Enhanced Non-Lethal Security Blog

    Guardian 8 Goes to Washington!

    Posted by Eric Myers on May 20, 2015

    (Police Foundation Vice President, Jim Burch, moderated the briefing)

    Guardian 8 was invited to speak at a briefing last week in Washington D.C for the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Law Enforcement Caucus as part of a discussion about alternative, non-lethal, and less-lethal use of force options in law enforcement. The featured speakers at the briefing included the caucus co-chairs, Congressman Reichert (R-WA) and Congressman Pascrell (D-NJ), myself (Guardian 8's Training Headmaster), two senior NYPD command staff members, a Washington State SWAT officer, and one other less-lethal technology company representative. 

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    A Real-World Illustration of Why the Security Industry NEEDS Enhanced Non-Lethal

    Posted by Eric Myers on May 6, 2015


    The debate between deploying ARMED and UNARMED private security officers is seemingly timeless.

    While cost, liability, and client expectations are all part of the decision making process, NOTHING (in our opinion) is more important than the safety of the officers standing guard.

    To that point, a recent story out of Florida caught our attention. It appears to be a unique situation where an armed AND unarmed guard confront two shoplifting subjects.

    Read the story by clicking the link below and consider the answers to the questions we pose in the following section.



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    Free Virtual Panel 4/30: Decoding The CMS Rule Book for Dealing with Violent Patients, Guest Blog

    Posted by Rick Ward on Apr 24, 2015

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ stance on weapon use in hospitals is clear:  the use of weapons in the application of restraint, or even seclusion for that matter, is inappropriate for any healthcare intervention. On the other hand, a weapon may be used as part of a law enforcement action, not a healthcare intervention, to protect people from harm. Inasmuch as a patient has the right to a safe environment for their care, a clinician has the same right to provide that care in a safe environment. As security officers enlisted to help and serve others, part of our job is to ensure that people do not harm themselves or others.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security

    Free Virtual Panel 4/30: Reconciling CMS and OSHA Regulations for Dealing with Hospital Violence

    Posted by Paul White on Apr 22, 2015

    In a 2014 survey, almost 80 percent of nurses reported being attacked on the job within the past year. Health-care workers experience the most nonfatal workplace violence compared to other professions by a wide margin. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, incidents of patients hitting, kicking, scratching, biting, threatening or harassing staff accounting for almost 70 percent of all nonfatal workplace assaults causing days away from work in the U.S.

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    Free Virtual Panel 4/30: Decoding The CMS Rule Book For Dealing with Violent Patients

    Posted by Tony York on Apr 15, 2015

    Understanding CMS’ "use of weapons" rule can have profound impacts when it comes to determining which risk mitigation and response strategies are right for your hospital.


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    Mall Cop 2: A Good Laugh, and a Timely Reminder

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Apr 10, 2015


    This post was originally published on LinkedIn.

    Wherever you go, they’re there. You may not pay much attention to them, but they are on the job protecting the public in shopping malls, stadiums, hospitals, schools and many more places.

    Security guards are among America's unsung heroes.  Saturday, April 11, is National Security Guard Day.  It's a chance to stop and recognize the service security professionals provide every day across the country to help keep the public safe.

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    Topics: Training

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