Community & Housing | Public Safety & Security
Public Safety • Community Oriented Policing • Protective Services
The TSE Housing Division: in association with the Department of Public Safety, Investigations Department, Judicial Services Division, and Security Division; deliver contracted solutions relating to community oriented policing, public safety, and security related solutions to and on behalf of residential housing communities of all types.
Specifically, safety and security services are provided on behalf of property management companies, apartment and condominium complexes, gated communities, HOA’s, sub divisions, mixed use developments, and other planned communities; and the associated properties and buildings thereof. We deliver services to locations which are owned and or operated by private sector, non profit, and government entities.
TSE Community Oriented Policing programs are normally delivered as a complete stand-alone service; however in limited circumstances, we may operate in conjunction with an existing housing police or community security department – as a supplemental or augmentative solution.
TSE is a full service, professional agency, staffed by certified professional officers that exceed statutory minimum requirements, and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week; performing criminal justice, public safety, and general safety and security duties. Our solutions are significantly superior compared to other contract service providers, primarily due to our proprietary All Hazards Approach ℠.
The Housing Division delivers very specific community-oriented policing services to residents, visitors, employees, contractors, and other property tenants at all owned, leased, or rented locations which are held, occupied, or otherwise under the control of operators who partner with TSE for service.
As a result of our in-house development of plans, policies, and procedures to both regain and empower disadvantaged and troubled communities; as well as communities wishing to avoid problems altogether by taking preventative measures.
Community policing, public safety, and residential security-related services are performed by trained and certified professional officers, taking on various roles within the community as needed – on behalf of the respective property owners, managers, stakeholders et al.
Additional benefits include our proprietary All-Hazards Approach ℠, abandoned vehicle removal, checking for stolen vehicles, vehicle/residence lockout assistance, emergency evacuation, incipient firefighting, dead car battery assistance, response to calls for service (both calls to our dispatch center and to the 911 center,) animal and wildlife management, alarm activations, eviction services, resident and non-resident management, arrest of criminals, and much more.
Community Oriented Policing + Public Safety
for Residential Property Management Companies
Trusted & Proven Safety & Security Solutions for Residential & Apartment Communities
Safety & security services are provided on the basis as negotiated between the property stakeholders and TSE. The primary benefits of this program are an increased focus on rule/regulation and law enforcement resulting in immediate declination of crime; immediate response to all emergency situations including crime, medical, fire, and hazards related; and an increase in overall quality of life, reducing resident turnover and enabling positive conflict resolution.
For privately owned and operated communities, the cost of our services is generally offset 100% or more. For those communities operated by non-profits, or local, county, or state government; we can work with stakeholders to identify additional sources of revenue to assist in the offsetting or elimination of associated costs.
For governmental communities and complexes, services delivered by TSE can prove invaluable if no housing police unit has been established, if the administration is looking to reduce the current housing police costs, or looking to augment current service and/or models.
Any associated cost regardless of fiscal recovery can be additionally offset by decreased or eliminated insurance claims, lawsuits, tenant and employee turnover, and more. Additionally, the elimination of crime from properties will give way to a better overall reputation, increased property value, and a higher quality of life for residents, their families, and their visitors.
TSE’s Community Oriented Policing Program is a comprehensive and complete security and public safety program we’ve developed and fine-tuned; which works in virtually any residential community. The initiative, program, procedures, and functions relating thereto were organically developed from a blank slate by senior leaders of this Agency. In the research and development phase, leaders did take into consideration the best practices, as outlined by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Our Housing Division delivers unmatched solutions to communities across the Mid-Atlantic as a long term strategy to reclaim and empower communities faced with an increase of violent crime, quality of life crimes and issues, residents in noncompliance with property/community rules and regulations, and drug related or contributed events. The division also delivers the program to communities who wish to prevent problems from beginning in the first place; and wish to take a proactive approach to maintaining long-term happiness and safety within their communities and properties.
Safe + Secure Housing: Objectives
The primary objective of the TSE Housing Division is to provide safety, security, and community policing; safeguard life, limb, and property, and improving quality of life and spirit of community residents. TSE housing officers serve with professionalism and compassion all people with whom they interact, are a trusted and valued community resource, and arguably the most important – are an exemplary role model for children and youth. TSE Officers are ever vigilant and work diligently to provide the safest communities possible for their residents, families, visitors, and the nearby public.
Specially trained community resource officers proactively deter, prevent, and mitigate not only violent crime and terrorism; but also work to eliminate quality of life crimes and concerns. We ensure liabilities are significantly reduced for owners and stakeholders, and financial losses are minimized by the reduction or elimination of numerous factors.
Private & Corp
Gov & Nonprofit
Most importantly, our Community Policing Specialists remain ever aware of the responsibility and privilege to serve and protect in communities; and continuously work to improve the overall level of safety, security, and service within the communities we’re entrusted to serve and protect.
TSE’s Community Oriented Policing programs and services make use of holistic and lasting techniques to promote crime elimination and restoring order and quality of life in residential and community settings. External sources of crime, as well as community predation, are driven out through proactive intervention. Organization, opportunity, and quality of life for residents within the community are restored as a result of the crime stoppage; and we sew the seeds for long-term community development and improvement.
During the initial stage, specially-trained TSE officers use a technique of balanced and target-focused patrolling to eradicate the noticeable criminal elements and re-establish control of the area. The intensity during this step differs depending on the state of the community. Officers utilize a variety of tools and techniques in this step, which may include the use of aerial drones, night vision and FLIR infrared technology, personal identity verification, vehicle verification, mobile command on site, complete nighttime illumination, and more. Again, the severity of the circumstances will dictate the approach and intensity.
Once all troublesome non-residents and criminals have been removed from the area, the second stage begins. Step two, called the networking stage, moves emphasis to the eviction of problem residents and networking with the children within the intervention location; this is typically described as preventative interaction. Throughout the adaptation of our technique, we very quickly realized that the weakest link in a community are the youth; and that they are also the strongest connection to the community. Children and youth stand for the “path of least resistance” with the least false impressions about attire.
The Networking phase helps bring about the 3rd phase, “Anchoring.” This stage is an organic development of connection advancement from the Network Phase. Through the children, officers’ become familiar with siblings, friends, mothers, fathers, and various other family members. At this point, TSE officers are routed to network the residents (especially the parents and adults,) through the children. What happens in the connection process between the officer and the community, when officers network with youth, is an all-natural occurrence. Moms and dads begin to listen, and themselves connect with officers. Many of who were reluctant or avoidant begin checking out officers through the eyes of their child – who has been positively connecting.