Our Guiding Principles

Exhibiting honesty and integrity in all dealings

Customizing services for our clients

Achieving results in a timely manner

Responding to clients’ needs quickly

Business That Goes Beyond Expectations

Our philosophy is to provide above and beyond what is expected. This has served to grow our company with integrity since 1998. It is how we achieve our goal of satisfied customers, repeat business, and client referrals. We provide products and services to businesses and organizations nationwide. Services include training, vulnerability assessments, and ATM lighting and landscape surveys. Our security training videos are used by financial institutions and companies both nationally and internationally to provide training for their employees.


Every project must start with a plan. Without a plan, we are doomed to meet challenges unprepared. Proper planning is essential in any critical operation. The first step in prevention and survival is a solid plan built on years of experience and wisdom. Our goal is to provide a sound assessment, skilled guidance, and proven solutions to assist you and your employees in attempting to prevent dangerous situations and a plan to deal with them should they occur.


Prevention is always better than a cure. Although we cannot control the evil intentions of others, we can make ourselves a less attractive target.  Let Dodgen Security provide the guidance, training, and tools you need to protect you and your business. We would like to partner with you in prevention by providing a clear path of improvement and measurable means to protect your life and business. Our ongoing training and resources will assist you in keeping your employees educated and safe.


To prevail is to “prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious.” Not all crime can be prevented. Planning, preparing, and practical training can make the difference in life and death. Without a plan to survive, you are certain to simply react to events that occur. Our practical experience and proven methods will teach and demonstrate how to prevail in perilous conditions. Our training focuses on equipping our clients with tools to prevent and to safely respond to harmful situations.

The Dodgen Team


Carol Dodgen

Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC. A nationally recognized speaker, Carol earned her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has provided training for over 150,000 corporate, bank, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 26 years. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank and spent several years as an adjunct criminal justice college instructor. Carol has earned her CPD (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) professional designation, and provides instruction on Crime Prevention, Robbery Prevention and Response, Workplace Violence Prevention and Response, Personal Safety, and Lone Worker Security. Her video training programs “Robbery: Prepare to Survive” and “Robbery: Plan. Prevent. Prevail.” are used by financial institutions across the country to train employees on proper robbery prevention and response procedures.

Carol is a current member and past chapter president of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), served on the Illuminating Engineering Society Security Lighting Committee, and is a past board member for the Alabama Women in Business. In 2009, Carol was appointed by the governor to serve on the Alabama Security Regulatory Board. Dodgen Security Consulting Company, LLC is a certified woman-owned business through the State of Alabama.

Eddie Dodgen

Eddie Dodgen manages and conducts ATM survey projects and risk assessments. Eddie is a retired Alabama State Trooper sergeant, whose specialties included accident reconstruction and emergency response and planning. His years of experience as a post sergeant, special operations platoon sergeant, traffic homicide coordinator, as well as a supervisor in the Alabama National Guard are a benefit for his role in overseeing the ATM inspections and risk assessments. Eddie’s detailed diagrams and lighting reports provide financial institutions with an accurate depiction of existing lights at their sites, light levels surrounding the ATM and Night Depository areas, and landscape issues that need to be addressed.

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