Hanover Security Inc. has been directly involved in strengthening the regulation of private security in Virginia over the past years. In 1989, Elizabeth Townsend, the president and compliance officer for the firm, was appointed to the Virginia Private Security Board. As past chairman for that board, she assisted in the development of tougher legislation and tighter regulation for the industry.
In 1993, Ms. Townsend received a gubernatorial appointment to the Criminal Justice Services Board, the regulatory board for the industry. As a result of her work with these boards, she understands very well the challenges that face private security today.
In 1989, Hanover Security Inc. was named a finalist in the Chambers Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year competition. In 1990, Ms. Townsend earned the designation of Certified Protection Professional, awarded by the internationally-recognized American Society for Industrial Security.