results in the company's ability to attract and retain the most effective security personnel available.
Whether armed or unarmed, Andrews International's uniformed security personnel have the reputation of being professional, well prepared and a natural extension of the client's workforce.
Andrews International's armed security personnel are selectively chosen to ensure only those most experienced and highly qualified are assigned to our customers requiring armed services. In addition to comprehensive pre-employment screening, armed security officers undergo thorough screening and training processes based on customer requirements.
Selected officers are further trained to ensure firearm proficiency. Armed officers must successfully complete Andrews Internationals in-house firearms training program that encompasses proper care, custody, and use of company-authorized firearms. The elements of this training program are detailed in the company's Firearms Training Manual, developed by in-house certified instructors of the Andrews International Training Center in Burbank, California. The program includes a minimum of forty hours of training (more, if required by state law) and annual re-qualification.
Uniformed security is the largest service sector of the company, employing more than 15,000 uniformed security professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and India. As the first line of defense for our customers and the representation of our company on the ground, our uniformed employees are our most valuable asset. Personnel are carefully selected, vetted, and thoroughly trained to meet the unique needs of each client. We specifically recruit and hire officers local to each customer account, based on the security requirements at each site. Our evaluation and training of potential officers goes beyond background checks and verification of technical proficiencies; selected candidates' personal traits and values mesh with the philosophies and expectations of the company and the client to which they are assigned. Ongoing management oversight, continuing education and routine performance evaluations based on agreed-upon key performance indicators further ensure successful uniformed security programs.
Andrews International Government Services, (Formerly Vance International) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Andrews International, specializes in security solutions for government and commercial entities that require cleared security personnel along with stringent hiring, training, and management to ensure the highest level of site safety and security. Our senior managers are 20+ year security industry veterans with depth of experience managing security in highly sensitive environments in support of Department of Defense (DoD) contracts.
Andrews International Government Services has substantial experience gained throughout 25 years in service to government clients and suppliers requiring secret and top secret cleared security personnel. With more than 700 cleared officers from coast to coast, the firm has extensive expertise managing large operations. Some of our accounts maintain staffs in excess of 150 cleared personnel.
We hire only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the dedication and commitment required to provide best-in-class service to our clients. In addition to strict screening criteria and a thorough interviewing and vetting process, we require each candidate to successfully pass a background check in all jurisdictions and ten-panel drug screening.