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May 20, 2016Security Shift Supervisor Needed in Downtown Memphis
Central Defense Security is hiring a security shift supervisor for a high-profile client in Downtown Memphis. Read more…

 

May 13, 2016Unarmed Officer Positions Available in Cool Springs, Downtown Nashville, Mt. Juliet and Murfreesboro
Central Defense Security is hiring unarmed security officers for client accounts in Downtown Nashville, Cool Springs, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet. . Read more…

 

May 2, 2016Hiring Unarmed Guard Positions in Mt. Juliet
Central Defense Security is hiring unarmed security guards for a client in Mt. Juliet. Read more…

 

April 6, 2016Who's Hiring Memphis Career Fair
CDS will be hiring for unarmed and armed guards at the Who’s Hiring Memphis - Career Fair hosted by CSS Connects. Read more…

 

March 24, 2016Cossitt Library Jobs & Career Week
Apply for a job with CDS during the Cossitt Library Jobs & Career Week, hosted by the Memphis Public Library and City of Memphis. Read more…

 

March 14, 2016Immediate Security Guard Opportunities in Nashville
CDS is seeking candidates to fill unarmed security guard positions at a client warehouse in Mount Juliet, TN, approximately 15 miles outside of Nashville. Read more…

 

December 9, 2015Central Defense Security Seeking Officers
Central Defense Security is seeking armed and unarmed guards to fulfill on-site security positions responsible for protecting client assets, employees, customers and visitors at accounts in the Memphis area. Read more…

 

November 20, 2015Assistant Area Manager Position Available
Central Defense Security is seeking to fill a full-time assistant area manager position immediately at its Memphis branch. Read more…

 

October 8, 2015Central Defense Staffing to Host Recruitment Event
Central Defense Staffing, a division of Central Defense Security, is seeking candidates to fulfill hundreds of open positions for large industrial accounts in Memphis and the surrounding area. Read more…

 

August 26, 2015Central Defense Security and Staffing to Host Job Fair
Central Defense Security is seeking candidates to fulfill on-site security officer positions responsible for protecting client assets, employees, customers and visitors. Central Defense Staffing, a division of Central Defense Security, is also hiring candidates to fulfill nearly 1,000 positions for large accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Available Staffing positions include: Read more…

 

August 18, 2015CDS Supports City's Summer Day Camps for Fourth Year
Central Defense Security raised $12,532 to support the Summer Day Camp program through the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods for the fourth year in a row. The funds not only offset the registration, activity and early arrival fees for 57 campers at 11 different locations, but also enhanced the overall camp experience through various event sponsorships. Read more…

 

August 17, 2015Central Defense Staffing to Host Recruitment Event
Central Defense Staffing is seeking candidates to fulfill nearly 1,000 positions for large accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Available positions include: Read more…


August 12, 2015Central Defense Staffing to Host Job Fair
Central Defense Staffing is seeking candidates to fulfill various positions for large accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Available positions include: Read more…

 

August 4, 2015Central Defense Staffing Announces Immediate Opening at Its Headquarters
Central Defense Staffing is seeking a bilingual front desk representative for its East Memphis office. The hourly wage is $10, with the potential for an increase upon a 90-day performance review. Read more…

 

July 22, 2015Central Defense Staffing to Host Recruitment Event
Central Defense Staffing is seeking candidates to fulfill various positions for large accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Available positions include: Read more…

 

July 2, 2015Central Defense Staffing Announces Immediate Job Openings
Central Defense Staffing is seeking candidates to fulfill various positions for a large account in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Hourly wage for open positions will be $10 to $15 per hour. Read more…

 

June 18, 2015CDS Promotes Jamison and Adds Gary to Human Resources Team
Central Defense Security has hired Mallory Gary as Office Assistant and promoted Tyronda Jamison to HR Generalist in the Staffing division. Gary is replacing Jamison, who has served as Office Assistant for one year at CDS. In their respective roles, Gary reports to Cecilia Paulsen, Human Resources Manager, while Jamison reports to Lester Watt, Branch Manager, and Stan Bowles, Memphis Branch Manager for Staffing. Read more…

