Uniformed & Plain Clothes Security

When planning an event, it is important to decide whether you need Uniformed or Plain Clothed Security. Here's a breakdown of the benefits of each service we can provide to you. 

Plain Clothes Officers can also be referred to as being undercover security guards. They are often found in large retail stores, sporting venues, and in large public gatherings or places where there is a high amount of foot traffic, including outdoor concerts. 

Some clients prefer plain clothes or undercover guards in order that they blend in with their surroundings and are free to observe and monitor situations covertly.


Plain clothes security guards are particularly effective when it comes to internal matters such as loss prevention, thefts and internal investigations.

Our plain clothes security guards can also work in conjunction with uniformed security guards in situations such as crowd control, undercover operations and retail security.

Uniformed Security acts as a deterrent: When people see a security guard, they will be less likely to do something illegal. Having a uniformed security guard means that many crimes will be prevented that otherwise could occur if the security guard was undercover.

 A uniformed security guard also provides peace of mind for both workers and customers. People will feel more safe, as uniformed security guards can act as a calming presence. They also can help in an emergency: If someone spots something suspicious or is in need of help, being able to recognize a security guard will mean that they will have someone to go to. Otherwise, many people may not be able to receive the assistance that they would need.

If you can't decide which service is best for you, our Security Coordinators can recommend the best options for you. 

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929 Alpine Commerce Park NW

Suite 300

Grand Rapids, MI 49544


Office Hours:

Weekday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekend: Closed

Call Center:

Everyday: 24 Hours

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