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Security Guard Violence: A New Trend?

Security Guard Violence: A New Trend? September 11, 2001, saw the death of 64 brave New York police officers. In addition, 36 Private Security Personnel died while manning their posts for various clients in the vicinity of the Twin Towers attacks. That day began a trend that has continued to escalate in ensuing decades. [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:07:04+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

[SERIES] Security Guard Duties and Taking the Right Approach: Illegal Drugs

[SERIES] Security Guard Duties and Taking the Right Approach: Illegal Drugs As the National Institutes of Health (NIH) tells it, America is facing a literal epidemic of black market drug abuse. With an estimated 2.2 million individuals self-reporting a drug addiction, and one million of those self-reporting a drug-related emergency room visit, it is [...]

By | 2017-08-31T00:19:30+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

VIDEO: Security Guard in Uniform Attacked by Homeless Man at McDonald’s. Reasonable Force?

VIDEO: Security Guard in Uniform Attacked by Homeless Man at Mcdonalds. Reasonable Force? Even a quick internet search using the terms "Security Guard" and "homeless" reveals the ongoing saga of conflict between the two groups. The conflict can increase when a Security Guard in uniform must request homeless persons to vacate a business to make [...]

By | 2017-09-20T22:13:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

Turkish Bodyguards Brawl: How Far is Too Far?

Turkish Bodyguards Brawl: How Far is Too Far? On May 16, 2017, the unthinkable happened on United States soil. In Washington, D.C., just outside the residence of the Turkish President, peaceful demonstrators were viciously assaulted by a team of Turkish bodyguards hired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend to his personal security [...]

By | 2017-10-18T15:10:41+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

The Future of Security Companies is Digital But is That Good?

The Future of Security Companies is Digital But is That Good? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows an overall big picture of a stable and rosy future for professionals in the Security Guard field. In other words, jobs are plentiful, job variety is sufficient, wages are growing at a rate of 6% annually, [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:52:34+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

Hiring Security Guards to Deal With Repeat Loiterers

Hiring Security Guards to Deal With Repeat Loiterers One reason why many Professional Security Guards choose a career in Security is because of all the perks - it’s a great job for the entrepreneurial, self-starter, independent-minded professional; there is typically minimal management or supervision; and it is easy to get started in the field. [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:56:27+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

AlliedBarton and Security Guard Held Liable For Suicide?

AlliedBarton and Security Guard Held Liable For Suicide? August 3, 2015, was a very difficult day for a diverse group of people. On that day, Juana Elena Valdez committed suicide by falling from the roof of the 27-story Standard Insurance Center building. On that day, 20-year-old Security Guard, Tyler Davis Benson who was employed [...]

By | 2017-10-11T21:47:01+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Guard and Robbery Suspect Exchange Gun Fire

Working in the Security Industry has its perks. It also has its pitfalls. On the plus side, Guards are often permitted the option of training for and carrying a firearm while on duty. On the minus side, one day on the job it may become necessary to use that firearm against another human being. Such [...]

By | 2017-09-14T17:46:57+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Guards in School Carrying Guns?

Security Guards in School Carrying Guns? The deadly Sandy Hook elementary school massacre happened on December 14, 2012. Since that time, 221 additional shootings have occurred at campuses across the nation. While we all might wish this was just some horrifying mass hoax, sadly, it is all too real. Thus far, reactions from teachers, [...]

By | 2017-10-18T15:25:38+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Women Are Changing the Narrative

Security Women Are Changing the Narrative There was a time when the number of women working professionally in the Security Industry was zero. Today, the estimate hovers somewhere around 10 to 11 percent, according to Forbes. Considering that women occupy approximately 50 percent of professional jobs in most other fields, further growth in the [...]

By | 2017-10-18T14:55:13+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Security Industry News|
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