Previously, we took a closer look at some of the off-duty police services that can help businesses. We've got a good list on our website, but it still helps to know more about what these tasks entail and why police can get the job done. The fact is, hiring an off-duty police officer will mean professionalism and strong, affirmative management, no matter what you need him or her to do.
That being said, let's get to know some of the most common tasks a little better.
There are many executive protection specialists ("bodyguards") who are neither police officers nor security guards. Sometimes there is merit in hiring such individuals. An off-duty police officer is NOT a bodyguard: they're actually much more. A bodyguard may typically be called on to plan a proctectee's day to minimize threats and conduct inspections, but much of their duties can include observing and reporting, just like security staff.
Working with experienced police who can take care of themselves and keep a low profile if necessary can draw less attention than other security options. The officer can also step up to handle threats and make arrests should they be needed.
Receivership and other civil asset seizure support
There are many scenarios whereby assets need to be seized in support of a civil court order, including seizures specific to corporations being placed under receivership.
Seizing assets is a delicate operation that needs to be handled carefully. Off-duty police officers are not used for the actual seizures, but they often provide security support to ensure that there are no security risks to the personnel engaged in the lawful and court-ordered seizures of assets.
It's easy to see why having a police officer available makes sense in this case. This is already legal territory, so your support staff better know the law so they can avoid costly mistakes.
"Your support staff better know the law so they can avoid costly mistakes."
Last time, we talked about traffic control, which, in business terms, refers to managing crowd flow to avoid hazards. Access control is also pretty much what it sounds like, as companies station police officers to avoid unwanted intrusion and to protect assets.
Here, the visual impact of seeing a police officer often plays a significant role in deterrence. There's a sense of authority that comes with the uniform and badge that private security guards won't bring with them.
Contact us today to find out more about what off-duty officers can do for your company. You can also follow this blog for more details on the benefits of using off-duty law enforcement personnel.