Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coastal International Security
Founded in South Carolina, Coastal International Security's reputation quickly spread to Washington, D.C., across the nation and around the world. Today it provides services in twenty one states and twenty-three different nations. In its hands are the lives of employees and citizens, property, and national security. 

Coastal is entrusted with the safety and security of Department of State Embassies and Consulates worldwide. With annual revenues of over $250 million, Coastal's global reputation as the premier partner in strategic security services is hard earned and world-renowned.
Coastal International Security is a wholly owned subsidiary ofAkal Security, Inc., one of the top five American owned and operated contract security companies in the United States. Headquartered in New Mexico, its more than 15,000 security employees provide world-class security services across the nation and around the world.

Coastal’s affiliation with Akal provides strong financial and organizational support for the specialized services it provides.

At the Helm... 
Anthony J. "Tony" ShepherdPresident 
Mr. Shepherd is an expert security strategist specializing in high-end commercial and government security services. He has progressive, diversified experience in CEO, COO, GM, and entrepreneurial roles over a career spanning 30+ years. His experience is defined by strategically directing multimillion dollar, multi-year security and protection contracts for industrial, federal, and international government clients.
His most recent experience includes Vice President/Division Manager of the Integrated Physical Security Solutions Division for Pro2Serve, Oak Ridge, TN since 2009. In this position Mr. Shepherd provided vital security technical services to the US DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex and ICBM programs for the US Air Force. As the Pro2Serve representative, he was a leading contributor to new security technology to enhance the security posture of several DOD, DOE facilities while working directly with Protective Force contractors to enhance overall security at each facility.  
Prior to this position, Mr. Shepherd was located at the DOE Strategic Petroleum Reserve Operation (SPRO), New Orleans, LA where he served as the Covenant Security Services, Ltd., Vice President/General Manager for the Protective Force security operation. During his service he upheld security integrity in executing US Presidential drawdown readiness immediately subsequent to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which damaged 3 SPRO sites in TX and LA. From this effort he garnered a letter of commendation from DOE and shared the DOE Secretary of Energy Gold Medal with the DOE SPR Team. Mr. Shepherd holds a BS in Mechanical Sciences and is a Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from the ASIS.
Eric A. Pohland Vice President, Operations 
Eric A. "Ric" Pohland joined the Coastal International Security team in July 2010.  As Vice President of Operations, he leads, directs, and coordinates Coastal’s worldwide contract and security operations.  He develops all policies and procedures for operational execution, provides Coastal's corporate business development with operational analysis and impact, and directs the company’s Quality Control and Compliance, and Recruiting and Training Academy.
Mr. Pohland holds a BS in Basic Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a MS in Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University, and a MS in Strategic Studies, Army War College.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Colonel after twenty-five years of dedicated service, where he served throughout the U.S. and around the world in a variety of Security Police positions, including Air Combat Command Chief of Security Forces and commanded at the Squadron, Group, and Wing levels.

The GSA Schedule

Coastal International Security is proud to be one of the first security companies to meet the requirements of the General Services Administration (GSA), placing it on the GSA Schedule for security services. The company received its GSA Schedule Contract status in July 2000, and has been in good standing with the GSA ever since. (Contract GS-07F-0352K).  View our pricing list by selecting this

Regardless of whether our client is a government or commercial organization, all Coastal security officers are trained to the rigid standards specified by the GSA.

While Coastal develops the specific security requirements of each project by working hand-in-hand with that organization’s personnel, here is a general listing of security services for which the GSA has established standards: 

Entrance Control
Package Inspections
Roving Patrols
Closed circuit TV surveillance
Traffic and Parking Control
Issuance and Control of Keys
Security and Fire System Monitoring
X-ray and Magnetometer Monitoring
Compliance With Rules and Regulations
Operation of Lost and Found
Maintenance of Law and Order
Prevention of Unauthorized Access
Hazardous Conditions Monitoring
Injury or Illness Intervention
Flying the United States Flag
Preparation and Maintenance of Reports and Records
Civil Disturbance Control
Emergency Personnel Management
Fire Services
Export Control
Protective services information assurance/technology security
Strategic Security Program Development 

Strategic Security Program Development
Coastal works as a partner with its clients to develop successful security strategies that are custom-tailored to their specific needs.  With years of experience in strategic planning, Coastal offers valuable and time-tested expertise in developing security programs that are well defined and cost-effective.

