The Right Choice
Mr. McDonald began his Security and Law Enforcement career in 1986 with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, serving with distinction as a patrol deputy for over seven years. In 1993 he became a private investigator and worked for several prominent attorneys and national insurance companies before going into the security field. He joined a regional security company as District Manager and was instrumental in their rapid growth in California’s Central Valley.
By December 1994, Mr. McDonald was eager to run his own security company. He joined forces with a silent business partner and purchased Monument Security, heading up Operations and Business Development. He took the initiative to understand and become fully trained in every position in the company and is instrumental in their solid and sustainable growth. He reorganized and incorporated Monument in 1995. We are celebrating 30 years of outstanding service and Mr. McDonald is now sole owner and CEO.
In December 2008, Mr. McDonald was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) with the Department of Consumer Affairs. He is responsible for upholding the laws that govern the private security industry in California. Mr. McDonald is keenly aware of current and evolving trends in legislation in regards to the security industry and therefore upholds every aspect of the law in his own operation.
Mr. McDonald holds an Administration of Justice Degree from Shasta College, is a Licensed Private Investigator, and is a graduate of the Butte County Police Academy. He is and active member and past Chapter Chairman for the Sacramento Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He is also a member of CAI and Sacramento Crime Alert.
Mr. McDonald was featured in the September 11, 2006 issue of Time Magazine where he discussed the use of GPS in watching the activity of employees. He also gave a live interactive interview with the BBC in discussing the same topic which was broadcast worldwide. He continues to find new ways to integrate security with technology in achieving a better way to service client’s needs for security and safety.
Mr. Hessee is Vice President of Investigations and Special Events for Monument Investigations Inc. and Monument Security Inc. Mr. Hessee is a licensed Private Investigator (#25411), specializing in Civil and Criminal defense investigations. As an investigator, Mr. Hessee has worked cases from Homicide to DUI. Mr. Hessee routinely leads a team of Executive/Dignitary Protection professionals.
Mr. Hessee has worked in Law Enforcement and related fields since 1978, several of those years in investigations. He retired as a sergeant from the Placer County Sheriff's Department, but continues to work part time as a sworn police officer for the California Exposition and State Fair Police Department.
While with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Mr. Hessee was assigned to the Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) and the Placer County Special Investigations Unit (SIU). He was also the sergeant in charge of the Street Gang Unit.
Mr. Hessee has been appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and recently reappointed by Governor Brown to the State of California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, Disciplinary Review Board. Mr. Hessee recently finished serving his fourth term as the Sacramento District Governor for the California Association of Licensed Investigators.
Mr. Hessee has been certified by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Nation Traffic Safety Administration as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and a DRE Instructor, and was also the department’s DRE coordinator for several years. Mr. Hessee has qualified and testified as an expert witness numerous times regarding drugs and gangs.
Mr. Hessee has instructed for the California Department of Justice, the California Highway Patrol Academy, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Academy, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Academy, and several colleges and national conferences. Mr. Hessee is also a licensed BSIS Firearms Instructor.
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