Published April 2018
By Patrick Nephew, APSI
In November, APSI, along with its Joint Venture partner Centerra Group, were awarded a Judicial Services Security Contract with the US Marshal Service. The contract would service 4 sites in Illinois (Peoria, Urbana, Springfield, and Rock Island) and 6 sites in Florida (Panama City, Gainesville, 2 sites in Pensacola and 2 in Tallahassee).
Our corporate staff deployed to Tallahassee for a post award conference in November and quickly got to work outfitting our newest members of the Ahtna family with uniforms and equipment, inventorying government furnished equipment, issuing new computers and phones, setting every employee up with Human Resources, and attending multiple meetings with VIP from the US Marshal’s to ensure 100% satisfaction from the customer; sometimes having to travel up to or more than 300 miles a day from one federal courthouse to the next to ensure completion before the start date of December 1. Our team stayed on site in the two states from November all the way until Christmas Eve ensuring that the contract transition and start went smoothly and all deliverable requirements were met. Fortunately, for our corporate staff members they were not delayed in their travels and were home in time to have warm holiday meals with family, and see Christmas presents unwrapped by their children and loved ones.
During our team’s trip to the three states, APSI renewed their contract with its site in Anniston, Alabama at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, and also started providing security for two more U.S. Coast Guard stations. One site being the Port of Miami, the other being the USCG air station in Opa-locka Florida.
Our newest employees and customers of APSI are very pleased with the new equipment, uniforms and all around professionalism that has been on display and look forward to many more years of service that is truly second to none.