John has a degree in criminology from Fresno State, where he was on scholarship to play football. There was one vehicle and 20 guards when he started with the company. We now 50 vehicles and more than 300 guards.
He has also been involved with the Fresno Police Department
. One thing he's most proud of his involvement with the Valley Crime Stoppers program. They had called him 20 years ago, asking for donations. He had been providing services, but they were struggling for funds. John joined the board and suggested a big event to raise funds. John spent 10 years on their board. His tenure culminated in a year that netted $100,000 for the organization. He’s no longer on the board, but still goes to the party every year, buying a table and helping with fundraising. Valley Crime Stoppers
is now a thriving organization and helps the community help the police find and get more criminals than ever off the streets of the Valley.
In 2000, we had a private, central monitoring station built just for Turner Security in 2000. It was a huge investment in equipment and technology but has allowed us to handle all of our home and business alarm monitoring locally, using our own employees and computer network.
Because of our company’s long relationship with the Fresno Police Department and because of our technology investments, we continue to enjoy an excellent reputation with the PD. For example, Turner reports so few false alarms - by utilizing video alarm systems and confirmation by vehicle patrol guards - that Fresno PD is often on scene within minutes when we report an intruder.
We enjoy the security business and the satisfaction of knowing that we are making our entire community safer - not just our clients. Because we can take on lower priority issues such as chasing off trespassers or deterring theft in the first place, we free up the police and their limited resources to pursue more dangerous criminals.
Our greatest satisfaction is preventing bad things from happening to people and businesses. Everyone on our team, from our CEO John Turner to our newest recruit is motivated by the desire to help protect homes, businesses, people, and their possessions.
“Every time I get a call from a business because they’ve had problems, I go out and make it my goal to develop a security solution so they don’t have any more of these problems,” says John Turner. “We love giving people peace of mind.”