Museum Offers a Special Glimpse of History

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Security museum is open to families and groups.

Many children dream of become police officers or detectives when their young. Donned in blue play outfits, they race through their yards yelling commands into their plastic walkie-talkies pursuing imaginary bad guys. H.P. Anderson was one of those little boys. From the time he was 7, he wanted to be a detective, said his daughter, Kimberly Anderson-Matich. And he fulfilled his dream by not only becoming a detective but by becoming a leader in his field.

The H.P. Anderson Private Security Museum is named in his honor and gives families and groups the opportunity to learn more about the security industry. The museum is located at the corporate headquarters of Anderson Security Agency in Phoenix, which is headed by Matich.

"My father opened his first security agency when he was 21," Anderson-Matich said. "That agency grew and employed 750 people and operated in 35 states, Panama and Puerto Rico at one time."
Anderson led the drive for security agency licensing in Arizona and inspired men and women to follow in his footsteps, like his daughter Kimberly. He also established a training academy for officers.
"We hope this museum inspires children and others who want a career in security," Anderson said. "We love to have groups and families visit and see how my father grew his vision."

Tours are free but monetary or exhibit donations are accepted. Guided tours can be arranged by calling Anderson Security Agency at (602) 331-7000.

Founded in 1994 by Kimberly Anderson-Matich, Anderson Security Agency, Ltd. provides the most thoroughly screened, best trained, and most strictly supervised security personnel in the Arizona. With more than 400 trained full and part time guards, the company provides security to a variety of businesses. The company is ranked #1 in "2009 Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business." For more information visit their website at


Mike Toll
Anderson Security Agency


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