School districts looking to private security firms

On January 3, 2013 by staciehannaford

Since 1989 school shootings have been on the rise in the US.  Before that time, gunmen typically only had one or two intended targets in mind or they killed a small number of people.  Nowadays, the number of deceased victims from the shooters has escalated dramatically.  We all remember Columbine in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999 which resulted in 13 innocent deaths, but did you know about the Beslan school hostage crisis in Russia from September 1st-3rd, 2004 which resulted in 385 deaths and 783 injured?

After the latest attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut last month, school districts, law enforcement and politicians are trying to find way to make sure our most important assets – our children – are kept safe.  The challenge is local police departments do not have the funding or manpower to place on-duty police officers in every school.  Schools districts across the nation are looking to private security firms to help protect their campuses.  One security firm in Jefferson City, MO says that private security can provide a more cost-effective solution that provides the same amount training.

We need to protect our children as they are our future!

On-Target Security, Inc. only hires professional, fully trained and qualified off-duty police officers.  We offer a full range of services to keep you, your family, and your assets safe.  Contact us today for a free quote.

Homeowner associations turn to private security

On September 17, 2012 by staciehannaford

The Indianapolis Star reported recently that homeowner associations looking to private security to help keep their neighborhoods safe.   Homeowners say that they private patrols have provided a sense of security when city budgets have caused fewer cops to be on the streets.  For years, the Geist Patrol has helped keep residents of that community safe.

The trend is not new to just Indianapolis.  Homeowner associations and neighborhood community groups have expanded their community watch patrols to include off-duty patrols.

Off-duty officers provide a cost-effective solution to neighborhood groups — providing their residents with a piece of mind that a licensed law enforcement officer is helping to keep their neighborhood safe.

According to statistics reported by the Miami Herald, in 2010 there were 30 residential burglaries in the Emerald Hills neighborhood of Hollywood, Fla.  In 2011, 54.  In 2012, the neighborhood hired private security and that presence reduced the number of break-ins to only two in the first four months of the year.

If your a member of a homeowner’s association and would like to learn more about the neighborhood protection services we offer at On-Target Security, email us to request more information or to set up a custom consultation.

In the end, your family’s safety and security is most important.  Our officers are trained professionals who will help provide the security presence, but also be able to enforce the law if a crime occurs.

Peace of mind is worth the investment.