Security Investigations Group

SIG 9 Global is a licensed and insured full service security and investigative agency designed to meet the needs of residential communities, businesses and individual clients throughout South Florida.

Our Leadership Team

Jim Fondo

Owner / Retired Captain with the Broward Sheriffs Office

Jim Fondo’s professional career in law enforcement started in 1982 with the Dania Beach Police Department, serving in Road Patrol, Criminal Investigations and the Tactical Unit. In 1988 the City of Dania Beach merged police services with the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO).

 

Upon joining BSO, Jim served as a district detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit and a detective in the Selective Enforcement Team. In 1990 he was transferred to the Organized Crime Unit, as a detective, working undercover investigating narcotic violations. In February 1997, Jim was promoted to Sergeant, working in City of Lauderdale Lakes serving as a road patrol sergeant then transferring to the City of Tamarac serving as the supervisor of the Selective Enforcement Team.

 

In March 2001, Jim was promoted to Lieutenant and worked as the Executive Officer (Assistant Police Chief) in the cities of Tamarac, Dania Beach and North Lauderdale. In December of 2006 he was named District Chief (Police Chief) of the Central Broward District. In February 2009 Jim was named Director of the Strategic Investigations Division (SID) and also named to the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Board as a voting member. During his tenure in SID, he was the Security Co-chair of the 2010 Super Bowl committee and  Security Co-Chair of the 2011 Orange Bowl committee for Broward County.

During Jim’s 30-year career he earned a Master’s Degree in Criminology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program from the Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Studies and in June of 2011, Jim graduated from the FBI National Academy Class 245 in Quantico, Virginia. In 2009, as supervisor of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security Unit, Fondo was granted secret security clearance by the FBI to be briefed on terrorism related events through the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). 

Jim now utilizes his vast experience and contacts to make SIG 9 Global the premiere security and investigative company in South Florida.

Steven Cady

Owner / Retired Executive Lieutenant with the Broward Sheriffs Office

Steven Cady has over 25 years of professional experience in law enforcement that started in 1989 during which time he gained extensive experience in multiple divisions. Steve began his career with the Broward Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Deputy. After transferring to Road Patrol, Steve worked as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations and Street Crimes Divisions.

 

After a promotion to sergeant, Steve supervised Road Patrol Units, Criminal Investigations Units and the Street Crimes Unit until his promotion to Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant Steve was assigned as the Executive Lieutenant to the Port Everglades District before commanding several specialized units such as the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Steve retired as a Lieutenant from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and his last assignment was the Deputy Director of the Strategic Investigations Division.

Steve earned his Master’s Degree in Executive Management from Saint Thomas University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course in Louisville, Kentucky.

After retirement Steve started a security and investigations agency, SIG 9 Global that is based in South Florida. Additionally, Steve was a contract security provider and consultant for the Miami Dolphins and provided a significant amount of investigative resources to the organization. Steve is currently  a Security Representative for the National Football League.

Jessica Lee Cady

Executive Vice President of Operations

Jessica Lee Cady will serve as the Director of Operations. She has obtained her BA in Psychology and is obtaining a Master’s in Business with General Management Certification and is member of the National Collegiate Scholars due to her academic strides. In the midst of her 15th year in the security industry, Jessica aids in business development ranging from profitable margins to servicing companies to maintain a positive rapport with clients building a strong networking chain for future business expansion.

 

Jessica has studied, developed and implemented an unprecedented company culture trend in the security industry for the employees. This culture has established higher standards and a proven higher retention for employee success.

Jessica oversees a network of security supervisors and security officers who safeguard the company's assets, intellectual property, as well as the physical safety of employees and clients. She identifies protection/security goals, objectives, and metrics consistent with corporate strategic plans. She also manages the development and implementation of global security policy, standards, guidelines, and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security.

 

Jessica specializes in Maritime Security as has written policies for multiple Sea-Ports in the United States. Jessica is in charge of network security architecture, network access and monitoring policies, and employee education and awareness. Additionally, Jessica works with other executives to prioritize security initiatives and spending based on appropriate risk management and/or financial methodology. She maintains relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies. 

SIG 9 Global is committed to providing the most professional, confidential, and cost effective solutions to our clients.
We provide professional security and investigations with world class customer service.

Our Mission

Testimonials

"I would like to thank the SIG 9 Global team for helping to ensure the safety of Idlewyld residents and property.  The installation of the security cameras and license plate readers, as well as, SIG 9 Global Patrol Guards have reduced our reported incidents in the last year by 80%.

