Paradigm Security Services Recognizes Outstanding Performance And Excellence In Service for 2022
Each month, the Paradigm Security leadership team reviews nominations for the Security Officer of the Month. Congratulations to these team members who go above and beyond to exemplify the Core Values of Paradigm Security.
December 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Officer Kevin Reese
Officer Kevin Reese, a tenured team member since 2019, is normally our full-time private security officer assigned to one of our warehouse, distribution and supply chain management clients. However, he often provides private security at a luxury, 55 and over apartment community client site. On 12/23-24/22, Officer Reese was working his assigned duties at the apartment community when he discovered a subject attempting to break into a vehicle. He verbally challenged the subject who then reached into his bag as if going for a weapon. Using his training, Officer Reese retreated and called “911.” As the subject departed the area on foot, Officer Reese followed him at a safe distance in his personal vehicle until he saw an Atlanta Police Officer on patrol. He immediately flagged down and informed the APD Officer of what had occurred. He was able to identify the subject in the nearby grocery store parking lot. The subject, who did have a handgun, was taken into custody by APD. Officer Reese was able to follow up and provide photos of the victim's vehicle, victim information, a written witness statement and obtained a case number. He then stood by with APD and assisted them with vital information until they completed their investigation. Officer Reese was also able to maintain contact with Paradigm’s Command Center and keep them updated during the incident. He also provided important updates to the client staff at the scene. He is diligent, professional and thorough in his duties, regardless of where he is assigned. Officer Reese consistently takes “ownership” of his assigned sites which exemplifies Paradigm's Core Values of Professionalism, Communication and Teamwork. Pictured with Kris Beatty, Security and Safety Services Director.
November 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Officer Kenneth Weatherford
Officer Kenneth Weatherford is a long-time employee of Paradigm Security Services and has served competently and reliably at a large manufacturing client site. Because of its diverse product lines and significant facility size, the private security services required are logistically complicated. Officer Weatherford has consistently covered all assigned tasks efficiently and consistently to meet the client’s needs and expectations. On 11/23/22, Officer Weatherford was on duty when he took an unfortunate fall and suffered a broken nose, lacerations and contusions. He quickly notified the client’s site supervisor of his injuries and then contacted Paradigm’s Command Center to provide coverage while he received medical attention. After receiving emergency treatment, he returned to his duties and worked the remainder of his shift that day and for the remainder of the week. Officer Weatherford remained calm despite his injuries and maintained contact with Paradigm’s Command Center to keep them updated during the incident and subsequent treatment. He also provided important and vital communication to the client staff to assure them there would be no lapse in their private security services. Officer Weatherford's actions exemplify Paradigm's Core Values of Commitment, Communication and Professionalism. Pictured with Rick Strawn, President and CEO.
October 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Officer Jasmine Browner
Officer Jasmine Browner is assigned to an upscale apartment community as their full-time private security officer. Once assigned, Officer Browner quickly learned the physical layout of the extensive property. She uses her training and knowledge of the property to complete the patrol routes and report scans consistently and thoroughly each shift she serves. Her dependability and professionalism are valued by the property management team. On 10/03/22, Officer Browner was completing her assigned duties when she discovered a small fire in a residential parking lot structure. Officer Browner quickly and calmly called “911” to report the fire’s location to the fire department. While waiting for the emergency responders, she attempted to control the fire using fire extinguishers at the scene. Officer Browner also maintained crowd control and provided a calming effect. Once emergency responders arrived, she provided important and vital communication to them. She kept the client staff at the scene informed and continued to offer her services to the firefighters until the incident was under control. Officer Browner was also able to maintain contact with Paradigm’s Command Center and keep them updated during the incident. Officer Browner’s actions exemplify Paradigm's Core Values of Commitment, Client Focus and Professionalism. Pictured with Rick Strawn, President and CEO.
