At any sporting event, concert, festival, or other event where a large crowd is anticipated, people expect to have fun while staying safe. To make sure any type of event is successful, no matter the size, choose appropriate security. Whether it is a local celebrity doing an appearance at a bookstore or concert security with tens of thousands in attendance, you need experienced security guards who know what they are doing. More and more companies tasked with planning events like these are choosing Ranger Guard & Investigations as the security firm they trust with their safety.
By closely coordinating with event organizers, our trained security agents are able to determine the most appropriate security options for your venue, theme and crowd size. Offering a variety of services for virtually any type of event, we work closely with each and every client to ensure we provide a customized security plan which optimizes safety without detracting from the fun experience.
What Is Special Event Security?
Event security management begins by controlling access and crowdflow. Access control enables you to conduct bag searches, preventing theft or smuggling inappropriate items into the venue. Since there are almost always rules in place for what people can or cannot bring with them, security guards play a pivotal role in keeping everyone safe. In addition to this, they are naturally looking for guns or other weapons that a person may be trying to sneak in, and are fully authorized to confiscate these at once if found.
Access control also enables you to funnel media or staff to the right location. If the environment requires it, armed security officers can make a difference in keeping order. Since it only takes one wrong individual or one bag not being searched for a fun event to turn into a tragedy, we take these services very seriously. Where necessary our security team will be uniformed and look professional to deter would-be criminals. When your venue is large, our guards can conduct patrols of the site to keep attendees safe while spread out. In street events this can be backed up by timed visits from ranger guard patrols in the area.
Event Security Guard Duties
Since each event is different in terms of the size of the layout, number of attendees, and other factors, the duties of event security guards can vary. For most events today, whether large or small, carrying out bag searches at entry points is a key duty. Along with bag searches, guards may also perform K-9 searches or use K-9 units for crowd control. Trained security dogs get the attention of anyone who may be a disruptive presence. By providing these services and performing their duties in a professional manner, Ranger security guards can work closely with event organizers to ensure everything goes as planned.
The quality of our guards is what sets our event security guard services apart. All our officers are trained in key aspects of security including Defensive Tactics, Verbal Deescalation Techniques, Criminal Law, and Patrol Methods. We often use many off-duty officers from the local Police Department at events, ensuring clients will have highly-trained and experienced security personnel keeping everyone safe.
Armed security guards are available for where you need extra protection, along with unarmed officers. It all depends on the level of security you need. While a smaller local festival or other gathering may only need two or three officers to provide an adequate level of security, larger events such as concerts or sporting events may need dozens of officers to ensure all security protocols are followed. We also provide K-9 dog patrols if needed, which can be effective at very large events where crowd control or violent attacks could be an issue. K-9 agents are especially effective for deterrence. At special events where one or more VIPs will be present, just let us know and we can arrange VIP Close Protection services. These VIP guards are trained in Anti-Terrorism Tactics, Firearms and Weapons, Emergency Communications, and Surveillance and typically have military or law enforcement experience. To figure out the appropriate number and type of guards for your event, consult with Ranger Guard’s experienced agents.
Beyond guards we know there are other forms of security. At many very large events, there are inevitably medical situations that arise. We feel basic medical support is part of a security team’s job, since it is all about keeping people safe. Having first aid and CPR available quickly can mean the difference between life and death. Because many events have such large crowds, paramedics and other medical personnel may have difficulty reaching a person as quickly as they need. However, security officers are often the first on the scene of an emergency, and can administer basic first aid and CPR to a person until paramedics arrive. At Ranger Guard and Investigations, no officer begins any Special Security Event assignment until they have been trained and certified in first aid/CPR.
With our full service package event organizers can have peace of mind, knowing their attendees will be protected in every possible way. We also offer equipment and supply rentals as well as limousine services. Since our client’s satisfaction is our primary concern, our company aims to provide full-service security options for your event so you don’t have to miss anything.
Enforcement Through Reinforcement
In large crowds, security officers will almost always encounter a person who is determined to initiate a verbal dispute. Officers must be ready to deescalate a situation as calmly and quickly as possible to prevent it harming other guests. To accomplish this, Ranger Guard and Investigations has initiated a training program called Enforcement Through Reinforcement. Using a series of highly-specialized communication techniques, officers work with a person to gain their confidence first, before helping them to calm down and realize they are coming far too close to making a bad situation worse.
Certifications and Licensing
Ranger Guard and Investigations goes the extra mile to make sure its officers are properly certified, licensed, and insured before starting any assignment. We are fully compliant with all federal and state certification requirements, but our training goes further. Ranger Guard officers need to pass various aptitude tests following their classes, and are also subjected to extensive background checks, multi-level drug testing, and other vetting procedures to ensure they are indeed capable of performing their jobs at the highest possible standards.
Contact Us Today
Since organizing any type of event, no matter its size, takes a tremendous amount of time and effort, worrying about the right event security solution should not be a problem for organizers. By contacting us here at Ranger Guard & Investigations, you can be assured all of your security concerns and needs will be handled in a professional manner. To schedule a free consultation to discuss the needs of your next event, contact us as soon as possible at 713-357-8225 or email us at [email protected].