A Delicate Balance, part 2 – Law Enforcement

Chuck Hurst News

During “normal” times the police generally control the masses because the masses allow that control. Or to put it another way, the public allows law enforcement to do their jobs. Thus the delicate balance and fragile trust relationship is born. These are not normal times! Just consider that within the framework of racial strife, societal unrest, police misconduct, political polarization …

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Truth or Consequences? Choose Investigators Wisely

Tasha Dyson, CFE Compliance, Corporate Compliance

A recent article from HPG provided excellent information about how companies and organizations can take a proactive stand against harassment (read the original article here). As part of the precautions to take, the article recommended an investigation of the complaint. We couldn’t agree more. Few organizations realize that private investigators offer a vast and virtually untapped pool of investigative talent. …

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Layered Security and COVID-19

Chuck Hurst News, Security Program Development, Uncategorized

At Protus3, we take great pride in helping our clients identify risks and develop practical and sound strategies to manage, mitigate, and leverage those risks.  Usually those risks involve insider or outsider threats carried out by persons with nefarious intent. The threats come in various forms – overt and plainly visible (think intruder) or covert and not plainly evident (think …

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CPTED – Security Design Beyond the Acronym

Dana Frentz, CHPA, PSP Security Program Development

As progressive managers and owners of contemporary organizations search for ways to reduce company losses caused by criminal acts, they are beginning to examine more closely the actual environment in which these crimes take place. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) as part of a security design can reduce the fear of crime. It can also reduce the actual incidence …

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Security Specifiers Welcomes New Board Members

Protus3 News

Security Specifiers has named Jerry Blanchard, CPP as a new member of the Advisory Board. Jerry Blanchard has led Risk Management Associates, Inc (dba Protus3) as Chairman and CEO since 2012. Protus3 is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and specializes in physical security consultancy. Jerry has been in the security industry for thirty-one years since his departure from the military. …

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Emergency Assistance in the Age of COVID-19, part 2

Chuck Hurst News

In the first post, we addressed what constitutes an emergency, when to call 911, call prioritization, finite resources, and differing priorities. For good measure, we discussed that the police may alter their level and type of responses to both emergency and non-emergency situations due to COVID-19. In this post, we will attempt to convey and emphasize the importance of not …

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Emergency Assistance in the Age of COVID-19, part 1

Chuck Hurst News

Calling 911 to request emergency assistance is ingrained into the mindset of Americans across the nation. Many Americans have no recollection of the patchwork and disjointed processes of the past when you needed emergency assistance. From calling an operator (remember those?), a neighbor who was a cop or firefighter or calling the police directly, it was a convoluted affair that …

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Minor Traffic Offenses Will No Longer Be Reported

Tasha Dyson, CFE Background Investigation, News

At Protus3, we believe that employers should have as much relevant information as possible in order to make the best hiring decisions. We have always prided ourselves on the fact that we report everything we possibly can when conducting pre-employment background investigations. This included everything from felonies all the way down to minor traffic offenses. The FCRA allows us to …

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Concealed Carry in the Workplace

Chuck Hurst Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Workplace Violence

Concealed Carry in the Workplace: A Question of Risk Versus Reward No matter how you interpret the Second Amendment, there are few, if any, hot button issues that raise more passion and stoke the fires of liberty infringed like the right to bear arms. Many have called for increased gun control, to include a ban on assault style rifles, universal …