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Black Knight Patrol is a full service private security company located in San Pedro, serving clients all across Southern California!

Black Knight Patrol hires only the most qualified candidates, including military veterans and former law enforcement officers. At Black Knight Patrol, we believe in quality over quantity, which is why we pay our officers above industry average.  

We meet with clients regularly to keep them informed, and listen to any concerns or problems they may be experiencing. Each client is assigned an account manager, whom they can contact anytime they have a question about what's happening on their property. 

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Executive Team

Manuel Jimenez


Qualified Manager

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Manuel “Manny” Jimenez is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Black Knight Patrol. Manny enrolled in the LAPD Harbor Division Cadet program at the age of 14 and continued in the program till the age of 18. Through the cadet program, he had his first introduction to law enforcement and security. He found a sense of purpose and camaraderie with his fellow cadets. Through his high school years, Manny was introduced to community service. He fulfilled many hours volunteering and giving back supporting the community that supported him. Taking his level of commitment and support to the next level, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and was an active Marine for four years and served in the Reserve Component for another 4 years. Manny is a graduate of the Riverside County Sheriff's Academy and maintains his Level 1 P.O.S.T. Certification. In recognition of Manny's contributions to the Security Industry, he was selected in 2021 to serve on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates. In an effort to make the training that all BKP officers go through accessible to the rest of the security industry, Manny founded Harbor Area Security Training in 2021. In addition to the Training Facility, Manny founded Semper Uniforms to provide quality equipment at an affordable rate to Law Enforcement & Security alike. Manuel was re-elected to the CALSAGA Board of Directors in 2022.

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COL Edward "Ed" Salaz, USA, (Ret.)

Deputy Chief Executive Officer


Under the Direction of the Qualified Manager, Mr. Ed Salaz serves as the Deputy CEO for Black Knight Patrol providing strategic direction and overseeing organizational efforts aimed at sustaining steady company growth and process improvement. Mr. Salaz leads government and commercial industry partnership actions at both the local and regional levels.  

Christopher Payne

Chief Operating Officer

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Mr. Christopher Payne currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Black Knight Patrol. In this role, under the direction of the Qualified Manager, Chris oversees the daily administrative and operational functions of BKP. Chris has been with BKP since day one, having previously served as Director of Operations and Director of Metro Services & Marketing. Chris also oversees all Marketing for Black Knight Patrol Inc., Harbor Area Security Training and Semper Uniforms, LLC. Chris also holds a Qualified Manager license from the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

Erick OjedaGarcia

Recruiting & Business Development Manager

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Erick OjedaGarcia oversees all Recruiting efforts and Business Development for Black Knight Patrol. Erick is currently a reservist in the United States Marine Corps, having previously served as a Recruiter, unmanned aerial vehicle operator, and firefighter. Erick holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from CSU Fullerton and is a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club.

Rosie Jackson

Chief Financial Officer

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Rosie Jackson currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Black Knight Patrol Inc. Rosie has over 13 years of Accounting experience and 5 years of Human Resources experience. Rosie holds degrees in Political Science, Public Administration, and Business. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Public Administration. Rosie is the first female "C" level executive in BKP's History.

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