Introducing First Security Services, providing Occidental with security guards for over 4 decades and counting!
In hiring a security company, you not only want a company that can provide well-trained guards and a variety of security services, but you also want a company that has a thorough understanding of the culture and needs of the city, as that has proven to lead to better protection.
First Security Services provides security in Occidental that is immensely valuable and affordable, especially when you consider what you receive in return.
If you’re in need of Occidental security guards, First Security offers the following services:
Vehicle Patrol Services
We operate one of the largest private patrol operations in Occidental. First Security’s expert management team will work with you to assess your patrol needs and provide their professional opinions, making sure to meet your budget while not sacrificing on the quality of security.
Occidental Security Officers
First Security provides Occidental security guards that are the finest in the area. All of our guards are extensively trained and are continually working to upgrade and refine their skills. No one at First Security gets complacent!
General Overview of Occidental, California
Occidental is located in Sonoma County, California and is a census-designated place, which is also known as a CDP.
Its population is small, since it’s only 1,115. This number is actually lower than what it was in 2000, in which it had a population of 1,272.
The total area of Occidental is 4.966 square miles, giving it a population density of 222 people per square mile, which is very low and indicates Occidental’s rural status.
The median age in Occidental skews on the older side, since it’s 48.5 years. The national median age is 37.2 years and the State of California’s median age is 33.3 years, showing just how much older the residents in Occidental are.
54.4% of the population is at least 45 years old.
Originally, Occidental was founded in 1876. Like many of the small towns still in existence in California today, it was a stop on a railroad. In this case, it was the North Pacific Coast Railroad along the Sausalito ferry to Cazadeo route.
After “Dutch Bill” Howards agreed to give the North Pacific Coast Railroad the right-of-way through the land, they rewarded him with a lifetime pass to use the railway, as well as named the station after him.
Due to the railway and the thriving timber industry, the area grew quickly. In just a year, six saw mills were formed within it, not to mention frequent visitors from major cities such as San Francisco that wanted some peace and quiet.
The median household income in Occidental is $66,225. This is above both the State of California’s median household income of $58,328 and the national median household income of $53,046. It’s a well-off population that isn’t too rich, but they enjoy a comfortable life, especially since the cost of living in Occidental is quite low.
Occidental is actually one of the safer areas in all of California and the United States. It has a crime rate index of 86, meaning that it’s safer than 86% of all cities.
There is a 1 in 1433 chance of being a victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 143 chance of being a victim of a property crime.
In comparison, the State of California has a 1 in 249 chance of being a victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 38 chance of being a victim of a property crime. Occidental really excels in having a very low violent crime rate, though its property crime rate is much worse and closer to the state average.
First Security understands the security needs of Occidental and Sonoma County in general and will be able to provide the very best in security services.
Occidental Residential, Retail, and Personal Security Services
First Security can help protect those in Occidental by providing the following specific security services:
- Residential Security: Occidental’s residents live quiet lives, as do many who live in Sonoma County. The crime rate is low, but property crime rates do occur much more frequently than violent crimes. Because Occidental doesn’t have much to do, either in terms of work or entertainment, many of its residents commute elsewhere. However, its high median age and its above-average median household income shows that many of the residents of Occidental are retired or semi-retired. Being an older population, they are at risk for burglaries. It’s recommended that they have an alarm system installed, which First Security can do.
- Food & Beverage Security: Occidental does have a few small restaurants and pubs. The main ones are Howard’s Cafe Bakery & Juice Bar, Barley and Hops Tavern, El Marachi Cafe, and Hazel. They are mainly filled with the local residents, as well as some tourists that are passing through the area. Barley and Hips Tavern is actually popular with those who are into craft brews and wine.
- Points of Interest Security: There are some tourists who visit Occidental and the entire region in general, mainly because it’s known for its high number of wineries and craft breweries. Some places in downtown Occidental have many local craft brews that are proving to be very popular. Furthermore, there’s also a popular farmers market in the area, but besides that, Occidental doesn’t have too many entertainment options.
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By hiring First Security, companies, organizations, and institutions, both of the private and public variety, will be able to ensure that they’re provided professional protection in regards to:
- Employee Safety
- Customer Safety
- Violent Crimes
Residents in Occidental should consider hiring First Security patrol services to make sure that their community and their homes always remain safe. In addition, a great service, especially given how small Occidental is, would be to install alarm systems through First Security. By installing the alarm systems, you will have 24/7 monitoring and will have the authorities at your doorstep as fast as possible should any break-ins occur!
What makes First Security stand out is that every single First Security officer has been trained extensively on weaponry, restraining strategies, and combat PLUS the ability to peacefully resolve situations. First Security works with each and every company to find out their particular security needs and what they expect the service to entail, even as it pertains to the behavior of the First Security officers.
Looking For Security Guard Jobs In Occidental?
At First Security Services, we are always looking for qualified security professionals to add to our talented team. Visit our Occidental security guard jobs page to apply today!
Contact Us Today!
First Security has been serving Sonoma County for over 40 years, developing long-standing relationships with residents and businesses by providing service that exemplifies the qualities of professionalism and efficiency. For your Occidental security guard needs, please don’t hesitate to fill out the form on the First Security homepage to get your free service quote today!