Ridesharing

Dangers of Ridesharing Services

There are many dangers that the public should be aware of when using a ridesharing service such as Uber and Lyft. It is becoming quite common to learn about crimes regarding Uber and Lyft services. Particular crimes that have been receiving some attention are sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes. According to a CNN Business report, there have been “103 Uber drivers in the U.S. who have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers in the past four years. The drivers were arrested, are wanted by police, or have been named in civil suits related to the incidents. At least 31 drivers have been convicted for crimes ranging from forcible touching and false imprisonment to rape, and dozens of criminal and civil cases are pending, CNN found”. This investigation was conducted in early 2018. Unfortunately, there is no public data in regard to these crimes or any crimes for ridesharing company drivers.

The following is excerpt from a cnet.com article by Dara Kerr:

What exactly do passengers agree to when they use Uber? That depends on whom you ask. "People don't know what they're getting into when they get into one of these cars, they don't know what they're getting into when they download the app," said lawyer Chris Dolan of Dolan Law Firm, who is representing a 6-year-old girl struck and killed by an Uber driver earlier this year. "They're giving Uber a free pass -- up to death." Dolan claims Uber's terms and conditions are a way for the company to absolve itself of any liability in cases of injury or accident and to avoid responsibility for a driver's actions. "It completely covers their a** and says 'We're not responsible for anything that happens to you, period,'" Dolan said. "It says, 'You can be raped, you can be killed, you can be murdered, and it's not our responsibility.'"

There are multiple women fighting Uber in US sexual assault cases. There are multiple reports that services such as Uber do not report to police when their drivers are accused of crimes especially against passengers.

New York City legislatures want ridesharing companies to be required to notify the NYPD when their drivers are accused of crimes against passengers.

This should be a requirement for ridesharing companies to notify all Police agencies in every town and city in the United States!

Gabriel Sima, owner of GS Limousine Service, which is located in Suffolk County, NY and offers luxury car services, states “All drivers should have a TLC license, fingerprint and background checks by the state and required drug testing”. He further states “None of the ridesharing companies or drivers are required to have livery insurance”.

Currently Uber uses Checkr to perform their background checks. There have been multiple lawsuits because ridesharing companies’ background checks have failed to catch some drivers with criminal records.

According to Uber’s website anybody can drive with Uber, although there are a few minimum requirements:

• Meet the minimum age to drive in your city

• Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the US (3 years if you are under 23 years old)

• Have a valid US driver’s license

• Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

The following documentation is required for drivers of Uber:

• A valid US driver’s license

• Proof of residency in your city, state, or province

• Proof of vehicle insurance if you plan to drive your own car

• A driver profile photo

If using ridesharing services, here are some suggestions:

• Travel with another person

• Check the license plate of the vehicle and make/model/color of vehicle picking you up to make sure it is the same on the online app

• Check driver’s name

• Ask the driver for your name

• Sit in the backseat

• Always have an exit plan in case of an emergency

• Visual inspection of vehicle to make sure it is safe to the best of your ability such as making sure tires are not flat

• Do not share personal information with the driver

Christopher Alger, Vice President of Pro Protection Security Inc., states “Always look at your surroundings. Text a relative or friend if you are using a ridesharing service. Do not give exact address to your home. Use adjacent addresses. Your personal safety is paramount”.

In the future, hopefully there will better regulations for all drivers of ridesharing services. There should be, at the minimum, licensing requirements such as TLC guidelines. The New York Department of State requires all Security Officers and security companies in New York to be properly trained, fingerprinted, background checked and licensed. This should be implemented for all ridesharing companies and their drivers. Background checks for drivers of ridesharing companies need to be more stringent and regulated to prevent drivers with criminal backgrounds to slip through the cracks.

The author, Christopher Innace, is the CEO/President of Pro Protection Security Inc., holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Private Security Management, is an active Police Officer and has been published in multiple security books. Pro Protection Security offers licensed armed Law Enforcement personnel for services such as schools, corporate offices, places of worship, special events, catering halls and driving services among many other services on Long Island and in the New York City area. Pro Protection Security Inc. is licensed by the Department of New York State and is insured and bonded. For more information call 631-439-6842 or visit proprotectionsecurity.com.

