Kalama, WA – Security at the Port of Kalama is getting an overhaul as a team of 12 men and women from LEARN International, LLC begin to take the reins from the Port’s longtime security firm, Pacific Northwest Security.

LEARN (an acronym for Law Enforcement Associates Response Network) is a public safety contractor made up entirely of retired law enforcement officers and veterans who serve the security needs of both private and public organizations. The company is unique in the industry in that the majority of profits are utilized to fund non-profit organizations that help rescue human trafficking victims around the globe.

The owners of the Port’s former security team, Patty and Walt Bourdage—along with Walt’s brother and retired Cowlitz County Fire Chief, Dave Bourdage—provided security to the Port for nearly twenty years.

“We are grateful to the entire Bourdage family and staff at Pacific Northwest Security for the years of service they have provided to the Port,” said Port Commission President, Randy Sweet. “The Port has grown tremendously in the past several years and we are confident the team at LEARN will be more than ready to keep our facilities, tenants and visitors safe for years to come.”

The new team from LEARN International officially begins patrol services and security for Port properties on March 1st, working alongside Pacific Northwest Security throughout the month to assist with the transition.