We need backup!

Everybody needs a friend. And if you work in any business that involves keeping people (including yourself) safe, a friend can be a literal lifesaver. Pilots have wingmen, soldiers have squad mates, police officers have partners, and nightclub security has other bouncers. Obviously, comparing work  in a nightclub to an experience in battle is a […]

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I lied.

Today’s post was supposed to be about the importance of the buddy system. But after an amusing conversation with a bouncer friend of mine, I decided to mix it up a bit. This post is for the folks on the other side of the rope: the patrons. It will give you a bit of insight […]

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Situational Awareness 2.0

Our previous discussion included a definition of Situational Awareness, how to practice it while on the job, and how to keep on your toes (i.e. playing the “What if…” game) during long, boring shifts. While all this is well and good, it is important to note that obsessive concern about one’s environment, safety, and security […]

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Situational Awareness

How many times have you heard the following phrases? “I never saw him coming.” “That car pulled out of nowhere.” “The fight just broke out. I have no idea how it started.” In our everyday lives, things occur around us at a rapid pace. We are constantly bombarded by stimuli in our environment: cars, televisions, […]

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Self Defense and Use of Force

Anytime I get involved in a conversation regarding nightclub security consulting, one question always comes up: “So…you teach bouncers how to beat people up?” Then the person laughs and says, “Just kidding.”…and proceeds to ask a ton of questions about how to beat people up. Or how many fights I’ve been in. Or what is […]

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