Active Shooter

How would you respond if an active shooter is in your vicinity?  What is the profile of an active shooter? How do you prepare for and prevent an active shooter situation? Are you prepared and recognize potential workplace violence situations. 

We offer the the latest Active Shooter training as per Department of Homeland Security guidelines. We also offer Building Emergency Action Plans and training. This training is essential to owners, management and employees within an organization. 

Lockdown procedures, notifications and evacuations are some of the examples covered among many others in our extensive Active shooter training class.

Does your building have a proper emergency action plan? Are proper procedures in place. Are current safety systems adequate? Do your employees have the proper training?

Let the Pro Protection Security team come in for a free consultation. Call us at 631-439-6842 to book an appointment.

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You Tube

We are now on You Tube. Please follow our You Tube page. Click below link to see our 2017 Year In Review Video. Please sign in to your You Tube account (or create one in seconds) and subscribe (follow for free) to our page to see our latest videos.  Call us at 631-439-6842 or email info@proprotectionsecurity.com for any of your security needs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4VLFJqXUkw&t=1s

 

 

Jon Bon Jovi

Providing security for Jon Bon Jovi and family

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Merry XMAS

Merry Christmas, Happy holidays and Happy New Year's from our team!  

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Positions

Security Officer and Supervisor positions open for multiple new sites. Must have vehicle. New York City position must have security experience. $15 an hour to start.

Long Island locations $12 an hour to start. Supervisor positions include overnights. Pay rate based on experience. Full time positions available.

Please call 631-439-6842 to schedule interview. You may also email any questions and send resume to info@proprotectionsecurity.com.

Great jobs for college students, retirees and people looking for part time work.

We are also looking for an executive salesperson. Salary based on experience. Can make your own hours. We can supply vehicle and gas. 

Fall Events

It has been a very busy fall so far. Numerous special events have been very successful by our outstanding team. Providing security for Mike Tyson and the Pink Tie charity event was a great success and a job well done by our team. A great job by our team as well for Beach Fest 2017, executive protection for vip's and celebrities and the other numerous jobs that we provided security for. Thank you to our amaxing team and staff!

Successful Summer

Thank you to our executive board and staff here at Pro Protection Security. We have had an amazing year so far and the spring/summer season has been exceptional.

On May 22nd, we provided 40 security personnel for the 5th Annual Pink Tie Gala. This was an amazing charity event that had a concert by Scott Stapp from Creed and his band. Another 35 celebrity and athletes attended as well as over 3000 guests. Our team did an incredible job in keeping all the VIP's and guests safe. Special thanks to Michael Annibale, Christopher Alger, Salvatore Innace and Herb Hons in helping supervising this big event.

This summer, we were the security provider for the American Cancer Society. Our staff worked multiple events in ensuring everyone's safety. The events were a huge success. Special thanks to Brian Bertothy for a great job supervising.

During the spring and summer months, our staff provided security for numerous catering halls and country clubs. We worked many events including weddings, proms, graduations, Sweet 16's and Bar/Bat Mitzvah's. Our staff also worked many other security details such as 24/7 estate security, bodyguarding, executive protection, high profile VIP parties and many other special events. Amazing job by our team!

On June 26th we provided security for the Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club. This huge event was an amazing charity success. Outstanding job by our executive security team. Special thanks to Herb Hons, Brian Vetrone, Kathleen Reilly, Rob Robson and our executive board.

We have expanded into New York City on a full time basis. A special thanks to Christopher Alger and Salvatore Innace in this transition and for the daily operations management.

Once again, thank you to all of our employees for a job well done!!!!

What's New?

It has been a successful year so far. First, we would like to announce Michael Annibale as our Director of Operations. Mike has been with us since late last year and has over 25 years of Law Enforcement and security experience. Mike retired from the NYPD as a 2nd Grade Detective in which he received numerous awards. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from CW Post and an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Farmingdale. Mike has been a huge asset to Pro Protection Security and we are excited to have him as part of our executive staff.

