Security Team Preparations

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Prior preparation and planing prevents p*** poor performance It’s that time of year again. That minor lull before things get crazy again for the Christmas. Usually the time of year after everybody has gotten their summer holidays out of the way and are ramping up business plans for the coming months. Security is usually left out of this process unless …

WHAT IS SECURITY?

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A short note as we head into the weekend on a topic that I spend a lot of time trying to explain in a simple way. What is security? To define what security is firstly, it’s important to explain what it isn’t.   Security is not a system, procedure, person, place or piece of equipment. All of these are important …

Security Patrol Vehicles

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Security patrol vehicles: An overlooked risk and an underused asset I was prompted to write this article by two things. The first was the sight of a security response branded vehicle broken down on the side of a motorway over the weekend and the second was an e-mail I received from a patrol driver who was left high and dry …

Making arrests in retail security – Part 3

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The post arrest procedure Finally, we get to the third and final part of this series on arrest procedure. The feedback on Part 1 and Part 2 has been great and there have been some great comments about new information people have gotten from them and some crazy practices being encouraged by employees and employers when it comes to making …

Making Arrests in Retail Security

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A practical guide to making arrests for retail security operatives   I have spoken at length in previous articles about arrest being a single option among many for retail security operatives. I have also written about associated risks of false arrest and about the legal aspects of making an arrest as a security operative. In this article I want to …