An organization may ask itself, “Why do we need private security guards?” Even when a business may seem as if it is not at risk for criminal activity, there are many other incidents which may occur which a business owner may not even be aware of.
An organization may believe, “Well, the police are consistently driving around and are likely to deter and/or see any illegal activity on the property.” To an extent, this may be true. However, fact is that there are twice as many private security guards in the United States as there are police officers. The routes commonly taken by police can often be predicted by intelligent individuals who are looking for a location to vandalize or to commit larceny at. The presence of a uniformed private security guard deters illegal activity in a more cost-efficient manner. (more…)