We look forward to continuing to work with you to keep Idlewyld a safe and secure community."


 

Barbara Mahoney - Co-Chairman of the Idlewyld Security Group

"There are many choices with security companies for condominium associations. We have tried a number of companies before we found the perfect fit with SIG 9 Global. The guards are professional, courteous, and always willing to put in the extra effort.

Jessica studies our site and advises us with solutions to problems that challenge our community. She is always available and willing to address our concerns.

The owners' law enforcement background is additional assurance that we have an experienced team on the job. Jim and Steve have connections with local authorities that have already helped us with  a situation on our property.

We couldn't be happier with our choice to use SIG 9 Global and look forward to continuing our relationship."

John Wise - Carriage Hills Condominium

“What a professional crew. I do not trust anyone else!"

Rami Smidi - Miami business owner

"SIG 9 Global is comprised of law enforcement professionals that bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of law enforcement related disciplines that will put your mind at ease. SIG 9 Global brings certainty to an often uncertain world when seeking such services. I highly recommend the professionals at SIG 9 Global."

Adam S. Black - Retired Certified Police Instructor

"SIG 9 Global has a great team to handle a wide range of security and investigation needs. They are great to work with and very professional. I highly recommend SIG 9 Global!"

Greg Popowitz - Patent Attorney at Assouline & Berlowe, P.A.

"SIG 9 Global has helped me countless times. They are always professional and their investigations have helped me resolve cases with better than expected results. I highly recommend them."

Michael Gottlieb - Criminal Defense Attorney

Scott Champagne - Lieutenant at Broward Sheriff's Office

"A great solution for all of your security needs. They have a vast network of resources, which affords them the ability to serve every prospective client. For residential, corporate, or personal security services, this company can do it all."

Michael DeVita - Retired Lieutenant Executive Officer at Broward Sheriff's Office

"Great company with exceptional leadership, product and service!"

Brian Faer - District Chief at Broward Sheriff's Office

"I have worked with SIG 9 Global Owner Jim Fondo in the past and have known him for years. He is a highly skilled investigator and manager, and I was honored to work alongside him on a variety of law enforcement matters. We worked closely on multiple projects and had great success. I have strong confidence in Jim and SIG 9 Global and would highly recommend his team for any and all of your security and investigative needs."

Dena Choucair - Retired FBI Executive

"I can highly recommend SIG 9 Global, having worked with them on a number of projects and have know the senior members, administrative staff, and company ownership for more than 30 years, having worked with a number of them in law enforcement, prior to their and my retirement(s). If you need a professional organization with decades of professional experience in the public and private sector, then SIG 9 Global is that place. You won't be disappointed and whatever the mission they are assigned will be successfully accomplished."

"I have known Jim Fondo for over 20 years. You won't meet a more honest person or someone who is more dedicated to public safety. He is a consummate professional who will gives 110% to everything he does. He would only pick top professionals such as himself for SIG 9 Global so you can trust you'll get the best service from the best in the profession."

Cindy Adamsky - Retired Captain

"I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Jim Fondo for 30 years. Jim is an accomplished security professional, that has the experience and competence for all your security needs."

Robert Katz - Security Manager

"It is my privilege to provide my personal and professional endorsement of SIG 9 Global. I can state with confidence that Sig 9 Global is a motivated, disciplined, professional and responsible company that operates with a high degree of integrity and professionalism. I have personally known the management team at Sig 9 Global for over 30 years. I can state unequivocally that the Sig 9 team maintains high standards and provide high quality service and professionalism."

Donna Rockfeld - Chief Procurement Officer City of North Miami Beach

"I have known Jim Fondo both personally and professionally for close to three decades. Jim is a true professional in every sense who not only has the foresight to see issues that need to be addressed before they become problematic, but he knows what solutions to put in place - and he acts on it. A man of vision and action, Jim is a professional you can count on to be there when you need him. If you or your organization ever have the opportunity to work with Jim, I strongly recommend you seize that opportunity!"

Robert Lee -Former Chief of Police at Newbury NH

"A BIG THANK YOU to all of you and your staff! 

We are very comfortable working with your guards and staff, and I just want you to know that we are very impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. Their detailed training has obviously paid off!

All of the residents who have been in contact with the new security guards are conveying very positive comments to management and staff!

As such, we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship."

John Sims - Property Manager at Towers of Oceanview East

COMPANY LICENSES: A1400108 / B1400180