Eastern Armored Services, Inc. Applies Security Expertise to Protect Area Schools

March 5, 2014
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J. Richard Norton, President & CEO, EAS
richnorton@easternarmored.com or mobile (609) 209-4094

Libby Vinson, ABS
libby@absnj.com or mobile (609) 577-1993

Eastern Armored Services, Inc. Applies Security Expertise to Protect Area Schools

Hamilton, NJ Based Company is now offering premier security officer services to educational institutions

Hamilton Twp. (Mercer) – NJ—In the wake of schools increasingly becoming targets of internal and external threats, Eastern Armored Service—a full service armored cash-in-transit courier and money processing company located in Hamilton, NJ—is now offering premier security officer services to the area’s K-12 and post-secondary education institutions.Eastern Armored crest

From unarmed security officers and safety patrol officers to armed security officers and plain clothes security surveillance officers, all of Eastern’s personnel are highly-skilled, certified and well-trained in all aspects of school protection. They understand the unique security challenges and risks facing educational institutions, enabling them to provide the most effective and responsive safety protocols to safeguard the school environment.

“Protecting the health and safety of our youth is more than just another service we provide. It’s our top priority,” said Richard Norton, President & CEO of Eastern Armored. “Schools face a myriad of threats today. I’m proud that Eastern will now be on the frontlines pushing back and helping ensure our schools remain the safe havens of learning and fun our students deserve.”

Every Eastern Armored officer is fully insured and put through extensive local, state and federal checks. They are also licensed by the State of New Jersey under the Security Officer Registration Act (SORA), which requires training in prevention and deterrence security measures, terrorism awareness, first aid, gangs, ethics, incident command, the state’s use of force policy, and other timely security issues. Eastern’s armed officers also receive additional specialized training in weapons retention and use, and must qualify twice a year under training guidelines set by the NJ Attorney General’s Office.

“We take great pride in providing the best possible training to our security officers, in addition to what is required by the local, state, and federal government,” continued Norton. “Our ongoing training ensures our officers’ skills remain at the top of their game and their instincts stay sharp, giving them the optimal preparation to handle any kind of school emergency.” he concluded.

Providing school security services is not Eastern’s first foray into the educational environment. For over 20 years, the company has been providing schools throughout the region with reliable, secure and insured cash-in-transit and monetary processing services. The company’s track record of success in performing these highly security-focused transactions led to the natural expansion into offering on-site security service to protect the health and well-being of students and school personnel. For more information about Eastern Armored School Security capabilities, visit www.easternarmored.com/new-security-division/ or contact RichNorton, President & CEO, at 609-209-4094.


About Eastern Armored Services, Inc.
Established in 1992, Eastern Armored is the area’s elite provider of armored car transportation, money processing and vaulting services, and security consulting. Just recently, the company expanded its security offerings into schools, providing K-12 districts and colleges flexible solutions to better protect their students and staff with either armed or unarmed on-site security officers.

All of Eastern’s employees are highly-trained, fully insured and licensed by the State of NJ to carry firearms individually and corporately. The company is also licensed by the State of NJ to provide security services (Security Agency License # 1556), as well as by the federal Department of Interior to perform armed services on federal property. These certifications provide additional expertise, training, and peace of mind for Eastern’s clients. For more information about Eastern Armored, visit www.easternarmored.com.

Eastern Armored President- Rich Norton
J. Richard Norton, President & CEO, Eastern Armored Services, Inc.