Provided by area police officers & more

Owner and managing administrator

Barbara J Cochran and Amy L C Cochran

Barbara J Cochran
Bay Area Professional Security Agency Amy L C Cochran
Managing administrator

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• Commercial buildings
   Industrial and business
  Theater Security (inside and out in parking lots)
  Storage Facilities (mini warehouses, truck trailer parking)
• Residential areas
  Single family dwellings and multiplexes
• Parking lot details
Surveillance and prevention
• We work in or out of uniform, according to your needs.  As a deterrent, or as covert to catch wrong doers


More about Us:

Founded in 2000, by now retired Mobile Police Department Sergeant Barbara J. Cochran, the Bay Area Professional Security Agency (BAPSA) is a privately owned and locally operated Security Agency in the greater Mobile, Alabama area; utilizing off duty police officers from area Police Departments and civilian personnel who work along with the Police Officers. 
Our growth can be attributed to a new business approach that will provide uncompromising and interactive management support in an overall superior level of service focused on exceeding every client's expectations. Our dedication to 100 percent client satisfaction is driven by a ‘client first' methodology supported by local resources and experience.
Bay Area Professional Security Agency specializes in program customization with consideration to our client's budgetary restraints while maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction. With capabilities that include the integration of our uniformed security personnel (both armed and unarmed) with many years of police training and on the job training of the unarmed guards, we provide the most cost-efficient, effective protective solutions for every client's specific needs.

Owner’s Background:

Barbara J. Cochran has worked in the Mobile Police Department for over 25 years, prior to that she was serving with the United States Army as a Military Police Officer.
Throughout her career with the Police Department, she acquired the knowledge to handle a great variety of situations and learned how to guide others to professionalism. She was a part of the Crime Scene Unit, involved in Community Oriented Policing in the public housing developments designed for low cost living. She was also the Supervisor for over 9 years in the handling and storage of property and evidence.
While in the Army, she was assigned to the Third Armored Division, in Frankfurt, Germany, where she was in charge of the Serious Incident Reporting Section and worked for the United States Provost Marshal in Frankfurt, FRG. 

She attended and completed Military Police Investigator School, in Vilseck, Germany.

Barbara J. Cochran graduated from San Jose State University, San Jose, California in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in psychology, and studied sociology  at University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.


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