National off-duty service provider expands footprint with strategic acquisition and best-in-class technology that connects communities with everyday heroes
Athos Group, the nation’s fastest-growing solution and service provider in the off-duty law enforcement security and services industry, experienced continued growth in 2020 with an increase of nearly 22.5 percent of customers from Q1 to Q2 along with a strategic acquisition and technology innovation. In 2006, Athos started with fewer than 100 law enforcement officer associates and two initial clients. Since 2010, Athos has grown more than 11,000% having now worked with over 15,000+ officers across the country, representing more than 1,400 law enforcement agencies (LEAs).
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Off-duty or “extra-duty” staffing has existed for decades across law enforcement agencies nationwide. By providing opportunities for law enforcement officers (LEOs) to secure private assignments, businesses can increase security, while helping officers supplement their income. Until recently, facilitating and managing off-duty staffing has been a highly manual and time-consuming process. Athos Group’s expanded footprint in the rapidly-growing $11 billion off-duty market confirms that the company is addressing the industry’s most pressing need—simple, efficient and cost-effective staffing solutions. Athos is constantly introducing new innovations, features and services to meet the needs of all key stakeholders in the off-duty market, including LEAs, LEOs, businesses, communities and coordinators.
“The Athos Group and our family of law enforcement ‘extra-duty’ companies exist to serve peace officers and the communities they are sworn to protect. We help provide clarity, transparency, and accountability to each program—as defined by their licensing agencies and requested by members of their communities,” said Chris White, Athos Group’s founder and CEO. “Now more than ever, everyone in the off-duty market is looking for ways to increase community awareness, provide greater visibility and find opportunities to gain trust with those in their care. Athos makes it possible to achieve all those goals and then some.”
With Athos Group’s team of client service experts, paired with its unrivaled software management capabilities, LEAs, businesses and coordinators can easily track and staff jobs with very little lead time. The benefits of Athos Group’s solutions also make a substantial impact on cost-savings, allowing stakeholders to reduce the administrative overhead previously associated with off-duty staffing program management. Athos Group’s top priority is connecting communities with everyday heroes in a way that provides the highest benefit and maximum transparency. In doing so, it fosters goodwill between businesses, LEAs and officers.
One contributor to Athos Group’s unprecedented growth is the continued expansion of its legacy business, Summit Off Duty Services (ODS), which serves the off-duty law enforcement security industry through unmatched partner consulting, client engagement and customer support. Summit collaborates with its partners to ensure the success of each job, by providing access to off-duty officers across the nation—at the local, county and state level. Due to the new challenges spurred by the pandemic, businesses across the country and industries are facing operational and financial headwinds. As a result, the client-focused managed services