Ed is a former Marine and Law Enforcement Officer / Instructor who has been providing security services for over 30 years. Edward “Ed” Haynes, is the founder, CEO and owner of Miami-based Haynes Security Services. The Security business is the only African American owned company contracted with US Security Associates. Raised in Tallahassee, Haynes studied business administration at Bethune-Cookman University and Tallahassee Community College, served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was the First African American to be hired by the Miami Shores Police Department. He also spent several years in California working in literacy programs, and moved to Ghana to help build a school. He started his first private security agency in the early 1990s and founded Haynes Security in 2011.