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Signal 88 Security. World-class security, locally owned and operated.

The vision of Signal 88 Security of Charlotte is to provide a full suite of world-class and industry-leading security services for residential, commercial, retail and institutional customers in Charlotte, North Carolina because, quite simply, we believe safety is a basic human right and need.

The promise of Signal 88 Security of Charlotte, North Carolina is to provide customized security services so that individuals, businesses, neighborhoods and communities in Charlotte can pursue their passions in life openly, freely and joyfully. Without the freedom of feeling secure, our passions cannot be fully enjoyed.

Chad Burke, the owner of Signal 88 Security, is a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who, after leaving the department, spent time working in the Gulf of Mexico as a commercial diver and diving medical technician before joining security details in 2003 in Bosnia then Iraq.

After time spent as a member of Personal Security Details in Basra, Iraq conducting the protection of Department of Defense personnel, Mr. Burke was assigned to Ambassador Negroponte’s personal security detail in Baghdad in 2004.

Afterwards, Mr. Burke was assigned to protect personnel from The US Department of Justice’s Regime Crimes Liaison’s Office (RCLO). The team, led by Florida prosecutor Greg Kehoe and Regime Crimes Liaison Christopher Reid included Anne Tompkins, United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, based in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Burke and his detail provided security for the investigating team while it traveled Iraq and Kurdistan advising the Iraqi special tribunal and investigating the Anfal campaign in preparation for Saddam Hussein’s prosecution.

In February 2006 Mr. Burke was hand-picked by the Department of State and chosen for an experimental protection team. The Department of State expressed a desire for experienced close-protection personnel to initiate a low-profile protection detail to transport and protect DOS personnel in Baghdad. This unconventional team needed to work without the same protection and support of conventional teams running in Baghdad at the time. Mr. Burke was a core member and instrumental in developing and improving the procedures as a team leader through the summer of 2008.

Since 2009 Mr. Burke has held the responsibility of operating protection teams supporting another DOS contract. Due to the loss of support following withdraw of the US military, new assets and relationships needed to be located and developed with the local military and intelligence communities. Mr. Burke took advantage of his previous experience in Kurdistan and spear-headed this responsibility for his detail. Those relationships continue to this day.

All of these experiences have uniquely positioned Chad to better serve his clients and the Charlotte area.