Placerville Private Security Guards & Services

Introducing First Security Services, providing Placerville 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.


Placerville Private Security Guards & Services


First Security Services provides security in Placerville that is immensely valuable and affordable, especially when you consider what you receive in return.


If you’re in need of Placerville security guards, First Security offers the following services:


Vehicle Patrol Services

We operate one of the largest private patrol operations in Placerville. 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.


Placerville  Security Officers

First Security provides Placerville 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 Placerville, California

Located in El Dorado County, Placeville, California is also its county seat. Formerly known by the names of Old Dry Diggings, Hangtown, and Dry Diggings, it is included in the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Featuring a population of 10,389, which is slightly higher than the 2000 population of 9,610, it is not the most populated area in El Dorado County. Places such as Cameron Park have a larger population, but since it is the county seat, it is one of the most important areas.


A small town, its total land area is 5.813 square miles, giving it a population density of 1,800 people per square mile. This is more dense than many other rural areas but is still not too high, especially considering the size of it.


Placerville is one of the first areas involved in the California Gold Rush. In Coloma, California, which is quite close to it, once a man by the name of James W. Marshall discovered gold there in 1848, Placerville began to become settled. It was known as Dry Diggin’s at the name, given that name because many of the gold miners would transport dry soil by car to the area, where they placed it under running water to separate the gold.


By 1849, it was given the name of Hangtown because of the many hangings that took place there.


Finally, by 1854, it was incorporated as the City of Placerville due to the pressures from the temperance league and other organizations to give it a name that wasn’t as harsh. Interestingly, when it was officially formed in 1854, it was the third largest community in the whole State of California.


Placerville soon became more popular as the central location of the entire region’s gold mining operations, featuring infrastructure for transportation, as well as places to sleep, a bank, a general store, and so forth,


It has been given the distinction of being named California Historical Landmark #701. The Gold Bug Park & Mine is a popular museum with tourists.


The median age in Placerville is 40.4 years. That’s higher than the State of California’s median age of 33.3 years and the national median age of 37.2 years. 44.9% are 45 years and older.


94.2% of its residents live in households, which is lower than other rural areas but not by much.


It’s below average in wealth though, by a wide amount, containing a median household income of just $39,049. The State of California’s median household income is $58,328 and the national average is $53,046, both of which are much higher. The only positive is that it is a bit higher than it was in 2000, when it was just $36,454.


Not surprisingly, considering its low median household income, the crime rate in Placerville is not very good. It has a crime rate index of 17, meaning that it’s safer than only 17% of the cities in the United States.


There is a 1 in 164 chance of being a victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 33 chance of being a victim of a property crime.


In the State of California, there is 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, showing that Placerville has much higher violent crime rates.


First Security understands the security needs of Placerville and El Dorado County in general and will be able to provide the very best in security services.


Placerville  Residential, Retail, and Personal Security Services

First Security can help protect those in Placerville by providing the following specific security services:


  • Residential Security: Many of the residents within Placerville commute to other parts in the region for work, since there is not too much in the way of businesses in the small town. Additionally, many of the residents travel to other areas for entertainment and day trips. First Security Services can make sure that the homes in Placerville are protected at all times, either through security patrols or through installing advanced alarm systems.
  • Food & Beverage Security: There are some restaurants, bars, and cafes in Placerville that all could benefit from some security. Some of the main ones includes The Independent, Heyday Cafe, Cascada, Old Town Grill, and Bones Roadhouse. All of these places are very popular, as they are some of the only options in town. Making sure that they have the necessary security to handle large crowds is something that First Security Services specializes in.
  • Points of Interest Security: There are some main points of interest in Placerville. One of them is the Placerville Speedway, which often hosts various racing events on the weekends. The Main Street in Placerville also has many historic buildings from its California Gold Rush days that are still extremely popular with tourists and residents alike.


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:


  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Intrusions
  • Employee Safety
  • Customer Safety
  • Violent Crimes


Residents in Placerville 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 Placerville  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.


Contact Us Today!

First Security has been serving El Dorado 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 Placerville  security guard needs, please don’t hesitate to fill out the form on the First Security homepage to get your free service quote today!

Personal Bodyguards, Executive Protection & Temporary Security

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Looking For Security Guard Jobs In Placerville?

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