Tag: security

Starting Your Security Consulting Practice

Many security practitioners leaving military or government service and retiring federal, state, and local law enforcement officers feel the desire to start their own security consulting companies using the skills they’ve developed over their long careers. But they often find that what worked well for them in the bureaucratic structure of their past work environments […]

Hiring Armed Security Officers

Armed security officers need initial and refresher training if they are going to carry or ever have to use a firearm on a client’s property. Because the liability for the negligent use of a firearm starts with their first day on the job, security firms need to ramp up their hiring practices.

CPTED Cases Can Get Security Staff Thinking

One useful way to teach security staff to problem solve is to give them crime-prevention scenarios for specific issues related to the facility that either are or could be problematic to the safety of employees, guests, or visitors. Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) scenarios can provide dividends by offering site-specific training and nurturing […]

two ambulance paramedics stabilise an assault victim. They are wearing green ambulance uniform typical of uk paramedics. One is sitting in the back of the car stabilising the victim's head whilst the other paramedic is closing the door of the ambulance . The victim has been out drinking and has either fallen or been in a fight , and is acting aggressively towards the paramedic.

De-Escalation: Mitigating Violence in Healthcare

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in our sister publication, Patient Safety Monitor Journal. The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IAHSS) in August 2017 released a report to address strategies to prevent workplace violence in healthcare. Those familiar with the healthcare industry won’t be surprised by its conclusion: Healthcare facilities need […]

Empowering Security Officers to Give Empowered Customer Service

Security officers are the “brand ambassadors” of any security guard company, since they visually represent the firm the entire time they are on post or at the client’s site. As such, they need occasional reminders about their visibility and accessibility to employees working at the client site who want information, access, support, and protection.

Hiring and Keeping Successful Security Officers

Just like “it’s not the money you make, but the money you keep,” it’s not just the security officers you hire but the ones who stay and who you want to stay. Hiring costs, even for entry-level security jobs, are always going to be high because of the screening processes, interviews, and early orientation and […]

Cars in parking lot flooded during Hurricane Harvey

Will You Be Ready When the Next Storm Strikes?

As a security leader,  it’s important to be ready for any emergency, and that includes preparing for weather emergencies. So, when that dreaded alert from the National Weather Service pops up on your computer or phone: “Area Flood Warning” predicting storm activity such as  high winds and heavy, sustained rainfall for your area, will your […]