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Mobile Patrols vs. Courtesy Officers

Are courtesy officers the best security option for your community?

There are added benefits to having a courtesy officer as your main source of security. Typically, courtesy officers are living on-site with the ability to respond in a moment's notice, and are off-duty police officers. While courtesy officers do provide residents with peace of mind knowing they are on-site, how effective are they when it comes to deterring crime in your community?

More times than not courtesy officers operate in a reactive manner to criminal activity that occurs. They are not actively searching for crime happening on-site, rather they're only acting when a resident comes to them with a particular issue. When that happens, the courtesy officer will most likely pass it along to law enforcement officials on-duty. 

However, mobile patrol security provides a proactive security solution. With patrols coming on-site as much as four times on a given night, patrol officers are actively searching for potential signs of criminal mischief. And, whereas a courtesy officer only has the ability to cover a certain amount of area within a certain amount of time per night, mobile patrols have the ability to cover the entire community.

Moreover, patrol vehicles are typically branded with reflective graphics, and LED lights that create a high security presence and act as a deterrent to any criminal activity that may be taking place.

Courtesy officers offer a convenient form of security for your community. But by taking the next step and utilizing mobile patrol security, you're providing residents with greater peace of mind.

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