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About Us

When Bruce Griffith retired after a long and distinguished career in N. Carolina state law enforcement, he knew Hickory needed a responsive and completely reliable security and loss prevention service. He founded Griffith's Security to provide that service to clients both large and small.
Griffith's provides almost 98% of our region's private security needs. That says a lot about the quality of service we provide and our clients' high degree of satisfaction. In fact, Griffith's Security Services has become the region's largest privately held security company, employing over 300 full and part time employees.

Britt Griffith - President

Britt Griffith is Chief of Operations and serves as Corporate President. He is a 1985 graduate of Lenoir - Rhyne University and is a licensed Private Investigator. Britt has over twenty years experience in security and loss prevention and currently heads both field operations and investigative divisions.

Brian Griffith - Secretary

Brian Griffith is serves as Corporate Secretary and is the Manager of our Security Camera Sales and Installation Division. He is a licensed Private Investigator and Surveillance Specialist. Brian who served with the U.S. Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer in Desert Storm has extensive training in covert surveillance and field operations management.

Brad Griffith - Secretary

Brad Griffith serves as Corporate Treasurer. He is a 1987 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Brad has over twenty years experience in security and loss prevention.

Major Jeff Sigmon - Area Supervisor (Catawba, Alexander, Lincoln and Iredell Counties)

Jeff has been employed by Griffith's Security since 1993, and is an Assistant Field Operations Manager, licensed Private Investigator, And State Certified Firearms Trainer. Jeff is a 1977 graduate of Appalachian State University and holds a Master of Arts degree From Lenoir-Rhyne University. Jeff and wife Stephanie live in Granite Falls with two teenage daughters and three dogs.

Gary Woody - Area Supervisor (Caldwell & Watauga Counties)

Capt. Gary Woody has been employed with Griffith's Security since September 1992. Gary also worked for Lenoir Mirror for 30 years. Gary's family members also work for the company including his wife, Shirley, and their two daughters - a brother and 2 cousins.

Capt. Royce Byrd - Area Supervisor (Burke - McDowell & Buncombe Counties)

Capt. Byrd joined Griffith's Security in July 1988. Royce retired from the N. C. Department of Corrections where he worked for 30 years on the Fugitive Unit which hunted down escaped convicts all over the Southeast United States. Royce and his wife, Olivia, have been married for 47 years and live in Morganton, N.C. His son, Jonathan, also works for the Company.

Lt. Bill Plough - Training Officer

Lt. Plough joined Griffith's Security Services in 2000. He is licensed by North Carolina as an Unarmed Security Trainer. He hold a Master's Degree and retired from thirty-five (35) years as a Minister of the Gospel. He is responsible for training all new employees of Griffith's Security. Lt. Plough is married 44 years and has 13 grandchildren and resides in Catawba, N.C.

Pat Holden - Office Manager

Pat joined Griffith's Security in 2001 after a 33 year service in the Athletics Department at Lenoir-Rhyne University. During her tenure at L-R she had the opportunity to watch both Britt and Brad attend, participate in athletics, and graduate. She also utilized the services of Griffith's Security during all athletic events. Pat and her husband Charles (for 45 years) reside in Hudson and attend Philadelphia Lutheran Church.

Judy Willis - Office Staff

Judy came to Griffith's Security in August 2005 after working at Forest City Tool in customer service for 23 years. Judy is married and has four children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Judy and her husband Paul along with their little dog Joey make their home in Burke County.


Guard Services

Our security officers are the back bone of our business. They are state licensed, insured and bonded. You receive personal attention. The kind only small companies more often provide. We are hands on and person to person in our approach to filling your each and every security need.


Patrol Service

We have a strong presence in the area. We currently have over thirty marked Security Patrol Vehicles that check a variety of customers, both large and small. We Patrol churches, motels, construction sites, car lots, private residences, neighborhoods, and manufacturing plants - just to name a few. Our Patrol Service can be used on a Permanent or Temporary Basis.