Armed Security Guard

Factors To Consider When Hiring A Security Detail To Protect Your Organization

Security Guard Protection: Armed versus Unarmed

Some community members question whether having an armed guard makes the public more safe or increases the chances of just the opposite happening?

 

Frank Costa, President Nexgen Security Guard Protection

Public Opinion Shapes How Safe We Think We Are

 

When business make a decision on wither an armed or unarmed security detail should be put in place, a few things should be considered.

 

  • Develop a threat assessment,
  • Evaluate the threat against the need to have an armed guard vs unarmed,
  • And what public perception of using an armed guard vs unarmed security guard.

 

 

Source: Armed security at Casey’s in Iowa City’s south side raises concerns, The Gazette, May 7, 2021, J. Steppe, https://www.thegazette.com/companies/armed-security-at-caseys-in-iowa-citys-south-side-raises-concerns/

 

 

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at https://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

Having properly trained security personnel, is essential to addressing crime prevention measures.

Having properly trained security personnel, is essential to addressing crime prevention measures.

A racist attacker brutally beat an Asian woman who was walking to her church in Midtown on Monday morning — as a security guard in a nearby building watched and did nothing to help, according to police and footage of the incident.

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

Having properly trained security personnel, is essential to addressing crime prevention measures.

In this particular case, it appears the building security personnel observed the assault in progress and did not attempt to intervene. The lack of action could be cause by numerous reasons, nonetheless less it does not give the public any confidence that they are being protected. ”

 

 

 

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at https://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

 

Source: NY Post | March 29, 2021

Asian woman brutally beaten in suspected hate crime as security guard does nothing to help

https://nypost.com/2021/03/29/asian-woman-seriously-injured-in-suspected-midtown-hate-crime/

Security Protection is Serious Stuff, Don't Cut Corners Hiring Sub Standard Services

Security Protection is Serious Stuff, Don’t Cut Corners Hiring Sub Standard Services

G4S, one the world’s largest private security force, which provides guards for thousands of private businesses and government agencies across the nation.

G4S has hired or retained hundreds of security guards with questionable records, including criminal convictions, allegations of violence and prior law enforcement careers that ended in disgrace.

Note that Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company acquired G4S in April, 2021.

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

Certain things in life, cheaper just wont cut it and that certainly applies to security guard services. Large security outfits, focus on revenue and overlook very basic hiring standards offering sub par services. Sometimes, even putting the the very client they should be protecting in harms way.

 

 

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at https://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

 

Source:

A security empire deployed guards with violent pasts across the U.S. Some went on to rape, assault or kill

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There's a Lot of Bad Apples Out There, Do Your Homework When Selecting a Security Firm

There’s a Lot of Bad Apples Out There, Do Your Homework When Selecting a Security Firm

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

There’s always one bad apple in every industry. Veteran Private Investigators knew this model would never work, and now the founder is headed to Club Fed. Nexgen doesn’t cut corners, we take protecting your business and brand seriously. We hire only top security agents who are on the job for one reason. Your safety and security.

 

Source: Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trustify-founder-prison-sentence/2021/03/26/f3b18e94-8d71-11eb-a730-1b4ed9656258_story.html

 

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at https://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

Invest in Top Security Agents to Protect You While Shopping

Invest in Top Security Agents to Protect You While Out Shopping

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

Companies like Home Depot have a Loss prevention Department and employee the use of Loss Prevention Agents/Store Security, to apprehend shoplifters.

Many times, Loss prevention Agents deal with aggressive shoplifters who refuse to cooperate. These characters may even assault the security agent. On occasion, shoplifters are armed, like this shoplifter who was carrying at a Home Depot in Chicago. Agents must be well trained to make quick decisions, and at times disarm the shoplifter before any harm can come to the customers.

As a customer, you too can do your part in making our community more secure. If you see something, make a mental note of what is happening, write it down immediately. You are a witness to a crime. An accurate assessment is critical to help law enforcement conduct a thorough investigation. We all need to do what we can to make our world a safer place to live and work.

 

Source: The Daily Mail, UK

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at https://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

Increased Demand for Security Guard Protection Amid COVID Pandemic

Increased Demand for Security Guard Protection Amid COVID Pandemic

Security companies are scrambling to hire guards and IT workers as businesses worry about break-ins to closed properties and cybersecurity issues associated with working remotely.

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

“Due to the civil unrest and in conjunction with corona virus, society has been very tense. The level of criminal activity has created a demand for security guards. Hiring a professional security agency to handle your business security needs is critical.

Security Guard Protection firms such as Allied Universal hire security guards who typically have relative limited customer service experience. The security guard field experiences a large turnover in staff with clients generally unhappy with new guard services provided.

Customer focus is everything. At Nexgen Protection, we treat each one of clients with the white glove treatment. Our corporate vision is not to be the largest but to provide the highest quality security guard services in the area. ”

 

Source: Security Today
Demand for Security Guards, Cybersecurity Workers Remains High Amid Coronavirus Pandemic.

To view the article online go to, https://securitytoday.com/articles/2020/04/17/demand-for-security-guards-cybersecurity-workers-remains-high-amid-coronavirus-pandemic.aspx

 

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at http://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

Employment Screening Trends

Employment Screening Trends in 2021

UTILIZE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO MITIGATE RISK

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

“Organizations have to manage risk. Without risk, there’s no reward. Without employees, you don’t have much of a business. In order to mitigate this risk, employee backgrounds checks are vital.

