Michael Davenport, CEO and President of DP Security. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, Black American Political Action Committee (BAPAC).
Nigel Hearne, the Chevron Refinery’s General Manager.
DP Security, a Richmond-based professional security services company, has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide security services at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery.
The firm was selected through a competitive bid process and was selected for its extensive experience and strong commitment to employing local Richmond residents. Most of the current staff will be retained under this new contract for DP Security to manage the refinery’s security services and personnel.
“As a Richmond company, I’m personally very excited at this new opportunity to work with our community’s largest employer and economic driver,” said Michael Davenport, CEO and President of DP Security.
“We look forward to partnering with Chevron to provide job opportunities for Richmond residents as we grow and expand our business,” he said.
“We are pleased to award this contract to DP Security, a Richmond company,” said Nigel Hearne, the refinery’s General Manager.
“This new relationship builds on our commitment to support the city’s economic development and improve the quality of life for local residents,” said Hearne. “We believe retaining contractors from Richmond and spending locally will create a stronger Richmond economy, which is not only good for people living in this community but is also good for the long-term success of the refinery and the city.”
DP Security began management of the refinery security services on Nov. 1 and is known for its selection and training of security personnel. The company was founded in Richmond by Davenport in 1996 and has many clients, including the West Contra Costa County Unified School District, Point Molate and Marina Bay.
The Coronado Neighborhood Council recently recognized Michael Davenport at its annual scholarship dinner for his humanitarian efforts, according to Joe Fisher, the Coronado Council President.