President/CEO – Shadow Protective Services – SPS500
With over fourteen years of experience in military, diplomatic protection and executive security services, Mr. Towns is the president of Shadow Protective Services – SPS500, providing executive protection, private investigations, tactical education, military training, weapons instruction and security consultant services.
Mr. Towns Joined the Marine Corps in the late Eighties where he reached the rank of SGT. He completed his active duty tour with a special operations unit ANGLICO departing the Marine Corps in the Mid Nineties. Mr. Towns began working jobs in the security sector night clubs private Parties and Secure commodities transport this did not feed his passion Mr. Towns decided it was time to make a change. Seeking advancement relentlessly Mr. Towns relocated and completed training to become a Licensed Bail enforcer. As a Licensed Bail enforcer, Mr. Towns had the authority to apprehend, capture/recapture, and recover fugitives from the US justice system often directly responsible for the Capture of dangerous felons.
The Dept. of Defense Provided the first opportunity the position was Security Technician, as a security technician. Mr. Towns was the Technician personally responsible for the safe transport of all Corporate VIP personnel He was also responsible for the secure transportation of Millions of dollars that needed to be transported throughout the theater of IRAQ this was basically the funds needed to operate through Operation Iraq Freedom.
WPPS II (Worldwide Personal Protective Services II) WPS I (Worldwide Protective Services) certified, Mr. Towns has completed numerous executive protection courses and has served as a Personal Security Specialist for a private military company in Iraq from 2010 to the present. He served in multiple locations in the Middle East in a high-threat protection (HTP) environment during combat operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM & Operation NEW DAWN. He has driven every vehicle in the protective motorcade to include the principle’s limousine for a tier-1 asset and has served in every position from Shift Leader to Team Commander on an executive protection assignment. He has worked in the protective security arena on HTP personal security details, Quick Reaction Force Team Leader, and was commended by the PMC leadership during a causality recovery mission. He culminated his HTP service as a member of the United States Ambassador to Iraq’s protective detail (APD) responsible for protecting the deputy chief of missions for United States personnel, congressional delegations, general officers, foreign dignitaries & foreign heads of state.
In 2013 Mr. Towns was hand-selected to participate in an experimental Mentorship/Training operation in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq. This mentorship program is designed to provide the local nationals the training and guidance to execute an effective private security Detail Capable of professional security for some of the US highest-ranking Diplomats after working on this project for a while Mr. Towns was again hand-selected to participate in a separate mission in which he has been given a team of nine local nationals to mentor as they hone their skills to become an effective PSD confident enough to provide protection for Stationed and visiting ex-pats.
Jerry Towns along with Muhammad Bilal partnered on this project; Shadow Protective Services – SPS500 with the intent of merging the tactical proficiency of the high threat protection assignments he has used in the past with the precision of the military operations. He was personally selected for executive protection teams throughout the southeast from Raleigh to Atlanta. Originally from Chicago IL he is a world traveler and has visited several foreign countries in some capacity or another. He is a licensed private investigator, armed security officer, courier, and small business owner. Mr. Towns currently resides in the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville, NC area.