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HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF BECOMING A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF BECOMING A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

Television has made the private investigator career path look very glamorous, and sometimes it can be, but there are actually many industries where the skills and abilities of a good private investigator can be utilised. Some examples are:

  • Insurance investigator
  • Fraud investigator
  • Workplace investigator
  • Missing persons
  • Public liability investigations
  • Private investigator

Just to name a select few of the opportunities in this versatile and much-needed field.

As a trained and operating private investigator, you have the choice to work for yourself, or be employed by a company to work on their behalf. Many investigators work as subcontractors for large companies, getting to the bottom of issues within the organisation, sometimes working undercover.

It can be a very rewarding and extremely interesting career choice that can send you on a different investigative path every single week. Your job will never feel boring as there are always new and interesting cases becoming available and brand new challenges.

While every case might not come close to living the life of James Bond, there can be moments of excitement and glamour in this industry, no doubt about it. As a private investigator, every day will be like a new adventure. One day you could be doing covert surveillance with your camera in hand, and the next you could be roaming the streets of the city at night, interviewing potential witnesses or those who have further information on your current case.

If you’ve always had a desire to become a private investigator, but just haven’t actually taken the first step, then make the dream a reality by getting the right training and be on your way toward a brand new career and a whole new way of life.

Private Investigation and Security Courses With Regal Security & Industry Training

If you reside in the Gold Coast or Brisbane areas, then get in touch with Regal Security & Industry Training. We don’t just provide security guards and some of the best security services in the business, we also provide exceptional industry training, security courses and courses in private investigation.

In order to apply for the QLD Security Private Investigator Licence, you first need to have completed the CPP30607 CIII in Investigative Services. And that’s one of the many courses our expert and experienced instructors teach at Regal Security. This is a nationally recognised qualification.

Live the dream. Get in touch with our friendly staff today to discuss your options of becoming a real life private investigator. You might even like to consider a career as a bodyguard or VIP security. The choice is yours.

IS A BODYGUARD THE SAME AS A SECURITY GUARD

IS A BODYGUARD THE SAME AS A SECURITY GUARD

While a bodyguard is a form of security guard, a security guard isn’t necessarily a bodyguard. The two roles may have duties that overlap, but the duties of a bodyguard can be quite different to those offered in more standard security services roles.

A Bodyguard Explained

The role of a bodyguard was made particularly famous and high profile by the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston 1990’s movie of the same name. Bodyguards became a glamorous career choice. While the film was a work of fiction, it certainly helped to gain some much-deserved recognition for the vital roles bodyguards play.

Basically a bodyguard is a more up close and personal security guard. Generally a bodyguard is assigned the role of protecting one particular person only, although there may be several people assigned to their care. A classic example of a bodyguard would be someone who is almost always by the side of a celebrity or otherwise famous individual. The bodyguard ensures the safety of this person at all times and also helps to maintain some personal space between their client and the crowds of fans and media. In this case the bodyguard is acting in the role of VIP security.

Who might require a bodyguard?

  • Celebrities
  • Pop stars
  • Movie stars
  • Politicians
  • Wealthy people
  • People who have received threats
  • Anyone famous

The above list covers just some of the types of people who may require the professional services of an experience bodyguard, either some of the time or all of the time.

Apart from the personal protection the bodyguard offers the client directly, other duties of the bodyguard may include:

  • Checking of vehicles for any sign of danger
  • Walking drills to ensure the safe entrance and exit of buildings
  • Planning of travel routes, either on foot or in a vehicle
  • Checking buildings and hotel rooms before the client enters
  • Threat assessments
  • Contingency plans

Just to name a few.

The role of a bodyguard is an extremely important one, and clients want to know they are being protected by highly-skilled professionals who have been expertly trained in the art of VIP security services.

And that’s where the training supplied by Regal Security & Industrial Training really comes into its own.

Bodyguard – Unit of Competency

Servicing the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas, Regal Security & Industry Training has specialised security courses for just about all forms of security. We also offer the:

Bodyguard – Unit of Competency

With 22 years of experience, your instructors will provide you with the ultimate in training techniques to ensure you excel in your chosen career as a personal bodyguard or VIP security personnel.

