Armed Security Services
When to Choose Armed over Unarmed?
Although all our security officers are licensed, insured and well-trained, our armed officers receive additional training in firearms and use of force. While not all our armed officers have military or law enforcement experience, a good majority of them will have had this previous experience. Mostly all of our armed officers are active military and/or reserve or retired law enforcement officers.
Depending on your unique situation, an armed officer may be a better choice for your medium to high risk security needs. Generally speaking, an armed officer will act as a greater deterrent to crime and disruptive active than an unarmed officer will. An armed officer is seen by most as having a higher degree of authority, which in turn demands greater respect and compliance.
Before you decide to hire an armed officer, please consult with your insurance agent or company. While not common, some insurance policies do prohibit the use of armed officers. Although American Alliance Security Agency carries sufficient insurance and provides an indemnification clause in our contract, it is in your best interest to ensure that the use of armed officers in no way violates the conditions of your insurance coverage.
The higher cost for armed officers covers the additional insurance costs, training expenses and higher officer pay rates incurred by our company.
If your security needs and expectations are based on a perceived or actual threat to life and/or you are worried about the safety of your staff, patients and/or visitors, an armed officer may be the best choice.