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Three Ways Off Duty Police Officers & SSA Security Group are Helping Protect Your Community

In Los Angeles, an individual has a 1 in 135 chance of being a victim of a violent crime, a rate that is meaningfully higher than the state and national average. Providing adequate protection to a community can help lessen this risk and decrease your chances of falling victim to criminal behavior.

Private security providers across the nation offer safety and patrol services for businesses and individuals, aiming to provide greater benefits than public service offerings. You should be sure your provider has industry leading capability and customer service, as not all security companies are equal. Safety professionals and patrols should be trained and aware of what to do in an emergency as well as in non-emergency customer service activities. Ideally, your safety patrol would be similar to an extended law enforcement agency—trained, aware, armed, and truly capable of deescalating security threats.

At SSA Security Group, patrol units are led by off duty, retired, or former law enforcement personnel. SSA has capabilities well-beyond the industry norm to ensure that your response team is as capable as possible. SSA’s trained patrol professionals provide three main benefits to their clients, aside from a greater peace of mind.

Trained Security Patrol Benefits:

  1. 24/7 On-Call Security Response
  2. Lessened Crime Risk for Entire Neighborhood
  3. Private Alarm Response

Read on to learn how our off-duty law enforcement-led patrol teams can offer more protection to your home or business and its surrounding neighborhood.

H1: Numerous, Rapid, On-Call Security and Service Benefits for Clientele

For an affordable monthly fee, you can receive even more peace of mind and crime deterrence with SSA’s on-call security services. SSA understands that security measures are not always “one-size-fits-all,” which is why they believe in allowing their customers the option of subscribing to a broad range of services, as they are needed. Not only will your assets be better protected, but trained and uniformed SSA officers will be familiar with your home and your security needs. SSA patrol units are available every day, including holidays, to offer the highest protection and attention possible.

SSA’s patrol teams are prepared to offer security sweeps, home safety audits, or property checks on-demand to ensure that your home or business is protected—no matter the time of day or night.

A General List of SSA’s Security Services Includes:

  • Trained Police Officer Personnel
  • 24/7/365 Armed Patrol
  • Fast Response Times
  • Constant Visible Deterrent 
  • Law Enforcement Partnerships
  • Residence Checks
  • Security Sweeps
  • Home Security Audits
  • Private Alarm Response
  • Vacation Property Watch
  • Package Handling
  • Neighborhood Security Alerts

H2: SSA Can Have 300-400 Home Security Customers in 1 Sq. Mile

SSA’s serviced areas are contiguous, specific neighborhood, communities, and HOAs that may have between 400 to 1,000 homes, 150 to 400 of which are individual SSA customers are any given time. Each area receives dedicated 24/7 patrol vehicles and officer. That means that entire neighborhoods will benefit from SSA’s private safety patrols. The company’s mission as a devoted security team, combined with the enhanced qualifications of its patrol officers, drives them to offer the highest quality protection for all neighborhoods where they operate. However, individual property owners that are clients of SSA receive significant benefits and services beyond the that of the neighborhood at large.

SSA’s security patrol teams work closely with on-duty law enforcement and other emergency response services to ensure that communication in the instance of a threat or emergency is streamlined and efficient.

Throughout Los Angeles, SSA’s patrol teams of off-duty and former police officers have over 30 years of experience protecting homes, large estates, and high-profile clientele. Neighborhoods we actively service include:

  • Santa Monica
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Riviera
  • Brentwood
  • Bel Air
  • Hancock Park
  • Windsor Square

If you don’t see your LA neighborhood on the above list, don’t fret! Reach out to our coordination team today for more information.

H3: SSA is Your Private Responder if Your Alarm System is in Alert

If your home has a security alarm system, uniformed SSA patrols can serve as the first responder to your home in the event of an emergency and can even offer non-emergency assistance, that police or alarm companies would not normally provide.

SSA security patrol teams are trained to respond to intrusions and can offer home security checks for added reassurance if you have reason to worry about your home. Following a response to an activated alarm system, SSA’s private security teams can respond in-person and begin communications with public agencies as necessary.

While a private alarm system is an incredible way to protect your family or property from harm, an alarm system can only do so much. Supplementing a physical alarm system with SSA patrols allows home and business owners an added measure of security in the instance of a crime or tripped alarm. In under five minutes, SSA patrol officers will respond and act, should your alarm go into alert.

Contact one of our dedicated customer service personnel to learn exactly how SSA security patrols can directly assist your property and your Los Angeles neighborhood. We’re always ready to address your questions and are committed to working together to develop the best private security plan for your needs.

Our Residential and Commercial Security Patrol Service Includes:


Trained Police Officer Personnel

Our security personnel are professionally trained off-duty or former police and law enforcement. Our personnel often have working relationships and direct lines of communication with on-duty law enforcement resources.


24/7/365 Armed Patrol

We provide constant security presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fast Response Times

Our clients receive four-minute or less incident response times, and are typically far faster than public options.


Constant Visible Deterrent

Our 24/7/365 security presence is dedicated your neighbourhood and provides a constant, visible deterrent to crime and trespassers.


Law Enforcement Leadership

Our company leadership consists of former LAPD and law enforcement professionals with deep law-enforcement training and relationships.


Residence Checks and Security Sweeps

We are available to conduct on-demand home checks and security sweeps of our clients’ properties.


Home Security Audits

All clients receive an audit of their home security setup and associated systems.


Alarm Response

We often act as our clients’ first responders to home and panic alarms. We can work with your alarm company.


Vacation Property Watch

Our clients who are away from their property for extended periods rely on us for on-demand or regular property checks.


Package Handling

For clients away from their property we are able to handle the retrievable and secure storage of sensitive deliveries.


Neighborhood Security Alerts and Communications

We provide our clients with regular updates regarding neighborhood security and incident reporting.