County of Orange Selects Heritage Security Services as Armed Security Provider for John Wayne Airport

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Leading Technology Security Guard Service Provider Chosen as Strategic Partner during Competitive Review

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Launching in February of 2012, Heritage Security Services, a leading Southern California owned and managed security guard services company, has been retained by the County of Orange to provide armed guard services for John Wayne Airport. Heritage Security is charged with enforcing access control procedures, monitoring activities, and assisting airport tenants and authorized visitors at perimeter vehicle gates that provide access to the Air Operations Area (AOA) of the airport.

“We are pleased to begin a partnership with Heritage Security Services,” said Scott Hagen, Deputy Airport Director, Operations, John Wayne Airport. “Security is a top priority at John Wayne Airport, and with Heritage Security Services’ experience and qualifications, we look forward to continuing to provide a safe and secure aviation experience at JWA.”

The new partnership with the County of Orange and John Wayne Airport will deploy sixteen armed security officers monitoring vehicle gates 24-hours a day, seven days a week and will save the County of Orange more than $1 million per year. Through Heritage Security’s cutting-edge, proprietary guard supervision technology, CyCop®, the County of Orange and John Wayne Airport will be able to track each officer by GPS and in real-time throughout the property.

Ken Moller, president of Heritage Security, states, “We are excited to partner with such a high-profile site as John Wayne Airport, and we are certain this decision will prove to benefit the safety and security of the public. Our vast experience in governmental security service combined with our patent CyCop® technology truly makes us the perfect fit for John Wayne Airport.”

About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches 20 non-stop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by 10 commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at

About Heritage Security Services
Founded in 1980, Heritage Security Services provides professional security service for on-site and mobile security with cutting edge technology throughout Southern California. Utilizing our patented Guard Supervision Technology, CyCop®, clients are able to know exact guard location and activities through real-time, GPS monitoring and a 24-hour Command Center. Heritage Security’s “Atmosphere Management” philosophy customizes a secure environment for each property – providing the strength and assurance of a uniformed officer with the warmth and knowledge of an ambassador or concierge. Heritage Security is trusted to serve in many commercial, residential, financial and government institutions. More information is available at

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