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Join Guardian 8 in Reducing School Violence

Will you join me and the rest of the Guardian 8 team in our commitment to reducing school violence? I ask because I’ve grown so tired of reading stories about student-on-staff violence like this: http://privateofficer.org/fort-worth-student-assaults-school-security-officer-privateofficer-com/ and student-on-student violence like this: http://privateofficer.org/student-charged-with-attempted-murder-following-cafeteria-beating-privateofficer-com/ And if reading the description of the student-on-student incident above doesn’t impact you enough,…

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Violence: Delta State University and Beyond

The school shooting in Mississippi at Delta State University that resulted in the death of history professor Ethan Schmidt is another reminder that violence can strike anywhere at anytime. The small town of Cleveland, Mississippi is the last place you’d expect an active shooter situation to force a school into lock down, but that was…

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A Lucky (Lethal) Shot?

If you scour the Internet for private security stories, a recent one out of Utah should have caught your eye. It may have also made you cringe a bit…at least, I hope it did. Here’s the gist: A male subject walks into a Driver License Office. During his transaction with one of the clerks, an…

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Guardian 8 on the Airwaves!

Guardian 8’s Pro V2 Enhanced Non-Lethal device was featured on our local ABC affiliate during yesterday’s evening newscast on three separate occasions! The station was conducting a story on school violence, and reporter Joe pinned us as a great solution to the problem. We made sure to emphasize the Pro V2’s value to hospitals, private…

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Reflection in the Wake of Tragedy

The deplorable acts of violence by a disgruntled gunman last week in Virginia really rattled my cage. I was actually in Virginia for a training class, watching the local news in my hotel room that morning. I left about 15 minutes prior to the on-air incident, so I was as shocked as anyone when I…

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Overcome, Adapt, or Get Left Behind

Do you remember when you got your first smartphone? If you’re anything like me, making the transition from a perfectly functional flip phone to a seemingly foreign handheld computer came with a side of apprehension. I had to overcome not only the hurdle of the increased price point of the smartphone, but also the mindset…

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It Can Happen Here, There, and Anywhere

A broken nose, eye socket, and a hearty insurance claim to boot… Of all the places for a security officer to get assaulted, you wouldn’t think a horse racing track would be one of them. But that kind of thinking (assuming violence can’t happen “here”) inevitably leads to someone getting hurt, right? Just look at…

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Security Officers Fighting a Teenager: What Needs to Change?

The Mall at Stonecrest… Unarmed security officers fighting an unarmed 15 year-old young man… Perhaps you’ve seen the video. If you did, maybe you’ve developed your own thoughts about what was captured on a bystander’s cell phone camera. If you didn’t see the video, check it out: (warning: includes some explicit language) After watching that,…

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Hey, Hospitals! Latest OSHA Initiative Should Get Your Attention

OSHA recently delivered a pretty strong message to the healthcare industry by intensifying its enforcement efforts to target causes of workplace injuries/violence. In late June, OSHA basically took what were once recommendations and turned them into regulations as it relates to a variety of areas, including workplace violence. Specifically, compliance officers will be focusing on…

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