Mass shootings at workplaces, schools, and retail stores. Terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Today’s world is scary. Violence can occur at work, church, or even the grocery store. Unarmed security personnel will often not have the stopping power they need to ensure safety and end these incidents.

That’s why many businesses, facilities and organizations choose to employ armed security guards.

This extra level of protection for employees, students, and members of the public, brings incredible peace of mind.

Ranger Guard has been providing security protection services for several decades and has a long-standing record of success. Remember, always choose an experienced and professional service such as Ranger Guard to ensure the highest level of protection.

If you have been considering armed security services, here are the reasons why armed security might work for you.

Recruiting the Best Candidates

Private security officers without proper training are a disaster waiting to happen. The right armed guards with the right training make security calm, simple and worry-free. Since today’s world has numerous threats that can become reality on any given day, armed security guards are always expected to be able to handle anything and everything if necessary. That’s why at Ranger Guard we choose only the best candidates for our armed security guard positions.

Most of our officers served in law enforcement or the military. Their experience with high-stress, highly dangerous situations is invaluable on the streets. We actively recruit guards with those backgrounds because we know there is no substitute for front-line experience.

Recruitment is only the first step. Extensive background checks verify all the information that applicants for armed guard positions provide to us. Different aptitude and personality tests are then used to ensure applicants have the emotional stability and cognitive skills needed to exercise sound judgement and make quick decisions in stressful environments. Finally, all applicants must pass multi-tier drug tests prior to hiring.

These tests guarantee our guards are always ready to handle the toughest of assignments.

Highly Trained Guards

Once recruitment is over, we implement our highly rigorous, top-level training.

Effective private security guards are ready for any eventuality. Therefore our training covers a wide variety of tactics. Compared to other armed security companies, Ranger Guard prioritizes top-quality training  and selection for its guards. Many of our armed security guards already possess many years of training and experience in law enforcement and military operations. Combining this understanding with quality training from Ranger Guard creates a comprehensive security awareness unparalleled in the industry. This dual approach enables us to provide only highly trained guards to clients.

Ranger Guard gives guards specific training in Anti-Terrorism Tactics, Patrol and Surveillance Operations, Verbal Deescalating, Emergency Communications, and much more, ensure the armed guards we supply will be fully-prepared to provide you with security and peace of mind. Our guards know that drawing and discharging a weapon is the last step, only to be done when absolutely necessary. They are deeply familiar with proper escalation procedures but are steady and sure if they ever need a weapon.

Guards for All Occasions

Clients need armed security guards for many reasons. In some circumstances, the target is mobile. Armed guards may act as escorts for VIPs such as politicians or celebrities on their way to and from a function. In other situations, they may need to transport cash, jewelry, or other valuable items from location to location. Some clients station armed security guards at a guard post or entrance to a business such as a manufacturing, office, or healthcare facility. Other institutions, such as gated residential communities, private members’ clubs or religious institutions often employ unarmed and armed guards to control crowdflow, check authorized entry and keep people safe.

Coordinators hire armed guards when they need a higher level of protection. Whatever the reason and specifics of the case, Ranger Guard officers have the skills needed to perform their duties with professionalism and to the highest possible ethical standards.

Patrol Services

Guard training and placement is only part of the puzzle. Officers operate as part of a team. Their role has to be optimized within a broader security plan. Ranger Guard integrates a full tech-based solution into our deployment protocols. Our patrol services and surveillance methods are some of the best in the private security industry.

Typical private security companies schedule patrols and surveillance set times during the day and night, using the same patrol routes and techniques each time. Armed security officers from Ranger Guard use randomized patrols and surveillance on their assignments. We provide real-time updates to the client and our central headquarters using our sophisticated cutting-edge guard tracking system. Constant communication and a 24/hr hotline enable us to reroute guards to hotspots at a moment’s notice, and clients to check in on what is happening.

This makes it impossible for employees or others to know exactly where our officers will be at any given moment. Uncertainty is a powerful deterrent to vandalism, drug activity, and other illegal acts.

Approachable, Friendly, and Professional

On private security assignments, clients want well-trained guards capable of keeping people and property safe. However, there is much more to the job than having top quality security skills. Armed guards should also be approachable, friendly and deal with everyone the meet with professionalism. Guards often double up as front-of-house staff. They may be asked to provide directions, check customers into a venue, and other light administrative duties. Even when not in such a role, guards who look clean and professional impact the overall feel of an event positively, and make others feel protected. Clearly visible guards are an excellent deterrent against potential criminals.

We take pride in a professional demeanour and image at Ranger Guard. When armed security guards arrive for their assignments, clients will find them wearing police-style uniforms that are neat and pressed, with freshly shined-shoes, professional haircuts and minimal of jewellery. Since the image an armed guard presents is just as important as the skills they possess, we believe this gives our clients peace of mind and helps us maintain our status as a leader in the private security industry.

Always Adding New Services

At Ranger Guard we always strive to offer as many services as possible to our clients. We provide armed guards to perform crowd control at large events such as concerts or sporting events. Also, we have recently added K9 security services to the mix, pairing a highly trained K9 with one of our own highly trained armed security guards.

Contact Ranger Guard For Your Free Consultation

When looking at armed security companies near you, put Ranger Guard at the top of your list. We offer a free security consultation to all potential clients to assess your security needs and what services we can offer to help you. Once you visit us online or speak to us by phone at 512-729-7110, you’ll have no doubt we can provide armed security guards who can meet your needs.