Yes, Mary Kay Does Have Its Own Private Police Force

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Just another Monday for Mary Kay Protective Services.
A couple years back I spotted spotting a black SUV with tinted windows and, strangely, "Mary Kay Protective Services" emblazoned on the side. Mary Kay, I found out, does have its own private security company, with officers who carry guns and everything.

What I never figured out was why Mary Kay has its own police force. So, with the pink hordes gathered in Dallas for the annual Mary Kay seminar, and with Harper's takedown of the "pink pyramid scheme" on newsstands, I thought it a worthy to revisit some of questions I've been wondering about. Here's a short list:

What does Mary Kay Protective Services do? Are their guns pink? How many people have they killed? What about with their bare hands? If you get arrested for stealing Mary Kay products, what happens to you in the pen? What percentage of the Mary Kay security force cut their teeth on black ops missions in Central America? Are there helicopters? What about jungle operations? If so, does May Kay manufacture camo face paint? If not, why doesn't Mary Kay manufacture camo face paint and become a military contractor? Is Mary Kay, Inc. actually the Mafia? And was Mary Kay the person actually Marlon Brando?

I've left a message for the Mary Kay PR folks. We'll see if I hear back. I did, by happenstance, recently run into a Mary Kay exec at a playground where our toddlers were playing. I asked about the security firm. He sort of rolled his eyes in a It-really-doesn't-make-since-for-a-makeup-company-to-have-an-armed-police-force sort of way. The whole operation is sort of a relic from the days when Mary Kay Ash was around and felt the need for protection. Their main role now is patrolling the company's manufacturing facilities and looking important in the black, FBI-esque SUVs.

But of course that's what a Mary Kay loyalist would say. I'm thinking there's something more. All of sure of right now is this: Don't fuck with anyone driving a pink Cadillac.

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Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Mitt the Twit told Ann the Twat to lend Mary the K her fleet of pink cadillacs.

tarawestisme
tarawestisme

Ok... a lot of you people are beyond help. Some of   you think it's normal to have police forces guarding everything that moves. I guess you also think it's OK for the U.S. to have military helping police, for the United Nations to be planning an international gun grab and also to have up to 30,000 drones flying around the air by 2015, monitoring the public.

 

As long as there's football,  video games and beer everything is good in the world. Is that it?

EatShit
EatShit

What an absolutely fucking retarded article.  The DO gets shittier every day.

El_Rey_in_Dallas
El_Rey_in_Dallas

It may have something to do with the 20+ pitchers of water dumped on the ladies back in 1991. It was hilarious and resulted in my eviction from the Manor House...

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

THE SECURITY FORCE IT TO PROTECT THE YOUNG MEN EMPLOYEES FROM THE PERFUMED BLEACHED OVERSTUFFED COUGARS THAT PEDDLE MK CRAP.

andersonimes
andersonimes

I work for Mary Kay, so take this with a grain of salt. These guys are building security. That's all. They provide a few other services, like jumping your car, but that's all. They aren't a SWAT team. Lots of business employ security. When you watch TV, you often hear someone say "I'm going to call security." What do you think they mean when they say that? This is a pretty asinine blog entry and it all it shows is your lack of experience in corporate America.

Honeybee
Honeybee

Eric referenced the article about Mary Kay in Harpers.

I read the article and...wow....it makes MK (the company, not the woman) look really bad.

It left me feeling pity for the women who get involved.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Maybe they have a lot of disgruntled representatives running around.

nobaddog
nobaddog

Things have gotten pretty bad. This and that chick Anna trying to piss people off. I dont think she even knows what shes writing about. You know its her writing w/o her name.LOL

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Women and Men are different.

 

No sense jeering about it.

joseph
joseph

They way they scam women, they probably need protection from husbands/boyfriends/brothers/fathers who come after them.

pak152
pak152

the overall quality of postings on this blog have dropped dramatically since Wilonsky vacated the premises. . JimS is trying but...

t_s_
t_s_

Pink is a color that most definitely doesn't run.

rmpowell
rmpowell

Hey, numnuts, every large company in Dallas have security guards.  It's only common sense now adays.  I think they are also EMT's and trained in fire fighting.  Look what happened in Colorado !!!!!!!!

todd
todd

They are commissioned security officers.  Commissioned meaning they are licensed by the Texas Board of Private Investigators to carry a firearm.   

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

I can't tell if you are being intentionally ignorant in calling it a police force, or you are just plain stupid. They are armed security guards, just like you see driving armored cars, protecting the food court at some malls, factories and ware throughout the city. They have the same powers of arrest and detainment as you and I. Quit getting your panties in a wad over stuff and think before you post.

thesporq
thesporq

The Service's motto?

 

Semper Pulchra.

 

Always Beautiful

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

i'm afraid this may be the last we hear from Eric Nicholson

EatShit
EatShit

 @tarawestisme Move to that neighborhood near Fair Park where they almost had a riot the other day.

tarawestisme
tarawestisme

 @EatShit Have you ever heard of satire? I think the humor in the article was above many people's heads here.

tarawestisme
tarawestisme

 @andersonimes Your entry shows you're completely brainwashed and believe that police officers on every corner is a normal thing. Move to North Korea.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

 @HoneybeeWELL...IT WAS EITHER MARY KAY, REAL ESTATE, OR THE OLD BAG HOOKER HOUSE IN NEVADA.....JOBS ARE JOBS....

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

 @pak152 dallas is just dumbing down in prep for the south dallas takeover of highland park.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

 @rmpowell so....secret service has to hire hookers....MK security get to chose from the old bag lineup at training seminars.

G_David
G_David

 @Tim.Covington Nice job on completely missing the point.  WHY does Mary Kay have them, driving around in Cadillacs?  They aren't a mall, armored car, or "ware".  You seem to be the one with wadded up panties.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

 @ChrisYu But the corpse will be rosy cheeked, with not a blemish.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

 @tarawestisme Come on now, even someone as warped as you has got to realize North Korea doesn't accept immigrants. 

 

Your asinine viewpoints are quite amusing in print, but I'd hate to be stuck in the seat next to you on a plane.

Angrywhiteguy
Angrywhiteguy

Because "Einstein", Mary Kay has an office building with thousands of employees.  Nearly every corporate office in DFW has armed security.

 

Idiots. They is all round us.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

 @Angrywhiteguy sho nuff, bro....dey is dere fo sho....wouldn't want no body ta go all Postal on the Perfume and Power sales ladies....

EdD.
EdD.

 @Angrywhiteguy Do they drive around the office building in those Cadillacs? Do you need an SUV with tinted windows to patrol the parking lot? I'd bet cash money they're guarding more than an office building.

G_David
G_David

 @Angrywhiteguy I wouldn't go so far as to call you an idiot.  But you know yourself better than I do. 

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