In the wake of this week’s Orlando nightclub shooting, there has been much discussion about what could have been done to prevent a large-scale massacre. We must first recognize that shootings on this scale (over 10 people) in nightclub/bar environments have never occurred within the United States. To state that mass casualty incidents such as […]Read More Nightclub Security Fundamentals
I know that I’ll probably cause a stir in writing this but here it goes: The customer is not always right. I can almost hear the rebuttals, see the heads shaking, and visualize open-mouthed gapes of disbelief. For most people – alright, pretty much all people – working in the customer service industry, this belief […]Read More The Right to Refuse Service
On Thursday, December 7th, 2013, a young bartender by the name of Mallory Rae Dies was crossing the street. She was struck by a driver who fled the scene. He was apprehended a few blocks away after crashing his car into a tree. Mallory was taken to the hospital. On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, Mallory […]Read More Don’t Let Them Drink and Drive
We received a number of interesting responses to our last post on Executive Protection in a Nightclub Environment. One of the most common questions asked was, “What is Security’s responsibility when a VIP arrives?” In light of last week’s post and a number of incidents involving VIPs in Nightclubs, it seems like the perfect time […]Read More VIPs in a Nightclub
While the main area of discussion here on the Tao of the Velvet Rope is Nightclub Security, Coast Executive Services finds it important to examine aspects of Security that relate to a variety of subject matters within the Nightclub Environment. To that end, we welcome Guest Writers to submit articles in order to share their […]Read More Executive Protection in a Nightclub Environment
The short answer to this question? NO However, life is not lived by short answers and one can’t possibly expect to pursue a career in any field of work by not getting along with their co-workers. In the field of Security (and in this case Nightclub Security), getting along with your co-workers is of paramount […]Read More Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Many managers think image first when it comes to hiring Security Staff: “I want the biggest, baddest looking dudes I can get my hands on.” Hey, I understand. Security plays a big part (no pun intended) when it comes to your look. And every entertainment venue, from bar to movie theater, has a style, look, or […]Read More Hiring for Nightclubs, Part 1 – Experience vs. Look?