Law Enforcement Partnerships: A primary force in Elite’s drive towards transforming the security monitoring and security guarding industries involves developing powerful, mutually beneficial partnerships with Law Enforcement. Elite has been successful in building such relationships due to its leadership in developing services that represent the State of the Art of Guarding today. Elite’s Law Enforcement relationships range from communications with police dispatch center staff and officers mobilized as a result of actions taken by Elite’s highly trained agents in our Security Operations Command Center, to Police Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs and Captains that desire to implement and benefit from the latest developments in the security industry.
First, Elite established and filled its Chief Protection Officer position with Keith Bushey. Mr Bushey is a forty five (45) year veteran of the military and law enforcement. He is presently finishing up service as Law Enforcement Liaison to Los Angeles County District Attorney. He is a retired Commander from the Los Angeles Police Department, Deputy Chief from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He has also served as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, and as the Marshal of San Bernardino County. Concurrent with his role at Elite, Bushey will continue to serve as a lecturer for Law Enforcement Executive Development, for which he travels nationwide to present leadership issues to Police Chiefs and other Law Enforcement Leaders.
One of Mr Bushey’s primary Elite Chief Protection Officer roles is to help Elite build partnerships with Law Enforcement through direct communications about the value and effectiveness of Interactive Remote Guarding (IRG), which has become identified as the State of the Art of Guarding today. This role involves helping Elite demonstrate that Law Enforcement Leaders should be demanding resources for implementing Interactive Remote Guarding wherever possible, and pushing private entities to implement IRG wherever Law Enforcement cannot.
Elite’s services are focused around interactive remote guarding and establishing a balanced integration of modern, military grade, video and other surveillance technologies with former military and law enforcement staff who are located in a remote Security Operations Command Center. The combination of these elements generate staggering improvements in security, officer safety and productivity, as well as crime and loss prevention, while at the same time providing dramatic cost reduction opportunities.
Often, local Law Enforcement’s first experience with Interactive Remote Guarding occurs when Elite takes on a new client in their area, and reaches out to communicate how Elite services will work with law enforcement staff. Time and again, Elite’s experience with Law Enforcement leadership is that they come to immediately understand the benefits of private entities implementing Interactive Remote Guarding. Specifically, Elite is able to explain mutual goals of preventing crime and losses, that agents in Elite’s Security Operations Command Center will be protecting client facilities, will only call when law enforcement is truly needed, and will help protect responding officers by providing live video support and communications to law enforcement dispatch center staff throughout an event, from response through apprehension and investigation.
The positive impact on Law Enforcement operations is immediately obvious, completely stopping false alarms that waste law enforcement time and money, providing video research capabilities to support investigations, but most importantly, helping protect the lives and well being of responding officers by not letting them walk into the unknown.
Law Enforcement Leadership consistently face many challenges to changing existing procedures and processes in their attempts to incorporate modern approaches, including complications presented by limited budgets and cost concerns. Whether made aware of the benefits of interactive remote guarding via private sector clients of company’s like Elite, or independent exposure to these capabilities, Police Chiefs and the like have begun working to implement IRG in their own operations. Whether they are successful or not in overcoming the difficulties in expanding their operations to include IRG, the value of moving to the State of the Art in Guarding and establishing partnering relationships with companies like Elite is clear
A late-night alarm comes into a local monitoring center indicating suspicious activity at a customer’s strip mall and center operators call law enforcement for a