The Wackenhut Corporation is a security services firm. Founded in 1954, in Coral Gables, Florida, by George Wackenhut and three partners (all former FBI agents), the company is now headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The company is planning to move its headquarters to Jupiter, Florida in 2011.
In 2002 the company was acquired for $570 million by Danish corporation Group 4 Falck (itself then merged to form British company G4S in 2004). In 2010, G4S Wackenhut is changing its name to G4S Secure Solutions to reflect new business model.
Wackenhut Services, Incorporated (WSI) provides safety and security services, including fire and emergency services, facilities management, de-mining and ordnance clearance, as well as canine, weapons remediation, training, and armed and unarmed security services. The company also operates a Homeland Security division that provides border security, information analysis, and emergency response for situations involving chemical agents, biological warfare, and weapons of mass destruction. WSI was founded in 1960; it operates as a subsidiary of G4S Secure Solutions (USA) (formerly the Wackenhut Corp.), itself a subsidiary of UK-based G4S.
President and CEO: David W. (Dave) Foley
Spokeswoman: Courtney Hanry
Manager Business Development: Wayne St. Aman
Wackenhut has new HQ, new ID The nation's second-largest security firm is dropping the Wackenhut name, a brand that for decades was synonymous with watchmen in tan
Wackenhut provides security personnel for many prisons, nuclear facilities, and military installations within the U.S. They also furnish staff for many U.S.
G4S Wackenhut Launches State-of-the-Art Online Training Website
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., -- Wackenhut Training Institute ("WTI") - G4S Wackenhut's training and research center - recently launched its state-of-the-art online training website. The easy to use Learning Management System ("LMS") was designed specifically for the 38,000 G4S Wackenhut employees who deliver unrivaled security solutions to
commercial, industrial, and government organizations across the United States.Hundreds of WTI's self-service training programs are now available for employees around the clock from any computer with Internet access at
Dr. Michael E. Goodboe, Chief Learning Officer, states, "MyG4Straining.com offers our security personnel easy access to the best training programs in the security industry. The introduction of this website marks the culmination of
years of research and development; yet it will continue to evolve and expand. Our focus has always been on hiring and training the best employees in the security industry, and MyG4Straining.com allows us to rapidly grow our training programs to best serve our employees."
G4S Wackenhut employees can access WTI's award-winning training programs and courses including:
-- 42 safety courses
-- 25 interactive security training modules, including "Serving the
Security Customer," winner of the APEX 2008 Award of Excellence in the
Multimedia & Interactive Publications category
-- 100+ Microsoft Office training courses
-- 42 management skills programs produced by Harvard University
Also available online are a number of courses that are recommended for college credit through the American Council on Education as well as courses that allow students to gain continuing education units from the University of Maryland University College.
About Wackenhut Training Institute
Wackenhut Training Institute (WTI) is the training and research arm of G4S Wackenhut. WTI develops and conducts training and education programs designed to enhance customer service by providing security professionals with in-depth
security knowledge, a sense of pride and commitment to learning, providing a platform for advancement within the company and expertise in the delivery of security services. A number of WTI's programs are recommended for college credit through the American Council on Education and gain continuing education units from the University of Maryland University College. Training specialists at WTI - all of whom have post-graduate degrees - research and design on- and off-line programs, oversee, train and assist over 125 field trainers in their delivery of on-site training. WTI was named to Training magazine's Top 125 world training organizations for 2007. WTI was also named one of three world-class corporate universities in Nathan Greeno's book,
Corporate Learning Strategies, published by the American Society for Training and Development.
About G4S Wackenhut: G4S Wackenhut is the leading provider of security and security-related solutions in the U.S. With operations across the country, G4S Wackenhut has the expertise and the resources to meet its customers' requirements for
quality security, training, consulting and investigative services. G4S Wackenhut is the employer of choice to more than 38,000 men and women, many of whom have proudly served in the military or have had law enforcement careers. Additional information about G4S Wackenhut is available on its Web site at
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NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER "Excellence Through Training" Safety and Quality ... ORIGINAL SIGNED 4/20/06 C. Wesley Cox, General Manager DOE National Training Center Wackenhut
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