Whether you’re a large corporate organization having a company-wide picnic or a city hosting a food or music festival, large group gatherings and crowds can present a challenge for public security. Several factors need to be considered to maintain safety and order. One consideration might be hiring additional private security for the event(s).
Factors to Consider When Hiring Private Security For Your Summer Events
The first thing you must consider is the anticipated size of the crowd. A huge group (more than a few hundred people) can present a physical challenge for security personnel and make it difficult to control the situation.
Second, the makeup of the crowd needs to be considered. Different groups may have additional safety concerns and require special attention from law enforcement. For instance, if the crowd is going to be relatively young (under the age of 18), special considerations must be taken into account.
Will many people come in from other states, cities, or neighboring counties?
Additionally, large group gatherings and crowds can present many other factors that need to be addressed to ensure public security. For example, suppose you’re planning for a largely peaceful demonstration, a march, or a parade. In that case, your security team will need to anticipate the movement or route of the crowd and how this might impact safety.
The most critical factor in guaranteeing adequate safety for your security staff is ensuring they have enough resources and boots on the ground to adequately protect themselves and the attendees. Your security staff should feel confident they can get control of the crowd and respond to any incidents that may occur.
Additionally, law enforcement needs to have the appropriate equipment to deal with a large crowd. This includes things like riot gear, pepper spray, and batons.
Another critical factor has a well-planned security strategy. This should be developed well in advance of the event.
Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Guard Services For Your Summer Event
Controlled F.O.R.C.E. possesses a 20-year track record of providing instructor development, training and security services to Federal, State, and Local agencies. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is a G.S.A.-approved vendor. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Guard Services are available via Schedule 84. We provide access to armed and unarmed guards that are highly trained and multidisciplinary.
Security Guards are responsible for controlling access to federal facilities, checking employee and visitor identification, monitoring security equipment, and patrolling the interior and exterior of national facilities. In addition, these guards have a presence that deters illegal and inappropriate actions, including identifying signs of crime, fire, and disorder.
Guards can take action to minimize damage and report incidents to their clients and emergency services as appropriate.
Talk with Our Experts
If you’re feeling uncertain about your security staffing for an upcoming significant summer event, reach out to Controlled F.O.R.C.E. We’d be happy to discuss your concerns and security challenges and help you find a solution so your security team is effective. Your event attendees stay safe and have fun.