Men with Guns

Heritage Security Services has held private security contracts with San Diego's transit districts since 1981.;xNLx;;xNLx;Universal Protection Service bought Heritage in May 2012, and with it, all of the company's officers and contracts.;xNLx;;xNLx;Use this interactive timeline to explore the history of the arrangements, as well as the more recent developments that lead to the inewsource investigation.

1975-09-20 00:00:00

What is NCTD?

The North County Transit District provides bus, van and train service for people in the northern half of San Diego County...

1976-01-01 00:00:00

What is MTS?

The Metropolitan Transit System provides San Diego's bus and rail services throughout 53 stations and 53 miles of track...

1981-03-27 00:00:00

What is Heritage Security?

Heritage Security Services entered the security business in 1980 as a spin-off from a security officer training school...

1981-07-01 00:00:00

Contract with MTS

Heritage Security Services contracted with the Metropolitan Transit System

1997-01-01 00:00:00

Contract with NCTD

Heritage Security Services contracted with the North County Transit District in 1997.

2009-07-28 00:00:00

Questions raised over training

A KGTV (Channel 10) news segment airs regarding officer training...

2012-05-01 00:00:00

Universal buys Heritage

Universal Protection Services, the country's 5th largest private security company, bought Heritage Security Services in May of 2012...

2012-05-02 00:00:00

OSHA fines Universal

California's division of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration fined Universal $20,270...

2012-10-13 00:00:00

One officer speaks out

In October 2012, one officer reached out to inewsource...

2012-12-12 00:00:00

More come forward

Over months, 12 officers within Universal came forward to address the situation...

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