Laws and regulatory agencies have failed to keep up with the explosion in demand for security services, with consequences for guards and the public they serve.
The negotiations could prove to be a watershed moment for 32BJ’s growing Security Division, as some members feel that a new contract will show that their work is a vital component to the city.
Adam Wisnieski and Jonathan Gomez |
Becoming a licensed security guard in New York State isn’t very difficult. Yet the “diploma mill,” where schools hand out certificates for a price, as well as schools that don’t make guards stay for an entire day, is still a problem.
The reporter talks about our series on the booming but often under-regulated security-officer industry.