The Watkins Group consists of two corporations, Watkins Security Agency, Inc. and Watkins Security Agency of DC., Inc. We are a full service, licensed Woman-Minority Owned security agency providing clients in the Baltimore-Washington, Virginia Area with unmatched armed and unarmed security services for over thirty-four (34) years.

We customize our security services to meet specific client requirements and unique contract characteristics. With a challenging industry, we have developed a team of outstanding security professionals, who make customer service our highest priority. Our approach to security is smart, solution-driven, and uncompromised. We utilize state-of-the-art technologies in our initial training and management systems. We employ security innovations and with the help of our highly qualified professional personnel, we provide continuing education for our security force, to meet the needs of the client, regardless of the size of the contract. We are fully prepared to satisfy and accommodate our clients’ specialized needs, today and well into the future.


Over the years, Watkins Security has partnered with a wide variety of businesses and agencies in the Baltimore-Washington, DC metropolitan area, including:

  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. General Service Administration
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Social Security Administration
  • Maryland Department of Social Services
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport
  • Martins State Airport
  • Baltimore Public School System
  • District of Columbia Public School
  • Maryland Stadium Authority
  • The Washington Navy Yard
  • Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
  • NASA'S Hubble Telescope
  • CB Richard Ellis Property Management
  • DC Lottery and Charitable Games
  • Maryland African American Museum
  • Maryland State Highway Administration


Watkins’ officers are put through the test—literally and physically. Each of our 500+ officers undergo rigorous background screening and a Basic Training program, which is supplemented by special work— theoretical as well as practical training. This results in a minimum of 40 hours of training in such topics as:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Management
  • Advanced Conflict Resolution
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Fire Safety & Prevention
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Bomb Threat Procedures
  • Crime Scene Protection
  • Evidence Collection
  • Sexual Harassment & Discrimination
  • Report Writing / Interview Techniques
  • Professional Ethics & Standards
  • Security Technology Operations
  • Bloodborne Pathogens

Our armed officers and supervisors are required to have even more training and experience. Watkins maintains the highest standard in the security industry.