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Simple Ways to Prevent Violence in Your Neighbourhood

Economic stress, health issues, personal problems, all of these are just a few indicators of a much bigger problem that needs to be addressed. We live in a time where violence is rampant, and pretty much a part of our daily lives.

According to statistics, a violent crime is reported every 17 seconds in America, and fewer than half of the violent crimes which take place actually get reported. As someone who strives to live in a stable neighbourhood in Calgary, it is the job of every citizen to keep a close eye on any suspected violent acts being committed in their community, not only to keep the people safe, but also to keep the victim from being abused longer.

1.      Neighbourhood Watch

When working for Neighbourhood Watch, the main goal is to not only keep the community safe, but also to spot any vulnerable areas. By getting the city council to plant more street lamps, the area becomes more secure by preventing any hidden spots for a perpetrator to hide in. Another reason why neighbourhood watch is so efficient is because you get to keep an eye on any recreational activities and events which might attract unwanted people to the area.

2.      Protecting our Children

Teenagers and children already lead stressful lives because of their school work but if they are not even getting the right safety and peace at home, they become prone to finding that peace somewhere else. Violence isn’t always about a big act. Even harsh words and a bad attitude can be harmful towards others and just because we’re having a bad day or are in a bad mood, doesn’t give us the right to be aggressive towards those younger to us. In a neighbourhood, if you ever see someone acting harshly towards a member of the youth, it is your duty to either report it to the police or someone from child protection services.

3.      Acting Responsibly

When faced with a situation which might turn violent, it’s better to keep a cool head and think of a solution rather than panic. Taking steps such as building a partnership with law enforcement, organizing volunteer opportunities or just being there for someone who might be going through a crisis is a step in the right direction. Above all, if you know someone who is abused in any way, take action and report them to the police immediately so that the victim knows that you support them.

4.      Bring the Community Together

When you’re working to create a good environment for your neighbourhood which is free of violence, being there for those around you is the key to creating an open environment. If a neighbour is under a lot of stress or is worried, instead of turning away, think of a way to help them. Take care of their garden, offer to babysit their children or their pets, and if needed, find a way to help if they need legal advice. Even small steps can help show that you are all there for each other.

5.      Updated Security

Many neighbourhoods hire professionals to help keep the peace. Along with the police, you can also hire security services in Calgary who can help you by providing services such as mobile patrol services etc. By doing so, you will increase the chances of actually creating a safe and healthy environment in your neighbourhood, with top Calgary security company.

For more security services in Calgary, you can call 365 Patrol on 587 716 1365 or visit their website.

