Texas Security Guard Firms
Unarmed or Armed Guards?
In many situations when clients need private security guards at their facilities or events, the question is whether the guards will be armed or unarmed. This can be determined by a number of factors, such as the type of facility to be guarded, number of people who will need to be provided with security services, if prior threats have been received by the client, and other factors. But no matter what decision is made, Ranger Guard and Investigations can provide officers for these situations. If armed guards are needed, they will be properly licensed and certified in firearms training and other security measures. And if unarmed guards will be able to complete the assignments, they will be trained in defensive tactics, verbal deescalation methods, and also possess the necessary licensing and certifications as required by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
When hiring corporate security guards, it is crucial they possess the highest personal and professional standards of conduct. With Ranger Guard and Investigations, this is a must for each individual we hire. Therefore, during the hiring process, we use a variety of methods to make sure our guards will indeed be the best in the industry. Once we have done an in-depth examination of an applicant’s personal and professional references, as well as a criminal background check, we then move on to giving an applicant a series of aptitude tests. These tests, used to determine if an applicant can use sound judgement when faced with various on-the-job situations, are a critical part of the hiring process. Finally, after we are satisfied with these results, all guards are required to pass stringent drug testing, which goes far beyond that which is required by most private security firms. Once all tests are successfully completed, only then will we hire an individual for a security position with our firm.
Along with being able to pass the strict hiring process we have here at Ranger Guard and Investigations, the majority of our guards also come to us having many years of valuable experience in related fields. In fact, many of our guards are former police officers, security officers, or military personnel trained in combat operations, intelligence operations, and other important areas. By having years of experience dealing with dangerous situations and many different types of people, our guards will be able to complete their assignments while keeping people and property as safe as possible.
When finalizing a security guard contract, clients should always make sure the firm they have chosen will be able to provide whatever services will be needed. For example, if an organization needs private security for an upcoming festival, it should make sure the guards assigned to them will be skilled in crowd control, bag searches, patrol techniques, and other related areas of security. Or if guards will be needed at a large-scale manufacturing facility, a client should be sure guards at their facility will be able to perform patrols and surveillance, provide access control to buildings, and have training in first aid and evacuation procedures should an emergency occur.