About FSSS

From the President, Rusty Burton

Continuing the tradition of protecting Kansans

I began work in the security field in May 1992, just after finishing high school. During the past 24 years I have worked in contract security, hospital security, retail security, loss prevention and currently working in higher education security. I began my career working with Lawrence Security & Courier Service in May of 1992 and was promoted to Supervisor in 1994 where I remained for 8 years.

At Lawrence Security, I was responsible for the daily operation of the company, ranging from answering all incoming calls to scheduling over 50 officers and directing our night patrol service of 60 plus accounts.

In 2002 I moved to hospital security and worked for a hospital in the Kansas City Area for 2 years. Then in 2004 I moved to retail security (loss prevention) working for Wal-Mart for three years. With Wal-Mart I apprehended shoplifters, serviced and installed CCTV and conducted internal and external investigations.

In May of 2007 I moved to higher education working for a University in the area. I was promoted to supervisor in late 2008.

Training and Certifications

At Free State Security Services, we are steadfast in our commitment to excellence and professionalism in the field of security. Our team is not only equipped with extensive field experience but also underpinned by rigorous training and a robust portfolio of certifications.

We adhere to the highest standards, and our training and certifications highlights the comprehensive focus programs and industry-recognized certifications our security professionals hold, showcasing our dedication to providing unparalleled security services.

  • First Responder – CPR/AED for both adult and infant and First Aide (every year)
  • Firearms Training – Doug Cansler, Range Master (1994-2002 2010-2017)
  • Handcuff Training – Independence, MO Police Department (2004-2006, 2012, 2016)
  • C.L.A.M.P. – Chris Lein Arm Management Program for Law Enforcement & Security (2009, 2013, 2016)
  • Active Shooter Training – with the Ottawa Police Department (2011, 2013, 2016)
  • Active Shooter Training – with the Kansas Highway Patrol (April 2013)
  • Alcohol Compliance Education Training – with ABC and Lawrence Police Department (2011, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Use of Pepper Spray for Law Enforcement & Security – (2008, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Search and Seizure – Shawnee County District Attorneys Office (2012)
  • State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training – Bureau of Justice Assistance (2012)
  • Kansas Concealed Carry Firearms Training (2013, 2017)
  • Gender based violence on College Campuses (November 2013)