A busy executive works well into the evening hours, answering important emails, finishing reports and basking in the serenity of an empty high-rise office building. He finally gathers up his laptop and briefcase and heads to the elevator, anticipating an early morning the next day. And as he hears his footsteps echo in the abandoned corridors, he is reassured in the knowledge that a security guard is watching him as he reaches the lobby, where a familiar face offers him a warm farewell.
Your responsibilities as a security guard — protecting individuals, buildings and property from fires, robberies or other types of damages — is one taken seriously by those you serve. Whether you work as a security guard in a store, at a mall, in a government office, at a factory, office building, nightclub, bank or museum, we look to you to keep us safe. You may also be employed as a private patrol operator, private patrol person or private security guard (bodyguard).
Your diligence in securing and checking doors, lights, windows and alarm systems to ensure they are operating effectively relieve us of worry, enabling us to do our jobs. The high tech systems security guards are capable of using would be daunting for most of us to learn, making us grateful for the safeguarding you offer us on a daily basis.
Because you can be put in harm’s way and have such important responsibilities, California requires that security guards be fully background-checked and licensed. The amount of training you receive can vary according to the type of security you offer, but many of you come from having experience in the public sector, with backgrounds in law enforcement or the military. For higher-level positions, you must undergo extensive training in weapons retention, firearm safety, and laws regarding the use of force.
Lines can often become blurred between law enforcement and security guard duties and even the failure of equipment can wreak havoc when an incident occurs on your watch. These and a host of other liabilities can cause your license to become challenged, robbing you of the livelihood for which you have established a solid reputation. Don’t go into court alone if this happens to you. Our attorneys are experienced in defending licenses issued through the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. Call us at (800) 456-3767 to get more information.
In this age of information, no occupation has become more far-reaching, enabling people to make more important decisions than that of the ultimate truth-seeker – the private investigator.
As attorneys, we know private investigators, are involved in much more diversified areas than mere “domestics” – gathering information on cheating spouses. Your ability to locate witnesses, gather information and exchange conversations with people in criminal defense cases offers attorneys and our clients defense opportunities based on the facts and evidence you uncover.
Child custody, locating individuals, serving legal process, background checks, and surveillance work on behalf of individuals or companies barely scratch the surface of your expertise as a private investigator. Unfortunately, the general public can sometimes have a distorted perception of those in your trade, when in reality you are businesspeople, first and foremost. Many private investigators are college-educated, have families and lead otherwise normal existences, unlike the stereotypical images portrayed on TV or in the movies.
The rewards of your work can be heartening – from a mother being able to keep her children to uncovering evidence that eventually exonerates someone wrongfully accused of a heinous crime. The ethics and integrity you exhibit as your perform your duties is of paramount importance to the reputation you earn as a private investigator. But your particular livelihood can often become subject to attack by those who unwittingly become victims of their own truths. If you are in the unfortunate position of having to defend your California license, issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, don’t attempt to tackle the rigors of bureaucratic red tape on your own. The professional license attorneys at Rose Law know the ropes of license defense and can help you navigate the process. Call (916) 237-1260 to speak to one today.
Few appreciate the skills necessary to become a locksmith. In addition to installing, maintaining, repairing and opening locks, as a locksmith you are security experts as well, ensuring measures are taken to protect residential, commercial and industrial properties.
A locksmith installs, adjusts and services mechanical and electronic locks systems using both hand tools and special equipment. You can also disassemble locks and open locked doors using a lock pick — something most of us are only privy to on television or in the movies. Additionally, your work involves changing the combination of locks by inserting new tumblers into them, cutting keys for clients using a key cutting machine and maintaining confidential client records. This means that you carry a dimension of public trust few others do.
But whether you are an independent or are employed by a locksmith shop, a hotel, casino, school, hospital, governmental agency or commercial or residential property management firm, your expertise is tested daily. Your reputation as a professional who has undergone extensive criminal background checks must be above reproach and worthy of insurability as well. So when a client’s structure, records, or treasures become compromised due to theft or the failure of the secure systems that are in place, your license can become vulnerable to accusation, potentially robbing you of your precious livelihood.
Don’t take the defense of your California locksmith license lightly by dealing with the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services without a lawyer. The attorneys of Rose Law have experience in defending licenses like yours and have helped countless individuals remove barriers to receiving their professional licenses as well as having enabled licensees facing accusations to keep their careers intact. Call us at (800) 456-3767 to see how we can help.
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