 

June 15, 2015CDS Promotes Employee to Field Supervisor
Central Defense Security has promoted Jeremy Golden to Field Supervisor at its North Little Rock branch. Golden will report to Darnell McClinton, Branch Manager. Read more…

 

June 5, 2015Central Defense Staffing to Host Recruitment Event
Central Defense Staffing (CDS), a division of Central Defense Security, is seeking candidates to fulfill specific warehouse positions for accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Read more…

 

June 2, 2015Central Defense Security Promotes Corrales to West Texas Branch Manager
Central Defense Security has promoted Jesus Corrales to Branch Manager of the West Texas branch. Corrales previously served as Field Supervisor for the same branch. He will report to Jason King, Regional Manager at CDS. Read more…

 

June 2, 2015CDS Adds Experienced Branch Manager to Indiana Office
Central Defense Security has promoted Grant Tyre to Branch Manager of its Plainfield, Ind. office. Tyre previously served as Branch Manager in Lubbock, Texas, and he reports to Jason King, Regional Manager at CDS. Read more…

 

April 29, 2015CDS Announces Promotions Within Operations Team
CDS has promoted Fred Gibson, Leo Hampton and Jason King to Regional Managers; Lester Watt to Branch Manager; and Kim Perry to Operations Manager. Gibson, Hampton and King report to Larry Carroll, Chief Operating Officer at CDS; Watt reports to Gibson; and Perry reports to both Gibson and Watt. Read more…

 

March 25, 2015CDS Partners with City of Memphis to Sponsor Children for Summer Day Camp Program
Central Defense Security has partnered with the City of Memphis for the fourth year in a row to collect donations to cover camp costs for deserving Memphis youth to attend Summer Day Camp, offered by the Division of Parks and Neighborhoods. Read more…

 

February 10, 2015Central Defense Staffing Expanding Its Memphis Headquarters
Central Defense Security is increasing its Central Defense Staffing (Staffing) division with additional office space and workforce. The expansion will take place at its current location, 6084 Apple Tree Drive Suite 7, Memphis, TN 38115, with the addition of Suites 8 and 9. Read more…

 

January 27, 2015Central Defense Security to Host Recruitment Event on Wednesday, Jan. 28
CDS is hosting a recruitment event on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its headquarters: 6084 Apple Tree Drive, Suite 10. The firm is seeking candidates to fulfill on-site security positions responsible for protecting client assets, employees, customers and visitors at new account at a logistics firm in Memphis. The firm will be accepting applications from experienced security guards and those new to the industry. Read more…

 

January 22, 2015Dave Harrison Named 2014 Officer of the Year
Central Defense Security has selected Dave Harrison as its 2014 Officer of the Year. This is the ninth consecutive year CDS has honored an officer who displays excellence and goes above and beyond to serve the client and community. Read more…

 

December 5, 2014Central Defense Security Supports University of Memphis Toy Collection for Second Year
For the second consecutive year, Central Defense Security will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at its main office (6084 Apple Tree Drive, Suite 1) in Memphis from December 2 through December 19, as part of the University of Memphis Toys from Tigers effort. Read more…

 

December 3, 2014Central Defense Staffing to Host Recruitment Event
Central Defense Staffing is seeking candidates to fulfill on-site staffing positions at various locations throughout Memphis and Desoto County. Read more…

 

November 5, 2014CDS Appoints Its First Training Manager
Central Defense Security has appointed Terry Foster as the company’s first in-house Training Manager. The position was established to address the growing need for officer and management training at a higher level. Foster, who previously worked as an Account Manager for the company at a large distribution center in Memphis, will report to Jason King, Regional Manager at CDS. Read more…

