Marijuana Security in Riverside

Riverside is selling recreational cannabis, but you won’t find any in-stores.

When recreational cannabis became legal in California, every single city within it had to make some very serious decisions. Would they tag along with the idea? Would they fight it? What would their residents want?

While there’s no denying that recreational marijuana is now legal, that doesn’t mean everyone has given up so easily. In Riverside, recreational weed is only accessible via online purchases, and the products are then delivered to a chosen address (Once proper ID is provided, of course). Stores include Peoples Grower, Puffy Delivery, and Alpha.

While it might seem like a less-than-fun experience for avid marijuana users, the idea of keeping most cannabis sales within a delivery service could be beneficial. First Security Services would have to agree, as they witness an increase in theft and crime now that legalized marijuana is so much more accessible.

Taking the Lead

First Security Services was one of the first security divisions to recognize that an increased amount of protection was going to be requested for these cannabis-related businesses (CRB).

Early into the changing laws, the team was aware that one of the most highly-demanded products was going to be sitting on shelves, and that it was going to be a lot more accessible than it used to be. With that in mind, it was time to put together a division that would protect the people and products that were on the mind of so many consumers.

Even as recreational sales became legal in Riverside, cases of threats, violence, and crime were starting to surface. In order to protect the people selling and transporting cannabis products and money, a special team was put together.

This team was referred to as the Special Security Division, and they would be responsible solely for protecting all of those who are a part of the California cannabis industry.

What would be required?

Protecting storefronts, their product, and their people would be the number one concern of this team. However, that wouldn’t be the only focus.

In addition to surveilling stores and regular activities that are included in that, our 420 security would also provide protection during product loading and unloading, money deposits, product transportation, and more.

Keeping in mind that security can’t just stay in the store, our comprehensive cannabis security plan takes all potential threats for danger into account. If you’re going to be exposed to danger at any point during business, we’re there to help.

Who makes up this team?

We want you to know that our special security division is made up of some of the toughest men and women in the security industry. Most boast an ex-military career, and they have been trained in tactical and combat situations.

While this division certainly boasts size and strength (which might be all you need), the team is also trained to perform in high-stress situations. They can diffuse potential problems with a variety of solutions, which have a greater promise of keeping everyone safe.

Even though each individual knows how to use their strength and weaponry properly, physical force is always the last solution in any problem. Our guards will exhaust all other options before using force.

Is there anything else they can do?

In addition to being trained for all levels of security, our marijuana security guards have a vast amount of knowledge concerning the state and local laws that pertain to CRB.

That means that not only will your team know how to keep you safe, but they’ll also know how to keep you in business. Our team can recognize and inform store owners about potential rule- breaking, protocol practices that have been missed, or potential threats.

Our team has studied the state laws, as laid down by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), as well as the uniques laws set in place by the city of Riverside.

Some of the main requirements that our team will notice right off the bat include:

  • Proper badges for all of your employees to properly identify them
  • Proper log books, used by all employees to track their locations in the store
  • High-end video surveillance systems that run 24/7
  • Proper locks installed on windows and doors at all times

These things might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many CRB in Riverside are falling short of the local and state requirements. We understand that opening a store can be busy and hectic, but following laws is just as important to your safety as keeping your doors locked during closed hours.

What are the next steps?

If a business in the Riverside area needs our help, we plan a consultation time that works for them. During these consultations, we take into account all of the things that might pose a risk to the store, potential threats in transportation plans, etc.

We’ll go over every nook and cranny in your business, checking to make sure that not only are you keeping your employees safe but that you’re following the protocol as well. Cannabis protection isn’t just about the product, so we take that into consideration as well.

After a consultation, we can go ahead with a risk management plan that is unique to your CRB’s specific needs. We do this because we know that every store is different. We’ll explain the potential problems that could expose your business or make you fail a surprise audit, and tell you how we’re going to fix them.

That’s Not All

Some of the additional services that we offer to our businesses includes:

  • Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Training (to keep your employees safe)
  • Risk, Threat, and Vulnerability Assessments
  • High-Value Asset and Executive Protection
  • Robust Site, Facility, and Residential Security
  • Transportation Support for High Value Assets
  • ..and more

Our services are only shared by word of mouth. We don’t advertise; instead, we let our work speak for itself. We take pride in keeping the people and businesses of Riverside safe, just as we’ve been doing it since the beginning.