Mission Statement


“It is our mission to be the most effective and efficient security service provider in the world. To embrace and advance security on an international level, by first being a leader in the provision of exemplary security services to the Nation’s Capital and the surrounding region.”

MVP Protective Services is a security company serving Maryland and Washington, DC. For 11 years MVP has earned an impeccable reputation as the area’s “Go To” security company for quality security services.  We have an impressive portfolio of clients who depend on our security services and trust in our ability to consistently deliver on our promises. We are a task oriented and results driven security company and we’re committed to resolving our clients most challenging security problems.

MVP  provides security services to the local, federal and state governments and to the private sector in DC, Virginia and Maryland. Our security services  include physical security, access control, security monitoring and risk management. Client’s have the option of  hiring unarmed or armed security officers. Hotel, construction, conference, concert and large sporting event security are just a few areas of security services that in which we are considered experts.

MVP was established in 2004 and is owned and operated by Melvin Key a retired Washington, DC Police Captain. Mr. Key is considered a legend at the Metropolitan Police Department due to his ability to understand police science and apply creative problem solving solutions to address crime and societal issues. Mr. Key was the youngest person to ever be promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain in the history of the Department; achieving the rank of Lt. at the age of 27 and Capt at 30. The Metropolitan Police Department has was organized in 1861, (156 years).  Learn more Amazing Facts about in his LinkedIn bio below.

Our clients benefit from a team of well trained security officers supported by some of the most experienced security thought leaders and executives in the world, which gives our clients a peace of mind today’s often dangerous and litigious world.

MVP Protective Services is licensed in the state of Maryland (License #106-3636), and Washington, DC (License # SAB2078). We hold the following certifications: MD MBE/DBE Certified, WMATA MBE Certified, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) MBE Certified and Maryland Small Business Reserve Certified. We are listed on Sam.gov and eMaryland Marketplace.

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Meet Our Team

Great businesses start with great leadership. Meet the team that charts the course for our wonderful team of security professionals and sets the tone for the awesome customer service experience for our clients.

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Melvin E. Key

Melvin is the pioneer and the driving force behind MVP Protective Services. He has dedicated over 30 years of his life protecting people. 18.5 of those as a law enforcement officer and 11 years as the CEO of MVP Protective Services.

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Chantelle Oubre
Vice President

Chantelle is the Senior VP and Director of Operations for MVP. She has over 20 years of security experience.  Previously, she served as an account manager for Securitas and Assistant Director of Security for the Marriott Corporation before being hired with our firm.

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Dionne Warrick
Operations Manager

Mrs. Warrrick  is a success story for MVP. She started at MVP in 2014 as an assistant to Mr. Key and worked directly alongside of him providing support services. Being a quick study she learned the operations of the business by working in security guard, supervisor, administrative and management capacities. Within 2 years time Mrs. Warrick was promoted 4 times. She now holds the title of Operations Manager.

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