Press Release // September 6, 2018
St. Louis – Whelan Security Management Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael Dierkes has joined the organization as a Senior Security Consultant working with Joe Delia, Senior Director – Security Consulting Services. Whelan’s Security Consulting Services division specializes in risk management, physical security assessments, corporate investigations, workplace violence training and mitigation, and other specialized security-related consulting services.
Mike is a skilled law enforcement executive and brings more than thirty (30) years of law enforcement experience to the Whelan Security companies. He is recognized as a subject matter expert on active shooter deterrence and response, incident command systems, and risk management.
Mike retired in 2017 from the St. Louis County Police Department as a Lieutenant Colonel and brings extensive experience in emergency management, special operations, investigations, risk assessments, and complex event planning. Among his many accomplishments, Mike coordinated and managed the law enforcement and security plan for four Presidential Debates at Washington University.
After his retirement from the St. Louis County Police Department, Mike was appointed to the position of Director of Homeland Security for the State of Missouri where he was responsible for coordinating statewide emergency planning and security assessments for critical infrastructure throughout the State of Missouri.
Mike is a graduate of the United States Secret Service Executive Protection program, the FBI National Academy, and the Naval Postgraduate School Executive Leadership Program. He also attended an Emergency Response Training Conference and participated in live exercises with the Special Forces in Tel Aviv Israel.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management (Cum Laude) from Sterling College, a Masters Certificate in Criminal Justice from Virginia University, and a Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University.
About Whelan Security Management Company, Inc.
Whelan Security Management Company, Inc. is an affiliated entity of the Whelan family of companies (d/b/a Whelan Security). With aggregate annual revenue of nearly $200M and more than 8,000 employees serving customers throughout the U.S. Whelan Security ranks as one of the top ten firms in the contract security industry and one of the top five privately held contract security firms in the country. As a third generation, family-owned organization founded in 1949, Whelan offers our clients and employees the best of both worlds – the personal touch of an organically grown company and the depth of resources of a national organization. At Whelan Security, we take great pride in the unique culture of our family owned business which manifests in the form of highly responsive customer service, performance-based partnerships, and deeper, trust-based relationships with our clients and employees.