September 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Sergeant Frank Goolsby
Sergeant Frank Goolsby has worked numerous sites since his employment with Paradigm Security Services began in early 2021. Although he continues to be one of Paradigm’s most reliable “Jack-of-All-Trades,” he has recently spent most of his assignments providing excellence in private security services at three high-profile residential properties. Since being assigned to these locations, Sergeant Goolsby has taken ownership of these sites and the problems and inconsistencies have dropped to nearly zero. In his “spare” time, Sergeant Goolsby accepts additional assignments as needed including two warehousing and transportation client sites. He has completed two levels of basic training as well as the Supervisor Training Course. He continually asks for additional training (Patrol Training in particular) and is slated to attend our Firearms Certification Course. Sergeant Goolsby does not hesitate to reach out to his supervisors when he has a question regarding a policy, if something new comes up or if he encounters anything unusual while he’s on duty. Renee Roos, Director of Human Resources, shared, “He goes over and above every day.” Client Focus and Teamwork are two of Paradigm's Core Values exemplified by Sergeant Goolsby. Pictured with Kris Beatty, Security and Safety Services Director, (left).
August 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Joe Wilson
Sergeant Joe Wilson has served as the supervising officer assigned to a high-profile industrial manufacturer for an extended period. He manages the complex duties at this client site and, by their request, is the primary point of contact with their key personnel. He handles all client requests quickly and efficiently and then informs the client when tasks are complete. Sergeant Wilson uses his experience and training when dealing with the client, their numerous employees and vendors. His dedication to providing excellence in private security for this important client has recently included working an extraordinary 13.5 hours a day for a prolonged time. Since being hired in early 2020, Sergeant Wilson’s reputation for client focus, reliability and even punctuality has become legendary. He is always willing to help out with any extra details or administrative duties. Sergeant Wilson keeps in regular contact with Paradigm Administration and Operations. If something unexpected comes up and needs urgent attention, he keeps all staff “in the loop” as the circumstances are managed. Client Focus and Teamwork are two of Paradigm's Core Values exemplified by Sergeant Wilson. Pictured with Rick Strawn, President and CEO (left).
July 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Nathaniel Jones
Officer Nathaniel Jones is one of our most devoted members of Team Paradigm. He steps up whenever and wherever needed to cover a shift in addition to serving full time at his primary client site. Officer Jones has been providing excellence in private security at a high technology processing plant. This facility requires on-site security personnel as well as property surveillance via cameras to protect its employees and physical assets. As needed, Officer Jones will work with new officers to quickly address questions and reinforce their training. Client Focus and Teamwork are two of Paradigm's Core Values exemplified by Officer Jones. Pictured (l-r) Rick Strawn, President and CEO, Officer Jones and Renee Roos, Director of Human Resources.
June 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Captain Joan Sammond
Captain Joan Sammond has been serving Paradigm Security Services clients with excellence in private security for going on six years. She is currently the supervisor for a Community in Development (CID) client overseeing officer scheduling and patrols for this large business district with dozens of retail businesses. In her leadership role, Captain Sammond also oversees operations of other patrols nearby and is regularly assigned as Command Officer. She puts her training, experience and technology expertise to work every day to proactively manage scheduling, reporting and client relations. Because of increased communication, requests and detailed reports for the CID client, Captain Sammond has been tasked with additional expectations. She has been handling the extra demand with responsiveness, efficiency and professionalism. Her take-charge actions and collaboration with other Paradigm Security leadership are two further examples of Paradigm's Core Values. Pictured with Renee Roos, Director of Human Resources (r).
May 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Major Ashley Ashby
Major Ashley Ashby has been serving Paradigm Security Services clients with excellence in private security since early 2016. She was promoted to the rank of Manager of Operations/Major in early 2021 and is ultimately responsible for scheduling Security Officers and Site Supervisors to cover all client shifts. She manages her Operations staff efficiently and works well with each member of our leadership team. Week in and week out, Major Ashby oversees not only routine assignments but leverages her technology knowledge to make scheduling changes and updates with consistently great outcomes. On a daily basis, she works with site supervisors to ensure smooth operations and staff transitions. For the last several months, Major Ashby has also been tasked with working “extra hours” at one of Paradigm’s long-standing upscale hotel sites. Management at that site “demands” her presence and relies heavily on her supervisory skills and experience. Major Ashby uses her personality and knowledge of personnel and sites to create a client-friendly environment at her work sites. She truly puts Paradigm's Core Values into action with her supervisory experience and training while overseeing performance and scheduling at our client sites. Pictured with Rick Strawn, President and CEO.
