Citizen assists with arrest of man trying to rob Home Depot

Citizen assists with arrest of man trying to rob Home Depot BY BROOKE SELFMONDAY, APRIL 4TH 2016 35-year-old Ricky Solis was arrested after trying to steal merchandise from Home Depot and getting into an altercation with a loss prevention officer. (Photo: Potter County Sheriff’s Office) AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — One man was arrested and police are searching for a second suspect after a robbery at Home Depot.Amarillo police said officers…

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You get what you pay for – And sometimes you pay for things you don’t get

“How do I go about getting a security guard?” The ONLY person who can contract security services is a licensed and insured Private Patrol Operator (http://www.bsis.ca.gov/consumers/faqs/ppo.shtml). You cannot directly hire a security officer, UNLESS you are licensed as a Proprietary Private Security Employer (http://www.bsis.ca.gov/consumers/faqs/ppse.shtml), and in that instance, they can ONLY work for you, at a single location (each must be licensed), and cannot be hired out as security. Example….

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What Does California’s New Minimum Wage Mean to the Security Industry?

As Guards and Clients of Security Companies, everyone is well aware that the cost for security guards will be going up, as well as the cost for every other employee.   Now, keep in mind, I am not an economist, but here are some thoughts that I have on the subject.   Effective Jan 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California went up to $10.00/hr.   Over the next 5 years,…

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It’s a Strange Love or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the AR-15

Once again, AR-15’s are in the news, after a deranged man shot up the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.   Although not all the facts are out, there are many allegations which confuse the story of this event.   The shooter was an American born Muslim of Afghani descent.   His father had ties to the Taliban, but keep in mind, at the time, the United States also supported the Taliban in…

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Security 101

Security 101 In 1943, “Psychological Review” published Abraham Maslow’s “A Theory of Human Motivation”. Over the years following it’s publication, Maslow expanded upon it, and proposed a pyramid of needs (known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs), in which the more basic needs are at the bottom, and all subsequent needs must build upon the prior level. At the base, you have Physiological needs, followed by Safety, Love/Belonging, Esteem and finally,…

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Armed or Unarmed Security?

Many customers choose unarmed security over armed security.   Their reasoning generally falls under three schools of thought. The first is that an armed presence presents a perception that their site is inherently unsafe.   The second simply boils down to a financial decision…armed security costs a few dollars more, per hour, than unarmed does.   Lastly, many people have a personal aversion to firearms. Most clients resort to hiring…

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