Reluctant Security Guard

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The case of the “The Reluctant Security Guard” has failures on two main fronts. There is a clear conflict between the company’s policy and David’s security license requirements. David Tuff’s handling of the issue should have been documented via a formal complaint, which would have possibly supported future efforts on his part to bring such a blatant policy of disregard for the public’s safety to the conscience of the media and public. Concurrently, it would validate his interaction with the company in regards to this matter in that he pursued dialogue to review and rescind the policy to include the challenge this policy poses to following the procedures and guidance outlined in the security manual and the risk to him and possibly others. It would also buttress any claims he may make under the “Whistle Blowers Act.”

In regards to The Blue Mountain Company’s policy on removing intoxicated or drug induced individuals to the periphery of their property, it demonstrated a selfish disregard for public safety. Such a policy should have been vetted through their legal department to include consultation with local authorities. This policy presents great risk not only to the public, but possibly to the security guard who may be cited, fired, or part of a legal action brought by a public citizen as a result of a serious event occurring as a result of removing people from the premises. Additional risks are cited below. This invocation also discharges interaction between the company, its employees, and supporting personnel.

My pursuit of this issue would have been handled through engagement of management, employees, and the other security guards. I would have consulted with my fellow security guards to determine their views on the matter and if this policy was in violation to the current policies and procedures which we were sworn to uphold and part of…...

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