Founder, Bob Arscott
Prior to SGM, Bob has had two successful careers. He was the President of Sting Security, Inc. for over 18 years. He is also a retired Detective Lieutenant with the Washington, DC Police Department. Like many others in the Contract Guard business, he opened his business on a shoestring budget. In the years that followed he built the company into a multi-million-dollar business, and one of the largest in the region.
He created several innovative security concepts. His most ingenious was a nationally used system called Patrol Command Systems (PCS). PCS was the first Security Guard monitoring system to use bar code technology to monitor patrols in real time, as well as a complete scheduling, payroll, and HR system.
Bob has taught over 500 security company executives throughout the United States the SGM seminar, teaching how to build and manage their security companies.
During Bob’s 20+ years on the Washington, DC Police Department, he received numerous commendations and awards from Presidents of the United States, Senators, Congressmen, Chiefs of Police, businessmen and citizens. His most notable achievement was when he created and directed the now famous police “Operation Sting.” This was the first Police Sting operation ever.
It was an undercover operation where he and his men posed as members of organized crime and ran a fencing operation to buy stolen property from career criminals. After 2 years of undercover work, and directing three Sting Operations, they closed by throwing a party and inviting all the “thieves” to a party to “meet the Don.” But instead, they were all arrested. The final count: 565 career criminals arrested, over 5 ½ million dollars in stolen property recovered, and over 18,000 criminal cases were closed – with a 100% conviction rate. Bob was then assigned to the Justice Department where he set up 30 more Sting Operations around the United States and Canada.
Several books about the Sting operations were written. The most famous is The Washington Sting, (Chuck Conconi and Toni House). The Sting operations are still often discussed in the media today and used at some colleges as part of course teachings.
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With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the security industry, education and business development, Ken provides leadership and vision to SGM. He brings over 25 years of leadership in sales, marketing, and operational roles. You will also see him as the narrator for the majority of all SGM training videos.
Ken is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor’s degree in business management and a degree in marketing. He continues to drive the mission of the company to develop and provide the best professional training products for the security guard industry.
Ken was also instrumental in helping to steer the growth of one of Washington’s premier security companies for over twenty years. His various positions throughout the years helped increase company revenue and developed successful employee retention and education programs.