Santa Clarita is the third-largest city in Los Angeles County, California. The city has expanded exponentially in the last decade and the result was a population increase of more than 33,000.
The booming city has flourished economically, and locals were supportive when discussions about legalizing marijuana began to surface. There was a great deal of interest shown by potential entrepreneurs and existing owners of medicinal marijuana storefronts.
In more recent news, the city has begun to discuss the opportunities available for lesser-known communities—in particular, those that struggled when marijuana was illegal. Advocates suggest that minority communities could prosper if they were able to run dispensaries of their own, and invest that money back into their own communities.
The changes and recent discussions are moving in the right direction, but there’s been a looming problem that many people haven’t considered. With marijuana sales now legal, safety concerns are on the rise.
First Security Services is a security company serving the state of California. We were one of the first companies to recognize that with the legalization of marijuana, came a serious need for more robust security for these cannabis-related businesses (CRB).
Not only is marijuana a very in-demand product, but it has a strong presence in the illegal marketplace. As more legal marijuana stores open up, less and less business is available for illegal dealers.
The potential for crimes against these new legal stores is something that cannot be ignored. Not only do they work with a popular product, but they also deal heavily in cash. At First Security Services,
we created a new division that would be assigned specifically to the cannabis industry.
First Security Services created the Special Services Division. This unique division of marijuana security guards would be trained and educated specifically for the cannabis industry, and have a great deal of knowledge pertaining to proper practices and protocols for businesses in Santa Clarita.
Team members consist of prior and/or Retired or Reserve Military Personnel, as well as individuals who have been trained and vetted in the cannabis industry.
Creating a division that understood the entirety of this industry allows them to serve cannabis- related businesses to the best of their ability.
Of course, the member of this division have already been trained in combat, and possess the skills necessary to perform in high-stress situations. Some of their training has included:
While these skills are necessary for every member of the Special Services Division, we maintain that physical force is always used as a last resort in any situation. The main goal of cannabis protection is to prevent threats, violence, and crime before they ever happen.
Santa Clarita has numerous CRB, each offering a variety of services including online ordering, delivery, and storefront options. That being said, we recognize that keeping a business safe isn’t just about circling a store or installing cameras.
Employees of cannabis-related businesses are responsible for all kinds of tasks, including some that do not take place on the property. Tasks like transporting inventory, unloading it into the store, depositing money at the bank, etc. are all tasks that need protection.
With that in mind, our cannabis security plan offer the following services:
First Security Services is proud to be one of the first Cannabis Security Forces in the state to have security “best practices”. We recognize that there are many aspects to running safe CRB, and we continue to share this knowledge with businesses across the country.
Our Special Services Divison offers consultations to any cannabis-related business in the city of Santa Clarita. We’ll take a look at where your business is located, how it’s run, and what kinds of safety procedures you’re implementing now.
We’ll put together a risk management plan, which will cover any potential hazards or threats, as well as our suggestions to make the proper fixes.
In addition, our team will utilize their knowledge of the state, county, and city laws, to make sure that your business is following all of the proper protocols. Even if your company is safe from crime, avoiding the state laws could have your business closed-down before you know it.
We’ll make sure everything in your building is up to code, and that all of your daily practices are done in accordance with the law. This comprehensive 420 security ensures that not only are your employees and assets safe, but you’re also able to run a legitimate, professional business for years to come.
We take pride in our ability to protect the people of Santa Clarita and the businesses they’ve worked so hard to build. That being said, we don’t advertise for our business; instead, we prefer to focus on the job at hand and allow our clients to speak for us.
First Security Services is a referral-based division, so we only work when our clients lead us to other businesses. This way, we can focus on what really matters: Keeping our cities safe and prosperous.