Comprehensive Operational Security Resources
Coastal provides management, personnel, and equipment to implement any security program anywhere in the world.  Our armed security personnel are carefully chosen and extensively trained.  Many carry high-level clearances.  We are known for the efficiency and quality with which we execute security programs, and for remaining responsive and accessible to our clients.

Program Security Management
Coastal stands ready to provide a complete turnkey security operation or to provide management and guidance to your organization’s in-house security force.

Threat and Vulnerability Assessments
Coastal works with its clients to conduct thorough assessments of their security vulnerabilities.  Because of the variety of clients we serve, Coastal has experience with every type of security issue and is able to identify threats and weaknesses often overlooked by its clients.

Construction Security Monitoring
Coastal has served in over 150 countries providing construction security monitoring for the U.S. Department of State.  While U.S. embassies are constructed or renovated abroad, Coastal’s Construction Surveillance Technicians and American Guards assure that construction crews complete the work without compromising embassy security.  This involves preventing such security breaches as the installation of clandestine eavesdropping equipment.  Congress mandated this monitoring action for construction of all U.S. Department of State facilities overseas in 1988, and Coastal has been providing these services since then.
Coastal is also available to provide this level of construction security monitoring for industries building within the U.S. or abroad.

Security Surveys
Coastal’s security experts are available to ascertain the effectiveness of your security program. Our comprehensive evaluation is your first tool to improving your program.
Incident and Emergency Response Teams
Many of Coastal’s clients require specialized teams trained in tactical issues, hostage rescue, and the use of tactical weapons.  Our teams are on duty 24-7, ready to respond quickly to any incident that develops.
Security and Crisis Management Consulting
Coastal often is the resource of choice for organizations that require consulting services.  Working with our clients on-site, our experience offers peace of mind that every issue has been considered.
Personnel Investigative Services
Coastal is highly respected in its ability to evaluate the security risks associated with an organization’s employees.  Our experience comes from decades of conducting background investigations on our security personnel.
Intelligence Collection
Uncovering sensitive information.  Clients want to ensure that security programs are intact and effective, and this is one of Coastal's specialties.
Countermeasure Inspections
Coastal’s comprehensive inspections will test your organization’s ability to respond to threats quickly and effectively.
Security Education and Training
Coastal International Security operates several different training academies all over the country.  We train our own security officers as well as those of other organizations.  We also develop online security training modules that help keep your personnel certified cost-effectively.
Risk Reduction Solutions
Whatever your risk or vulnerability, Coastal’s experience and reputation are at your service.  We offer thoughtful, tangible solutions to reducing your risk exposure.

Ready To Serve

Hiring Temporarily Suspended
Coastal International Security, Inc., has suspended hiring to transfer this function to a new company PSTA. Recruiting will resume early March, 2012. Please check back at that time for a link to PSTA where you can apply for an open position. Thanks.
Coastal International Security stands ready to serve with a track record of excellence in global security solutions.  Contact Coastal today to select a partner that will meet your needs, exceed your expectations, and give you peace of mind!Worldwide Headquarters
Coastal International Security, Inc.
8198 Terminal Road
, Suite 204
Lorton, VA 22079
Phone:  (703) 339-0233    Fax: (703) 339-7951
General Information:   E-mail
Employment:  E-mail 
Business Development:  E-mail 
Contract Information:  E-mail 
National Capital Region 
Coastal International Security, Inc.
National Capital Region
8198 Terminal Road, Suite 204
Lorton, VA 22079
Phone: (703) 339-0233 Fax: (703) 339-7951
Capital Region Information:  E-mail:
Recruiting Information:  E-mail

Hiring Temporarily Suspended

Coastal International Security, Inc., has suspended hiring to transfer this function to a new company, Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA). Recruiting will resume again in late March, 2012.
Not far from the Nation’s Capital, Coastal’s National Capital Region (NCR) applicants will receive their training at the PSTA). The PSTA is where the region’s top protective service organizations and professionals come to train. It’s quickly become the training facility of choice for protective security, military, and law enforcement professionals in the region. 
They also know that it was created to meet the needs of the security professional that is serious about their training and wants to work at the highest-quality, most affordable place they can.
The PSTA is the flagship of training academies. Because a significant number of Coastal clients are in the Washington, D.C. area, this is our biggest and busiest academy. All of our security officers who serve at sensitive government facilities in the Nation’s Capital are trained here, as well as many officers from other companies around the country.The PSTA is located at 6101 Fallard Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Interested applicants should select the below link for further information:

