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Hire a Police Officer

Hire a Police officer

At Echelon Protection & Surveillance, our clients frequently ask whether it’s possible to hire a police officer as security or for personal protection. The answer is, “YES.” Professional law enforcement officers have the training and certifications required to de-escalate dangerous situations or respond to genuine threats in real-time.

Hiring a currently active or retired police officer for protection or as a security guard is especially important in complex urban environments of unrest like Philadelphia. This is especially true for dignitaries, executives, celebrities, and athletes who are often readily recognized who understand how reassuring it is to work closely with a team of experienced bodyguards.

When you hire a police officer from Echelon, you will work with a qualified professional fully trained as a Sheriff, State Trooper, or other areas of law enforcement. These highly trained personal protection experts are certified to prevent and deter unwanted or unlawful activity in any situation. Founded in 2001, Echelon has become one of the most trusted security providers in the tri-state area because of its professionalism, responsiveness, and customer service.

When you hire a police officer from Echelon, we guarantee that they are a fully vetted, United States citizen or permanent resident, have undergone comprehensive Federal and State background checks, and completed a rigorous personal interview process.

Discover why Echelon Protection & Surveillance is the personal protection and security guard officer provider of choice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Call us today (610) 831-0277 or visit us at www.epsagents.com

Why hire a police officer? It’s all about skill set and qualifications

Hiring a police officer for personal protection makes sense because they are trained to deal with a variety of safety and security situations that can arise without warning. The ability to de-escalate a threat or handle a dangerous situation isn’t something that just anyone can do instinctually. In Pennsylvania, law enforcement officials must comply with rigorous training programs and classes throughout their careers.

Because many of Echelon’s personal protection experts are retired Sheriffs or State Troopers, they have a complete array of certifications that put them at the top of their industry. When you also consider that they’ve worked in the field for decades, it’s easy to understand why police officers are in such high demand from individuals requiring the best in professional protection and security guards.

Consider the following basic requirements for a Sheriff, Police Officer and State Troopers in the State of Pennsylvania:

  • Candidates should be US citizens
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old
  • Candidates should have a high school diploma or GED
  • Candidates should be in good physical and mental condition
  • Candidates must have experience working as a police officer
  • Candidates must be physically fit
  • Candidates must State & Federal background checks

Law Enforcement professionals also receive training in the following disciplines, usually when they become police officers:

  • Use of weapons
  • Managing crime scenes
  • Procedures for arresting
  • Crowd & Access control
  • Traffic control
  • Witness questioning
  • Constitutional law

Many other skills and certifications round out the necessary requirements for a Sheriff. Training ultimately defines a police officer’s ability to respond appropriately to any situation. In Pennsylvania, where crime is an unfortunate part of life, your choice of security guard officer or protection professional truly matters.

Crime in Pennsylvania – A brief overview

Last year, there were 218,893 crimes in Pennsylvania, 39,228 of which were violent crimes. No wonder so many people want to hire a police officer for security and personal protection. When you consider that the average Pennsylvania resident has nearly a 1 in 300 chance of being a victim of a violent crime, it makes you wonder how much more likely an executive, dignitary, celebrity, or VIP is to become a victim.

Threats can come from a variety of places at any given moment, especially when you’re a high-net-worth individual or in the public eye. This is especially true for executives and VIPs that frequent cities, where most violent crimes take place.

Highly trained police officers, Sheriffs, and State Troopers are trained to mitigate illegal and unwanted activity before it starts. The best way to avoid a potentially dangerous situation is to avoid it but when the unexpected happens, it’s reassuring to know that your personal protection security agent has the ability to protect you from anyone with bad intent… in any situation.

Your first line of defense from an active threat is to deter and de-escalate. A qualified personal protection professional acts as a bodyguard and understands how to manage aggressive behavior when a threat presents itself. Police officers understand the importance of de-escalation better than anyone.

If a situation escalates, a police officer’s professional training to mitigate a threat kicks in. Considering the volatile nature of today’s political and social climate, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from those that commit violent crime who may target dignitaries, executives and people in the limelight.

Hire a police officer who gets additional training from the professionals at Echelon

Our personal security specialists are highly experienced and reliable. Every member of our security team is thoroughly vetted and certified. Your personal protection expert will be trained to efficiently confront all challenges, mitigate risk, solve problems, and anticipate threats, so you can focus on your business and/or family.

Whether you hire an armed or unarmed police officer, they will keep a clear head at all times, regardless of the challenge with which they’re confronted. If you’re looking to hire a police officer as a bodyguard for personal protection, rest assured that we require all our law enforcement personnel to maintain certifications and clearances that include:

  • First Aid, AED, and CPR
  • State & Federal Criminal History Clearance
  • Drug Testing
  • Management of Aggressive Behavior
  • Act 235 Armed (Certified Armed Guards)
  • Our armed guards must stay fully trained to handle weapons and maintain these skills according to state law to better serve our clients

Why hire a police officer from Echelon Protection & Surveillance?

Executives, dignitaries, celebrities, and VIPs trust Echelon because we have a tested and proven record of successfully providing them with a comprehensive list of real-world security services. If you’re looking for a police officer who will serve your personal protection needs, consider the following.

Echelon offers decades of proven experience – We focus on recruiting the best in the security industry, including true security specialists with decades of on-the-job skills and know-how. Our team includes veteran law enforcement and military personnel, retired Sheriffs, State Troopers, and Police Officers. These professionals are proven in the field and will respond appropriately in any situation to keep the people you care about safe and secure.

Echelon provides quick response security – We serve our client’s needs 24/7/365, which means we can also respond to your last-minute personal protection, bodyguard, and security needs.

Echelon’s agents are fully certified and credentialed – Your personal protection security professional is trained to protect your assets and minimize your risk and liability. Every member of our team has the training and tools to execute their duties at the highest level.

Echelon maintains the highest vetting and hiring standards – When you hire a law enforcement police officer from Echelon, you can rest easy knowing they are equipped with all necessary state and federal security clearances, background checks, licenses, insurance, bonding, and other certifications.

Echelon works as your security partner – Our agents work with you directly to develop comprehensive security strategies that seek to mitigate your risk and liability ahead of time.

Crime in Philadelphia – Why you need trusted protection

Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love but it also ranks above the national average for violent crime. In fact, homicides were up about 30% nationally during 2020 and most of these murders were the result of gun violence. In 2021, Philadelphia is tracking to see 17% more homicides than it did in 2020.

What does this mean? It means that your personal protection is more imperative than ever, especially if you routinely visit or live in Philadelphia or one of Pennsylvania’s other major metropolitan areas.

Violent crime is often random and entirely unexpected. If you’re an executive or high-profile VIP who is easily recognizable, you need protection by a bodyguard trained to anticipate unwanted or illegal behavior before it happens. And it’s also important that the people protecting you and the people you care about are capable of dealing with a threat when it’s entirely random and unpredictable.

This is one of the key benefits of working with police officers and other members of law enforcement for your personal protection needs. There is no substitute for training and experience when dealing with the ever-present growing threats that thrive in cities across the country.

Contact the experts at Echelon today for more information

about their executive protection, bodyguard, and security guard officer services. Our experts will assess your unique needs and spend the time to build a custom security plan and protocols that ensure your peace of mind.

Pricing for security is quoted by the hour and our rates are based on competitive security industry fee structures. Pricing is then adjusted according to various factors including risk, response time, and duties.

Once we fully understand your security guard officer and protection needs, we work as your trusted security partner to determine the most effective deployment of our law enforcement assets. Our mission is to protect your people and property in any situation for your peace of mind.

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