12 Mar

COGAR Recognizes 2014 Security Officer of the Year!

COGAR Recognizes 2014 Security Officer of the Year!
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Pictured: James Garcia, President (left), Marcus Holland, Console Operator, (right)

The COGAR Group, Ltd. (COGAR) is pleased to announce and recognize the 2014 COGAR Security Officer of the Year to Mr. Marcus Holland, Console Operator, White Oak Campus, FDA.

November 2014, Marcus Holland assisted in providing support when an alarming security infringing call was reported to the Command Center. An astray rifle and scope were found in a nearby vehicle on the White Oak Campus. Holland provided proactive procedures and ensured high quality security provisions were met during the extent of this distressing situation.  Holland’s quick thinking combined with COGAR’s superior quality training resulted in a secure and safe facility.

Marcus Holland is a well-known asset to COGAR, who has been with the company for the past 3 years. COGAR’s foundation begins with their people, as exemplified from consistent high appraisals from corporate staff and customers.    “Our company is founded upon key employees like Marcus Holland, who have a consistent positive attitude and will step up to put the client first. He makes every effort to ensure the safety of the facility, its people, and his own team.” –Louis L. Fuertes, COO.

Congratulations to COGAR’s 2014 Security Officer of the Year and to the additional nominees.

23 Feb

The COGAR Group formally recognizes exceptional efforts by personnel supporting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Contract.

The COGAR Group formally recognizes exceptional efforts by personnel supporting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Contract.

food_and_drugOn Thursday November 20, 2014, the FDA White Oak Campus, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, received an alarming call regarding an astray rifle and scope within a nearby vehicle. All security provisions were endured for the protection and safety of all individuals on and off the premises of the White Oak Campus. The console operators within the Command Center; Alfred Woodson (PSI Supervisor), Hai Pham (PSI Console Operator), Marcus Holland (COGAR Console Operator), and Kyle Ellis (COGAR Console Operator) assisted towards resolving the mission at hand and ensuring success and safety throughout the White Oak Campus. COGAR’s Director of Security Operations, Louis Fuertes, formally recognized all stated personnel on December 10, 2014, for their renowned and expert investigation abilities to solve the mission.

“We want to applaud and thank the entire COGAR Team for their unceasing hard work and dedication in carrying out our overall mission.” –Louis Fuertes

All COGAR security personnel undergo various trainings in order to provide excel security services that promote proactive approaches, especially during alarming situations. COGAR enforces a mentality in all security personnel through training, to expect the unexpected, especially when security threats today are constant and ever changing.