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You’ve Scheduled an Event, Now What to Do About Security?

In today’s world, even the smallest event needs security. As we have seen throughout the United States, mass shootings and other acts of violence take place at events where such senseless acts were once never thought possible. Because of this, not only should event organizers take plenty of time in planning the various aspects of their event, but also in planning event security. However, since this is an area most event organizers know little or nothing about, they should rely on private security experts with years of knowledge and experience, such as those at Ranger Guard and Investigations. If you have scheduled an event but now wonder about security requirements for events, here are some event security tips to consider.

Event Size

While in years past only organizers of large events felt they needed security, circumstances over the years have changed that way of thinking. Unfortunately, those intent on committing acts of violence often seek what they perceive to be easy targets for their plans, also known as soft targets. In these cases, if security is not adequate for the size of the event, tragedy can follow. Thus, even if your event is small and you feel relatively safe in your community, don’t take security for granted. Instead, turn to our experts here at Ranger Guard and Investigations.

Various Services

Since events vary in terms of size, location, and number of people attending, it is important to work with a security firm that can offer a multitude of services. At Ranger Guard and Investigations, we take pride in being able to offer our clients whatever special event security services they may need. For example, if you are in charge of a concert, sporting event, or large festival, it is likely you will need such services as crowd control, access control, K-9 patrols, and bag searches. In these situations, it is crucial security not be taken lightly. For those who may want to inflict harm on others, they know that if they can get past security with a weapon, bomb, or other items, they may be able to hurt or kill hundreds or thousands of innocent people. Rather than have your event be the latest tragedy on the evening news, turn to Ranger Guard and Investigations for peace of mind.

Specialized Security

While all our officers are trained in such aspects of security as Defensive Tactics, Verbal Deescalation Techniques, Criminal Law, and Patrol Methods, we also have officers who possess specialized training in a number of areas. This can be important if you are organizing an event that may have celebrities or other prominent individuals in attendance, since they may be targeted by a deranged fan or other disgruntled person. To make sure VIPs are protected at your event, Ranger Guard and Investigations can assign officers to your event who are highly-trained and skilled in many areas of security. Along with being trained in such areas as Anti-Terrorism Tactics, Firearms and Weapons, Emergency Communications, and Surveillance, these officers also often possess years of experience in law enforcement or military service. Therefore, should an emergency situation develop, these officers can use their years of training and experience to quickly assess the situation and make the best decisions to keep everyone safe.

First Aid and Other Services

No matter what type of event you have organized, you must take into consideration the possibility of a medical emergency or other situation arising. While you can of course call 9-1-1 and summon first responders to the scene, it may take several minutes or more for them to arrive. In the meantime, a victim may be in need of medical assistance to save their life. By having private security officers from Ranger Guard and Investigations, you will have personnel who are trained in many aspects of first aid and CPR. In addition to providing this crucial service, we can also assist with other services including supply and equipment rentals, as well as limousine services. By giving us a detailed event security description of what you need, we can help make your event as safe as possible.

While many event security companies claim to have all the services you will need, many ultimately fall short of expectations. As a result, event organizers are often left scrambling to have adequate levels of security and other services. If you want to know more about how we at Ranger Guard and Investigations can make your event a success, call us at 832-924-8311 or fill out a contact form at securityguardtx.com.