There are a few ways to tell if you are hiring a good security guard for your security needs:
1. A good security guard is always on time or gets to the location early to make sure that client feels safe and to familiarize himself/herself with the location.
2. A good security guard has the training to accomplish his/her security tasks.
3. A good security guard has great communication skills.
4. A good security guard can de-escalate any tense situation.
5. A good security guard can tell when a problem is about to happen and stop it before it does. A good security guard is always alert and aware of his surroundings
6. A good security guard can multitask.
7. A good security guard can either be the person to give orders or knows when to take orders and follow them.
8. A good security guard is a visual deterrent against crimes.
9. A good security guard is respectful of others.
10. A good security guard is flexible to do any kind of security position needed.
11. A good security guard always looks sharp.
12. A good security guard doesn’t resort to weapons or physically restraining unless absolutely necessary.
13. A good security guard receives up to date training on the latest security techniques.
14. A good security guard know the saying Honesty is the Best Policy and follows it.
15. A good security guard is self motivated.
16. A good security guard maintains professional integrity, and knows how to write a professional report.
17. A good security guard represents the company and client to the highest standard.
Also a good security guard has to have the right equipment to do the best job he/she can to protect the clients and the clients property. Such as:
1. A good Flashlight
2. Great pair boots or shoes so that they can patrol the building or property.
3. A high-visible uniform(whatever kind of uniform the client wants) so that they stand out among a crowd and is comfortable so the guard can move fast if need arises.
4. A handgun and gun belt(for those armed positions). The guard has to have extensive handgun training to be able to carry a handgun.
5. A two-way radio and/or cell phone to be able to keep in contact with their supervisors and the clients.
Security is a dangerous field. Whenever they’re on patrol they have the potential to be in danger. After all, they’re there to protect something of value, the client and their property. Intruders, assailants, and troublemakers are common. Unfortunately, workplace injuries and even deaths are fairly common.
Here at Sparks Protection we strive to be the best we can be in the security field. Please consider us as your next security company. Call today for more information. 614-975-4618
Concealed carry weapon classes do we really need them?
Pros of CCW Permits:
1 Some think that carry a gun will deter crime. According to some Dr. John Lott* it helped reduce crime.
2. Law enforcement officials support the concealed carry laws--they say they act as a deterrent.
3. It allows responsible citizens to have the right to defend themselves.
4. Court rulings suggest that it is an implied right of the second amendment.
5. Most concealed carry permit holders follow the law.
6. Concealed carry allows for faster response during an emergence situation.
7. The majority of Americans support it.
8. You can carry the firearm in a way that reduces draw time disadvantages.
Cons of CCW Permits
1. Some think that carrying a gun might lead to an increase in crime.
2. It increases the chances that a confrontation could escalate and become lethal.
3. The Second Amendment does not provide an unlimited right to firearm ownership.
4. Criminals carry guns more often if they think someone else is armed.
5. There are not always rules that require firearm training to obtain a concealed carry permit.
6. It makes people who don't have a gun feel less safe.
7. You much be prepared to take a life.
What do you think? Should we be able to carry guns?
Here at Sparks Protection Services, LLC, we believe everyone should be trained on the proper use of a gun, that is why we offer Concealed Carry Weapon Classes. If you would like more information just let us know.
What is a Security Officer?
A security guard (also known as a security officer or protective agent) is a person employed by a public or private party to protect the employing party’s assets (property, people, equipment, money, etc.) from a variety of hazards (such as waste, damaged property, unsafe worker behavior, criminal activity such as theft, etc.) by enforcing preventative measures. Security guards do this by maintaining a high-visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, looking (either directly, through patrols, or indirectly, by monitoring alarm system or video surveillance cameras) for signs of crime or other hazards (such as a fire), taking action to minimize damage (such as warning and escorting trespassers off property), and reporting any incidents to their clients and emergency services (such as the police or paramedics), as appropriate. From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_guard.
Do security guards have any authority?
Security Officers are not required to make arrests, but have the authority to make a citizen's arrest, or otherwise act as an agent of law enforcement. They can use reasonable force to arrest you and to hold you until police arrive.
At Sparks Protection, our security officers are highly trained and experienced, and we work for you the client!!
As concern about crime, vandalism and terrorism continues to increase the need for security.
There are certainly many cases where a female investigator is the best man for the job. Female operatives are very useful for general private investigation work. Female investigators for gender-specific assignments can take advantage of their feminine attributes and charms. The number of women in the field is rising rapidly.
Female Private Investigator Tactics
Women investigators use trust, sex appeal, gender roles and general appearance as great weapons in their arsenals. Remember, some of the most important traits of a successful investigator are professional anonymity and the ability to put others at rest in their presence.
Private investigation is not a regular job, so to say, and the everyday pressures while working on a complex case are far more demanding than many professions.
Women Private Investigator Career
Women considering becoming a private investigator should be ideal examples of the detective personality type. They should be strong minded, confident, intelligent, well spoken and calm. They should possess excellent people skills. Women must handle pressure well. Acting ability comes in handy. Many investigators consider taking professional lessons to increase the believability of their characters. Basic self-defense is a must, you don't want to find yourself in a sticky situation and not know how to handle it.
Finally, a woman private investigator need to consider the time and effort it takes to complete cases. Some cases take only a short time to complete while others might take months or years. If she has a family(ie children) she will have to see if the case is worth the time it will take to complete against the time it takes to take care of her family.
You can also find all sorts of training out there to become a private investigator, you don't have to ba a former police officer or former military.
It isn't hard becoming a private investigator it just takes time and a lot of patience to get the first job. Remember you are competing against a lot of other companies out there who probably have been around for a while.
And if you are reading this and need a private investigator please consider hiring us. We will give you a free consultation to evaluate your situation and see what we can do to help you.
Surveillance what is it?
What is surveillance, it is watching someone, or some place in order to document and identify any contact with other people, activities, and whereabouts.
Why Do Surveillance?
Surveillance is conducted to prevent a crime, to obtain evidence, to document an individual's location, to document activities in a building, to obtain information for clients or courts.
What types of investigations require surveillance?
Cases involving a missing person, worker's compensation, cheating spouse, vandalism, and recurrent theft.
What are the different types of surveillance?
Private investigators have to decide which types of surveillance are best suited for the case. Some cases just require using cameras while others require a PI with a camera or other device. The client determines what equipment that has to be used.
Mobile vs. Stationary
Mobile investigations are where the investigator follows their subjects, either on foot or in a vehicle. Stationary investigation is staying in one location, watching the subject from a parked car, or sitting on a park bench.
Mechanical vs. Human
Mechanical investigation is the use of video cameras and other such equipment. Human investigation is a PI conducts the investigations so as to follow the suspect.
How Does It Work
Don't forget Sparks Protection Services can help you with any investigation needs.