VEHICLE PATROL SERVICES

Protective Options patrol services are a cost effective alternative to “on-site” security personnel in many environments.  If employed properly, patrol services can be a strong deterrent to crime and provide a number of valuable services, such as alarm response, after-hours control of locks and gates, and periodic inspection of key locations of concern.
Protective Options takes pride in providing advanced community patrol services to aid its clients in developing long-term security strategies.
We also maintain a Mutual Aid Clause to pool strength in emergency situations between client properties and local law enforcement and other emergency services.

SERVICE OPTIONS

Shared Community Patrol:
This service is a cooperative security patrol shared between a few communities in close proximity of each other. To ensure that client properties receive close attention and fast response, Protective Options organizes the location of all shared community patrols into very tight zones.
Assigned Community Patrol:
Our Assigned Community Patrol service offers the same level of service as the shared patrol, except they never leave your property. In this situation, the patrol unit is assigned exclusively to your property and the vehicle can be clearly marked with your community’s name.
In residential communities, patrol officers implement the same type of approach as foot officers at other Protective Options client properties. Patrol officers actively reach out to the community and work with residents to resolve community issues.
By their presence alone, Protective Options’ uniformed patrol officers can help enhance your employees’ or residents’ safety and reduce the risk of vandalism or theft on your property. Our vehicle patrol officers are trained to notice everything out of the ordinary-and to help prevent problems before they start. They also are provided with Training Tactics and Procedures (TTP) not typical with other companies, extensive technology support, including laptop computers, video and digital camera equipment, night vision, etc.

BICYCLE PATROL SERVICES

There are many benefits associated with bicycle patrols. Besides cost savings and environmental benefits, bicycle officers generally have faster response times. Additional advantages include;

  • Bikes appear less threatening than patrol vehicles. As a result, those who come in contact with bike officers may be more cooperative and willing to listen.
  • Other bicyclists are more accepting of bike patrol officers. Cyclists can connect with bicycle officer on different levels than vehicle patrol officers and may be more receptive to enforcement effort related to cycling behavior.
  • Bicycle patrols result in more than twice as many contacts with the public than vehicle patrols. People are more likely to report an issue, ask for directions or parking information, or ask for general information from a bicycle patrol officer.
  • Bicycle security uniforms present a dressed down yet authoritative appearance and provides those who come in contact with bike officers a different, less threatening experience.
  • Individuals who break the law normally are not looking for bike officers. They are more concerned with looking for marked and unmarked patrol cars. It is common for bike officers to approach perpetrators and go unnoticed or recognized by the perpetrators until the very last moment.
  • The mobility of the bicycles enables officers to patrol areas more frequently and to move silently in and out of areas that would stop a patrol vehicle in its tracks.
  • Bicycle officers can use all of their senses to detect illegal activity. Bike officers encounter crime as it is happening and can see, here and even smell clues that lead them to areas where crimes are being committed.
  • Even in unruly crowd situations, bike officers have a unique ability to develop a rapport with members of the group, defusing situations before they get out of control.

Protective Options’ bike patrol officers document everything that is found during their patrols, including any observed problems and potential liability issues.  Officers can take photos and attach them to an incident or facilities report.
Our bicycle patrol officers undergo a comprehensive training and bike maintenance program. This ensures that all of our officers are properly trained and well equipped to perform their bicycle patrol duties in the safest and most effective manner.  Please feel free to contact us for more information on this service. 

Customized Service

Protective Options patrol services are customized to meet your unique needs. Our patrol personnel are trained to support you in a variety of ways and are available for permanent patrol routes or temporary coverage. Our patrol services can include:

  • Professional response to emergency situations
  • Conducting safety and fire watch
  • Helping to promote a safe work environment
  • Performing set patrols or random patrol patterns
  • Serving as stand-by for water leaks, power outages, special coverage etc…
  • Vehicle patrols
  • Lock checks
  • Interior and/or exterior checks
  • Parking lot checks

Our patrol officers help to deter vandalism, theft and trespassers on your property. Should the need arise, our patrol personnel will coordinate with local law enforcement.