Our parent company, B.K. Teachout Investigations was founded in 1981 in Flint, Michigan by Bernard K. Teachout, a former Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy. The company served the greater Flint area, providing uniformed security officers and private investigators.
In 1995 Bernard Teachout retired and sold the company to Joseph R. Cozart. Cozart started with the company in 1985 as a security officer, working his way up through the business into the position of President. Since that time the company has continued to expand not only throughout the State of Michigan but into all 50 States, Canada and Europe.
As one of the largest privately held contract security companies headquartered in Michigan, Teachout Security Solutions/Great Northern Sentry Security features a trained and professional guard force dedicated to serving the security needs of our valued customers. Our credentialed leadership team is Board Certified in Security, Safety, and Emergency Management serving as a resource for your operations success.
Our Leadership Team Credentials Include:
4 CPP • Certified Protection Professional
5 CHPA • Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator
3 CHSP • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional
2 CHEP • Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional
1 PSP • Physical Security Professional
1 PCI • Professional Certified Investigator
Our Mission is to deliver quality security solutions on a global scale while exceeding our client’s expectations in every instance.
Medical Cannabis Consulting Partner
Bill Cousins MS, CPP – WJ Cousins & Associates
National Support Services
Our National team works with our network of over 500 partners to provide security services across the United States and Canada. Since 2009, we have been providing nationwide security services. Our 24-Hour dispatch team, which is available 365 days a year to assist with coverage adjustments, emergency response, and any questions or concerns you may have.
With a proven track record of over 37 years in the contract security industry, Teachout Security/Great Northern Sentry provides the following services:
- Uniformed Security Services
- Corporate Investigations
- Witness Location
- Retail/Loss Prevention Services
- Employee Dishonesty/Fraud
- Worker’s Compensation Investigations
- Security Consulting
- Educational Services
- Fingerprinting/Drug Testing
- Online Background/Criminal Checks