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Melissa Dyson, Sterling Protective Services' Marketing Director

About Melissa Montiel

Melissa joined Sterling Protective Services in 2007 as Marketing Director. She is responsible for all marketing efforts for the company, including business development and sales for all branch locations. This includes Sterling's website, search engine optimization, and social media efforts. She also manages Sterling's government relations program. Sterling Protective has a corporate goal to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees and those in the communities in which we serve. Towards this end, Melissa manages Sterling's charitable giving program. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Baylor University.

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Protecting Texas for Over 27 Years

Jun 27, 16 • NewsNo Comments

Sterling Protective Services is celebrating our 27th Anniversary the whole month of June because 27 years ago on June 1, 1989 we began serving Texas with top quality security and service. We are proud to continue providing our exceptional level of service today! Over the last 27 years, Sterling Protective has grown organically by remaining focused on the needs of our clients. As a privately owned Texas company, our priority, 100% of the time, is to serve our clients with dependable, reliable and honest on-site security. We offer unparalleled service with consistent high-quality management. Help us celebrate our 27th anniversary by calling us for a free quote for your on-site security!

May 3, 16 • NewsNo Comments

First Annual Citizens Development Center Fundraiser at Topgolf

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30pm to 8:30pm    

CitizensDevelopmentCenter_10730Location: Topgolf Dallas                                                        

Sterling Protective is a proud supporter of Citizens Development Center, a non-profit, providing job training, job placement and work center programs for men and women with disabilities including Veterans. Citizens Development Center’s mission is to empower these men and women to reach their highest level of independence and employment. Sterling is excited to be a sponsor of the first annual fundraiser at Topgolf for this non-profit, in addition to the 5K race the company participates in each Fall. Sterling hopes to bring about awareness and added support for this amazing group of people.

Mar 14, 16 • NewsNo Comments

Pot of Gold Luncheon
Friday, April 15, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Omni Hotel Dallas
555 S Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202


The keynote speaker will be Leigh Anne Tuohy, an inspirational woman dedicated to encouraging hope and genuine acts of kindness. She is best known for her and her family’s adoption of a young homeless teen, Michael Oher, who has gone on to become an NFL football player.

To Sponsor, Buy a Ticket or Donate, please click here.

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Great Moments of 2015

Dec 29, 15 • NewsNo Comments

Sterling Protective Services is grateful to our employees and clients for the wonderful 2015 year! As a team we have encouraged/increased safety and security, aided in deterring crime, and continued to make our clients first priority. Sterling is accessible 24/7 thanks to our on-call team which reassures peace of mind for our clients. As we look to 2016, our goals remain to increase safety and security throughout Dallas, Houston and Austin by serving our clients with the greatest amount of dedication. Our clients will be our #1 priority in 2016 just as they are in 2015.

In addition to serving our clients in 2015, we also served our communities by supporting local non-profits. Sterling Protective is a proud supporter of Rainbow Days, a Dallas based organization that provides free resources for at-risk children, and Citizens Development Center, an organization which provides work training and career placement for individuals with intellectual, mental and/or physical disabilities. We are happy to be a part of our Texas community and are excited to support these two great non-profits in 2016.

We look forward to the new year ahead of us! We wish you all a safe and happy New Year!!



Past Event: Dash for Dignity 2015

Aug 3, 15 • NewsNo Comments

Sterling Protective is gearing up for the annual Dash for Dignity 5K run taking place on September 19th in Las Colinas. This will be Sterling’s 4th consecutive year to participate in the Dash for Dignity. The Westway Ford Dash for Dignity is a 5K run or 1 mile fun run/walk and family fair benefiting the Citizens Development Center, an incredible organization empowering adults with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence and employment. Sterling Protective is a proud supporter of the Citizens Development Center and would love for you to join in on our support! At the bottom of this page click the link to donate/register to help us meet our $1,000 goal to give to the CDC!


We’d love for you to donate or even sign-up to participate in the run! Please take a look at the event details below, and click on the link at the bottom to contribute or register:

Dash for Dignity

The Westway Ford Dash for Dignity is a 5K run, 1 mile fun run/walk and family fair in Irving-Las Colinas. The Dash for Dignity is in support of the Citizens Development Center (CDC).

Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Urban Towers: 222 Las Colinas Blvd. East, Irving, TX 75039
6:45am:   On-site Registration and Activities Open
7:45am:   1 Mile Fun Run/Walk/Roll Start
8:15am:   5K Race Start
9:00am:   Awards Presentation and Car Raffle Drawing


Click Here to Register/Donate towards our goal Now!