On December 31st, 2016, we provided security for the Crest Hollow Country Club New Year's Eve party. We had an eight person security team and it was an excellent event. Thank you to our staff for a job well done.

On January 14th, 2017, we provided security for the Greater Long Island Running Club 10 Mile Race to the Blue Point Brewery. This was a widely attended event and our staff did an excellent job keeping everyone safe.

We were pleased to provide security for Peyton and Eli Manning at the Long Island Business Association event on March 10, 2017. This event had over 1200 people in attendance and was a huge success.

We are proud to announce a collaboration with Scan Security for your alarm needs. After 40 years of covering the East End, Scan Security is now covering all of Suffolk County.

We have other new accounts in which we always look for top law enforcement and security professionals. Currently we are looking for a retired law enforcement person to be a security supervisor at a job site. We are also looking for security officers for some job sites. Please email info@proprotectionsecurity.com for further information.

I would like to personally thank our entire staff at Pro Protection Security. Everyone has been doing an excellent job. Our clients are extremely happy and it has been a great team effort to make us an elite security company.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                              Chris

Celebrity Golf

We are pleased to announce we will be the security provider for the Victor Green Celebrity Golf Classic on September 20, 2016. Many celebrities and athletes will be attending including NBA Hall of Famers Dr. J, Rick Barry, Nfl Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor, Warren Sapp, Andre Reed, Tim Brown, John Randle, Chris Doleman and Jonathan Ogden. Please visit victorgreenfoundation.org for futher information including a chance to win a foursome to the event and dinner with the celebrities.

 

 

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Events

What's New At Pro Protection Security???

We are pleased to be providing security, donating and sponsoring many upcoming events.

On June 4th, we will be sponsoring and providing security for the Bark for Life American Cancer Society Event. This event is to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

On June 25th, we will be donating and running in the Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy 4 Mile Run Around The Lake. Lt. Murphy, a true hero and Long Islander, died in action in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. He is the inspiration for the Hollywood movie "The Lone Survivor". Please contact us if you would like to join us for this wonderful event.

On June 27th, we are proud and honored to be providing security for the Long Island Hospitality Ball benefiting cancer research hosted by Alec Baldwin. Many celebrities and music acts will perform for a great cause.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we are now the house security for the North Shore Country Club along with a few other catering halls, temples and a beach in Nassau County. We are also pleased to be providing security and transportation to different celebrities and executives in the New York area.

Please contact us at 631-439-6842 for further information. Pro Protection Security Inc. is licensed by the New York State Department of State and fully insured and bonded.

Employment

We are looking for security officers for beach patrol in Nassau County. Thursday-Sat 10pm-3am. $11-12 an hour. May through November. Security license preferred.

We are also looking for a security supervisor who is active or retired from law enforcement. $22-23.

Please call 631-439-6842 for further info and email resume to cinnace@proprotectionsecurity.com.

Security Award

Congratulations to Sandi Davis, Executive Director of the International Foundation for Protection Officers, on receiving the 2016 IAPSC Charles A. Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade Award. 

The Accolade is the IAPSC’s most prestigious award for a security executive, educator, author, or industry leader who has made an outstanding and significant contribution to the security profession. 

Davies is being recognized for her contributions to the growth and success of the International Foundation for Protection Officers, the creation of an industry certification program that is now certifying more than 60,000 officers, and for her recent efforts recognizing outstanding women in the security professtion.

 

http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/86978-sandi-j-davies-receives-iapsc-award

 

Self Defense Class

We will be conducting a self defense training class on Saturday February 13th at 9:00 am. Please contact us for further information.

We Are Hiring...

Pro Protection Security Inc. will be interviewing prospective employees for various positions this Thursday, February 11th, 2016 starting at 9:00am at our office in Hauppauge, NY.  All individuals interested in interviewing please call 631.439.6842 for an appointment - OR - email your resume to:

cinnace@proprotectionsecurity.com or
rjohnson@proprotectionsecurity.com

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.