Blackout was established in 2006 by retired Maryland State Police First Sergeant Guy Black. Since 2006 Blackout has been one of the fastest growing SECURITY GUARD and INVESTIGATIVE company’s in the metropolitan area because we understand the individual needs of our clients.

Blackout is a full services company specializing in Security Guard Services, Investigations, and Personal/Executive Protection. We are an agency that credits its success to the vast array of diverse professional associates that we employ.

Security Guards

Unlike our competitors Blackout selects each of its security guards after a rigorous selection process. Once hired Blackout guards receives up to 24 hours of training before taking a post (the state of Maryland does not require any training prior to taking a post). Hand picked well trained individuals make the difference. Blackout will not hire guards who do not have the ability to look professional from head to toe.


Blackout offers a wide range of diverse experienced investigators both male and female to conduct a variety of investigative services. Our investigator come from State, Federal and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, and the U.S. Military. We employ this level of professional to guarantee the highest level of professionalism for our clients. Our investigators are all experience Workmen’s Compensation Fraud, Medicare Fraud, and Insurance Fraud Specialist.

Personal/Executive Protection

Blackout’s Personal/Executive Protection Team is second to none in the tri-state area. Our highly trained team members are experienced experts in close personal protection. Team members training and expertise range from vehicle operations, the use of varies weapons, special events appearances (indoors and outdoor), kidnapping attempts, hostage situations, bomb threats, private residence protection and more. We are prepared to travel with you statewide and across the country on short notice. Overseas travel must be planned ahead of time. Your safety and confidentiality is our uncompromised priority.

List of our certifications

(1) M.B.E. Minority Business Enterprise

(2) D.B.E. Disadvantage Business Enterprise

(3) V.O.S.B. Veteran Owned Small Business

(4) L.C. M.B.E. Prince Georges County Local Certified Minority Business Enterprise

(5) L.C. M.B.E. Charles County Local Certified Minority Business Enterprise

List of organizations Blackout belongs to

(1) ASIS International

(2) Maryland Investigators and Security Association

(3) Maryland Troopers Associations

(4) National Association of Investigative Specialist

(5) Coalition of Black Maryland State Troopers

(6) Fraternal Order of Police