Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Iowa, announced that it has acquired Neighborhood Patrol, Inc. (NPI Security Services) of Urbandale, Iowa.

NPI Security Services, founded by Brad Johnson in 1978 in Des Moines, Iowa, specializes in security officer and mobile patrol services.  Per Mar Security Services has been in the Des Moines market since 1969, and the addition of NPI Security Services further strengthens Per Mar’s full service security presence in Central Iowa. Mark Kirchner along with 120 employees have joined the Per Mar Security Services team. With the addition of NPI Security Services, Per Mar now has 430 employees in Central Iowa. The terms of the deal between the two companies were not disclosed.

“Like Per Mar, NPI has a great tradition of providing excellent service to its customers.  This acquisition is a perfect fit for us, as it helps us increase our reputation as the premier full service security provider in Iowa.” said Brad Duffy, Division President at Per Mar Security Services.

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the Midwest’s largest family owned security company with more than 3,000 employees, operating in 24 locations throughout Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska.  

The company provides full service security solutions including guard services, patrol, electronic security, fire alarms, monitoring services, investigative services and pre-employment services throughout the Midwest. For more information about Per Mar Security Services, please visit

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