A Little about us

"Security is not just a service; it's the unwavering commitment to safeguarding what matters most, creating a shield of trust, and providing the freedom to live with peace of mind."

Built On A Philosophy of Trust

 

Coastal Security Services Inc is a leading provider of comprehensive security solutions. We offer a wide range of services, including armed or unarmed uniformed officers, mobile patrols, gate officers, K9 patrols, loss prevention specialists, and emergency response. Our clients come from various sectors, including public and private institutions, office and residential complexes, communities, churches, industrial, and construction sites, among others. We are committed to delivering exceptional security services to meet the unique needs of our clients. What sets us apart is our proven formula for success, which is rooted in over 100 years of combined law enforcement and military experience at the management level.

 

We are highly selective in recruiting and training our personnel to ensure they connect with our culture of excellence. We provide them with unwavering support, strong leadership, and exciting growth opportunities. We also invest heavily in cutting-edge technology to enhance our team's effectiveness and safety, fostering a culture of conscientious and motivated security officers. Our customer service teams are highly responsive, and we take pride in delivering exceptional, friendly, and professional services around the clock.

 

"At Coastal Security, we believe that security is not just a guard or a camera. It is an investment in your company, your people, and your future. We believe that the success of our customer's investment starts with the quality of our team. We look forward to meeting you and tailoring the optimal security program to meet your unique needs."

 

-Owner, Coastal Security

Our Story

CSSI Begins
CSSI Begins

Coastal Security Services Inc. was founded in 2006 by John G. McMullin, a retired task force officer with the main goal of serving Hilton Head Island, SC. The company gained a reputation for providing high-quality services and quickly earned the trust of its clients. Over time, Coastal Security expanded its operations to cover other areas, including South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

QUALITY INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION

Coastal Security Services, Inc. (CSSI) recognized the need for a quality investigative division as its business continued to grow. In 2008, it responded to this call by adding a team of investigators to handle various types of private and undercover investigative work.

First Office Relocation

By 2009, the existing office space proved insufficient to accommodate the rapidly growing team, prompting CSSI’s first office relocation.

COLLABORATIONS W/ PROFESSIONAL EVENTS
COLLABORATIONS W/ PROFESSIONAL EVENTS

During this period, Coastal Security’s reputation for excellence continued to grow. In 2011, the company embarked on collaborations with professional sporting and luxury events, leading to participation in various nationally recognized events over the years such as Concourse d’Elegance, the RBC Heritage, and similar caliber occasions. Simultaneously, JR McMullin, who served as Vice President of Tracktik, transitioned to Coastal Security as a versatile Operations Manager. In this capacity, he effectively oversaw the beta testing and development phases of what ultimately evolved into an industry-standard technology platform.

EXPANDED TO THE HILTON HEAD AREA

As CSSI continued its growth trajectory, the company acquired a larger office in the Hilton Head area, providing them ample space for expansion. This location served as their headquarters until 2023 when, driven by their ongoing growth, they found the need to expand once more.

EST. ITS FIRST SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER

Recognizing the necessity to enhance support for field officers and offer additional services to clients, CSSI established its first Security Operations Center (SOC) in 2014. This enabled them to provide live officer tracking, remote video monitoring, and increased accountability and support for both clients and officers.

JR MCMULLIN OFFICIALLY JOINS
JR MCMULLIN OFFICIALLY JOINS

Following his successful tenure as VP at Tracktik, JR McMullin officially joined the CSSI team full-time as the Chief Operations Officer (COO). In this capacity, he assumed a more active role in the daily leadership and management of CSSI.

JR maintained his technology connections and fostered partnerships with globally recognized entities to further develop and implement cutting-edge technology. This strategic approach has enabled Coastal Security to consistently deliver some of the most advanced analytics, tracking, and accountability solutions among security companies nationwide

EXPANDED TO MYRTLE BEACH AREA

To better cater to the expanding market in the Northeastern United States, CSSI inaugurated an additional office in the Myrtle Beach area. This office served as the springboard for CSSI’s northeastern division.

INITIATED ITS SECURITY ACADEMY

CSSI initiated its Security Academy, enlisting nationally recognized trainers to mentor, train, and evaluate the next generation of security professionals. This academy has since continued to expand, aiding CSSI officers and our clients in elevating the standards of excellence within their teams.

ACQUISITION OF SOUTHERN SHIELD AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
ACQUISITION OF SOUTHERN SHIELD AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES

In 2022, Coastal Security executed a merger and acquisition with Southern Shield and Protective Services, enabling them to join forces for enhanced market share and to augment the depth of CSSI’s management team.

RELOCATED ITS NATL HQ TO BLUFFTON, SC

To facilitate increased growth, enhance hiring capabilities, and provide additional space for the Security Academy, CSSI relocated its national headquarters to Bluffton, SC, where it remains situated to this day.

INTEGRATED A VIRTUAL SMOKELESS RANGE

Continuing its commitment to training and innovation, CSSI integrated a virtual smokeless range into its Security Academy. This enhancement enables officers to undergo advanced weapons training, participate in incident simulations, and receive officer evaluations. Additionally, CSSI launched a new K9 division, providing regular K9 sweeps and visual deterrence services at industrial sites, commercial properties, churches, schools, banks, events, and more.

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