Sunstates Veteran Salute

Recognizing and honoring our valued veteran security team members.


Meet Derek Crawford, Chief of Safety and Security 


Derek Crawford Sunstates Security Services April 2021Since joining the Sunstates team in 2019, Derek has proven to be a tremendous asset to our company.  His 26 years in the military have formed the diligent work ethic and dedication brought to his site every day.  We are excited to highlight Derek’s accomplishments, background and words of wisdom in this article.


Military Experience

Derek served 26 years in the armed forces split between several branches.  Starting his service in the Marine Corps, he additionally worked in the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve and finally retiring in January 2021 with the Coast Guard Reserve.  While serving, Derek’s jobs as a military police officer, tactical officer, and intelligence officer prepared him for working in the security field.  


Sunstates Career

After working in a large corporate office in New York, Derek accepted a position with Sunstates as Chief of Safety and Security. He relocated to the southern coast of North Carolina and celebrated his second anniversary with Sunstates in January of 2021.  When asked what he enjoyed about working for Sunstates, he stated, “It’s very hands-on.  You get great personal relationships with those on your team and support from management is a big plus.”

For those thinking about starting their career in the security field, he said, “Be sure to take your time and really get to know your site.”  



Originally from Hudson Valley, NY, Derek is enjoying living in North Carolina.  When not hard at work, you will find him cruising around on his Harley Davidson.  And depending on the season, he will be cheering for the NY Yankees or NY Giants. 


Derek, we appreciate all you do for your site and Sunstates.  We look forward to your continued success with the company!

Also, thank you for your dedication to your country and all your years of service.

Sunstates partners with the ESGR and is actively hiring those who served.  To apply to be a part of our team visit our Careers page.