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George S. Banks

 

George S. Banks is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sentry Security International (SSI). He founded the company in 1999, bringing Security expertise he developed after nearly 10 years working in the industry. Mr. Banks, a licensed Private Detective, started his security career in 1990 as a security officer with one of the industry’s most respected company Guardsmark Corporation. He worked through the rank and file serving in increasingly responsible positions culminating with his work as account supervisor for the company’s contracts with the Woman & Infants Hospital in Rhode Island and a portion of Rhode Island Hospital. He also served in various capacities from site supervisor, account supervisor, investigator and assistant branch manager. Mr. Banks left Guardsmark in 1996 to work for himself as an independent registered Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Investigator with the district of Colombia court system. In this position, he provided investigative support for both criminal and civil cases.

Six months after the terror 9/11 in 2001, Sentry Security International won a bid to provide Armed and Unarmed Special Police Officers for the ADAS ISRAEL CONGREGATION (the largest Jewish congregation in the District of Colombia Metro area). His company performed Guard services for more than Five Thousand (5,000) people who attended the HIGH HOLY HOLIDAY during the first anniversary of 9/11 of September 2002. In October, 2003, Mr. Banks’ company SSI was featured (full page) in one of the nations well known business magazine, “BLACK ENTERPISE MAGAZINE”. Mr. Banks received a personal official letter from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in March 2005 thanking him for volunteering as a team leader at the 55th PRESIDENTIAL INUAGURATION.

Over the past 18 years we have provided physical security services for clients such as Mayor Adrian Fenty (Elections and Inaugural Security Consultant), and the HSBC Bank USA (Existing client and 2nd largest bank in the world). In addition, our IT security consultants have provided security consulting services for clients such as the United Nations, DC Treasury, Lucent Technologies and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Finally, we have successfully handled racial, gender, and environmental problems, conducted internal investigations, thwarted attacks from single-issue extremists, and developed comprehensive legislative, legal, and public relations strategies for clients around the world.

Before entering the security field in 1990, Mr. Banks worked extensively in Journalism and Public Relations, including four years as Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to a Senator who was responsible for overseeing the Capital City Monrovia in the Liberian Senate, Republic of Liberia. He was elected Constituency Chairman, working with diverse constituencies, and supported legislative activities.

Mr. Banks earned a B. A. in Justice Studies and Criminal Justices and a minor in Political Science from Rhode Island College and worked as an Intern with the Johnston Police Department in Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). He is currently preparing for his Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certification Exam. This is the Security Profession’s highest recognition of practitioners.

Mr. Banks is a member of the Metropolitan Police Department Standards and Training Board.