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In today's uncertain world, a professional security guard must be more than a just a person in a uniform - They must also ensure the protection of your property and personnel. Our Allentown armed and security guards, and Allentown unarmed security guards, must meet stringent qualifications to be a part of our team.
We also ensure that our security guards are equipped with the equipment they need to realize your unique security protocols.
Allentown Unarmed Security Guards
From education facilities to personal protection, there are a number of situations where Allentown unarmed security guards are required. We offer quick, affordable, and reliable solutions for any situation requiring highly-trained Allentown unarmed security guards.
Allentown Armed Security Guards
The volatile nature of our modern world sometimes demands Allentown armed security guards to ensure the safety and protection of both people and property. Our Allentown armed security guards are trained by law enforcement experts, which makes them ideally suited for situations requiring immediate response.
We can customize a security solution for you
All of our security guards hold Clearances and Certifications that include:
- Act235 Armed
- CPR/First Aid
- Evacuation Coordination
- Management of Aggressive Behavior
- Package Inspection
Contact Echelon Protection & Surveillance and let us help you develop a security plan focused on meeting your specific needs with both unarmed and armed Allentown security guards you can implicitly trust.
A man named William Allen, who was the Chief Justice of the Colonial Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and also successful businessman and the former Mayor of Philadelphia, established the settlement of Allentown which was initially known as Northamptontown. In 1762, Mr. Allen platted a rural settlement. Almost everybody called the settlement Allentown in spite of its previous name. As the result of its location next to the Lehigh River, Mr. Allen hoped Northamptontown would become a commercial hub.
However, during the majority of the year, the low water level made river trade impractical. Apparently, Mr. Allan gave the land to his son, named James sometime during the early 1770's, who constructed a country home known as Trout Hall after his father's fishing and hunting lodge. Allentown remained a small settlement of Pennsylvania Dutch who were German tradesmen and farmers, as late as the time of the American Revolution. However, from years after the Revolutionary War until the 1820's, the settlement continued its development as a hub of marketing for local farmers. The settlement was the on the large grain producing areas in the nation, according to the United States Census of 1810.
The settlement adopted the name of Allentown, officially, in 1838. However, this wasn't the only change that Allentown would experience. The industrial revolution in America, which started in Lehigh Valley, was beginning nationwide from the 1830's through the 1840's, and the arrival of the railroad and the Lehigh Canal, made Allentown a community that Mr. Allen would have never believed.
There was a dramatic increase in the local iron industry from the 1850's through the 1860's. The growing railroad network in the country used all the iron that Allentown could produce. The large influx of Irish and German workers created an iron town similar to Pittsburg next to the banks of the Lehigh River during the period after the Civil War. However, during the panic in 1873, the collapse of the railroad boom resulted in a sharp decline in the prosperity of the community. The iron industry decreased to practically nothing and never recovered as small and large iron furnaces closed one by one.
Allentown fully recovered from the economic disasters during the 1800's by the early 1900's. Although they weren't alone, the dying iron trade was taken over by the silk mills. The diverse economy in Allentown economy produced everything from cigars and beer to parlor furniture.
Allentown underwent another transition since WW II and especially since the 1960's. The community once again dealt with change as it faced with the increase of the service economy and the decline of manufacturing. Allen saw over $1 billion in planned and new development due to the passage of the Neighborhood Improvement Zone legislation by the state, Allentown is seeing more than $1 billion in new and planned development due paced by the PPL Center, which is a 10,000-seat arena located on the corner of Hamilton Street and Seventh Street. & Hamilton streets. The infrastructure of Allentown includes state-of-the-art technology, that includes uninterrupted electrical service and a fiber optic loop. These innovations are important in drawing businesses to the downtown district.
In 1916 the city of Allentown officially adopted the Municipal Coat-of-Arms. In 1956, for better clarification. The Allen City Council amended the Municipal Coat-of-Arms. The blood red heart is the specific insignia of Allentown is located in the center of the keystone and expresses everything where power of action and growth is a heartfelt feeling and centered on all of mankind. The eagle, which is colored a grayish brown, represents the country that occupies the position in support of the keystone, which is colored white, and is the emblem of Pennsylvania. The oak which is colored green and reddish brown and located to the left of the keystone is indicative of durability and strength. The laurel, which is colored green and located at the base of the keystone is emblematic of success and victory.
A man named Roger Maclean was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in 2006. The department had some 200 policemen, 28 sergeants, five lieutenants, five captains, one chief of investigations, and two assistant chiefs. The department consisted of a Warrants Unit, an Identification Unit, a Youth and Community Services unit, Intelligence and Vice Unit, a Specialized Uniform Services, the Uniform Services-Patrol Emergency Response Team and a Detective Bureau. Special Services include Procurement and Police Academy/Training, Budget, Emergency Medical Services and, Technology and Communication Services. Support Services include Fleet management and the Records Unit. Management Services include the Police Athletic League, the Crime Prevention Unit, the Property and Evidence Unit. The Accreditation Unit, and the Office of Professional Standards. There is a Special Victims Unit is included in the Detective Bureau. Telephone Services Unit.
In 2013, a man named Joseph Hanna was appointed as the Chief of Police in 2013. Later that same year a man named Joel Fitzgerald became Chief of Police. A man named Keith Morris was appointed as the Interim Police Chief in 2015, and then appointed as the Police Chief in 2016.