Federal and Commercial Security


Centerra is one of the largest providers of security services to the United States Federal Government and commercial customers. We safeguard sites of great significance to the United States’ national security, including facilities that house Category I Special Nuclear Material (SNM) as well as sites of cultural and historical significance, such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We protect life and property; deter and stop illegal entry; manage and operate 911 dispatch centers; protect against sabotage, espionage, destruction, and robbery; provide canine services, and protect classified and sensitive unclassified material. Our armed and unarmed, officers provide physical security, fixed and roving patrols, access control, vehicle inspection, x-ray machines and magnetometer screening; Close Circuit TV (CCTV) monitoring; dispatch; canine support; visitor processing; VIP protection; and administrative services.

Selected Federal and Commercial Security Customers

  • Center for Domestic Preparedness
  • DOD Holston Army Ammunition Plant
  • DOD Lake City Army Ammunition Site
  • DOD Lake City Army Ammunition Site
  • DOD Radford Army Ammunition Plant
  • DOE Savannah River Site
  • DOE Strategic Petroleum Reserve
  • FPS Michigan
  • FPS Minnesota/Wisconsin
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Naval Base Kitsap (WSB) (security)
  • Nevada National Security Site
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • URENCO USA
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center

Centerra offers compliant, responsive, customer-focused services in a fiscally responsible manner. Our officers receive first-class professional training, conducted by some of the most experienced instructors in the industry. Prior to duty assignments, all officers must successfully complete local, state, Federal, Centerra-specific, and site-specific training. Hundreds of our officers are United States Marshals, are Security Officer Management Branch (SOMB) certified, and/or hold Federal Arrest Authority. The majority of Centerra’s security contracts require services 24/7/365 and many demand extensive background checks for our officers.

Temporary Additional Services (TAS) and Emergency Security Services (ESS)

As a major federal security contractor, Centerra routinely provides Temporary Additional Services (TAS) and Emergency Security Services (ESS), including large-scale disasters and national disasters. We staff special events, after-hours events, and augment existing staff during heightened security periods. Centerra has provided armed guard services at more than 100 Disaster Relief sites, primarily for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross, across a large geographically dispersed area in the United States.

Training

Centerra’s special security services training capabilities and resources are unmatched. We manage and operate five (5) security-training centers for federal and commercial contracts and employ more than 300 professional security instructors. Centerra provides Federal Arrest Authority (FAA) training for all NASA security personnel at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. We have developed some of the Country’s most stringent security training courses, which have been adopted by multiple federal Government organizations, including the following: Active Shooter, FAA, Counter Terrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response.

Federal and Commercial Security Services

  • 911 Dispatch
  • Access Control Management
  • Access Control Management/Programming
  • Accident Reports
  • Accountability Program
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Air Operations
  • Alarm Monitoring
  • Alarm Monitoring (U.L. 2050)
  • Armed Security Officers
  • Armored Vehicle and Rescue Operations
  • Arms and Ammunition Accountability
  • Badge Printing
  • Baton Training
  • Building Searches
  • Central Station
  • Certified Armorers
  • Chemical Spray Training
  • Classified Material Destruction
  • Defensive Tactics Training
  • Directing Traffic
  • Dispatch Services
  • Electronic Patrol Management
  • Emergency Notifications
  • Emergency Plan Development
  • Emergency Response
  • Employee Access Control
  • Escort Services
  • Fire Alarm Monitoring
  • Firearm Training
  • First Responders
  • Flag Customs and Courtesy
  • Foot Patrol
  • Force Protection Plan Development
  • Hostage Response
  • Incident Reporting
  • Incident Response
  • International Travel Support
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Inventory Program
  • Investigations
  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Lock & Key Control
  • Locksmith-Keys
  • Locksmith-Safes
  • Mail Courier
  • Mail Screening
  • Metrics Reporting
  • Operation Procedure Development
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Personnel Screening
  • Policy Enforcement
  • Printing Services
  • Property Control
  • Receptionist
  • Restraint Training
  • Safety Enforcement
  • Scene Control
  • Security Enforcement
  • Security Equipment Maintenance
  • Security Operations Center
  • Security Services (24/7)
  • Security Training
  • Sensitive Equipment Monitoring
  • Surveillance
  • Tactical Response
  • Terrain Searches
  • Theft Prevention
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Use of Force Training
  • Vehicle Access Control
  • Vehicle and Criminal Records Systems Check
  • Vehicle Escort
  • Vehicle Patrol
  • Vehicle Search
  • Video Management
  • Video Monitoring
  • Visitor Access Control
  • Waterborne Operations
  • Weather Monitoring