CONSIDERING ARMED GUARD SECURITY:
An important choice with many concerns; and some examples may include: Retail security with large amounts of cash or other valuables, when direct threats are present, terminated employees security, Workplace violence, VIP/Executive/Bodyguard security, industrial hazards or sensitive equipment when sabotage or terrorist threats are a concern. When large sums of cash are transported, high risks of violence, or expectations of criminal activity are at risk. Based on the former, armed security may be the best option to protect and deter criminal incidents. Another consideration is whether the armed Guard is uniformed or Plain Clothes with the firearm concealed. With concealed firearm carry option, the Guard requires a valid CCW permit, (Concealed Carry Weapon) and we offer both options, while having qualified Guards. We will gladly consult with you about your choices and planning.
ARMED GUARD SELECTION:
We have our armed guards carefully selected, screened, with a clean ‘No criminal history’ CO background checks, to include National if required, firing range qualified annually as the minimum, and trained for the standards of specific posts they will work. Additionally, we schedule armed security guards with the proper background experience of actually using force and or verbal communication in confronting violent suspects. When detainment is required, proper techniques in using handcuffs is part of the training. Another factor, is the guards being physically fit for successful incident response and the ability to retain the firearm from criminal attempts. These and other concerns are important, so the armed guards will have the ability to protect property and people from criminal suspects; and the guards will know proper safety of handling the firearm in the event of an incident.
ARMED GUARD TRAINING:
For our armed guards, we have various special training. Often, we recruit staff formerly trained by U.S.A. Military service, to include staff who are current Military Reserve status, which includes mandatory random drug screening, first aid certification annually, annual firearms qualification, some with secret clearances, and required fitness training and standards. Also, we select prior Law Enforcement, who have experience worked as Police Officers, and or Corrections. We provide on the job training to maintain the guards; education, and classroom studies of the following:
- Workplace violence awareness and response.
- Employee termination security.
- De-escalation skills with possible violent subjects.
- Basic firearms safety and operation.
- Basic NRA shooting.
- Tactical shooting.
- Passing a shooting range score from a qualified instructor.
- Firearms retention ability.
- Criminal behavior studies
- Incident response.
- Customer service and appropriate professionalism.
- Loss prevention.
- Handcuffing techniques.
- Laws of arrest and detainment.
- Crowd control.
- Crime scene preservation.
- Report writing.
- Defensive driving, (When applicable)
- Written testing of acceptable score.