Residential Security Services
Pressures on local police force budgets mean that neighbourhood patrols have been hugely scaled back. In Nottinghamshire, for example, a quarter of police community support officer posts have been cut and police stations and counters have been closed. Even where police forces do area patrols, they are inconsistent and rarely effective in acting as a deterrent for criminals.
We can support the police by providing the local neighbourhood with a constant and reassuring presence. As eyes and ears of the local area, our operatives can pick up useful intelligence for an investigation or – even better – deter crime from happening in the first place.
A report this year by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary concluded that officers were taken away from neighbourhood prevention duties up to half the time. Sir Tom Winsor, the chief inspector of constabulary says, “The probabilities of a police actually walking past a burglary in progress is pretty low.” That is why there is now an increasing demand for more regular and reliable security measures.
We offer a round-the-clock community patrol service. We operate a mix of foot and vehicle patrols in client areas. Our operatives are native or fluent English speakers and are former police officers or sometimes armed forces veterans with further security training. They are trained in community policing and each are equipped with wearable tech which includes cameras to record evidence.
Uniquely we engage with the community using information-sharing technology, approved by the police, which builds a profile of suspects. We liaise carefully with the police and combine resources where necessary to protect residents from criminal activity. While on patrol, our operatives undertake continuous engagement with the community which means that our patrols increasingly become intelligence-led.
Our operatives drive vehicles with bright police-type livery to act as a deterrent. They are equipped with GPS tracking so that residents can see when they have patrolled their area. They are also be kitted out with communications equipment so that they can respond quickly to alarms and calls from residents. They carry out regular and focused patrols led by local intelligence.
Your Trusted Partner
AGS Global is a signatory to a Code of Conduct recognised by the Police. You will be assigned an Account Manager who will regularly report on your teams’ outputs. We select all our operatives based on strict criteria. Each is highly diligent, responsive, friendly and sensitive to community concerns.