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  • #31
    Going on 5 years as a Private Protection Officer. Covering areas for ATM companies and a few Jewelry firms.
    My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

    -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

    -It's just a job kid deal with it

    -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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    • #32
      I am a Special Police Officer in my homestate. I work nightclubs mostly and do some personal protection.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Echos13
        Going on 5 years as a Private Protection Officer. Covering areas for ATM companies and a few Jewelry firms.
        Protection Officer? Say, do you happen to work for an outfit that wears a 7 point star with a circle around it, and has a latin phrase on their center seal?
        Some Kind of Commando Leader

        "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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        • #34
          Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
          Protection Officer? Say, do you happen to work for an outfit that wears a 7 point star with a circle around it, and has a latin phrase on their center seal?
          No sir, but I think I know who you are referring too. We don't have badges since the company?s conception but we do have a very distinctive logo. We all carry generic badges just to make the public at ease. The management has considered badges (fabric or tin) but getting a custom badge made is not cheap. I even designed a few that were very dynamic but again way to expensive so it?s on the back burner for now. We are a modest small company. That?s all we do, nothing more for the exception that we have our own firearms instructors and investigations which the management staff does. As much as I like the job I am thinking of moving on though.
          My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

          -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

          -It's just a job kid deal with it

          -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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          • #35
            Currently, I protect a large apartment community... in a town overrun with gangs & meth.... keeps me busy... lol
            Corbier's Commandos - "Stickin it to the ninjas!"
            Originally posted by ValleyOne
            BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
            Shoulda called in sick.
            Be safe!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Echos13
              No sir, but I think I know who you are referring too. We don't have badges since the company?s conception but we do have a very distinctive logo. We all carry generic badges just to make the public at ease. The management has considered badges (fabric or tin) but getting a custom badge made is not cheap. I even designed a few that were very dynamic but again way to expensive so it?s on the back burner for now. We are a modest small company. That?s all we do, nothing more for the exception that we have our own firearms instructors and investigations which the management staff does. As much as I like the job I am thinking of moving on though.
              Is it me, or does EVERYONE know who I'm talking about? I had a guy from Georgia ask me if I was one of their former employees. Right off the bat, because I carried a gun and knew what I was talking about.

              Um, your boss should look at Quartermaster. I'm more worried about custom shoulder patches (required by WI law), than custom badges. I can get a custom badge with all the bling I want for about 45-85 a pop. Its the shoulder patches with the 500-1000 piece minimums that are going to hurt the most.

              That, and the collar brass. Its cheapest when you buy it bulk, say, 12-24 units at a time, instead of one at a time from Galls or something.
              Some Kind of Commando Leader

              "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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              • #37
                Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                Is it me, or does EVERYONE know who I'm talking about? I had a guy from Georgia ask me if I was one of their former employees. Right off the bat, because I carried a gun and knew what I was talking about.

                Um, your boss should look at Quartermaster. I'm more worried about custom shoulder patches (required by WI law), than custom badges. I can get a custom badge with all the bling I want for about 45-85 a pop. Its the shoulder patches with the 500-1000 piece minimums that are going to hurt the most.

                That, and the collar brass. Its cheapest when you buy it bulk, say, 12-24 units at a time, instead of one at a time from Galls or something.
                I am not sure of the latin wording the badge but I do recall the 7 point star with a large greek font letter on it. While covering an ATM call one evening I observed an officer standing at the entrance at one of the jewelry stores at one of the larger Debartolo malls. His badge was a 7 point but never got close enough to see the patch. I was surprised to see a private sector person at a jewelry store. They usually hire off duty police for that. We have gotten offers to do that at night when these places were closed for inventory but it was an unarmed assignment. I passed on those. There are a lot of guard firms tyring to slip into this field now, and it's making us nervous. Quartermaster, I have seen their catalogs before. I will put a ?bug? in the boss?s ear. But at the rate we are going right now I will be lucky to keep my vehicle by next year. We get all our logos embroidered on our clothes. On high profile jobs we do have printed logo/name and title along the back of jackets, shirts and caps (I hate caps personally).
                My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

                -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

                -It's just a job kid deal with it

                -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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                • #38
                  Interesting. My former employer had several jewlery stores, the reason being that you don't need a police officer to stop a robbery - its less enforcement of law, and more protection of assets. Its nice to have immunity from criminal/civil prosecution while shooting back at the bad guy, but when it comes down to it: Your deterrant function comes from the fact that you will either kill the robber, wound the robber, or summon MORE people to kill the robber/wound the robber.

                  Embroidery, eh? Interesting. The only embroidery I thought of was 6.95 custom badges and 4.95 embroidered nameplates on BDUs and Polos, for special assignment purposes where the hard police uniform is either too much or not enough. Otherwise, shoulder patches and hard badges on the regular uniforms.

                  Oh, yeah. When I say "not enough," I mean that the ghetto where the police don't even like to go, the regular uniform is replaced with BDUs and an M4 in addition to the 9mm. If your going to visually intimidate someone, do it with an M16. Just remember to make sure the person carrying the M16 can shoot at expert level. And assign more than one.
                  Some Kind of Commando Leader

                  "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                    I'm more worried about custom shoulder patches (required by WI law), than custom badges. I can get a custom badge with all the bling I want for about 45-85 a pop. Its the shoulder patches with the 500-1000 piece minimums that are going to hurt the most.
                    I know GALLS isn't your favorite store. However their minimum order was 150 shoulder patches, if I remember correctly. I had to order them for my company. As you stated, the patches aren't cheap, but I don't need 500 patches.
                    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Mr. Security
                      I know GALLS isn't your favorite store. However their minimum order was 150 shoulder patches, if I remember correctly. I had to order them for my company. As you stated, the patches aren't cheap, but I don't need 500 patches.
                      Galls isn't my favorite store because they overprice alot of their gear and equipment, and rebrand everything they can get their hands on at an inflated price. However, I do love it when people tell me things like that. Galls dosen't put out how much shoulder patches are, their minimums, etc. Just "inquire."

                      Thanks. I'll look into it.

                      And, no, I don't need 500 patches, either. That would be 250 shirts, jackets, and windbreakers. That's alot of patches.
                      Some Kind of Commando Leader

                      "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                      • #41
                        Hospital Security here

                        Hospital Security Officer, 26+ years

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                          Galls isn't my favorite store because they overprice alot of their gear and equipment, and rebrand everything they can get their hands on at an inflated price. However, I do love it when people tell me things like that. Galls dosen't put out how much shoulder patches are, their minimums, etc. Just "inquire."

                          Thanks. I'll look into it.

                          And, no, I don't need 500 patches, either. That would be 250 shirts, jackets, and windbreakers. That's alot of patches.
                          May I suggest www.striechers.com I am not sure if they have what you are looking for but something to browse around.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by hemi444
                            May I suggest www.striechers.com I am not sure if they have what you are looking for but something to browse around.
                            I have a Striechers Buying Guide right here. I need to redesign the patch anyway, it looks too much like Metro Racine's with that blue background.
                            Some Kind of Commando Leader

                            "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                              I have a Striechers Buying Guide right here.
                              I only wish that tehy were local... I think I would go bankrupt

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by hemi444
                                I only wish that tehy were local... I think I would go bankrupt
                                They are local to me, sorta. Milwaukee. Are these prices really good? I think I'll do a uniform spreadsheet.

                                I also want to know if those weapon prices are for LE agencies, or for any agency. Hell, I'll buy a new Glock for four something.
                                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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