 

November 3, 2014CDS Promotes Two Security Officers to Area Managers
Central Defense Security has promoted Marion Malone and Kim Perry to Area Managers. Malone previously served as an Armed Officer and Perry as a Site Supervisor at one of CDS’ largest client accounts. They will both report to Lester Watt, Operations Manager for CDS. Read more…

 

August 18, 2014Central Defense Security Opens Indiana Office Central Defense Security has expanded its operations with the opening of a Plainfield, Ind. office. At this location, the company’s first in the Midwest Region, CDS will provide asset and client protection for a large third party logistics firm through a multi-year contract. The company has also increased operations in Lubbock, Texas, and Little Rock, Ark. Read more…

 

August 7, 2014Central Defense Security Enhances Summer Camp Experience for Memphis Children Central Defense Security partnered with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods for the third consecutive year to support its Summer Day Camp program. With support from clients and friends, CDS sponsored more than 130 campers at 10 camps around the city of Memphis. The security firm also hosted special events at Hickory Hill Community Center, Pine Hill Community Center and McFarland Community Center. Read more…

 

May 5, 2014CDS Supports FedExFamilyHouse and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Central Defense Security visited FedExFamilyHouse and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to deliver Easter-themed treats to patient families and staff members in April. Read more…

 

January 27, 2014CDS Names Isiah Shipp as 2013 Officer of the Year
Central Defense Security has selected Isiah Shipp as its 2013 Officer of the Year. For the last eight years, CDS has awarded this honor to an enthusiastic and dedicated officer who exemplifies the CDS standard of excellence. Officer Shipp has worked for CDS since the security firm was founded in 2005 and is an unarmed officer stationed at the Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL) Remington location. Read more…

 


 

December 19, 2013CDS Partners with Hickory Hill Community Center to Support Memphis Families
Central Defense Security once again donated five turkeys to Hickory Hill Community Center’s holiday effort to help ensure families in need had food for their Thanksgiving meal. In addition, several CDS corporate employees personally distributed the holiday food baskets to five local Memphis families. Read more…

 

October 17, 2013Central Defense Security Hosts Family Fun Day for Officers
Central Defense Security hosted Family Fun Day on October 12 at Hickory Hill Community Center to recognize the ongoing contributions its security officers have made to the firm. The event invitation was extended to officers and their family members at all of the firm’s branch locations, including Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; North Little Rock, Ark.; and several Texas sites. Read more…

 

September 25, 2013CDS Hosts Movie for Le Bonheur Patients
Central Defense Security recently hosted a movie and pizza event at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for patients to enjoy with their loved ones in the hospital’s Room of Magic. Opened in 1952, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive, not-for-profit regional medical center that treats more than 130,000 children a year. Read more…

 

August 8, 2013 Central Defense Security Hosts Summer Interns from Memphis City Schools
Central Defense Security hosted three high school students as interns from the 2013 Career Internship Program for four weeks. The program, which Memphis City Schools (now known as Shelby County Schools) has offered for four years, provided 350 juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore career interests and obtain knowledge of various occupations during the summer. Read more…

 

August 1, 2013Central Defense Security Supports Memphis Summer Camp Program Central Defense Security once again partnered with Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods to support its Summer Day Camp program. With support from clients and friends, CDS sponsored more than 100 campers at 20 camps around Memphis and helped the city hire five new summer employees. The CDS team also hosted special events at Hickory Hill Community Center and McFarland Community Center. Read more…

 

July 18, 2013Central Defense Security Provides Lunch for FedExFamilyHouse Families
Central Defense Security recently prepared sack lunches for families staying at FedExFamilyHouse. Opened in 2010, FedExFamilyHouse provides a home away from home to out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Read more…

 

