Armed Officers

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No matter what type of business you own, security will always be a priority. Today’s world is scary, and random acts of violence can occur at any time and any place. In situations where people’s lives are at stake, an unarmed security personnel will not typically have the stopping power that is necessary to defuse the situation and ensure safety. This is why many facilities, organizations and businesses choose to employ armed security officers for that added level of protection.

Our armed security team will keep your customers, employees, and property safe around the clock, while additionally bringing peace of mind to you, the business and property owner. Our armed officers are dedicated to protection, and International Guard Services is built on three generations of security and law enforcement experience. We offer experienced and professional armed guards to ensure the highest level of protection and security.

If you are hesitant about the use of armed security, we lay out several reasons why having an armed officer may be the best option for you.

Why hire armed security officers?

It is important to be ready to deter crime and be safe doing so. Armed security guards are your front-line protection to your property and/or people on that property.

Extensive studies have shown that when someone sees a guard armed with a pistol, it conveys a silent warning to potential criminal activity. Furthermore, psychological studies have shown that when an armed guard is present, the public feels a deep sense of safety, knowing that it is of the ultimate priority.

Our guards are available for every occasion

In some instances, the target that needs guarding is mobile, such as a politician, celebrity, or other VIP that is transporting money, jewelry, or valuable items. Most clients utilize our executive security services, but our armed guards can also act as escorts to ensure your safety at every turn. They can also remain on guard at the entrance of an office building, facility or complex, such as a gated community or private members club.

When you have a crowded institution, it makes the most sense to employ either an armed or unarmed guard to help control the crowd, check authorizations for entry, and keep everyone safe and free from harm.

What makes IGS the best choice?

Hiring an armed security guard through International Guard Services guarantees the utmost deterrent of potential threat to you or your property. Our armed officers are experienced, bound for duty, responsible and managed by a choice team of professionals trained in a similar manner.

What’s more, most of our officers have previous experience in law enforcement or the military. This experience with high-stress and dangerous situations is invaluable to our clients because there is no substitute for stellar experience.

In addition to experience, our team is also extensively trained. We believe that thorough training and preparedness are the keys to preparing out guards for any circumstances that may arise on the job. For this reason, a Commissioned Officer must:

  • Complete a 30-Hour training program
  • Be awarded a certificate of completion from the board approved security officer training school
  • Pass an extensive interview process that includes an in-depth background investigation
  • Show proficiency with their weapon of choice, as well as weapon safety
  • Pass a drug test, because IGS practices a drug-free work environment

When you hire an IGS armed security guard, you are hiring a guard that will ensure the well-being of all persons and visitors at the premises, implement safety and security procedures, protect the reputation and stability of your organization all while complying with legal requirements.

We guarantee the inspection of entry, equipment, buildings, and access points. Our armed guards will minimize risk and prevent damage and losses. Give yourself and your guests peace of mind by hiring an armed guard through IGS. Our clients are sure to feel confident in the security for any event and every environment. IGS armed guards are highly competent, professional, and effective.

Contact us about our armed security guards

International Guard Services is built on three generations of security and law enforcement experience. We are a licensed and insured company dedicated to arranging a security detail that best matches each client’s needs.

Safety is our utmost priority, which is why we provide unparalleled security services to all those located in the Greater Houston Area, including The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Baytown, Conroe and Galveston, TX.

Contact us online or give us a call at 281-822-6700 for a free consultation!

Armed Security Guards FAQ

What are the benefits of armed security guards?

Armed security officers are more capable of responding to a serious or violent crime, especially while waiting for police officers to arrive at the scene. They have more advanced training and extensive backgrounds, which is what allows them to carry a weapon. Studies have shown that criminal activity is less likely to occur when potential perpetrators see an armed guard at the location.

Why should security guards be armed?

When a security guard is armed, they are able to diffuse a violent situation through force, if necessary. In dangerous situations, an unarmed security guard is not generally able to have enough stopping power. Therefore, many facilities, organizations and business owners choose to employ armed security officers for an added level of protection and peace of mind.

What do armed security guards do?

An armed security officer will guard whatever property, asset, or person they are assigned to protect. Since they have been highly trained in how to handle all dangerous emergency situations, they are able to use their weapon in the line of duty if necessary.

Why do companies hire armed security guards?

When you hire an armed security guard, the sense of security immediately increases for both the business or landowner, as well as its employees, customers, and residents. When you have a secure and safe environment, everyone feels happier going about their day to day lives, knowing that they are free from harm. For business owners, it also helps employees feel more productive and can improve their employee retention.

Ready to find out more?

We are here, and we can help. If you would like to learn more about International Guard Services or request our services, call us today at (281) 822-6700.