Reviews

We used 365 Patrol for a temporary work site in Calgary that needed nightly and weekend security for approx 2 months. We were very pleased with the service, and they exceeded our expectations. Mohamed and his team were professional, punctual everyday and even offered extra security ideas to make our site extra secure. Their rates were very reasonable and we will definitely use them again. Highly recommended.
Quinne Chouinard
Quinne Chouinard
We organize an annual outdoor festival and 365 Patrol was hands down the best security service we have worked with! Mohamed did a full site walk through with us and helped us identify the best areas to place the guards. For both nights, all guards were on time, professionally dressed and were super friendly. Mohamed was professional and very easy to communicate with for the duration of working together. I couldn't be more pleased with 365 Patrol and will definitely be hiring them again next year.
VFC General
VFC General
I recently used the services of 365 Patrol. I was completely pleased with their professionalism, punctuality and reliability of both the guards and the manager-Mohamed. I would highly recommend 365 Patrol's services!
H. Palmer Consulting
H. Palmer Consulting
Great company to work with. They respond to requests in a very timely manner and are very flexible when it comes to our needs. They have provided over night security for groups travelling to Calgary and their services were greatly appreciated.
Marie-Lisa Jolin
Marie-Lisa Jolin
Excellent company to be a part of, Mohamed and Farhan have always treated me like family and have always been encouraging and very respectful. I am truly blessed to be a part of this company.
Patrick Calgary
Patrick Calgary
Excellent communication and attention to detail - 365 Patrol really stepped up for our condo board and owners, even while our property management company fell on their face. Thank you Mohammed!
Sherri Cebry
Sherri Cebry
This is a great security company for businesses looking to secure their asset. I had the chance to work with owner of the company. He is hardworking, professional, serious about his work. I’m sure he would do the same for anyone who seek his services.
Mohamadou Banhoro
Mohamadou Banhoro
A great company to work with: professional, punctual, thorough - the best security company our property management company has worked with. Highly recommend!
Martina J
Martina J
I have been working for 365 patrol for almost a year. I Spoke with a gentleman named Mohamed for an interview. The staff were professional and friendly. I had a good experience working at one of their sites and gained knowledge that’s beneficial for future endeavours. Great Company!!!
Yusuf Hydar
Yusuf Hydar
I used this guard service for a very important client that we were unable to provide security for at the last minute. I called Mohamed Siad late last night after calling many other guard service companies that were not able to provide a guard for us at such short notice. Mohamed was very professional and followed up with me this morning to make sure everything went smoothly. The guard that he dispatched arrived early to site and called me to confirm what we were needing him to do. He called me again this morning to check with me before he left site. I would highly recommend this guard service to anyone! Their customer service will exceed your expectations!
Jayci Weddell
Jayci Weddell
Very impressed with 365 Patrol, they were very good to deal with, professional and responsive. They showed up on time and gave us a great rate on their service! We ended up switching security companies this year and were very happy with the decision. We will definitely use them again!
Morgan Scott
Morgan Scott
We needed a security guard at the last minute. 365 Patrol was the ONLY company of the many that were called that responded in a timely manner to our request. We asked for a plain clothes guard to arrive the next morning. People come and go from our building at random times all day long and we required the guard to be the official greeter at the door as he was screening people. He was polite and unobtrusive. When not busy, he was engaging and pleasant with staff and endeavoured to fit in with the surroundings so that it was less apparent that we had a guard in the building that day. I would highly recommend 365 Patrol and would not hesitate to use their services in the future.
Leslie McMechan
Leslie McMechan
365 Patrol was great to work with. The security guard who looked after our event was great: always early and focused on watching over our event equipment. We were able to make changes to the security times needed last minute, which was very helpful. We will definitely use them for our future events.
GWN Dragon Boat
GWN Dragon Boat
At our annual event we needed a security company to look after our equipment and tents during the night. We hired 365 patrol and were very pleased with the professionalism and service they provided. We found it was very easy to communicate with them and they were able to work with our tight deadline. We highly recommend them and will continue to using them going forward.
Melrays
Melrays
We recently worked with Mohamed and 365 Patrol on an over night job for an outdoor event we were planning. Not only were they professional and accommodating, they were absolutely wonderful to deal with during the planning process. They showed up early, checked in before they left, gave me a progress report and then their main office followed up after the event to ensure things had gone smoothly. I will be using them again and would recommend them to anyone looking for security services.
Paperdoll Weddings
Paperdoll Weddings
I used this firm for a high profile retail client and the team was punctual and communication throughout the overnight coverage was excellent. I will use them again in the future and refer them to our other clients in Calgary.
Alezandro Punsalang
Alezandro Punsalang
We found them very curtious, friendly and professional and would highly recommend this company.I have worked in other buildings where the security guards seemed unapproachable or lazy, and am very happy to say that this is not the case with this company at all. I would highly recommend them and will be referring anyone who is looking for a good security company to them.
Elysia Mathias
Elysia Mathias
A very professional security company. They were able to dispatch their guards in less than an hour as promised. Their guards were fully uniformed which I really liked. I would definitely call them again in the future.
Northmount Subway
Northmount Subway
We called 365 Patrol on rather short notice, Mohamed was more than accommodating. He arranged the guys and they were here on time and prepared. 365 Patrol will definitely be our only choice next time.
Chris Cass
Chris Cass
365 Patrol Services stepped in at the last minute and provided a professional security guard. Their specialization in quick turnaround was very much appreciated!
Lauren A
Lauren A
The guards were super friendly and professional. The owner of the company is super accommodating and stayed in great communication with me all the time. It was helpful to have reliable contact with him at all times.
Annie Marcoux
Annie Marcoux
365 got me out of a terrible bind! When our office fire panel stopped working and I was told we would need to have someone in the building 24/7 to do fire watch until it was fixed, I panicked. It was 3pm in the afternoon and staff were getting ready to leave for the day so I didn’t know how I was going to find someone to stay in the building overnight. Luckily, Google helped me find 365 and I was able to get a guard to our building by the time we were closing at 5pm. The guards were friendly and professional. When we did have building emergencies arise, the guards were very considerate of my time and polite when they called me for assistance. All in all I was very pleased with the service and would use them again (although I’m really hoping for no more issues where I would require guard service)! :)
Shanna
Shanna
Had a great experience with this patrol company- they accommodated our last minute need for their services. Very professional and pleasant to to deal with!
Dr. Shelly and Dr. Raman EyeCU Optometry
Dr. Shelly and Dr. Raman EyeCU Optometry
My condo building needed security services following a break and enter. 365 Patrol was called after 10pm and they had a guard at my building and actively patroling by midnight. The guard was professional and the service/communication was excellent. Out of three "24 hr" security companies called that night, 365 was the only one who called back.
Brett
Brett

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