June 21, 2013Central Defense Security Supports City’s Summer Camp
Central Defense Security raised more than $10,500 to support the Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods’ Summer Day Camp program, which is hosted at community centers around the city. This is the second consecutive year that CDS has held a fundraising drive to raise money to offset camp fees for many Memphis families, including some of the security firm’s officers. Read more…

 

March 22, 2013Central Defense Security Launches Staffing Division
Central Defense Security has expanded its operations to include a staffing division named Central Defense Staffing. The new division will initially fulfill temporary labor needs for the warehousing and logistics sectors, as well as provide staffing for administrative functions. In the coming months, CDS plans to expand the staffing side to include additional roles within the retail, medical, financial and government sectors. Read more…

 

February 19, 2013CDS Promotes Security Professional to Regional Manager
Central Defense Security has promoted Jason King to Regional Manager. King, who previously served as Area Manager for the security firm, will report to Larry Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of CDS. Read more…

 

February 15, 2013Central Defense Security To Host Community Job Fair Event
Central Defense Security will recruit new employees during an upcoming job fair on Wednesday, February 20. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be hosted at 6084 Apple Tree Drive, Suite 10 in Memphis. This event comes after the firm hosted six successful recruitment events late last year at community centers around Memphis. CDS was able to place nearly 60% of all applicants into positions for clients located in and around Memphis. Read more…

 

February 4, 2013Cunningham Named CDS Officer of the Year
Central Defense Security has selected Forrest Cunningham as its 2012 Officer of the Year. For the past seven years, CDS has given the Officer of the Year award to an enthusiastic and dedicated officer who exemplifies the CDS standard of excellence. Cunningham is an unarmed officer for CDS and is stationed at The Monarch in East Memphis. Read more…

 

January 23, 2013CDS Brightens Holidays for Local Families with Donated Toys
Central Defense Security recently helped dozens of local families celebrate the holiday season by distributing toys at the Hickory Hill Community Center. The toys were collected during the University of Memphis M Club’s inaugural “Toys from Tigers,” an event that was co-chaired by Ken Moody, Director of Community Relations for CDS. Read more…

 

January 4, 2013CDS Outfits Memphis Families with Coats for Winter
Central Defense Security recently distributed 40 coats to underprivileged families served by the community centers in Memphis. The coats were collected from CDS employees, clients and the community during the security firm’s coat drive in November. Read more…

 


 

December 10, 2012CDS Supports Hickory Hill Community Center’s Holiday Efforts
Central Defense Security donated several turkeys to the Hickory Hill Community Center for use in its holiday food baskets, which helped ensure that underprivileged families had food for Thanksgiving. In addition to the donation, several CDS employees were able to personally deliver some baskets to three local families in need. Read more…

 

October 19, 2012Central Defense Security Opens Amarillo Office
Central Defense Security has expanded its Texas operations with the opening of an Amarillo office. From this, the company’s second Texas-based location, CDS will initially provide asset, client and customer protection for a national retailer through a multi-year contract. Read more…

 

September 18, 2012CDS Partners with Hickory Hill Community Center for School Supply Drive
Central Defense Security announced it collected more than $1,000 in essential school supplies from employees, client partners and the community during its recent efforts with the Hickory Hill Community Center. CDS partnered with the community center to collect donations throughout the summer to help ensure that underprivileged students at five Memphis schools were equipped with the necessary supplies for the new school year. Read more…

 

September 13, 2012Central Defense Security to Host Six Community Job Fairs
Central Defense Security will recruit new employees during six upcoming job fairs hosted at participating community centers in and around Memphis. Specifically, CDS is seeking candidates to fulfill onsite security positions responsible for protecting client assets, employees, customers and visitors at assigned locations. Read more…

 

July 31, 2012Central Defense Security Supports City’s Summer Day Camps
Central Defense Security announced its support of the Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods’ Summer Day Camp program, which is hosted at community centers around the city. Earlier this year, CDS held a fundraising drive to raise money to offset the camp fees for many Memphis families, including some of CDS’ security officers. Read more…