David H. Ferris Jr. - President

Dave has been in the security and law enforcement fields his entire adult life. Prior to Metroguard, he was an Account Manager and Branch Manager for a global security company. As such, he was responsible for the overall management of 600 employees, generating 15M a year in revenue. As a State of CT armed security instructor, Dave teaches basic and advanced courses to enhance skills and understanding of law in use of force.

Dave retired from a local police department, having advanced to the rank of lieutenant. His assignments included Shift Commander, Investigative Division, Training Division, Rangemaster, Youth Officer, and Public Information Officer. He was a CT police academy certified instructor and taught several use of force disciplines and Critical Incident Management courses. As a former EMT, he was responsible for the department’s Medical Unit. Dave was also assigned to the Special Response Team as the Team Leader. He consulted to local schools and businesses in crisis planning and physical security.

Prior to becoming a police officer, Dave was employed by ADT Alarm Systems, the Connecticut Department of Corrections, J.C. Penney Company, and was a Security Manager for the D.M. Read’s Company. He served active & reserve duty with the United States Army.

Dave has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Society and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He was an adjunct instructor at the University of New Haven teaching criminal justice courses.