LIQUOR LICENSEES’ OBLIGATIONS – CROWD CONTROL

LIQUOR LICENSEES’ OBLIGATIONS – CROWD CONTROL

Licensees have a responsibility under the Liquor Act 1992 to provide and maintain a safe environment for patrons and staff in and around their premises and its neighbourhood.

The OLGR website provides information on:

  • crowd controller engagement, employment, conduct standards and incident management, refer to Towards best practice for safety in licensed venues guide
  • I.D scanning in QLD licenced venues:
    • which liquor licence classes are exempt
    • whose ID to scan and when to do it
    • who is allowed to scan ID
    • acceptable forms of ID
    • personal information and privacy obligations
    • how to deal with privacy complaints
    • how to deal with banning orders and positive results
    • what to do if the ID scanning system malfunctions
    • setting up your networked ID scanner with an approved operator

Crowd controllers play a crucial role in assisting to maintain these standards but engaging crowd controllers does not absolve the responsibility of a licensee to meet the necessary requirements as set out in the Liquor Act and relevant security provider legislation.

OLGR has identified a concerning number of violent incidents that have occurred in or around licensed premises where crowd controllers have been the alleged perpetrator.

There are severe consequences for failing to provide a safe environment which includes potential exposure to civil claims and the bad reputation that could result from serious incidents occurring. This is in addition to potential consequences under the Liquor Act.

After an altercation involving a crowd controller resulted in the death of a patron in the northern part of the Gold Coast, the licensee was required to pay a substantial amount to the department and had a number of additional conditions imposed on their licence.

When employing crowd controllers there are some key factors licensees must consider.

Firstly crowd controllers must be aware of the licensee’s established standards, specific values and venue management plans and procedures. It is necessary they complete a venue induction before commencing duty. Specific roles, standards and duties must be defined and frequently communicated to all crowd controllers, particularly if there is a regular turnover of staff in these roles.

Secondly, a licensee must insist on high standards of competence and conduct from crowd controllers, whether they are employed directly or through a security firm. It is also important to monitor the performance closely to ensure a professional and ethical standard is maintained, this includes regular security reviews.

Thirdly, care must also be taken when patrons are removed from licensed premises. For instance a victim and offender should not be removed at the same time, but instead escorted out at separate points. Violent incidents where a person has been injured must be immediately reported to police. If the victim remains at the venue, legislative requirements must be met in relation to the service and consumption of alcohol. It is an offence to supply liquor to, permit liquor to be supplied to, or allow liquor to be consumed by a person who is unduly intoxicated or disorderly.

Additional best practice strategies include ensuring:

  • crowd controllers also maintain a constant presence after trade by assisting with patron exit and disbursement using plans put in place by the licensee
  • a security management plan is in place and all crowd controllers are fully conversant with the plan
  • clear instructions are provided to crowd controllers employed at premises in regards to house policies, procedures and expectations
  • the Risk Assessment Management Plan (RAMP) document is explained in detail to the crowd controller
  • sufficient controls are in place to ensure crowd controller interaction with patrons is closely monitored.
MAN’S BEST FRIEND CAN ALSO BE MAN’S BEST DEFENCE

MAN’S BEST FRIEND CAN ALSO BE MAN’S BEST DEFENCE

Human beings might have the superior brain power out of all of Earth’s creatures, but that’s about where the superiority ends. When it comes to all 5 senses and physical abilities, there are animals everywhere that can beat us hands down.

We are all very aware of the inherent abilities that dogs have, most notably their enhanced hearing ability and their incredible sense of smell. When you combine these two exceptional skills with training and a handler the dog trusts with its life, you have a very formidable combination.

A dog’s abilities don’t stop with hearing and smelling. Many have keen eyesight, are powerfully built, have sharp instincts and are extremely agile.

