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SGI provides security personnel, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to perform short-term and long-term security functions including the following:

  • Uniformed Guard Services
  • Patrol Services
  • Employee Termination Services
  • Energy Security Services
  • Strike Control & Consulting Services
  • Disaster Response, Fire Watch & Restoration Services
  • Emergency Management & Response
  • Jewelry & Asset Transportation Services
  • Corporate Campus & University Campus Security Services
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
  • Home Health Care & Nurse Protective Escorts
  • Inmate Transportation Services
  • Property Management & Mall Services
  • Concierge & Special Event Services


An SGI uniformed security guard patrols an office building.
  • Places of Worship
  • Psychiatric Facilities & Mental Health Crisis Centers
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Transportation Services


  • Construction, Distribution & Warehouse
  • Educational Institutions
  • Energy/Oil/Gas Facilities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Gated Communities & Corporate Campuses
  • Government Properties
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Jewelry Businesses



SGI’S mission

is to build and strengthen your organization by protecting your people, property, and visitors with effective security and improved customer service. We strive to explore and understand your needs in order to develop creative physical-security programs that meet and exceed your requirements.

SGI’s reputation

rests upon the lasting relationships we build with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We not only provide all state-required training for professional security personnel; we go above and beyond with an extensive educational program that includes training from Franklin Covey and the Crisis Prevention Institute.

SGI’s motto

is Prudence, Passion & Perseverance—the Three P’s of Protection. We believe in determination, understanding, and a win-win attitude. Most importantly, we practice honesty and integrity in all we do!


SGI is a security services company founded by Sarah F. Gordon. The founder of two other successful companies, Ms. Gordon has more than a decade of executive security-management experience, backed by extensive knowledge and education pertaining to the field of the private security industry. After apprenticing for a national security firm for over a decade, in positions of increasing responsibility, Ms. Gordon saw and realized the need to bring professionalism and a higher standard of quality to the industry.

Since starting SGI in 2011, Ms. Gordon has built the firm into one of the Midwest’s most trusted security companies. As chief executive officer, she has created a corporate infrastructure that invests in its employees. She also remains actively involved in daily operations and business development.

SGI is certified as a 100% women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and as a 100% women-owned contractor by the Small Business Administration and General Services Administration (GSA).

Ms. Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently pursuing a second degree, in psychology, from the University of Minnesota.

Ms. Gordon is active in professional organizations including the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). She also supports several local charities and organizations, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the ReadIndeed Foundation, the National Stroke Association, Kids In Need Foundation and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.

Sarah F. Gordon

Chief Executive Officer

certifications & licenses

Sarah F. Gordon, Chief Executive Officer
SGI is a certified WBENC women's business enterprise.

Certified 100%
Women-Owned Business by the Women Business Enterprise National Council.

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SGI is certified by SBA WOSB as a woman-owned small business.

Certified General Services Administration Contractor.

Small Business Administration
Small Business.


Member of the American Society of Industrial Security.

Member of the American Psychological Association.

Member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

alabama Contract security company license

SGI licensed as a Contract Security Company by the state of Alabama Security Regulatory Board. 09/30/16

michigan Security Guard Agency license

SGI granted a Security Guard Agency license by the state of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. 05/31/16

iowa Private Security Agency license

SGI granted a Private Security Agency license by the state of Iowa, Department of Public Safety. 05/04/16

Minnesota Protective Agent Corporate license

SGI granted a Protective Agent Corporate license from the state of Minnesota, Board of Private Detectives & Protective Agents. 11/30/17

WBENC Certification

SGI was re-certified WBENC Certification for 100% Women-Owned Small Business by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. 01/26/17

indiana Security Guard Agency license

SGI granted a Security Guard Agency license in the state of Indiana by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. 10/01/16

south dakota security guard services authorization

SGI authorized to provide security guard services in the state of South Dakota. 04/11/16

ohio security guard provider license

SGI licensed as a security guard provider by the state of Ohio, Department of Public Safety. 03/01/16

wisconsin private detective agency license

SGI granted a license as a Private Detective Agency by the state of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services. 11/20/15


Two security guards monitor remote security cameras.


Join the team at SGI!

We are always looking for responsible, hardworking people to join our team here at SGI:  People with energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead; People who build relationships based on doing the right thing.

We value and respect our employees.

We look to employ professionals from the local communities we serve understanding that they bring specialized knowledge, greater potential for continuity, and a stronger sense of personal investment.

We offer opportunities for advancement.

Our security professionals undergo a rigorous training regimen that includes classroom work, field training, and site-specific training customized for each client and situation. We see training as an ongoing process that continues throughout an employee’s career. It includes yearly coursework—and it starts fresh with each new assignment.  We are looking for applicants with characteristics such as:

  • Law enforcement experience
  • Service in the military forces
  • Graduates of police/corrections academies
  • Criminal justice degrees (associates or higher)


  • Expense reimbursement for continuing education
  • Paid holidays & paid time off
  • Gym membership
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible schedule


SGI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


“Working for SGI has been one of the best professional experiences of my career. I look forward to continuing my professional career with SGI.” ~Joe

“Working for Sarah is truly great! This the first time I can ever say I absolutely love my job! So I don't mind giving 100% because this is what she gives back, awesome!”

“Working for SGI is more than just a job, it's an experience. The skills and training you will learn and go through will not only make you successful, it will also provide significant knowledge for life situations. The variety of people you will encounter on a daily basis will keep you on your feet and always make for an interesting day.” 

 “SGI is a local company, making a local difference. Working for SGI gives a very personable feeling.” ~Jeremy

“Working for Sarah has been nothing but a great experience. I’m very grateful for having the opportunity to work for SGI and excited for new incoming projects.”

“SGI is a trustworthy, organized, and honest business and Sarah proves her employees and clients are her priority.”


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2857-124th Circle Northeast

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55449

888-440-4096  •  612.810.4096

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