About us

History of DTA Security Services

The corporation was founded as National Security of Alabama in 1977 by Norman Usery and Donald Terry.  Both founders were retired and decorated police officers with the Montgomery Police Department.  They saw a need for providing security in the Montgomery County area as the City and County did not have the strength or manpower to perform many types of security services being requested by area businesses.

Don Terry and Associates, the DBA for National Security of Alabama, was then rebranded in 2004 as DTA Security Services.  The company then began expanding beyond the local area including pursuing federal and government contracts.

The areas of concentration for the company are physical security, patrol services, electronic monitoring, camera systems, gates, guard facilities and security gates.


Donald R. Terry, Founder, retired with the rank of Captain from the Montgomery Police Department in 1983. During his stellar career, he graduated from the FBI National Academy and developed and led the first drug enforcement and control division in the Montgomery Police Department’s history. He was instrumental in turning the Detective Division into one of the best investigative units in the country, a distinction which still holds true today.

Chief Officers

Victor Hicks – President

Vic H. Hicks, President and Chief Operating Officer, retired after twenty years as a Major from the Montgomery Police Department in 1996. He was commander of the Detective Division for the last five years of his career and also served in the juvenile, traffic, records and communication, and patrol divisions. He received numerous commendations and awards during his tenure with the department, including the life-saving medal and the 1984 Police Officer of the Year Award.

Ray Rawlings – Vice President

Ray D. Rawlings, Vice President and Treasurer, is a lifelong resident of Montgomery. Mr. Rawlings graduated from the University of Alabama in 1968 with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, Mr. Rawlings served in the US ARMY as an Armor Captain with the 2nd Infantry Division prior to his return to civilian duty in 1970. His reserve active duty career ended in 1977 with an Honorable Discharge. Mr. Rawlings has been a Licensed Public Accountant in Montgomery since 1970.

Michael Taylor – Vice President Sales/Marketing

Michael Taylor was brought on as a partner in 2003 following a long career after college in Pharmaceutical Sales.  He graduated from the University of West Alabama with a BS in Microbiology and a minor in Marketing.  Mr. Taylor received numerous national sales awards in working with Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical companies.  He currently serves as Vice President of Sale and Marketing.