Welcome to Criterion Security. Our parent company, Criterion Holdings Corporation, is a family of security companies, each one dedicated to serving the unique security needs of a specific industry with officers, supervisors and managers specially trained and certified in disciplines required by that client. These industries include: Healthcare; Venues and Events (Including Experiential Marketing); Corporate, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities; Financial/Banking, Commercial Buildings, Residential Communities and Educational Institutions.

Our mission at Criterion Security is simple and straight forward: To provide our clients with highly professional, personalized security programs that protect their property, assets, employees and brand, while also helping them attain greater cost effectiveness and efficiency.. To understand how we achieve our mission, we invite you to visit the “Why Criterion” page.

Criterion has expanded rapidly in size, scope of services and geography. Headquartered in Nashville Tennessee, with Executive Management offices in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida; Criterion also has regional offices in Pittsburgh, Phoenix and San Antonio, with site offices in Port Arthur and Odessa, TX; West Monroe, LA and Swedesboro, NJ. Criterion is currently licensed and operating in 14 states and the District of Columbia with more being added every month.


Robert Buchanan“Whether you have a corporate security need or you are seeking specialized services in healthcare or industrial security, Criterion has the experience and the expertise to exceed your expectations. We are raising the bar on security staffing, safety and professionalism to Set the Security Standard.”

Robert Buchanan
President and Chief Executive Officer, Criterion Holdings Corporation

  • Arizona Security License No. 1623060
  • Colorado Status Active
  • District of Columbia Security License No. SAB28212
  • Florida Security License No. B1000302
  • Louisiana Security License No. 0864
  • Maryland Security License No. 106-4885
  • Nevada Security License No. 1777B
  • New Jersey Security License No. 1578
  • Ohio Security License No. 20152100141660
  • Pennsylvania Security License No. 680
  • Tennessee Security License No. 12795
  • Texas Security License No. B182167
  • Utah Security License No. 869 3933-63301
  • Virginia Security License No. Pending
  • Wisconsin Security License No. 17025-62
  • West Virginia Security License No. 36481