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
Just last week, three women in Santa Monica, California prevented a date rape. They were fortunate enough to see the accused would-be rapist slip something into his date’s drink and notified both the woman and the restaurant’s management. Long story short, the man was arrested and is now facing criminal charges. As luck would have […]Read More Date Rape Drugs
Goodbye, 2015. And hello, 2016! We hope that your year ended well and that the year to come is a healthy and prosperous one. While we would usually not look back, I find it fitting that this New Year’s Eve video is currently making the rounds. Many of my formative years working Security were spent in the doorway […]Read More Happy New Year!
Not every night that you work the Door is going to be slow and lazy. More often than not you will encounter a situation that tests your limits or forces you to act quickly and decisively. And once in a rare while you will be placed in a possibly life-threatening situation. There are a myriad […]Read More Bouncer Fails…
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
In my various travels through the world of Security work, I’ve found that there is an inevitable discussion that takes place at some point: How to handle ejections or removals of belligerent patrons/crowd members/clients? And while I find these chats constructive and informational, I usually walk away thinking, “Why are we never discussing how to […]Read More Minimizing Nightclub Ejections
“Breaker 1-9, there’s a Smokey in a plain white wrapper at your back door, so you better put the hammer down.” If you just read that sentence and did not understand it, that’s a good thing. Why? Because you should not be using a CB radio for anything work related unless you are a trucker. […]Read More 10-4, Little Buddy…or How To Use A Radio In A Nightclub