HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Houston-based Off Duty Services, Inc. (ODS), the nation’s largest provider of off duty police officers to the private sector, announced today that its AmeriCop franchise model for key local markets is expanding. AmeriCop offers security services to local businesses through the use of franchise owners, while utilizing a proven off duty police program and receiving the full support and backing of ODS.
"We are proud and honored to announce our newest AmeriCop franchisees, Glenn and Leslee Williams of Houston," says Sherry Rowley, CEO of AmeriCop. "They bring a lot of law enforcement knowledge and experience to our team, and have a fantastic can-do attitude."
As the nation's security concerns have increased in recent years, ODS saw demand skyrocket in the private sector for highly skilled security personnel. After more than a decade of steady growth providing off duty police officers to Fortune 500 companies with national needs, the ODS management team recognized growing demand for providing a similar solution to local businesses in key markets.
ODS formed AmeriCop, Inc. in 2012 and the management team began developing franchisee training, coaching and marketing programs; expanding its national accounts program and creating back office support systems for franchises.
"We were drawn to AmeriCop because of its affiliation with law enforcement," says Glenn Williams. “As a franchisee, I can leverage my past law enforcement experience and military training to help grow our business.”
Prior to joining AmeriCop as franchisers, Glenn and Leslee owned and managed a number of businesses.
"Security is becoming more important to all of us every day," says Sherry Rowley. "We have dedicated the last 14 years to successfully serving the physical security needs of Fortune 500 clients, and streamlining the security personnel management process for them. Essentially, this is the business model we want to replicate in other markets across the U.S. and Canada through our franchise program."
About Off Duty Services, Inc. and AmeriCop Franchising, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Off Duty Services, Inc. (ODS), is the nation’s largest off duty police provider to the private sector with over 25,000 police officers registered. Industries served throughout the U.S. and Canada, include petrochemical, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, property management, retail, schools, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more. The ODS management team has over 50 years of law enforcement, corporate security management and loss prevention experience to ensure the finest standard in professional protection. Each officer is screened for the specific needs of the client. Security professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for both long-term and temporary assignments. ODS recently began franchising its successful business model, AmeriCop, Inc., to a number of key U.S. markets For further information, visit http://www.offdutyservices.com, or http://www.americopfranchising.com.