Do You Need Patrolled Units On Your Property?

September 21st, 2020

Patrolled units—you have seen them rolling down the streets, and they look intimidating to many. Uniformed patrol officers carry an air of authority around them that makes them an effective crime deterrent. This is why a lot of people, especially the ones who own vast properties, are thinking about hiring uniformed patrol units to keep their areas and loved ones safe. 

Today, as millions of Americans have lost their jobs due to the global pandemic, business owners are more cautious about leaving their properties unmanned during widespread lockdowns amid fears of crime. To cope, business owners hire more security personnel to keep their properties safe during these times. 

Here are several reasons you should consider hiring uniformed patrol officers: 

They Slow Down People

A uniformed patrol unit has the ability to make people stop in their tracks. For example, when someone is driving over the speed limit and sees a patrolled unit, they will most likely step on the brakes and drive within the recommended speed limit. The same thing happens when someone is about to engage in illegal activity—they stop the moment they see uniformed patrol. There has been a significant number of times mugging was thwarted because a patrolled unit was within the area.

They Provide Quick Response Time

Officers in patrol units are physically and mentally prepared to respond quickly. They create a sense of security around the area, so should anything unpleasant happen, a patrol unit will get to the concerned individuals right away. 

They Can Recognize Unlawful Acts Easily

Some illegal things may happen right under the nose of an average person without them realizing it. That doesn’t fly with uniformed patrol officers. They are fully trained to be excellent observers. Trust that they can detect criminal activities even before they occur. 

They Promote Safety Everywhere

As mentioned, criminals or even civilians who are up to no good, such as those driving too fast on the highway, may stop in their tracks the moment a patrol unit rolls by. With that, wherever a patrol unit is situated, you can be sure that criminal activities won’t take place in the area due to people’s fear of getting arrested. 

There are also patrolled units hired by owners of residential and commercial properties to increase their own level of security. Therefore, if you manage a residential or commercial space, it is essential to consider hiring uniformed patrol units to monitor everything for you and keep everybody in the area safe at all times. This is especially ideal if you are in a place where the crime rates are high.

There is no price too high when it comes to safety. If it’s going to give you peace of mind, then you shouldn’t worry about what you have to pay to keep your property and loved ones or employees secure. During these unprecedented times, it is only practical to protect your investments while people all over the world slowly recover from the global health crisis at hand.

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
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