posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 06:51 AM
Founded in 1954 by former FBI agent George Wackenhut, Wackenhut
Security now provides security for numerous private ventures and
government facilities worldwide, including the Nevada Test Site.
Wackenhut has been accused of operating perimeter security for Area
51, a charge that has not been proven and has been denied by former
The Wackenhut Corporation is a leading provider of security-related
and diversified human resources services to business, industry and
government agencies on a worldwide basis. Its array of services
includes: security and physical protection, employee leasing and
temporary staffing, facility management, food service, education
and training, and fire, emergency and supplementary police services.
The company is the majority shareholder in Wackenhut Corrections
Corporation, a global leader in privatized corrections: designing,
financing, building, and managing correctional and detention facilities
for government agencies.
The Wackenhut Corporation was founded in 1954, and its operations
have expanded throughout the United States and into over 50 other
countries on six continents. It is a leader in the privatization
of public services for municipal, state and federal agencies, and
also serves a wide range of industrial and commercial customers.