Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PSP, PCI, serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for DSI Security Services located in Dothan, Alabama. DSI is a leading security provider in the Southeast United States with over 3000 employees in 25 different states.
Eddie has over 25 years of security experience and is a frequent speaker on topics such as workplace violence, physical security, employment law, workplace investigations, and other security and business topics. He is the author of ASIS International’s White Paper “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Impact on the Contract Security Services Industry” and has been a published author in Security Management Magazine. Eddie has also been featured in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Security Management Magazine commenting on important issues concerning the private security industry.
Eddie released his first book in 2015: Security Litigation: Best Practices for Managing and Preventing Security-Related Lawsuits. The book provides practical guidance and examples on how to deal with the most difficult legal issues that security executives face every day, while also exploring the key issues that occur before, during, and after a lawsuit.
He holds a BS degree from Troy University and a Juris Doctorate from Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama and the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama. He holds the CPP (Certified Protection Professional) Board Certification in Security Management, PSP Certification (Physical Security Professional), and CPI Certification (Certified Professional Investigator) He serves as a board member for NASCO (National Association of Security Companies) and is a current Council Vice President (CVP) for ASIS International.