To learn more about CDC click the following link:

Leadership Attends ASIS Meeting in San Antonio

Jun 16, 15 • NewsNo Comments

San Antonio – Sterling Protective Services’ president, Tim Dyson, attended the ASIS International Security Force Management seminar June 10 and 11th. The seminar provided information and discussion on a number of important issues affecting the security profession in 2015.

Seminar topics covered a variety of current issues including risk management, technology’s impact on security functions and security officer training. Mr. Dyson and Sterling Protective are committed to the security education and training for all its security officers. Sterling Protective stays current in security best practices, which in turn translates to safer and more secure facilities for their clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.

Mr. Dyson is a Quarter Century Club Member with ASIS International, which is the leading organization for security professionals in the world.

SPS Participates in 2015 Legislative Walk the Halls Day

Apr 27, 15 • NewsNo Comments


assist_webhead_logo  Sterling is a member of Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas (ASSIST) and their mission statement is the following:

ASSIST is committed to the enhancement of security services for Texas citizens. We are dedicated to promoting and safeguarding high-standards of services in the security industry through quality training programs for security officers, championing of appropriate legislative and continuous improvement initiatives, and promoting and sustaining constructive dialogue among security professionals in Texas. 

State Capitol

On April 7, 2015 Sterling Protective Services, Inc. visited the Texas State Capitol for 2015 Legislative Walk the Halls Day, along with other members of ASSIST. Sterling met with State Representatives to discuss bills that are going to affect the security industry. It was a fun and productive day!

TD&MD 2015ASSIST Luncheon Austin

5 Reasons a Security Officer’s Uniform is so Important

Jun 9, 14 • NewsNo Comments
Sterling Protective Services Officer in Unifrom

Sterling Security Officer in UniformThe uniform is a very important part of being a security officer. It sets an officer apart from the general populace as an individual in a position of authority. It certainly has aesthetic advantages, but the real benefit of the uniform goes way beyond just the outward appearance. In fact, the uniform is so important, that Texas state law outlines the following necessary requirements to be met visibly on the outermost layer of any Security Officer’s uniform:

  • The presence of a badge including the word “Security”
  • The Officer’s Name Plate
  • The Company Patch

Not all companies, or officers comply with the above fully at all times, but it is a state requirement, and companies that allow non-compliance are in danger of punishment. Their non-compliance should also be a red flag to potential clients. (more…)

SHPE Scholarship Golfing Tournament

Jun 4, 14 • NewsNo Comments
SHPE Golf Tournament, Sponsored by Sterling Protective Services

SHPE Golf Tournament, Sponsored by Sterling Protective ServicesSterling Protective Services, Inc. is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2014 Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. The SHPE was founded to provide a national organization of Professional Engineers with the shared goal of serving as role models for the Hispanic community.

The tournament will take place this Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Cross Timbers Golf Course in Fort Worth Texas, and the proceeds from the event will go towards providing scholarships to local area high school students seeking to major in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).  After the same event last year, SHPE awarded four $1,000 scholarships – SHPE hopes to increase this amount to $6,000 in 2014!

Registration per player is $70.00, the standard golf package includes: Carts, breakfast, lunch, balls, and one raffle ticket, however SHPE is offering packages that include additional raffle tickets, if you’d like to improve your chances!

SHPE is one of several really positive initiatives that Sterling Protective Services, Inc. is proud to support, and we know they’d appreciate your involvement in any way. You can learn more about our community involvement, or take a more in depth look at the SHPE event on their site by clicking on the button below.

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Does my company need to hire a security guard?

Mar 3, 14 • NewsNo Comments

Should my business hire a security guard? - Sterling Protective ServicesWith the year well under way, it is time to take a close look at your business and evaluate your needs in order to prepare for the future. Right now is the best opportunity to think about business security. As incidents of crime are on the rise during these strained financial times, it is best to be prepared. Consider investing in the assistance of a first rate security company and the assurance that comes with onsite security.

Does my company need to hire a security guard?

Why Choose Onsite Security?

While many will opt for security cameras or occasional patrols, your business security will truly benefit when you invest in security officers who are onsite at all times. The main goal is to provide a powerful deterrent. When potential intruders or criminals see that your business is visibly protected by personnel on active duty, you are more likely to steer clear of trouble. However, if disaster strikes, rest assured that competent security staff will respond quickly to minimize any damages, reducing the impact of criminal acts. (more…)