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Security is an investment or insurance policy for preventing threats to wellbeing and livelihood that could happen, or to stop the loss and/or harm that has happened from occurring again. BlueTac offers a growing list of security products and services to protect our business and residential clients. However, there are many security variations that may not be currently defined within our listed security services, so if you don’t see a service that meets your needs, we are happy to build a personalized security plan that solves the menu gap:

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Pre-Assignment / Post Assignment
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Pre-Assignment/Post-Assignment: This training class is a course designed to provide new security personnel with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their role. The training typically covers a range of topics related to security, including basic security principles, legal considerations, communication skills, and emergency response procedures. This training is important to security professionals as it provides the foundation for all their future training.

Advanced De- escalation
& Verbalization
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Advanced De- Escalation & Verbalization: This training class teaches security professionals how to use effective communication skills to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. The course focuses on teaching techniques that can be used to calm an agitated or upset individual in a non-violent manner. security professionals learn how to recognize signs of escalating behavior and how to respond appropriately to diffuse the situation. This training is especially important for security professionals who encounter confrontational situations in their work.

OC (Pepper Spray)
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OC (Pepper Spray): This training class provides instruction on the proper use of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray, also known as pepper spray. security professionals learn how to safely and effectively use OC spray to subdue a suspect or attacker. The course covers the effects of OC spray on the body, techniques for deploying the spray, and how to decontaminate after use. This training is important for security professionals who may need to protect themselves or others in a potentially dangerous situation.

Taser
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Taser: This training class teaches security professionals how to safely and effectively use a Taser, a non-lethal weapon that delivers an electric shock to incapacitate a suspect or attacker. The course covers proper deployment, aiming, and use of force considerations. This training is important for security professionals who may need to use a Taser as a last resort to protect themselves or others.

Hand Cuffs
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Handcuffs: This training class teaches proper handcuffing techniques and procedures for both safety and effective apprehension of suspects. security professionals learn how to safely apply and remove handcuffs, as well as how to use them in different situations. This training is important for security professionals who may need to detain individuals until law enforcement arrives.

First Aid & CPR
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First Aid & CPR: This training course is designed to provide security personnel with the knowledge and skills they need to respond effectively in a medical emergency. The class covers a range of topics related to basic first aid, including identifying common injuries and illnesses, providing CPR, and administering basic first aid treatments.

Firearm (Armed Guard)
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Firearms (Armed Guard): This training class provides instruction on the safe and effective use of firearms as a last resort in life or death situations. The course covers firearm safety, basic marksmanship, and how to handle and maintain firearms. This training is important for security professionals who are authorized to carry firearms in their line of work.

Force-on-Force
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Force-on-Force: Force-on-force training is a realistic scenario-based training that is designed to simulate real-life encounters. This training uses non-lethal training ammunition and realistic training props to create scenarios that mimics an actual attack. This training prepares security professionals to respond quickly and effectively in high-stress situations, minimizing risk and ensuring the safety of themselves and others.

Active Shooter Response
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Active Shooter Response: Active shooter response training is designed to prepare security professionals for the possibility of a mass shooting or other violent incident. security professionals learn how to quickly and safely evacuate the area or barricade themselves, and how to respond if they must confront the shooter. The training covers topics such as first aid, situational awareness, communication, and team tactics. This training is critical for individuals in high-risk environments where an active shooter event could occur.

Field Training Operative
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Field Training Operative: This training class is designed for security professionals who are responsible for managing and leading teams. The course covers topics such as communication skills, conflict resolution, performance management, and team building. Field training operatives learn how to motivate and inspire their team to achieve organizational goals, as well as how to effectively communicate with clients and law enforcement agencies. This training is important for security security professionals who aspire to leadership roles in their organizations.

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Shadow Sentry
Sentry
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Sentry – (DTaVS requirement: 1)

As a Sentry, you will be responsible for maintaining a secure and safe environment by observing and reporting any suspicious activities and incidents on the property. Your primary duty will be to observe and report incidents such as loitering, vandalism, trespassing, and panhandling to the appropriate authorities. You will also be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the property, its occupants, and assets.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Monitor the property to identify any suspicious activities or individuals.
  • Observe and report any incidents of loitering, vandalism, trespassing, or panhandling.
  • Maintain a visible presence to deter potential security threats.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the property and its occupants.
  • Communicate effectively with the property management and authorities regarding any incidents that require their attention.
  • Respond to emergencies and provide assistance as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports of incidents and activities.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Security Guard License.
  • Previous experience in security or law enforcement preferred.
  • Strong observation and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make quick decisions.
  • Must be physically fit and able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Physical Demands:

The Sentry position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to climb stairs and ladders. The Sentry must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds and operate security equipment such as radios and surveillance cameras.