Training Around the Country
Many of Coastal’s clients are far from the Metro D.C. area.  Coastal operates four other academies to train forces for these clients close to home. These academies are located in:

Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama 
Columbia, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina 
Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, Louisiana

Present Clients - Government

Federal Protective Service, Veterans Health Administration, Washington DC
The mission of the Veterans Healthcare System is to serve the needs of America's veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services.  The VHA is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system providing excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research.

Federal Protective Service, Executive Office of the President of the United States, White House Annexes
Washington, D.C.
Partner since: 1994

Executive Office of the President and White House Annexes are filled each day with some of our nation’s most important leaders, to include the US Trade Representaive and our nation's Drug Czar. Because their safety and security is of critical importance, Coastal is on duty as their complete security provider. 
Federal Protective Service, Bureau of PrisonsWashington, D.C.Partner since: Since 2003 
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is tasked with confining offenders in the Federal prison system, and overseeing the operation of its facilities across the country. It has several administrative buildings in Washington, D.C. All are protected by Coastal officers.
Federal Protective Service, Federal Triangle Complex
Washington, D.C.
Partner since: 2001

The Federal Triangle Complex includes the Interstate Commerce Commission, Ariel Rios and Customs Buildings in Washington, D.C. These buildings house the administration and staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Federal Protective Service, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.
Partner since: 1998

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a 3-million square foot building that forms the cornerstone of the Federal Triangle complex in the heart of Washington, D.C. It is the second largest building in the Nation’s Capitol, second only to the Pentagon. With offices for over 8,000 employees, it houses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Customs Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. It also is the headquarters of the General Services Administration and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Hoover Building 

Washington, D.C. and Suburban MarylandPartner since: 2003

The Herbert Hoover Building is one of the Department of Commerce’s administrative facilities in the nation’s capitol.
U.S. Department of Interior
Washington, D.C.Partner since: 2004

The Department of the Interior is the primary Federal land management agency, responsible for managing over 451-million acres of Federal land. It has a unique dual mission to both protect and provide access to the public’s resources and historic sites. Its headquarters are comprised of several buildings in the Washington, D.C. area, one of which houses the offices of the Secretary of the Interior. 
U.S. Geological Survey National Center
Reston, VAPartner since: 2003

The USGS is the Federal Government’s source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment. Its National Center in Reston, VA is one of its premier facilities, housing the world’s largest earth science library and many research laboratories.
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (with our partner firm AmeriGuard Security)
Rockville, MD
Present Clients - Commercial
SCANA EnergyNorth and South CarolinaPartner since: 1997

The SCANA Corporation is an energy-based holding company whose business activities include providing electricity and natural gas to more than a million customers in these states. Coastal protects all of its power generation facilities, and provides armed escorts for utility workers as they restore services during natural disasters. 
Past Clients
Census Bureau Facilities
Maryland Locations
U.S. Dept of Agriculture Headquarters
Washington, DC
Federal Protective Service
IRS Facilities, Atlanta, Georgia
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, State of Virginia
Throughout the State of Virginia
Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center
Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama
Open Systems Sciences of Virginia
Newington, VA
Federal Protective Service, Region VII
U.S. Department of the Army
Midwest Region
US Army installations in Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Michigan.
U.S. Department of Labor
Washington, D.C.
White House Federal Credit Union
Arlington, VA
Applied Geo Technologies, Inc, National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage facilities (NCCIPS), Stennis Space Center, MS  
U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Alexandria, VA

International Contracts 

U.S. Department of State Construction
Surveillance Monitoring (CSM) Program

Partner since: 1993
Embassies, warehouses and other Department of State facilities under construction in various parts of the world are protected around the clock by Coastal employees. They have served in more than 150 nations around the world.
Construction surveillance monitoring, mandated by Congress in 1988 for all such facilities, requires specialized skill and training in electronic surveillance, countermeasures, clandestine eavesdropping technology and construction techniques. Many have years of experience in construction, electronics and electronic surveillance. From serving in so many different facilities, Coastal CSM personnel have developed a high familiarity with what to look for as construction takes place.

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