Safe and Secure: A Path Toward Safer Buildings and Stronger Communities for Indianapolis
The private security industry is large, fast-growing, and global. Unfortunately, it is also plagued by low wages, high turnover, poor training and lax oversight–all of which put the public, security officers and the sites they guard, at risk.
Security officers are our first line of defense, protecting millions of lives and billions of dollars worth of property. They protect high-rise office buildings, banks, airports, stadiums, nuclear power plants, and pharmaceutical laboratories. Yet the investment that security contractors make in the wages, benefits and training of the men and women responsible for keeping us safe does not reflect the value of that work. Low wages coupled with a lack of benefits and training make it extremely difficult to retain good officers who strive to be professionals that serve and protect the public good.
Safe and Secure: A Path Toward Safer Buildings and Stronger Communities for Indianapolis makes the case for improving the security industry in Indianapolis through responsible contracting, investing in reliable union security services, and a professional workforce of security officers.
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