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About MVP Protective Services

MVP was incorporated in 2004, as a security company in DC. We have since has become a leader in security services throughout the world. MVP is a black owned security company and Small Business Enterprise (SBE).  We provide security services to the private sector, and to local, federal and state governments. For over two decades, MVP has earned an impeccable reputation as a “Go-To” security company in DC for quality security services. 

MVP is also one of the most prominent security companies on the east coast for personal protection and bodyguard services for VIP clients. We protect corporate executives from Fortune 1 to Fortune 500 companies and members of congress including senators and presidential candidates. We provide protection services to high ranking diplomats including heads of states, presidents and prime ministers of foreign countries. We also provide personal security and bodyguard services for countless A-list celebrities, professional athletes and high-net-worth individuals and families.

We have a growing list of customers 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, committed to resolving our clients’ most challenging security issues.

MVP was founded by Melvin E. Key, Sr. Melvin is a two-time board certified security professional in Security Management and Physical Security. He’s also a noted veteran Executive Protection Agent and a retired D.C Police Captain.


Connect With Our CEO

To learn more about Mr. Key, please follow him on his social media profiles at the links below. For questions feel free to send him an email.

Why the Samurai?

We often receive the question, "Why the Samurai?" We would like to take this opportunity to provide some background on why we chose the Samurai as our logo and what it represents to us.

The Samurai were warriors who defended their masters and property from pillage and theft during the Heian Period in ancient Japanese war times. They lived by the Bushido Code, which emphasized loyalty, honor, and self-discipline. As a company, we resonate with these values and believe they are essential to providing top-notch security services.

Therefore, we chose the Samurai as our logo to symbolize our commitment to protecting our clients' assets and personnel with the utmost loyalty, honor, and self-discipline. We strive to embody the same level of dedication and discipline as the Samurai in our work, and we believe it sets us apart from other security companies.

Here are the the 8 Virtues of the Bushido Code:

  • Rectitude or justice
  • Courage
  • Benevolence
  • Politeness
  • Honesty
  • Honor
  • Loyalty
  • Character and Self Control

Click the link to learn more about Samurai. You can also learn more about the Samurai culture and history by watching the Age of the Samurai docuseries on Netflix. 

Why Choose Us?

There are thousands of security companies in the Washington, D.C. area, but there is only one MVP. When you choose us for your security services you are choosing a company known for its leadership, experience, qualifications and most importantly for our exceptional customer service.

We are certified in Security Management and Physical Security by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). We are unmatched when it comes to the management of large-scale events and are one of not many security companies that hold certifications in Special Events Contingency Management by FEMA. We also hold certification in crowd management, a requirement of National Fire Code Standards and ANSI ES1.9-2020  for all public assemblies to include arenas, auditoriums, convention centers and nightclubs.  

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Company Info

MD/DOT - MBE    11-196


DUNS # 17-356-5198

Contact Info

1550 Wilson Blvd #700

Arlington, Virginia 22209