Matt Dolloff, 30, was arrested after shooting and killing Lee Keltner, 49, at a protest in Denver last Saturday. A camera crew sent to record footage for KUSA-TV hired Dolloff through Pinkerton, but according to Denver police investigators, Dolloff lacked the necessary credentials to work as a security agent, to carry a firearm, and to work in plainclothes.
Any agent employed to provide security, especially while armed and in plainclothes, is required to carry his or her credentials at all times. If you have a private security agent protecting you, your team, or your family, it is never an inconvenience nor an insult to produce those credentials at any time so that you can rest assured of our training, experience, and current licensing. Please feel free to ask our management team or any agent on duty.
Menlo Park, California is one of the most idyllic and affluent places in the country. But even among its remarkably high per capita population of technologists and forward thinkers, there are others who are prone to rage. This week an incident on Sand Hill Road, a street that has become synonymous with Silicon Valley venture capital, was the scene of a road rage incident wherein a motorist brandished a firearm that he pulled from the console of his car. For the news story, click on the photo below.
"We are living in an age of mass protest." That text comes from a study conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. And while we in the US are accustomed to seeing civil unrest from other parts of the globe, now we are seeing it in several parts of our own country. What happens when it comes to your town? How are people preparing their places of business and their residences, and more importantly how are they protecting the lives of those around them?
There are complex safety protocols that depend heavily on your liabilities and your, or your company's profile. If you would like an assessment of your facility, your estate, and how to protect them and the people close to you, call us anytime.
To read more about the age of mass protest, click on the link below.
Yet again, yesterday a gunman opened fire in a house of worship. The gunman shot two worshippers before himself being shot by the church's head of security, a reserve officer who was carrying a concealed weapon. The entire incident, while tragic, lasted only 6 seconds. Any longer, and the tragedy would undoubtedly have been worse.
Increasingly, worshippers of all faiths are having their sanctuaries attacked. Here in the United States, a country founded on freedom from religious persecution, we are no less vulnerable from armed attack in our most hallowed places. And specifically outside of Texas, where this particular church benefitted from a newly-passed law that allows for carrying of weapons within a place of worship, that vulnerability is amplified. The only answer is armed security to respond to such an attack.
Some hospitals have taken to screening individuals as they enter specific departments, like Emergency, Intensive Care, or Trauma. Placing security screening stations with metal detectors and agents who can check belongings and wand the individuals as they enter these departments can be a deterrent to malicious activity. The convenience cost for doing so, as always, is at issue. What do you think? Click on the picture for additional information on the subject, and feel free to leave a comment to express your opinion on the subject.
A fellow business owner recently asked me why we offer only top-tier agents when there are so many lucrative contracts out there for uniformed security. The reason is simple: Mindset. Our agents are trained and experienced at responding by thinking like an assailant, and as such, thinking ahead. The lesser-trained, less-experienced agents who are more of a deterrent than a responder will get a different result. The article linked to the picture below explains the science behind the mindset. Take a look, it's a fascinating read.
This has been a tragic week in a horrible year for gun violence in the United States. As we close in on the end of summer, we have racked up more mass shooting incidents in this country than days of the year. While we are certainly glad to have purpose as an organization, we lament that we see a large lack of preparedness in many of our clients' neighboring businesses and properties. This trend seems to be correcting in some places where public gatherings make the liabilities too great to ignore. Click on the photo below to see how some companies, campuses, and police departments are planning more thoroughly and preparing for faster responses to outbreaks of violence, and how seconds can make the difference in a major tragedy.
I have been backstage at Disneyland. The inner workings of that operation are top notch. The fact that in its more than six decades of operation there are really no catastrophic occurrences of violent crime is no accident. There are well-trained and highly skilled planners and operators concentrated on guest safety and the organization spares no expense to empower them to do a stellar job. And still there is opportunity for some mayhem.
The well-trained Disney staff kept bystanders safe, in spite of what may have looked to the casual viewer as a slow response. Click on the picture above to see an article in the Orange County Register that explains the situation and the response to it, and let us know if your team would have acted as astutely.
There is one place that sees the result of extreme violence more than any other, and that is the Emergency Room of a hospital. In urban areas, the ER can become more than a place for treatment, it can also become a place to seek retribution or to finish an unsuccessful attempt to take someone's life.
DynaSec Protection offers active shooter training for medical professionals and in all work and home environments. Of course our agents are always available to provide discrete protection to executives, teams, or families in all environment, even while traveling. But the strategic advantage of active shooter training whether there are protection teams in place or not could make all the difference.
The picture above provides a link to an article on Nurse.com that expresses the importance of, and their encouragement for, more preparedness.
Anywhere at anytime, where there are employees there is discontent. And increasingly those employees are expressing their frustration with violence. Yet another shooting, this time at the Ford dealership in Morgan Hill, has resulted in three dead as an employee who had recently been fired walked into the Service Department and shot two of his managers before turning the gun on himself. Click on the photo above for more details.