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Former STT Security Supervisor Completes Police Academy with Firearms Proficiency Award

By |2020-02-26T16:55:51-05:00February 26th, 2020|Employees, STT News|

To Protect and Serve A former STT Security Supervisor, Jessica Townsville, graduated from the Detroit Police Training Academy with a Firearms Proficiency award late last month. Officer Townsville and 40 others graduated the academy and are now part of the Detroit Police Department's class of 2019-I and 2020-A. Her dedication to keeping those around her

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Fast Facts and Preventative Information

By |2020-02-14T11:54:54-05:00February 7th, 2020|Industry News|

What is the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV)? The 2019 novel coronavirus is a new virus that began in Wuhan, China. This coronavirus causes respiratory illness in humans and can spread from person-to-person. What are symptoms of the coronavirus? The symptoms include minor to severe respiratory illness with: Fever Cough Shortness of breath Sore throat More

Employee Spotlight: Chuck Heiss

By |2020-02-14T11:55:09-05:00October 21st, 2019|Employees, STT News|

Chuck Heiss is a former firefighter, police officer, and 5-time-elected sheriff who started working for STT back in July of this year. From Washington D.C. to Missouri and all the way to Michigan: Chuck Heiss! Tell me about yourself: I was originally born and raised in Washington D.C., but I started my law enforcement career

Violence in the Healthcare Industry – A Well-Documented but Seemingly Unknown Epidemic

By |2019-08-23T12:35:42-04:00August 5th, 2019|Blog & Advice|

It is irrefutable that the presence of a uniformed security officer deters and reduces criminal activity. In a place relating to the healthcare industry – such as a hospital or clinic – on-site security ensures the safety of vulnerable persons and expensive assets. Visitors, patients, and employees are provided with an extra layer of protection

Cocaine in the Courthouse – Security Officer’s Vigilance Leads to Massive Drug Bust

By |2019-08-23T12:35:54-04:00July 26th, 2019|STT News|

An observant eye will quickly identify when something is out of the ordinary. A car parked outside for an extended period of time, someone grabbing their hip or fidgeting in their pocket, or someone with darting eyes who avoids meeting your gaze – without situational awareness, these irregularities often fly under the radar. If someone

Heat Safety

By |2019-08-23T12:36:04-04:00July 18th, 2019|Blog & Advice|

Warm weather, sunny skies, and beautiful beaches; summer has come around once again, and with it, so has the heat. When heat rises and intense humidity levels accompany it, a great risk is imposed to older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals. However, heat-related medical emergencies can happen to anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity,

Security Threats Targeting the United States’ Food Supply

By |2019-08-23T12:36:17-04:00June 26th, 2019|Industry News|

Criminal activity in our modern society knows no boundaries. Anything that is mass produced could be a viable target for a terrorist or criminal attack – including our nation’s food supply. The food manufacturing and production industry has felt a heightened sense of risk in recent years, so the FDA has implemented procedures to increase

Security and Police – The Link Between Both Industries

By |2019-08-23T12:36:31-04:00June 18th, 2019|Industry News|

A Mutually-Beneficial Partnership The security industry and police enforcement have worked alongside one another for decades; together, they create a mutually-beneficial partnership. Both service groups fight crime and protect people, property, and valuable assets. As time goes on, trends show that more Security Officers are utilizing their experience in the industry to obtain Police Officer

Cyber-Security – Cyber Crimes and Data Breach Statistics

By |2019-08-23T12:36:45-04:00June 7th, 2019|Blog & Advice|

Check out the info-graphic above. It includes statistics regarding cyber crimes and facts about data breaches, password security, and what type of information is compromised in a breach. What fact surprised you the most? The statistics mentioned in this graphic can be found here.

United States Bans Chinese Telecom Giant Citing National Security Concerns

By |2019-08-23T12:37:00-04:00June 4th, 2019|STT News|

What is Huawei? Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications-equipment company that is similar to Apple. They are based out of Guangdong, China, and they sell networking equipment, computers, and – most notably –smartphones. They are the #1 telecommunications supplier and the #2 smartphone maker in the world. Huawei is (was) also the fastest growing smartphone manufacturer