As social unrest continues to increase, crime prevention is key to reducing financial losses.

As social unrest continues to increase, crime prevention is key to reducing financial losses.

Security officer duties include protecting people, places and property from potential threats. Although the security officer job description varies, depending on the specific work setting, security guard duties focus primarily on preventing crime. A vigilant security force deters criminals who are intent on committing theft, vandalism, sabotage, cyber attacks, physical violence or terrorism.

 

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

As social unrest continues to increase, crime prevention is key to reducing financial losses. The presence of an unformed guard, can deter crime. Bad actors will seek a place or facility that can be a easier target.

 

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:

Importance of Security Officers & the Role They Play Today, Chron, July 25, 2018

https://work.chron.com/importance-security-officers-role-play-today-15199.html

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/

Growing need for security guards as the grocery store

The Growing Need for Security Guards in the Retail Environment

Frank Costa, President of NEXGEN Protection Security —

“Now more than ever there is a growing need for security guards in the retail environment, Security guards can be used as customer service ambassadors, while promoting a secure and safe environment.”

 

 

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:

Global News, November 24, 2020

B.C. grocery store hires security guard as anti-mask hostility grows

https://globalnews.ca/news/7482096/bc-grocery-store-security-guard-anti-mask/

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.

The Need for Security to Offset Losses from Employee Theft, more desperate people are resorting to theft in the United States.

The Need for Security to Mitigate Losses from Employee Theft 

The Need for Security

“Due to the nature of retail, companies face many exposures to losses.
Generally retail companies suffer loss in (3) three ways:

  1. External (shoplifting/fraudulent returns),
  2. Paper loss (accounting errors),
  3. And internal (employee misappropriation).

In general, the most exposure to loss is due to dishonest employees. They know the internal process and can find ways to circumvent the internal audit program. Having a well trained investigator who can identify unusual activity, and who is an expert in interviewing shoplifters, can mitigate much of the losses from employe misappropriation.”

— Frank Costa, President of Nexgen Protection Security Services

 

Sources: CBS News, Jan 22, 2021

Georgia teen charged with stealing nearly $1 million from supermarket where he worked.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tre-brown-kroger-theft-gwinnett-georgia/

 

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.

New Year’s resolution, keep more of your profits!

 

Employee dishonesty is the number one threat businesses face today. Your employees know your customers, vendors & contractors. Your  internal audit systems and process will mitigate the opportunities a dishonest employee may have. Many if not most of the small to mid-sized businesses I meet during local chamber of commerce meetings have no systems developed to prevent a dishonest employee from acting.

My name is Frank Costa, and I’m a licensed private investigator located in the Hudson Valley area of New York. I started my loss prevention career as a store detective 17 years ago. Just out of high school, I thought it was a pretty cool job to catch shoplifters. It had its adrenaline pumping moments, when shoplifters refused to cooperate with the detention process. Fast forward just a few years later, I was promoted to a Loss Prevention Manager and then a had much different perspective on organizational losses. I worked for a Fortune 500 organization, which had enough funding to control the process and develop internal audits to control exposure. The organization utilized computer systems, surveillance equipment, and investigators to combat internal dishonesty. But what does a small to mid-sized business do who can’t allocate funds to combat risk?

 

3 simple tips to mitigate internal dishonesty

 

1.Employee screening – It’s a great thing when a business has to hire new employee. It shows the business is healthy and is growing. However, don’t forget to check the new applicants out. A Pre-Employment screening has a relatively low cost with high returns. A professional pre-employment screening service will provide you more than just a criminal history checks. The service may provide information regarding this individual previous address history, credit file, and driving records. Just because a person has been convicted of a crime does not mean they’re a bad person, they may have just made some bad decisions.

2.Drug testing- It’s not a bad idea to send prospective employee to a drug screening. An individual who has a habit of doing drugs may have a higher propensity to steal from their employer. There are some crafty folks out there who can find ways to pass a drug screening, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to send a recently hired individual to a random screening a few weeks after getting hire.

3.Internal audit- Hiring a loss prevention consultant to analyze your operations and identify key risk factors would be ideal. If your budget says otherwise, then taking a closer look at operation yourself. Identify your key areas of your business. Look at your revenue flow, think about what part of the flow would be the highest risk and develop a plan to check it. Think like a disgruntle employee, what would I do to sabotage the business?

It’s time to protect your bottom line. With the new year just about a month in, it’s a great time to think about how you will safeguard the key aspects of your business.

About NEXGEN Investigations

NEXGEN Investigative services offer a wide range of individual screening solutions to help meet your investigative needs. With over 15 years of investigative experience in both the investigative field and background research departments; the investigators will help you find the information necessary to make educated business, financial, and legal decisions.

Our research extends beyond a computer monitor and telephone inquiries, it extends to court house research and includes criminal records, civil litigation histories, driving records, residential histories and more. Our services are contracted by business owners, landlords, renting properties, attorneys and legal teams across New York.