We are thankful for each of our clients who have given us the opportunity to serve their needs for over 20 years.
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.
“At Spire we are committed to providing important information about worker safety and security to employees. That’s why we’ve partnered with Dodgen Security Consultants. Carol and her staff provide sharp focus on how to identify behaviors of concern, understand the spectrum of violence and how to make yourself safe. Whether its De-escalation Training, Workplace Violence Training or Situational Awareness Training our employees have benefited greatly and often comment on how important it is to be prepared. After spending over twenty years in law enforcement and 6 years as a security lead I realize these have to be part of every security plan. I ‘m glad to have an opportunity to partner with Carol.” Al Moore, Director Corporate Security – Spire Energy
The Piedmont Bank
“This will blow your mind and open your eyes to vulnerabilities that you may not know you have. Carol Dodgen is so at ease and comfortable with a topic that is frightening to some. She is knowledgeable and thorough.” Karen Bitler, VP, BSA, ISO, Compliance, Risk & Bank Security Officer – The Piedmont Bank
Brasfield & Gorrie
“Carol has been a great partner in helping us think about and take steps to prevent workplace violence in our organization. Carol’s reputation in the industry is well deserved.” Troy Ogden, Vice President & Corporate Safety Director – Brasfield & Gorrie
“Dodgen Security consistently provides a quality of service that ensures our ATM and Night Depository locations are properly inspected. In addition, they take time to explain their reports and are quick to respond and answer any questions we may have. They are always on the look out for a potential hazard or liability that can often escape the eye of an employee who works at the location daily. This is service beyond the contract.” – Michael S. Lann, Corporate Security Officer, VP – Renasant Bank
The City of Opelika
“We have received nothing but positive feedback from your presentation. The City of Opelika truly appreciates your training. Personally, as a former LEO and someone who has been a Field Training Officer as well as one who provides various training as a Human Resources Officer, I appreciate training that engages and you certainly provide just that. I have also attended over 1,000 hours of advanced officer training, thus, I have seen some (amateurish “professional” trainers); thankfully, we have found one of the good ones!”
– Billy Goldsborough, Human Resources Analyst – City of Opelika
BBVA Compass Bank
“As Director of Security for Compass Bank, I used Dodgen Security for several large security projects. Dodgen Security handled our branch/ATM security site surveys at all our offices throughout our 7 state network. Their reports were accurate, concise and very useful in analyzing our branch security risk and ensuring we were in compliance. We also used Dodgen Security to conduct security “Red Team” tests at our critical and corporate offices to ensure that our security operations were meeting our expectations. I would highly recommend Dodgen Security for your security training, ATM lighting inspections, and any other security requirements of your business.” – Tom Slimick, Former Corporate Security Director – Compass Bank
“Carol Dodgen has provided Workplace Violence and Robbery training for our oil and gas exploration and production company and our natural gas utility employees. She does an outstanding job in presenting information that significantly enhances the safety of our workforce.” – Tom Reburn, Safety Manager – Energen Resources and Alabama Gas Corp.
Thompson Consulting Group
“This is the best bank robbery training video I have seen that is current with industry standards. It covers everything employees need to know, and does it in a way that you remember it. I highly recommend this product to financial institutions.”
– Barry Thompson CRCM, “The Fraud Educator” – Thompson Consulting Group
First American Bank
“Dodgen Security Consulting conducts ATM lighting surveys for our institution. We have found them to be a very thorough and professional organization. The information they have provided has been invaluable to us in improving the safety of our ATM/Night Depository sites.” – Wes Buzbee, Director of Security – First American Bank
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Carol in several national-level security programs. She is an excellent presenter and she relates particularly well with workshop and conference participants. Carol is bright, articulate and professional.” – Dana Turner, Security professional
“As a Director of Education at a Bank, I was searching for a realistic, experiential, video-based program to help both new and experienced employees with the challenging task of dealing with potential robberies. I could not find what I was looking for, however, I found Carol’s company on the Internet and thought, “Let’s see if she can help.”
WOW! Talk about responsive and focused! We talked for quite a while. I shared what I was looking for and why and lucky for me, Carol was in production for a new video based program. She truly listened to the key elements I was seeking and when she called me to tell me the product was complete, I was eager to view it.
Robbery: Plan. Prevent. Prevail. is exactly what I was looking for. The most fascinating and powerful content are interviews with actual bank robbers – what were they thinking? Why did they approach particular locations? What was their mindset? To say that the conversation is engaging after viewing the video is an understatement.
The practical advice on what to do and why in case you are involved in a robbery is right on. Credible professionals share pragmatic information, backed up with facts. Participants walk away with a sense of “realness” that is exactly what I was looking for.
Thank you, Carol, for putting this work together and making it available. If you are an educator in a bank, this program is a must have!” – Cindy Goodwin, Director of Training – C&F Bank
Osceola State Bank
“It is refreshing when you attend a conference like this and actually get some information on things most others never cover. Carol Dodgen’s presentation of violence in the workplace was one of best and distinctive topics I’ve seen in a long time. Thank you.”– John Duvall, SVP, CFO – Lake Osceola State Bank
“This video has become a valuable part of our branch training system. The feedback we have received has been very positive. The video clearly presents the basic steps for preventing and dealing with bank robberies.” – William F. Burch, Sr. Vice President Director of Corporate Security – Regions Bank
Planters First Bank
“We have utilized Dodgen Security Consulting for the previous 3 years. Mrs. Dodgen’s banking and law enforcement background makes her the perfect facilitator and she has done a wonderful job tailoring security training around our needs. The many tools utilized such as handouts, videos, & personal testimonials from actual robbers have provided valuable information on the best ways to protect our staff. I would recommend her services over and over again.” – Russell Slade, VP, Corporate Security Officer – Planters First Bank
Community & Southern Bank
“Dodgen Security Consulting provides ATM lighting inspections for our bank. I am very pleased with their personalized service, quick turnaround, and the quality of their work.”
Dan Butt, SVP, Corporate Security Officer – Community & Southern Bank
“Thank you for doing our Workplace Violence Prevention training last week. Your training was thorough and constructive! I got very good feedback from many participants.” – Stacia Gaines, SPHR – Altec Industries
“No one covers the topic of security better than Carol Dodgen. The knowledge she imparts is always current and useful, and her presentations are most informative. Her training is a must for those involved in the day-to-day activities of modern banking.”
Thomas C. Greene, Executive Vice President – Security Engineers
“The quality of the video, and the efforts put forth in making the content correspond to our written training material was great! It was very reassuring to see that your originally produced video so closely resembled the procedures we had in place…I can not wait to roll out our new training with this robbery video. Your professionalism and follow-up was very much appreciated.”
Kay Embrey, Compliance & Security Training – SunTrust Bank