As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, City Shield Security Services, a Detroit-based contract security company, has switched gears to keep our guard force employed and continue to serve the Metro Detroit community. Though different than their usual duties at sporting facilities, houses of worship, and construction sites, City Shield’s employees have been dispatched to hospitals, food warehouses, banks, automotive facilities, and other critical venues to continue to service those in need. City Shield is proud to play a role in the re-opening strategy of many Michigan businesses and to support the safety of front line workers.
When their upcoming events including the North American International Auto Show, the Rocket Mortgage PGA Classic, and other concerts and events throughout the summer were cancelled, City Shield adapted their workforce to the rapidly evolving needs of the medical and safety communities throughout the area. City Shield currently employs 250+ security officers across their five verticals (special event security, executive protection, soft target protection, critical infrastructure protection, and district services) and their main priority is providing stable hours for as many employees as possible.
“Normally, our staff enjoys patron screening and interacting with guests in the concert or sporting environments, but these unprecedented times have required everyone to be flexible and accommodating,” says Cathy Heinrich, President and CEO of City Shield. “Rather than close our doors and wait for our standard clients to resume operations after the pandemic, City Shield is committed to keeping as much of our staff actively working as possible and providing high level security solutions to keep the community safe.”
City Shield’s pandemic plan includes providing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for all employees, especially those interacting with the public or in high risk venues. They have also invested in additional training opportunities to ensure employees are well versed in Center For Disease Control recommendations and best practices. The health and safety of employees and the public continue to be their first and foremost priority.
“City Shield’s team has stepped up and come through in a big way,” says Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon, City Shield’s senior partner and former Deputy Mayor for Public Safety. “I’m proud of our entire team, especially the young people, for their continued commitment to bettering their communities and for their strength and resilience in these trying times.”
Founded in 2015, City Shield is headquartered in Midtown Detroit and is a woman-owned small business and certified veteran friendly employer. More information can be found here and those with at least two years of security experience are encouraged to apply.