Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cloverdale Rodeo 2011

Genesis Secuirty Group started the May Long Weekend off with a kick at the annual Cloverdale Rodeo this year. It was nothing short of a good time, fun events and great people. We always enjoy seeing everyone out enjoying the warmer weather and festivities.

We want to thank all of our guards for their time and hard work. We encountered the least number of problems that we have ever seen. The Cloverdale Rodeo and all the staff were very pleased with the turn out. I was a great success.

See you all next year!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Keeping your eye on the ball

Keeping your eye on the ball, staying focused and maintaining awareness is no game at GSG and with these skills we were able to gain inside on some serious fraudulent activity in one of downtown Vancouver’s busiest locations.

On the 22nd of this month, two of our LPO team members observed a male that they had previously arrested for debit card skimming. On this day they observed the male along with another unknown male withdrawing large amounts of cash from several bank machines along Granville Street. They contacted Vancouver Police and advised them of the situation. Two plainclothes units attended shortly after and took over the surveillance. At about 2130 on the same day the officer contacted the LPO members and advised them that they had five males in custody for fraud over $5000.00 in a high end Downtown Vancouver hotel stemming from the surveillance that they had directed them too. The male that was known to the LPO team was also in the hotel suite had well over $40,000, a money counting machine and hundreds of black debit cards containing innocent peoples banking information.

Raise your awareness in your community, keep a watchful eye and use preventative measures in debit card skimming fraud.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The DVBIA awards dinner

The DVBIA awards dinner was held on Thursday May 19th at Steamworks Brewing Co. The annual dinner is held to give thanks to the hard working team members of the DVBIA Ambassador and Loss Prevention team and present awards to a select number of them. It was an exceptional year with Vancouver being centre stage during the Olympics and a record breaking year for the Loss prevention team making 600 arrests. There were seven award categories recognized at this dinner.

The categories and the winners are as follows:

Ambassador of the year - Dan Givi
Most Promising Ambassador - Vanessa Marshall
Tourism - Perpetua Aperocho
Stolen Auto Recovery - Rohini Devi
Crime Prevention - Houman Ziaei
Supervisor of the Year- Jason Corlett
Loss Prevention Officer of the Year-Ali Rahnumah

The Genesis Security Group would like to say Thank you for the excellent service that they have provided to this fantastic program over the past year. We are also extremely proud of every member of the Ambassador & Loss Prevention team for all their hard work over the past year.

Thank you and keep up the great work.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Your “Gut-feeling” or Intuition is a life saving indicator that can sometimes be telling you that you’re in serious danger, and to be prepared to take appropriate steps to defend yourself and/or others. It is often right.

One of our guards, S/O Jody was attending one of our sites for a scheduled patrol and came across a Green Honda in the parking lot. He had noted this vehicle on site during his first patrol and felt it to be suspicious. He approached the vehicle without hesitation and asked the occupants some basic questions regarding the vehicle and in general what they were up to. One of the occupants of the vehicle replied in confidence to Jody’s questions and advised him that they were just waiting for a friend to bring them gas as they had run out. Jody had an instinct to follow-up on this matter and decided to call non-emergency police to run the plates. At that time a dispatcher was advised that they were having a car attend site. Within a short time five Burnaby RCMP cars were on site surrounding the vehicle with guns drawn and finally removed occupants from vehicle and they were shortly placed under arrest. The vehicle was reported stolen and the male occupant was reported to have been in an altercation a few days prior where he had been stabbed three times. He was taken to hospital and the female occupant was taken into custody.

Jody has created a safer community on behalf of Genesis Security Group and we are proud to have him on our team.

Thank you Jody for the great work!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Kerrisdale Carnival

It was a beautiful spring day at the Kerrisdale Carnival last weekend. It was a day of fun events, great food, sunshine and a warm community feel.

We were very happy to see the community out enjoying the day and supporting the neighbourhood, as we were once again proud to be out providing our support.

We would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Orange Corner who have been a huge supporter of ours for many years. We would also like to thank the lovely "Genesis Security Princesses" who came out to support this wonderful event and helped make the day that much brighter for all the children and families.

We look forward to seeing you at the next event.