We trace our roots back to 1850, when Allan Pinkerton founded Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency. During our rich history, we’ve created the forerunner to the U.S. Secret Service, hired America’s first woman detective, and have remained the industry leader in developing innovative security and risk management solutions for national and international organizations.
Today, we combine our 171 years of legacy and institutional knowledge with technology informed by our expertise to protect and create value for our clients across the globe. From brains to boots, we purposefully infuse integrity, vigilance, and excellence into our work. Our connected network of resources allows us to learn, anticipate, and deliver new and specialized solutions that span the spectrum of our clients’ needs, from strategy to implementation. No matter when, no matter where, we pride ourselves on being there for our clients.
With an unified sense of purpose, our global force of Pinkerton agents and support functions band together to become something more than colleagues — we are a family. With every new career opportunity, we seek candidates with diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
Our motto—"we never sleep"—represents our allegiance to the core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence, which are reinforced in the work we do and are woven into each client interaction. These core values represent the true spirit of Pinkerton and are ordered purposefully, serving as benchmarks and checkpoints by which all agents are measured. Our values also makeup what we call the Pinkerton Code of Conduct, which was first established in 1850, and remains the code that Pinkerton agents hold themselves to today.
- INTEGRITY: Our focus on integrity has allowed us to sustain a commitment to service, standards, and fairness throughout our 170 year history.
- VIGILANCE: Our agents, analysts, and consultants offer you a level of attentiveness and alertness that—we believe—cannot be equaled by anyone.
- EXCELLENCE: Our mission is to protect and create value for the companies we work with. To do this, we hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence in every project and every assignment.
Diversity and Inclusion
Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.