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    Here is an interesting article on the owner of Avalon Security, Dan Seman.

    http://www.tcbmag.com/peoplecompanie...s/70979p1.aspx - 36k

  • #2
    Ever notice how he likes to put his picture on everything?
    "Striking terrific terror in the hearts of criminals everywhere" Since 1977.

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    • #3
      Wow, I see this guy doesn't have a self esteem problem...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Badge714 View Post
        Ever notice how he likes to put his picture on everything?
        I am disappointed he wasn't showing off his gold-plated handgun in that article.
        "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." Sun-Tzu

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        • #5
          I had a bloke I worked for who's image was on everything. Think of glamour pics and you think of women ? No not him .......... his image was on his business cards down to the company brochure folders.
          "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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          • #6
            I just so liked the we don't want to be security officers comment. HEY Duchebag Me neither but thats what the state who issued my licenses says i am. According to the state of Florida I am a D licensed Security Officer. Not my choice. Sorry Internet anger.
            Ethical Schizophrenia is the substance of heroes. -Frank Rich

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mad_malk View Post
              I just so liked the we don't want to be security officers comment. HEY Duchebag Me neither but thats what the state who issued my licenses says i am. According to the state of Florida I am a D licensed Security Officer. Not my choice. Sorry Internet anger.
              What title would you rather the state call the license?
              "Get yourself a shovel cause your in deep Sh*t"

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              • #8
                Photo & Name Recognition

                Although it can be overdone, photo and name recognition are an integral part of advertising your business. I often use my photo on materials, like this website, my own website, magazine articles and professional brochures. It's all part of putting a face with a name.

                Nothing wrong as long as it's tastefully done.
                Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
                Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

                Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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                • #9
                  There's one little part of the article that tells me everything I need to know about the guy:

                  The United States Marshal’s office hired me as what they called a WAE [when actually employed] deputy U.S. Marshal. The title no longer exists. A great opportunity—lots of travel, lots of excitement. I can’t really go into it.
                  People who really do things they can't "get into" never talk about any of it to begin with lol. It's like the old load mouth vet at the VFW always talking about his war exploits, when in reality he was a clerk or cook or something lol.

                  People who do that (dangle a bit of the old "James Bond" style experience) are just trying to make themselves look better lol.
                  ~Black Caesar~
                  Corbier's Commandos

                  " "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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                  • #10
                    Curtis you are quite correct, Mr. Seman's strategy is working; if not we would not be discussing the effectiveness of it.
                    Enjoy the day,
                    Bill

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                    • #11
                      Lots of BS in this article. 1/4 of his business is in MN? Has anyone ever seen an Avalon GUARD in any other state? Is he even licensed in any other state?

                      Largest company in MN???? I don't think so! I believe American Security is the biggest in MN.

                      My favorite part was the 1 way bullet proof door to his office. PLEASE!!!!

                      What a douche bag!!

                      Fired from Somerset, Wi. PD for abandoning his partner who was fighting with a perp. I bet he "can't talk about that" either.
                      ATTN. SPECOPS AND GECKO45 my secret username is CIDDECEP and I am your S2. My authorization code is Six Wun Quebec Oscar Fife. Your presence here is tactically dangerous and compromises our overall mission parameter. Cease and desist all activity on this board. Our “enemies” are deft at computer hacking and may trace you back to our primary locale. You have forced me to compromise my situation to protect your vulnerable flank. This issue will be addressed later.

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                      • #12
                        Dramaaaa!

                        I thought it was a good read... until all the MN people in here filled me in.
                        Police Officer

                        Experience: Bouncer, EMT, Theme Park Security, Money Transport, Armed Guard

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                        • #13
                          For the new forum members, lets not forget his crack squad of professional GUARDS!





                          WTF? His fly is open!


                          You may remember this fine officer (I mean GUARD) from the Burger King commercial.
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92uth...eature=related
                          Last edited by Minneapolis Security; 03-02-2008, 04:39 PM.
                          ATTN. SPECOPS AND GECKO45 my secret username is CIDDECEP and I am your S2. My authorization code is Six Wun Quebec Oscar Fife. Your presence here is tactically dangerous and compromises our overall mission parameter. Cease and desist all activity on this board. Our “enemies” are deft at computer hacking and may trace you back to our primary locale. You have forced me to compromise my situation to protect your vulnerable flank. This issue will be addressed later.

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                          • #14
                            It is a brand name completed with an affixed image in your head - whether it be a cartoon character or a company image of the director/s or even so much as politicians (think of your current US campaigns). Forgetting this campaign of imaging, I found his comments to be prove him to be another "loud mouth wanker" who tarnishes the images of the private security industry with his comments. Am I supposed to be impressed by the number of staffing levels or what he does or whom he has worked with ?

                            Professionalism comes from not tarnishing your client's image or breaking their privacy policies. This clown enjoys the sensationlism of name dropping so that he sounds more like he is "Dan the Man" to the reader. I know he is in the USA and things are run far differently, but come on this is a global industry and it people like him who cast a dark shadow over our industry. Trust me it happens here, with the wannabe group but I have yet to encompass such sensationalism as in this article.
                            "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Curtis Baillie View Post
                              Although it can be overdone, photo and name recognition are an integral part of advertising your business. I often use my photo on materials, like this website, my own website, magazine articles and professional brochures. It's all part of putting a face with a name.

                              Nothing wrong as long as it's tastefully done.
                              A few years back, I read an article that Seman wrote for a local Commercial Real Estate newspaper. The article was about Seman's wife, who was/is a realtor or something. You would think that since the article was about his wife, he would have included a picture of her. Wrong! At the top of the article was a picture of Dan Seman!
                              But it was tastefully done, I guess. It was the one where he's scowling at the camera giving his best "I'm so bad" look.

                              Last edited by Badge714; 03-02-2008, 10:16 PM.
                              "Striking terrific terror in the hearts of criminals everywhere" Since 1977.

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