Friday, June 15, 2007

Football Is Here

Just a reminder to everyone that the B.C. Lions Football season is upon us once again with the defending Grey Cup champions opening up their pre-season games against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

While B.C. Place has its own highly trained and professional security staff, Genesis is fortunate enough to be the contracted provider of security on game night and assist the B.C. Place personnel with all the duties and responsibilities that ensure these games are a great event to attend with the entire family.

Having been the primary choice of B.C. Place over the past few years, we find ourselves providing services for all kinds of different events. From the annual Home Shows to the Monster Truck Madness, you will find our guards on the ground doing what they do best; ensuring the safety and security of all in coordination with the B.C. Place team.

Remember that whether you are at a football game, asking for directions from one of our Ambassadors or seeking assistance from our Smart Car drivers; Genesis Security is there for the community.

Make sure you buy your tickets for tonight’s game and come out and support our 2006 Grey Cup champions with the whole family.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

See you there!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Just a quick note explaining what our top notch members of the undercover Loss Prevention team do on a daily basis and how they assist both the police and the community in various ways.

As part of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Associations Ambassador contract that we were awarded, these plainclothes team members primary role is to:

  • identify, target, observe, deter and/or apprehend property crime offenders who prey on members and their businesses.
  • liaise with and assist the security professionals (contract and in-house), district police constables and member businesses with active problem sites by providing support in surveillance, incident reports and intelligence gathering.
  • prepare concise and detailed crown counsel reports of offenders for prosecution, requesting "no gos" to the area, and attending court on behalf of member businesses.
  • respect all protocols established with police and security professionals (contract and in-house) by notifying them as offenders enter their businesses or buildings.
  • respond to all members' concerns regarding known offenders, suspicious persons information requests and seeking proper resolutions to the matter.
  • be a link for the Downtown Ambassadors®, district constables, security professionals and member businesses.

In the course of performing these very difficult day-to-day duties, two of our members were able to spot and notify the police to the whereabouts of an individual who was wanted on a Canada Wide warrant. This warrant had only gone into effect the day before and due to the diligence of the Loss Prevention team he was apprehended by the Vancouver Police Department.

I would like to personally congratulate these two employees and the great job that the entire team, including the Ambassadors is doing in the downtown core.

Great job guys!!!