Working Conditions:

The Sentry position requires working in both indoor and outdoor environments and may be subject to adverse weather conditions. The Sentry may also be required to work in areas with high noise levels or low lighting.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Sentry position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Sentinel
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Sentinel – (DTaVS requirement: 1-2)

As a Sentinel, your primary duty will be to observe and report incidents to maintain a safe and secure environment. However, you may also be required to intervene and de-escalate situations or deploy less than lethal defensive tools, such as OC spray or Taser, to prevent harm to people or property.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Monitor and patrol the property to identify any suspicious activities or individuals.
  • Observe and report any incidents, including criminal activities, emergencies, and safety hazards, to the appropriate authorities.
  • Intervene and de-escalate situations that could potentially lead to violence or property damage.
  • Respond to emergency situations, such as fires or medical emergencies.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports of incidents and activities.
  • Communicate effectively with the property management, authorities, and emergency services.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Security Guard License.
  • Previous experience in security or law enforcement preferred.
  • Strong observation and communication skills.
  • Ability to assess and respond to potentially dangerous situations quickly and effectively.
  • Knowledge of defensive tools, such as OC spray or Taser, and the ability to use them appropriately.
  • Must be physically fit and able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good judgement and the ability to handle sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Physical Demands:

The Sentinel position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to climb stairs and ladders. The Sentinel must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds and operate security equipment such as radios and surveillance cameras.

Working Conditions:

The Sentinel position requires working in both indoor and outdoor environments and may be subject to adverse weather conditions. The Sentinel may also be required to work in areas with high noise levels or low lighting.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Sentinel position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Officer
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Officer – (DTaVS requirement: 1-6)

As an Officer, your primary duty will be to deter and defuse incidents that may result in vandalism, destruction of property, or misdemeanor burglary. You may be required to deploy less than lethal defensive tools, such as OC spray or Taser, to prevent harm to people or property. Officers typically work in moderate-high crime areas and are required to be comfortable with threats of violence, frequent trespassers, and interactions with homeless and drug addicts.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Patrol the property to deter criminal activity and identify any suspicious activities or individuals.
  • Intervene and de-escalate situations that could potentially lead to violence or property damage.
  • Respond to emergency situations, such as fires or medical emergencies.
  • Deploy less than lethal defensive tools, such as OC spray or Taser, when necessary to prevent harm to people or property.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports of incidents and activities.
  • Communicate effectively with the property management, authorities, and emergency services.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the property and its occupants.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Security Guard License.
  • Previous experience in security or law enforcement preferred.
  • Strong observation and communication skills.
  • Ability to assess and respond to potentially dangerous situations quickly and effectively.
  • Knowledge of defensive tools, such as OC spray or Taser, and the ability to use them appropriately.
  • Must be physically fit and able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle sensitive situations in a professional manner.
  • Comfortable with threats of violence, frequent trespassers, and interactions with homeless and drug addicts.
Physical Demands:

The Officer position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to climb stairs and ladders. The Officer must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds and operate security equipment such as radios and surveillance cameras.

Working Conditions:

The Officer position requires working in both indoor and outdoor environments and may be subject to adverse weather conditions. The Officer may also be required to work in areas with high noise levels or low lighting.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Officer position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Specialist
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Specialist – (DTaVS requirement: 1-7)

As a Specialist, your primary duty will be to deter and defuse incidents that may result in vandalism, destruction of property, or felony burglary. You will be required to carry less than lethal options, such as OC Spray and/or Taser, and be versed in the escalation of force utilizing your firearm to protect lives. Specialists typically work in high crime areas and must be trained and comfortable with threats of violence, frequent trespassers, and interactions with homeless and drug users.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Patrol the property to deter criminal activity and identify any suspicious activities or individuals.
  • Intervene and de-escalate situations that could potentially lead to violence or property damage.
  • Respond to emergency situations, such as fires or medical emergencies.
  • Deploy less than lethal defensive tools, such as OC spray or Taser, when necessary to prevent harm to people or property.
  • Use your firearm to protect lives and property, only as a last resort and in accordance with company policies and state/federal law.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports of incidents and activities.
  • Communicate effectively with the property management, authorities, and emergency services.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the property and its occupants.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Security Guard License and Armed Guard License.
  • Previous experience in armed security or law enforcement preferred.
  • Strong observation and communication skills.
  • Ability to assess and respond to potentially dangerous situations quickly and effectively.
  • Knowledge of defensive tools, such as OC spray or Taser, and the ability to use them appropriately.
  • Proficient in the use of firearms and knowledgeable of state and federal laws regarding the use of deadly force.
  • Must be physically fit and able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle sensitive situations in a professional manner.
  • Comfortable with threats of violence, frequent trespassers, and interactions with homeless and drug users.
Physical Demands:

The Specialist position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to climb stairs and ladders. The Specialist must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds and operate security equipment such as radios and surveillance cameras.

