Licensed Security Agents

Forefront Security Services retains two fully licensed and accredited Security Agents:

Cheryl Van Styn - Security Agent’s License 41043

Shane Van Styn - Security Agent’s License 24540


Forefront Security Pty Ltd

ABN 71 140 607 147

Shane Van Styn - Owner/Managing Director

Trained Staff

All Forefront security staff have at a minimum, successfully completed CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations (Security Officer and Crowd Controller) or its successor.  They also hold a WA Police-issued Security Officer license as required by the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996.

We also have some 20 additional staff who are trained and accredited with further qualifications. They have extensive experience in various specialised areas of security operations, as well as in safe handling and use of firearms, first aid and emergency response.

Key Personnel

Shane Van Styn

Business Owner

Managing Director

Licensed Security Agent

Contracts Manager

Emma Shane

Office Administrator

Cheryl Van Styn

Licensed Security Agent

Brendan McKay

ATM Technical Support

SecureTech WA

Range of Security Services Available

Our History

Forefront Security was formed in 2011 as a security consultancy in Geraldton, consulting to a range of government and corporate clients. After an internal company restructuring in 2019, Forefront became the lead brand, taking on the Patrol and Guarding division of Sun City Security. This was accompanied by a long overdue change to our corporate branding to better represent Forefront Security on our Patrol fleet and front-facing Guarding Division, and to better reflect our purpose in the community. However, our roots go further back.


Sun City Security, today a wholly owned subsidiary of Forefront Security, was formed in 2005 by our Director Shane Van Styn. Shane Van Styn started in security in 1997 and has worked in the field ever since, alongside his work as a CPA accountant and now Mayor of the City of Greater Geraldton.


Forefront Security has grown to be the largest privately owned security company north of Perth. We have achieved this scale through a commitment to professionalism, employing highly trained staff and demonstrating our ability to adapt to the needs of our clients and the security environment around us.


Whilst having delivered major security service contracts for projects as large as Brookfield Rail’s  (Now Arc Infrastructure) $500,000,000 2012 Midwest Rail Project, and delivering the Midwest Port’s Security Services since 2012, we have always remained a small family company (despite at the time employing 70 security staff locally).


While we consider ourselves an SME, we have demonstrated we can undertake extraordinary things with some of the world’s largest companies, including Rio Tinto, Brookfield, GE, and more.


Being run as a small family business based in Geraldton, we are able to ensure very close communication with our clients, backed up by on-the-ground director support. This negates the requirement for a cumbersome head office arrangement in a capital city, ensuring the most rapid of responses to emergencies. We are proudly local, through and through.


Our Security Guarding and Patrol division provides quality security services throughout the Midwest, Gascoyne and Wheatbelt Regions. This division provides static guarding, vehicle patrolling and risk assessment services. Our current clients include Federal and State Government Departments, Local Governments, power generation utilities, multinational food retailers, banks, national retailers and the wider business community.


Sun City Security is retained as our technical and high-risk division as it holds a Corporate Firearms License and provides ATM technical work from Newman, to Carnarvon, to Geraldton to Wongan Hills as well as crowd control services.