Bar and Nightclub Security Guards
Bouncers and Doormen can be a blessing and/or a curse. If inadequately trained, bar and nightclub security guards can, at best ruin the reputation of the establishment, and at worst, they can create an escalated, unlawful incident. US-SecuritySolutions will provide multi-faceted, capable, and responsible security that are able to handle whatever situation unexpectedly arises.
Doormen not only set the tone for a club, they generally check IDs to make sure patrons are of legal age, and they often collect cover charges or tickets. Many bar and nightclub security guards are required to “pat-down” clientele and use metal detectors to search for weapons. They are expected to prevent obvious troublemakers from entering the club, and they often monitor patron activities on the sidewalk and inside the facility. A Doorman must be able to handle himself when someone gets confrontational. Professionalism is paramount at all times.
Bouncers all too often have no training except in boxing or martial arts. Without knowledge of criminal and civil law, the inexperienced guard will react instinctively and may put both the club and the patron in danger. Nightclubs and bars provide hospitality. An experienced bouncer will circulate to curb unacceptable behavior before it gets out of hand. Limits must be established, and issues must be handled in a personable way.
Discreetly informing the objectionable party that he must leave will often reduce tension and remove the need for the patron to act like a “big man” in public. If discretion is not possible, the patron will undoubtedly respond with verbal and possibly physical anger. It’s the role of the bouncer to make sure this person is escorted to the door as quickly and quietly as possible. Threat of arrest is often effective, and offering to refund the cover charge may ameliorate a situation.
In the case of a fight between two patrons, a bouncer should eject the more aggressive of the two, not put both men on the street to finish what they started. Generally the more passive person will calm down and stay peacefully in the club. If not, club staff has no legal right to detain him. When outside violence seems imminent, the police should be called.
In all circumstances, force must not be applied except in self defense at which time a bouncer must be prepared to press charges. US-SecuritySolutions personnel are trained to handle these possibilities with skill and evenness.