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About OSI Security
Locally owned and operated for over 40 years.
John D. Havard is President of John D. Havard and Associates Inc. DBA: OSI Security. OSI Security is a full-service security company in Abilene, Texas encompassing the following divisions.
Alarm Division: Burglar and Fire Alarms; Security Cameras; Access Control Systems and Networking.
Patrol Division: Armed Patrol of Industrial; Commercial; Residential and State Properties.
Guard Division: Armed/Unarmed Protection of Persons and Property; Commercial/Industrial/Residential/ Public/Private/Military events.
Investigation Division: Investigation of Civil and Criminal Cases; Background checks; Scanning for hidden audio & visual devices.
Training Division: State Certified Instructor for License to Carry and of Security Officers for Armed and Unarmed certification including specialized training.
Mr. Havard became involved with OSI in 1981 just prior to his end of enlistment in the USAF and was promoted quickly to become general manager in 1983. He remained in that position until 1986 when the alarm portion of the business was sold to National Guardian Security Services, which at that time was the fourth-largest alarm company in the United States. He remained with that company until 1988 when he started John D. Havard & Associates remaining in the Security Business as an independent contractor and resuming the training of OSI Security Officers along with working for other companies in different areas of security. In 1990 the State of Texas Pardons and Paroles Division offered him a position as a Parole Officer interviewing and supervising felons under state commitment. He was promoted several times and obtained the position of Unit Parole Supervisor in 1995 supervising officers at five prison units located between Abilene and El Paso, Texas. He remained in that position until 2003 when he purchased OSI Security from the original owners.
Education: 1989 Bachelor of Science Degree - McMurry University Abilene, Texas
Military: USAF Security Police 1977-1981
Affiliations: Abilene Chamber of Commerce - Military Affairs/World's Largest BBQ Dirty Dozen member since 1985; Abilene Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2004-2005 and 2006 - 2008. West Texas Rehabilitation Center - Telethon & Summer Show Celebrity Escort since 1985. Knights of Pythias - Former Chancellor Commander.