SDSA Opens New Training Facility

Offers 20 hour unarmed security officer and 20 hour armed security officer training


October 9, 2009 - SDSA opens its new training facility to those individuals seeking a career in Security. SDSA is one of the largest minority owned security and investigation firms in the United States.  This opening is a direct response to the often inferior training of new security officers entering the profession.

SDSA is an African American family owned business operating in the city of Chicago since 1923. The company employs over 350 armed and unarmed security officers. SDSA carries the following certifications MBE/WBE/DBE by the city of Chicago, the Chicago Minority Business Development Council and Chicago Transit Authority. SDSA is on the GSA MULTIPLE AWARDS SCHEDULE for procuring government contracts.

SDSA was founded in 1923 Luegemus Bratton, a pioneer in the field of security and investigations. He is credited for coining the phrase "door shaker" because he literally went from store to store in the middle of the night checking the front and back doors of business to make sure they were securely fastened. Bratton soon opened his own office as his business grew. Bratton was always on the cutting edge, improving his knowledge base by attending classes about fingerprints, weapons and sophisticated security methods.

Almeda E. Dunn PH.D, President and Chief Executive Officer, and retired law enforcement officer said she is concerned about the quality of training security officers are receiving as they enter the security profession.

"SDSA has been in the contract security business for quite some time. In that time I have seen the quality of well trained security officers go down. In response to this disturbing trend we have decided to start our own training academy ensuring top quality trained officers. Some of the officers will be employed by SDSA, while the others will not only have the credentials on paper allowing them to work for other agencies. They will have top notch training that will prepare them for success in their profession."

Tuition assistance will be available for qualified applicants