AGENCY OVERVIEW AND HISTORY
TSE: THE HISTORY OF AN INDUSTRY PIONEER
TSE is an Accredited Regional Agency responsible for safeguarding life and property through the critical services we provide. Services are supplied across six distinct Tri-State regions, comprised of ten Mid-Atlantic states. Hypothesized in 2006, approximately three years of applied research was conducted; examining a dynamic range of criminal justice, national security, and emergency preparedness data. Research findings were validating, giving confirmation to move forward establishing the agency. TSE was formally organized in 2009.
The initial framework for the agency was outlined in 2008, with a priority on retaining the most skilled and qualified criminal justice and law enforcement practitioners. An emphasis was placed on acquiring the best available training, equipment, and technology; to further strengthen the capabilities of the agency and our personnel. A key element of our existence has always been to exceed the prospects and requisites of partnering organizations, who seek exceptional real-world solutions. TSE consistently ensures partner and client funding for service is a quantifiable investment, unlike the vast majority of security guard companies; who routinely provide unprofessional and ineffective security guards and services, escalating liabilities and sometimes endangering life and property.
TSE is a progressive, regional organization; being formally accredited in July 2018. The operational nature of TSE is largely uncommon; being one of only six agencies of comparable organization, function, and caliber within the United States. TSE officers are formally trained and certified in a curriculum of P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement and criminal justice subject matters; federally approved training in curriculums to include anti-terrorism, hazardous materials, critical infrastructure defense, community oriented policing, radiological materials and incidents, and emergency management; and are additionally certified in emergency medical care, basic firefighting, rescue and evacuations, and much more. Practitioners routinely catalog in excess of 1,200 hours of training in a variety of subject matters, to ensure no matter what occurs – officers are fully prepared for any eventuality.
The Proprietary TSE All-Hazards Approach ℠ Keeping People, Assets, and Communities Safer and More Secure
A UNIQUE APPROACH NOT OFFERED BY ANYONE ELSE
TSE Officers are successful graduates of POST approved law enforcement academy training; and join our agency with prior experience. Far beyond the capabilities security guards; this allows our Agency and personnel to actively enforce laws, rules, and regulations.
TSE Officers are certified in a variety of hazardous materials; to include ID, response, containment, and more. Officers can handle suspected and actual instances of hazardous materials incidents, bomb threats, radiological and biological threats, and more.
All TSE Officers are trained in basic firefighting and rescue; enabling personnel perform immediate rescue and fight incipient fires. Personnel are also certified in evacuation coordination; facilitating immediate and effective ad-hoc evacuation routes / techniques.
TSE Officers are certified in advanced first aid, CPR, AED, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and opiate overdose care. Personnel and patrol cars are equipped with emergency medical kits; allow officers to quickly stabilize a variety of life threatening conditions.
TSE RESULTS: meticulously trained and certified officers, who perpetually advance their knowledge and skills via ongoing professional development; each day utilize their training, experience, and the best equipment and technology to deliver exceptional results for agency partners.
Frequently we receive phone calls and emails from organizations who’ve had less than desirable experiences with many of the “big name” security guard companies; as well as smaller firms. Some have had poor experiences in areas where organizations were able to hire off-duty officers from their local police department or constable office.
An untrained individual working as a security guard, dressed in an unprofessional uniform, earning around $11 per hour in a position that experiences one of the highest turnover rates in the world of up to 400% – is not serving and protecting anyone or anything. The overwhelming majority of security companies turn and burn guards weekly, and impose policies for guards to observe and report only – forbidding any action to be taken in the event of an incident; which is somewhat understandable since many guards lack the proper training and tools to take appropriate action. Torrence Brownyard, President of W.H. Brownyard Insurance Corporation stated in an interview with ASIS International that “Observe-and-report guards cost less because they are not expected to do as much and, thus, are not as highly trained.”
If budget is of chief concern, there exists processes and measures which can aid in offsetting and mitigating the cost of professional services; which is preferable over wasting financial resources on an illusion and putting people and property at risk. Now more than ever before, it has become vital to get this right, as lives are regularly lost in incidents that could have been prevented or stopped; and civil and criminal actions are filed for, among other things, ‘failure to provide adequate security.’ The incalculable cost of these often preventable tragedies pales in comparison to the cost of choosing a quality, professional service provider.
The majority of critical incidents will commence and conclude in minutes. Approximately 70% of active shooter incidents are over within five minutes. If a security guard only calls 911, local police responders will in most instances arrive after people are injured or killed, and the tragedy has already unfolded. The benefits of having a well-trained and qualified officer on location who will take immediate action and stop the threat instantly, can’t be undervalued.
THE TSE DIFFERENCE
Organizations who partner with TSE, receiving the extensive benefits afforded by TSE officers, do so for one prevailing reason: executives recognize the increasingly violent and dangerous world we live in.
Distinguished organizations have reached their breaking point, allocating funding for low-cost security guard services; only to realize it’s a complete waste of financial resources and they’re no safer than they were before. TSE officers understand the frustrations of our partners and commit to providing a professional, community-oriented presence. TSE officers are beyond comparison to commonplace security guards and off-duty officers.
Ltc. Dave Grossman (US Army, Ret.,)
A West Point Professor of Psychology, Pulitzer Prize nominated author, and world expert on human aggression, violence and active shooters; interviewed with PoliceOne.com in 2010 – “Active Shooters in Schools: The Enemy is Denial.”
In the interview Grossman says “Never call an unarmed man ‘security’… Call him ‘run like hell when the man with the gun shows up’ but never call an unarmed man security.”
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