In the last 10 years or so, there has been changes to the law, on how background checks should be used, and what information is reportable or not.  I highly recommend employers to hire an attorney that specializes in labor law, to develop standards of use for employee background checks.

Due to the current COVID situation, court records are currently not readily available. The new trend is to routinely conduct follow-up background checks on employees to make sure there was no changes in the record. The world has become increasingly volatile and uncertain.”

 

Source: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Roy Maurer, covers talent acquisition, immigration, HR technology and labor markets for SHRM Online. Before joining SHRM in 2008, he was an editor and reporter covering state and city government in Indiana, arts and culture in Los Angeles and theater in Washington, D.C. 

To read the full article go to, https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/background-checks-employment-screening-trends-2021.aspx

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at http://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

 

How Do I Handle an Inappropriate Social Media Post?

How Do I Handle an Inappropriate Social Media Post?

THINK BEFORE YOU TWEET

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

“Companies should have a social media policy in their employee handbook. When an employee makes public grievances, it can cause harm to an organization’s reputation and even affect their bottom line. Employ the services of an experienced security firm to have the matter investigated.

Time is a factor, be sure to quickly handle the crisis. Properly preserve digital evidence, and immediately conduct a fact-finding interview with those concerned.  Once these steps are completed, a detailed report should be generated and forwarded to the executive team who will make proper disposition of the case. Parties involved with either be counseled or terminated.”

 

Source: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA Today.  

To read the full article go to, https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/organizational-and-employee-development/pages/ask-hr-how-do-i-handle-an-inappropriate-social-media-post.aspx

About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

Business owners, landlords, property managers, and legal teams throughout the New York State region contract NEXGEN Protection.

To learn more about NEXGEN Protection visit our website at http://nexgenprotectionservices.com.

Wrongly Accused

Case Study – Wrongly Accused of Assault

Case Study – Wrongly Accused of Assault 

NEXGEN Investigations was retained by the attorney representing the accused employee of assaulting an adult care center resident.

OUTCOME 

  • Client criminal charges dismissed.
  • No evidence to support the allegation.

BACKGROUND
The accused employee’s presence was requested at the care center’s management office, advising him that a complaint had been made against him. The resident of the care center alleged that the employee assaulted the resident.  After being advised of this accusation, the accused was then asked to leave the center. About a week later, the accused receive a phone call informing him that he has been terminated due to the assault charges levied against him. Shortly thereafter, the accused employee was contacted by law enforcement, advising the employee to turn himself in as criminal complaints have been filed against him.

Having retained legal counsel, the accused spent months in court failing to clear the charges brought against him. As you might imagine the loss of a steady pay check and having a baby on the way created additional anxiety and stress. Although innocent, the accused contemplated pleading guilty to a lesser charge as the stress of having lost his job and expecting a new baby weighed heavily on him to put this matter behind him. Upon searching more work,  a former employer learned of this injustice and recommended the services of Frank Costa, Private Investigator.

DISCOVERY
Time is critical in any investigation, evidence is often compromised, leads dry up, witnesses skip town — Murphy’s Law. NEXGEN Investigations was contracted four months into the case, needless to say that makes any case a lot more difficult to locate witnesses, secure statements, and yes solve the case. After meeting with the attorney and client an investigative strategy was developed.

A preliminary investigation was conducted on the individual making the claims against my client, the accused.

CRITICAL POINTS

  • The accused fully cooperated with police and waived his right for council deeming that the charges were baseless. After the interview with law enforcement, several felony charges were filed, including assault on a defenseless adult.
  • Due diligence revealed that the resident’s mother was on the board of directors of this residential care facility. False accusations must be considered, as there is a clear case of bias.
  • The competency of the resident of the adult home who filed charges against the employee was found to be mentally disabled.
  • Social media investigations identified other contributing factors of bias, which although compelling could not be substantiated.
  • On the day of the alleged assault, two employees’ with direct knowledge of the event were never interviewed prior to the client’s arrest. These two employees were located and statements secured as to what occurred on the alleged date and time.
  • Both employees statements support my client’s claim of innocence, as they had direct observation of my client arrival and departure of the residence.
  • Upon further fact finding, statements were secured from the two employees who had direct observation of the accused whereabouts on the day of the incident.
  • Additionally it was found that the resident had exhibited signs of aggression towards the accused, having assaulted the employee on multiple occasions.

The attorney presented NEXGEN’s findings to the district attorney office, making a very compelling case to dismiss the charges.  The accused criminal charges were dismissed, as there was no evidence to support the allegations.

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Frank Costa, President NEXGEN Investigations
Highly skilled and regarded, with over 15 years of loss prevention experience, Frank Costa is a licensed private investigator and expert in risk management.  His firm, NEXGEN Investigations develops innovative cost-effective solutions to mitigate risk. Frank Costa has successfully resolved cases involving loss of assets, workers compensation and general liability cases.

NEXGEN conducts detailed risk assessments and fraud examinations in the public and private sectors. Frank Costa understands first hand, how companies suffer losses and how to manage risk. “It’s not a matter of if, but when”, all companies need risk management to stay profitable. Costa is also an expert in the area of performing pre-employment background investigations, workplace misconduct investigations, and criminal investigations.