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At Garrison Security Group, our mission is to provide the highest quality of service, ensuring your safety and well-being with an unwavering dedication to professional conduct and ethics. We believe that preparedness and resilience are fundamental to offering the best protection, which is why we are always ready to adapt our approach to effectively address changing situations. We provide top-tier security services that cater to a wide range of needs, both locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Our Services

Executive Protection

Armed/Unarmed details for executives and high-profile individuals.

Event Security

Comprehensive security for corporate meetings, events, and large gatherings, including governmental details.

Asset Protection

Secure transportation and escort for high-value assets.

Workforce Protection

Employee termination, corporate downsizing/site closure, and work stoppage and strike management.

Investigative Protection

A wide range of corporate and professional investigative services.

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Supplimentary Services

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Our Team

When you choose Garrison Security Group, you are partnering with a dedicated team that shares strong values and a commitment to delivering the highest quality of service. Backed by a proven track record, we have extensive experience providing all levels of event security including for governmental officials (up to and including presidential details).

James D. South, C.H.P.P.

James South retired from the New Jersey State Police on February 11, 2011, after a successful and decorated 25 year career. During his career, James acquired extensive experience and training in the field of criminal investigations. His assignments to various New Jersey State Police road stations, as a supervisory member of the Criminal Investigation Office, and as a supervisor within the Office of Professional Standards expanded his experience and knowledge base in conducting a variety of investigations, in interview and interrogation techniques, and in providing courtroom testimony on the municipal, state and federal levels. The abilities acquired in the performance of these duties led to his assignment as a supervisory member of the Shooting Response Team, a task force formed to address gun-related crime in the City of Camden, one of the country’s most violent cities. This task force concentrated on rapid response to active shootings, quick identification and location of potential witnesses, and confiscation of illegal firearms.

While a member of the New Jersey State Police, and afterwards working in the private sector, Mr. South has lectured on topics including Situational Awareness, Active Assailant in the Workplace, Investigation of gang-related and drug-related shootings and conducting Internal/Administrative Investigations.

In 2011, James formed South and Associates, LLC where he continues to utilize his 25 years of training and experience in the investigative field to benefit his clients in the public and private sector. The South and Associates list of clients includes Fortune 100 corporations, governmental agencies, universities, houses of worship, law firms, high net worth individuals, privately held global asset managers, pharmaceutical companies, critical infrastructure sites, and supply chain logistics companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and has completed the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Infrastructure Disaster Management and Infrastructure Protection certificate programs. He believes that continuing education coupled with extensive experience is the cornerstone of a successful Investigative, Intelligence, Research and Consulting firm. In 2019, at the request of clients, he and his business partner formed the Garrison Security Group to provide professional security solutions for their extensive list of clientele.

Jeffrey G. Gale, C.H.H.P

Jeffrey G. Gale’s esteemed career with the New Jersey State Police culminated as Bureau Chief in the Office of Professional Standards, where he supervised units responsible for handling complaints, making disciplinary recommendations, and ensuring compliance with Division policies. Earlier, as Assistant Bureau Chief of the Internal Affairs Investigation Bureau, he directed statewide investigations and spent 18 years in various uniformed assignments, including managing Troopers on the NJ Turnpike.

His exceptional service earned him numerous commendations from the Office of the Attorney General. Beyond his State Police career, Mr. Gale has provided security for high-ranking governmental officials, including presidential details, and supervised Homeland Security details at critical infrastructure sites and major events at venues like Metlife Stadium and the Meadowlands Arena.

Joseph Herrity

With over 35 years of experience in military, law enforcement, and investigative roles, Joseph Herrity has demonstrated exceptional expertise in security and resilience processes. A former Corporate Vice President for Security and Resilience Processes at AECOM, he has managed comprehensive security programs in challenging environments, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Middle East and African countries. Mr. Herrity’s experience includes developing and implementing corporate security plans, authoring emergency preparedness plans, and overseeing protective service details in hostile locations. His leadership ensured the safe movement of thousands of employees and clients without a single casualty. A U.S. Navy and Army veteran, Mr. Herrity’s commitment to security and safety has been recognized through his successful management of diverse and complex security operations worldwide.

Timothy M. fOLEY

Timothy M. Foley brings a wealth of experience as a retired U.S. Secret Service Agent, attorney, former head of security for a Fortune 500 energy company, and a consultant specializing in protest management and brand protection. His career includes extensive planning and management of national events, such as Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Presidential Inaugurations, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the G-8 Summit. In the private sector, he has developed and implemented security strategies for interstate oil and gas pipeline construction and conducted security assessments of critical infrastructure. His contributions to the Secret Service and private sector security have established him as a leader in security planning and policy.

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Our professional full-service security company offers a comprehensive range of solutions tailored to your needs. Contact us today to discuss your security needs and allow us provide you with the protection you deserve.