Our Mission & Vision

We at MPI Protective believe wholeheartedly in the positive impact healthy businesses have on their communities. We strive each day to craft meaningful solutions and implement them in such a way that allows for companies to be fearless, for good people to be unstoppable, and to improve the quality of life for those within the communities we share, restoring faith one step at a time.

Values That Guide Us

  • Defend with dignity.

  • Protect with precision.

  • We are guardians.

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About Us

MPI Protective is a family-owned and operated private security agency providing custom security solutions and protective strategies to businesses in Wisconsin & Texas.

Since 1993, we’ve been empowering local businesses with a range of custom security and investigative services. Deeply rooted in decades of proven industry expertise and our integrity-driven approach, we provide solutions that demonstrate the value we see in giving local businesses the power to thrive.

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The MPI Approach

Our unique approach to security will work for any business.

Custom

Our goal is to get your problem solved. For us, that means pooling resources and calling on affiliates whenever and wherever necessary to bolster efforts and provide you with efficient, meaningful results.

Tactical Meets Tactful

MPI Training embraces the mindset that if you can maintain control and neutralize situations without laying a finger—that's a win. Every time. We train MPI Officers to handle absolutely anything that comes their way. Whether an incident tactically requires verbal or physical de-escalation, our officers will be discerning and disciplined. MPI Officers are tactful, leading with respect, and treating people with dignity. No matter what. That's our MPI Guardian Mentality.

People First

We are inherently people-driven and obsessed with providing human-centered security. We established the MPI Approach to reframe how we do what we do—taking the emphasis away from the industry standard of relying on brute force to save the day and, instead, injecting compassion and humility back into security and protective services. As a family, we believe companies should operate with more concern for exactly how we represent and impact the communities we do business within. The MPI Approach resulted from this--ensuring everything we do embodies a core set of values that drive each decision we make.

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What to Expect

  • You Talk. We Listen.

    We operate on a case-by-case basis. Before we do anything, we hear you tell us what's going on.

  • Create a Strategy

    Our experts head to the drawing board & craft a custom MPI strategy developed specifically for you with your very own Standard Operating Procedure.

  • Get it Done

    3. Based on your needs and the plan we develop, we put boots on the ground and get you the meaningful results you need to thrive.

Our History

February 1993

MPI Was Born

Known then as Midwest Patrol and Investigative, Shawn Smith Sr. founded MPI to fill his vision of a professional security organization. Shawn Sr used his 17 years of law enforcement experience, and the leadership gained acting as Chief of Police to propel MPI into today’s successful organization.
February 1993

March 2000

Brand Update

We began eyeing Texas as a second home for our MPI family. As we ventured down south, we understood the ‘Midwest’ to our Midwest Patrol and Investigative likely wouldn’t be welcomed with open arms in Texas. Midwest Patrol and Investigative became better known as MPI Protective in Wisconsin and MPI Protective Service Corporation in Texas. Most often, we warmly refer to each facet of our family business as, simply, MPI.
March 2000

2000

Texas Branch

MPI Texas officially launches, and we are honored to bring on Pete Hetrick as our National Training Director.
2000

September 11, 2001

9/11 Response

MPI CIRT Team assists with 9/11 response efforts.

September 11, 2001

August 2005

Hurricane Katrina

MPI CIRT Team assists with Hurrican Katrina natural disaster response efforts.

August 2005

2010

Mentorship

Appropriately named Shawn Jr., the firstborn son of MPI’s founder and longtime CEO Shawn Sr, moves down to Fort Worth, TX. Familiarizing himself with the ins and outs of MPI Texas, Shawn Jr works closely with the MPI National Training Director, Pete Hetrick. Junior experiences firsthand the intensity of training MPI provides, from both a student and instructor perspective at Pete’s side.
2010

July 2018

Sun Prairie Explosion

MPI assists in cleanup response for Sun Prairie, WI, natural gas explosion.
July 2018

January 2019

New Leadership

Founder and longtime CEO Shawn Smith Sr is diagnosed with terminal cancer and steps away from daily operations as Shawn Jr steps up.
January 2019

October 2019

Death of Chief, Shawn Smith, Sr.

Chief, Shawn Smith Sr. lost his fight with 9/11 exposure-related cancer.

Shawn Smith Jr., the firstborn son of founder Shawn Smith Sr became the second company CEO. Taking the lead amid grief and a global pandemic, Shawn Jr. navigated MPI to an impressively fit year, further proving his ability to carry and build upon the legacy handed to him. We, as a family, are eager to watch as he continues to demonstrate his prowess as a leader and take MPI to new heights–making Chief proud.

October 2019

Present Day

The Next Generation

Today we carry on our family-owned and operated legacy with our CEO Shawn Smith Jr. bookended by sisters Anna and Kathleen Smith. MPI continues to drive forward—proudly representing the next generation of private security while modeling each value that got us here. With an ambitious blue-collar, die-hard small business owner for a father, one could definitely argue that we were bred for this. We believe we were born for this.

MPI pumps through our veins along with the mission it represents, fueling us with more determination and confidence than ever to bring the MPI legacy to new heights.

Rest easy, Dad. We’ve got this.

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We Pride Ourselves In

Compassion & Humility

Integrity-Based Training You Can Trust

Intuitive Innovation

Meaningful Results

Guardian Mentality

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Book Your Free Consultation

Before any contracts are drawn up, we begin by listening. The first consultation with us is always free and always confidential. This introductory discussion is pivotal in delivering you with accurate, meaningful results—without wasting time. This is us putting our most efficient foot forward.

Whether you’d prefer to schedule a video call, talk over the phone, or meet in-person—that’s up to you. Every contract begins here. You talk, we listen.