Paul Dockendorff formed Northwest Security Services Inc. in 1982. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and served in the Naval Submarine Service.
Before Paul established NWSS, he was employed by general contracting firms as a superintendent with quality control responsibilities including project security. Paul recognized the need for increased security standards and quality control. NWSS was formed from his vision to become the highest quality security provider in the region. As a past president of the Washington State Security Council, Paul was instrumental in the development of the first Washington State Security Guard Licensing Program.
Throughout the years, Paul's enthusiasm and commitment to exceptional security services continue to set us apart from other security providers in the Puget Sound area.
Stephen visits with clients regularly and meets with NWSS management staff daily to monitor performance and effectiveness in responding to client needs.
Stephen joined NWSS in 1998 and successfully worked in nearly every operational and management position before becoming president in 2006. In January, 2010, Stephen became an owner of NWSS. He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He currently serves on the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Education Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct Security forum, the Hotel Security Alert Network, and executive board member of the Eastside Security Forum.
He also has specialized training in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and is a Washington State Certified Trainer.
Lynn brings 29 years of experience to our team in Law Enforcement, Hospital Security, and Private Security.
She is responsible for interviewing, selecting, and backgrounding our Security Officer candidates. Lynn administers our comprehensive pre-assignment training program and administers the State of Washington licensing requirements for our Company.
Lynn joined NWSS in 1998. She is a Washington State Certified Trainer and an advisor to the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) Security Officer Training & ad hoc Legislative Committees.
David Johann joined NWSS in July 2010. He was quickly promoted to mobile patrol officer and then to Mobile Operations Manager in 2011, then Field Operations Manager in June 2012. David has an extensive background in the security industry, providing excellent service in several positions ranging from security officer, bicycle patrol officer, mobile patrol officer, operations supervisor, account management, V.P of Sales and Marketing, and Assistant Branch Manager in the Seattle Metropolitan area. David has an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on team dynamics and leadership in the marketplace, and is currently pursuing a degree in Pastoral Counseling.
Craig Bruno joined NWSS in September 2010. Craig has prior experience in civil engineering design and project management. Craig has a B.S. in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University and an M.S.Ed. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. He relocated to the Seattle area to study at the University of Washington where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Education. Craig served as a mobile patrol officer and as a field supervisor with NWSS before being promoted to lead the mobile patrol division in June of 2013.
Al Barto joined NWSS in March of 2010 and was promoted to site supervisor in April of 2010. He was promoted to Mobile Operations Manager in August of 2010 and Business Development Manager in August of 2011. Al has a Bachelor's Degree in Law, Society and Justice from the University of Washington. Prior to working for NWSS, he spent five years in various management positions with a national bank. Al has also obtained his insurance license and is a notary public.