April 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Sgt. Leon Looney
Sgt. Leon Looney has been a Paradigm Team member for over nine years and has provided excellence in private security for several clients at various locations in the metro Atlanta area. His leadership at an upscale hotel and business center involved almost daily communication with management to meet safety and security expectations for their business visitors and overnight guests. During his assignment, Paradigm received very positive feedback about Sgt. Looney’s capabilities and overall professionalism. Most recently Sgt. Looney has been assigned as the site supervisor at a data center for a bitcoin mining and energy technology company. He currently covers the dayshift at this site during its peak business time. He also coordinates with the construction crews currently remodeling the facility which is a major undertaking. Sgt. Looney consistently stays up to date on the progress of the facility construction to anticipate what assets and materials need to be protected from theft or vandalism. Since he has been assigned full-time there, Sgt. Looney has assumed ownership to assure this site’s private security is highly effective. He often devotes his personal time and energy to be sure this client site is proactively managed with security officers and technology. He oversees up to seven officers on any given 24-hour period and diligently works to provide them any direction or clarification they need to perform their duties to the high standards of Paradigm. Sgt. Looney's tenure, diligent efforts and commitment to Paradigm's Core Values are definitely making a positive difference for our clients. Pictured with Renee Roos, Director of Human Resources.
March 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Evans Mathis
Officer Evans Mathis was on duty at a client's disposal facility in March 2022 when he became aware of a fire. This all too common hazard at waste and recycling plants can have a devasting environmental impact if not mitigated quickly. Using his training, skills and experience in observation and following proper reporting standards, Officer Mathis quickly reported the fire for emergency response and then contacted Captain Ratliff as the commanding officer on duty. They worked together to contact the client to inform them of the incident. Officer Mathis has been a member of Team Paradigm since June 2017 and exemplifies our Core Values including client focus, communication and professionalism. Pictured left to right: Rick Strawn, President/CEO, Officer Evans Mathis and Ed Aycock, Director of Training.
February 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Ewin Malone
Since May 2021, Security Officer Ewin Malone has provided excellence in private security at a national advocacy organization client site. They require on-site security personnel as well as property surveillance via cameras to protect their employees and physical assets. Officer Malone’s systems knowledge and surveillance technology monitoring are exceptionally valuable for this client. He has proven to be professional, client-focused and highly dependable. Officer Malone is consistently willing to assist with occasional assignments at additional client sites including a health services administrative office, luxury multi-residential apartment complex and a disposal facility. His commitment to our clients and Team Paradigm is a remarkable example of Paradigm’s Core Values. Pictured left to right: Officer Malone and Rick Strawn, President and CEO.
January 2022 Paradigm’s Security Officer of the Month Brian Ridley
Lieutenant Brian Ridley has been a valuable Paradigm Security Services employee for almost seven years. Over this long stretch, he has gained extensive experience and training. He consistently delivers excellence in private security for clients at his assigned locations and is Armed Certified. For the last several years, Lieutenant Ridley has worked primarily for a high-profile commercial location with a mixed-use of business, retail and community. He serves as the supervisor for this client and manages other Paradigm Security Officers as they complete their assigned duties. Given the complex nature of this client site and its physical size, Lieutenant Ridley oversees our patrol vehicles used to first serve as a deterrent and then to quickly respond when necessary. He also serves as a “Road Man” when it comes to taking care of the patrol vehicles on the road during a shift. He is often called upon to help fix flat tires, jump start cars, etc. Lieutenant Ridley's commitment, communication skills and client focus exemplify Paradigm's Core Values. Pictured left to right: James Spurgeon, Director of Operations, Lieutenant Ridley, Ed Aycock, Director of Training.