Joe Delia Joins Whelan Security as Senior Director – Security Consulting Services

21 Mar 2017
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Press Release // March 3, 2017

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Joe_Delia_croppedSt Louis – Whelan Security Management Co., Inc. announced today that Joe Delia has joined the company as Senior Director – Security Consulting Services. In this role, Delia will offer consultation to clients on physical security assessment, security risk management, risk assessments, corporate investigations, due diligence investigations, workplace anti-violence training and mitigation. He is based out of Whelan’s national headquarters in St. Louis.

“Joe is a seasoned security consultant who brings nearly three decades of law enforcement and investigative experience to Whelan Security,” said Prentice Robertson, Chief Operating Officer. “He has an impressive track record of relevant past performance, and his passion for the industry, wealth of experience and strength of character will serve our customers and our company well.”

Prior to joining Whelan, Joe spent more than twenty-seven (27) years in public law enforcement, retiring as Major and Deputy Chief of Police in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Throughout his career in law enforcement, Joe has accrued more than twenty (20) years of expertise in corporate risk management and internal investigations while consulting for hospitals, universities and publicly traded companies. Additionally, he served as Interview and Interrogation Instructor for the United States Department of Justice.

His law enforcement achievements include:

  • National “Top Cop” Award from the National Association of Police Officers (NAPO)
  • United States Attorney General’s Director Award
  • Medal of Valor from the Fraternal Order of Police
  • United States Attorney’s Office Distinguished Service Award

“As we continue our ascent within the industry, it was critical for us to add additional services that our customers value,” continued Prentice Robertson. “We are confident that Joe will add significant and immediate value to our organization and our clients’ security programs. We look forward to benefiting from his experience and skillset as we continue to expand throughout the United States and promote new service offerings to the industry.”

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Whelan Security and their long-standing reputation as a leading provider of contract security services in the U.S.,” Joe explained. “I am thrilled to be joining them at such a dynamic time in their history.”

Joe Delia can be reached directly at or (314) 646-3868.

WHELAN SECURITY: With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and originally founded in 1949, the Whelan Security family of companies (“Whelan Security”) provide outsourced and contract security staffing services to corporate headquarter campuses, commercial real estate facilities, financial institutions, industrial plants, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, R&D facilities, retail shopping centers, residential communities, and critical government infrastructure throughout much of the United States. Based upon aggregate revenues and employment, Whelan Security currently ranks within the top ten contract security companies in the country and combined represents one of the largest privately-held, American-owned companies operating in the industry.