View Full Version : How many have sec on site?
03-15-2012, 07:43 PM
At $81/hr in my area it seems real expensive.
03-16-2012, 05:44 AM
I have 4 police, 2 EMT's and 2 fire fighters. Shane and it's I keep everything covered! Shane
Our locals only charge $25.00 per hour. We have, in addition to myself, 3 police officers that appear each night in character. Two officers volunteer to work the yard area and we have staff members that are trained in first aid, first responders and EMT's. Guess I'm lucky ;)
03-16-2012, 07:56 AM
Wow, $81? Sounds like they have it priced to discourage anyone from using them. You may want to check into private security. They will offer armed and unarmed. You may check with the county to see if the reserves could do it. We have paid $ 15 per hour for many years and last year the new sheriff admin asked for an additional $5 for the reserve fund. So now we pay $20. It definitely helps keep the crwod in line as he also is in uniform and at the front door scanning the patrons with a metal detector for weapons. They also usually park a squad close by as well.
03-16-2012, 08:08 AM
Sometimes, just the overt presence of security is enough to detract troublemakers. I know of a local haunt that has only one uniformed deputy on site but they have several very large people with yellow jackets that say 'security' on the back. They are very prominently displayed around the front of the haunt and trained in basic first-aid. They also carry radios so the deputy can get there quickly. As far as i know, they have never had a major issue. It helps that the local VFD is only about 2 miles down the road too.
I wonder if you just got a few bouncers from the local nightclubs and put them in 'security' shirts if you would have any problems? Oh course you would need at least one uniformed officer and car I would think...
03-16-2012, 08:18 AM
We had one uniformed deputy out by the ticket booth/parking lot area and then in house "security" that were also actors. We had a few actors that were first responders and firefighters, so we multi-tasked but had it all covered.
03-16-2012, 09:48 AM
On weekends, we have 2 uniformed officers on the premises wandering about. We also have an EMT on staff that is ready to help when needed. During the week, it is just our own Haunt security (not enough customers to warrant police)
03-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Well, my business partner is a policeman...yep, he is!
Plus we have a bunch of actors who are firemen/EMT's.
We also utilized in the past the local Vol. Fire Dept. to cover the exits/parking.
Last year we were at the mall so we had mall security too.
Howie Slobber Erlich
03-16-2012, 02:12 PM
We have one police officer on site and several large former military guys who do security for us. Having a good presence of large clearly identifiable security on site is a great deterrent. We also refuse entry to anyone for any reason.
Howie "Slobber" Erlich
03-16-2012, 02:45 PM
This last season was our first not having a dedicated off-duty officer. In the past we have gotten one for busy nights but we found that being in the downtown area(two blocks from the station) we see frequent patrols anyway. In our area an off-duty officer starts at $80/hour.
We did however have to have a fire watch due to a directive put out by the IL state fire marshal. That was two firemen plus a truck. They were very accommodating and billed us the lowest hourly amount by rank despite sending high ranking firemen several nights. The truck fee was waived as well. Each fireman was $85/hour. We have a very good relationship with the fire department in our area as we invite every shift to come for a walk through to show them what they could encounter in the event of an emergency.
Some of the firemen had a lot of fun with the departments infrared camera as well.
Bradenton Haunted Trail
03-16-2012, 06:42 PM
We had 1 uniformed Police officer and 6 security. Our Police are only $38 an hour though. It is worth every penny and I also have a licanced EMT on staff.
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Last year we employed two sheriffs officers, two uniformed security guards from Securitas company, and three of my big bouncer friends. I say it was overkill for the spot that we were at, but we really showed the public that we really care about everyone's safety.
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