Working Conditions:

The Specialist position requires working in both indoor and outdoor environments and may be subject to adverse weather conditions. The Specialist may also be required to work in areas with high noise levels or low lighting.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Specialist position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Operative
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Operative – (DTaVS Requirement: 1-9) Job Summary:

As an Field Training Operative, your primary duty will be to act as an armed deterrent and respond to dangerous incidents with varying degrees of force to protect life and property. You must be comfortable operating in high crime areas and interacting with individuals who may pose a threat. You will carry less than lethal options, such as OC spray and/or taser, and be tactically trained to escalate to your firearm when necessary.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Deter criminal activity and protect life and property by monitoring and patrolling the premises.
  • Carry and be trained to use less than lethal defensive tools, such as OC spray and/or taser, appropriately.
  • Be tactically trained for Force on Force and Active Shooter Response.
  • Respond to and intervene in dangerous incidents with varying degrees of force, including the use of your firearm to protect life if necessary.
  • Report any incidents or safety hazards to the appropriate authorities and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Operate and maintain security equipment, such as radios, surveillance cameras, and alarm systems.
  • Communicate effectively with the property management, authorities, and emergency services.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Armed Security Guard License, State-issued driver’s license and firearm license.
  • Previous experience in security, law enforcement, or military preferred.
  • Comfortable operating in high crime areas and interacting with individuals who may pose a threat.
  • Strong observation, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to assess and respond to dangerous situations quickly and effectively, including the use of your firearm to protect life.
  • Must be physically fit and able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Physical Demands:

The Operative position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to climb stairs and ladders. The Operative must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds and operate security equipment such as radios and surveillance cameras.

Working Conditions:

The Operative position requires working in both indoor and outdoor environments and may be subject to adverse weather conditions. The Operative may also be required to work in areas with high noise levels or low lighting.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Operative position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Field Training Operative
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Field Training Operative – (DTaVS Requirement: 1-10) Job Summary:

As an Field Training Operative, your primary duty will be to act as an armed deterrent and respond to dangerous incidents with varying degrees of force to protect life and property. You must be comfortable operating in high crime areas and interacting with individuals who may pose a threat. You will carry less than lethal options, such as OC spray and/or taser, and be tactically trained to escalate to your firearm when necessary.Key

Responsibilities:
  • Deter criminal activity and protect life and property by monitoring and patrolling the premises.
  • Supervise and manage up to 25 employees across a number of sites within the greater Seattle/Tacoma area
  • Carry and be trained to use less than lethal defensive tools, such as OC spray and/or taser, appropriately.
  • Be tactically trained for Force on Force and Active Shooter Response.
  • Respond to and intervene in dangerous incidents on short notice with varying degrees of force, including the use of your firearm to protect life if necessary.
  • Report any incidents or safety hazards to the appropriate authorities and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Operate and maintain security equipment, such as radios, surveillance cameras, and alarm systems.
  • Communicate effectively with the property management, authorities, and emergency services.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Armed Security Guard License or the ability to obtain one, State-issued driver’s license and firearm license.
  • Previous experience in security, law enforcement, or military preferred.
  • Comfortable operating in high crime areas and interacting with individuals who may pose a threat.
  • Strong observation, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to assess and respond to dangerous situations quickly and effectively, including the use of your firearm to protect life.
  • Must be physically fit and able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Physical Demands:

The Operative position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to climb stairs and ladders. The Operative must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds and operate security equipment such as radios and surveillance cameras.

Working Conditions:

The Operative position requires working in both indoor and outdoor environments and may be subject to adverse weather conditions. The Operative may also be required to work in areas with high noise levels or low lighting. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Operative position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

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Class I
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A location in which a general threat of a possible security incident exists and warrants a routine security posture. (D’TaVS Requirement: Sentry or above)

  • Infrequent low-level incidents (Loitering, vandalism, trespassing, panhandling, etc.)
Class II
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A location in which the threat of a possible security incident against personnel and/or facilities exists warranting a heightened security posture. (D’TaVS Requirement: Sentinel (Veteran Trooper preferred) or above)

  • Low level incidents (Loitering, vandalism, trespassing, panhandling etc.)
  • Proximity to homeless camps or “bad” neighborhoods
  • Maybe called upon to defuse and de-escalate situations, potential but low probability for necessity of defensive LTT (OC, Taser).

Class III
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A location where there is an increased threat of a possible security incident against personnel and/or facilities, and the nature and extent of the threats are unpredictable. (D’TaVS Requirement: Officer or above)

  • Threats of violence, frequent trespassers, and interactions with homeless and drug users.
  • Defensive LTT techniques required to be on-hand.
  • Potential for misdemeanor burglary.
  • Vandalism/Destruction of property.
Class IV
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A location where security incidents are frequently encountered and there is an increased or near constant threat to personnel and/or facilities. (D’TaVS Requirement: Specialist or above)

  • Potential for gun related incidents, assaults, and felony burglary.
  • Gun violence in the vicinity.
  • High crime areas.
Class V
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