But possibly the greatest asset in a dog is found within its nature. It wants to please its master and will do just about anything for its master’s approval. When this attitude is combined with good training, and the dog is under the command of a respectable handler or owner, this leads to the dog being highly trainable to perform certain tasks on command, without fail. And it is this ability – along with all of a dog’s other assets – that make certain dogs the perfect choice for guard duty and security services.

At Regal Security & Industry Training on the Gold Coast, we have our highly trained K9 Squad to look after your business premises, your property,  or even people. We can even have our security guards and K9’s patrol your event to help keep it secure and the crowd under control. Sometimes an agitated person will want to argue with another person, such as a security guard, but are far less likely to argue with a German Shepherd.

All handlers and dogs in our K9 Squad have been meticulously trained to the highest standards. While our dogs are there to help protect businesses, property and people, they are also highly obedient to their handlers.

You can trust our security guards and you can trust our dogs.

CCTV and alarm systems are wise security choices, but they are not the complete solution to effective security. Have peace of mind knowing that our K9 Squad is on duty patrolling the area. Call us today and enlist our 24 hour security services.

REGAL’S TOP 10 HOME SECURITY TIPS

REGAL’S TOP 10 HOME SECURITY TIPS

Here’s some hot tips to help reduce the risk of becoming the next Gold Coast burglary victim.

1. LOCK IT UP

Gold Coast Security & Police suggest many opportunistic thieves take advantage of unlocked homes. Even if you are going out for a short time, lock-up your house and windows. Locksmiths can provide advice on appropriate door and window locks, and key all the windows to a single key.

Also, ask your electricity supplier about locks for your power supply to prevent tampering, and keep your car locked. Queensland Police, for instance, have reported a case of a garage door opener stolen from a car, later used to burgle the owner’s property.

2. DON’T PROVIDE COVER

Deter thieves from targeting your house by ensuring a clear line of sight from the street. Cut back trees and bushes that obscure your front door, look into installing movement sensor lights and report broken street lights straight away. Police also suggest making sure your house number is visible for the fastest response if you need to call for help.

3. UPGRADE YOUR DEFENCES

A high number of victims (60 per cent) in the ABS research cited a door or window had been damaged or tampered with in attempted break-ins, so it pays to invest in strengthening these defences. A solid core door with a deadlock, for example, is harder to force, grills and shutters prevent burglars from breaking in through windows, and a peep hole or lockable security screen can help keep burglars out.

4. LIGHT IT UP

Garages and garden sheds are often targets for burglars who can then use your tools or ladders to gain access to the main house (police even report wheelie bins used to smash windows). An automatic light, for instance, fitted to the shed or garage can be a useful deterrent, along with keyed locks.

5. SECURITY DOESN’T TAKE A HOLIDAY

Ask friends to collect your mail and to stop junk mail from building up in your letterbox while you’re away from home. A neighbour parking in your driveway can also help signal the house is not unoccupied. Other measures could include internal lights or a radio set on timers and organising for someone to mow your lawn.

6. KEY WISE

Most people know not to hide keys somewhere about the house but are you also aware that lending your keys to tradespeople and acquaintances can pose a risk? Keys are easily copied and can provide burglars with fast, no-fuss access to your belongings.

7. STORE VALUABLES IN A SAFE

According to the ABS Crime Victimisation Survey 2009-10, money and jewellery are most often stolen in break-ins. Installing a small safe in your home is a relatively low cost way to protect those items.

8. DON’T TEMPT A CRIMINAL

Break up packaging for expensive new gear before tucking it into the bin or recycling. Also, take a look at your house from the outside. With most thieves looking for cash, even a wallet or iPod left on your hall table can make your home a target. Speaking of valuables, police advise making an inventory of your belongings to have at hand in case of a break-in. Mark your property using an engraver or ultra-violet markers and take photos of precious, one-of-a-kind possessions.

9. INSTALL AN ALARM OR DETER THIEVES WITH A DOG

Add another layer of defence to your home with an alarm system. A barking dog can also provide effective security for your home. Even installing a “Beware of the dog” sign can make thieves pause before targeting your home.

10. MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS

In tight knit communities, people look out for each other. Neighbours can report suspicious activity at your home and help when you’re away – and you can return the favour.