Phoenix – Blackstone Security Services, Inc. President & CEO Dan Swindall has been appointed to the Arizona Private Investigator & Security Guard Hearing Board. Swindall was notified of his appointment in a letter from Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Col. Frank Milstead.
“Congratulations on your appointment,” Milstead wrote. “. . . I wish to express our sincere appreciation for your willingness to serve on the Board, which strives to provide balance between public safety, industry and individual interests.
Mr. Swindall will serve a three-year term ending, June 19, 2019.
“It is privilege and an honor to be selected to serve on this board,” Mr. Swindall said. “It is also a responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. I’d like to thank Col. Milstead and the selection team for this opportunity to represent the security industry in Arizona.”
The Board comprises seven members whose duties include submitting recommendations to the DPS Director on disciplinary actions or the denial of a license or registration; annually electing a chair and secretary from its members; determining good cause exception for felony and misdemeanor offenses; receiving and hearing evidence, administering oath and affirmations, issuing subpoenas for witnesses and producing documents relating to an investigation or hearing. The Board meets every six weeks, but can meet more frequently if necessary.
Mr. Swindall is a veteran of more than 30 years in the security industry. He has been at the helm of Blackstone Security for 23 years, having founded it in 1993. Mr. Swindall is currently serving his fifth consecutive term as chairman of the Board of Officers for the Arizona Private Security Professionals’ Association (APSPA). He also has served on the Arizona Better Business Bureau’s Business Ethics Selection Committee three of the past four years. Blackstone became and remains the only private security company to win the BBB’s coveted Business Ethics Award in 2012.
Blackstone reached semifinalist status in 2012 and 2013 for this prestigious award given by the Spirit of Enterprise Center in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Blackstone is the only security company to reach that level of recognition.
Mr. Swindall writes a monthly column on corporate security for C-Level Magazine, which named the security veteran CEO of the Year in 2014. Blackstone has eight district offices in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. The company made Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the nation in 2013 and 2014. Blackstone was named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s Best of Arizona in 2011, 2012 and 2014. It made the PBJ’s list of the largest security guard firms in 2013 and 2014. It also made the PBJ’s list of the largest veteran-owned businesses in 2014 and 2015.