FJC offers you the best security solutions for your needs and delivers superior services through our operational excellence.

Since 1988, FJC Security Services Inc. (FJC) has partnered with private and public sector clients to design and manage innovative security solutions focused on protection and prevention. Our proven ability to provide superior protection for both sectors has made us the security firm of choice for facilities ranging from residential complexes, college campuses, government buildings, healthcare facilities, commercial businesses and construction projects to major airports and high-profile public landmarks.Based on first-hand experience, we know what it takes to meet the unique security and safety challenges of virtually any facility and setting. Founded by retired New York City Police Department (NYPD) Officer Frank Califano in 1988, we have one of the industry’s most qualified management teams that holds over three centuries of combined law enforcement and security management experience. Our executive team is comprised of retired and former federal, state and local law enforcement officers/agents, and veterans of all branches of services. With 6,000+ security officers, we can provide services anywhere in the U.S.

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Our Approach

Our client first philosophy has resulted in clients from multiple industries relying on us for a wide range of security services. With capabilities that include the integration of our uniformed security personnel (both armed and unarmed) with leading-edge technologies and strategic consulting services, we provide the most cost-efficient, effective protective solutions for your specific needs.

Advantages of Contracting Your Security Program with FJC

FJC contracts security services based on our philosophy: Protect our clients’ premises as if they were our own. We have been delivering security solutions to do that since 1988, protecting people and property at all types of locations from residential complexes, college campuses, government buildings, healthcare facilities, commercial businesses, and construction projects to major airports and high-profile public landmarks.

More Than Cost Savings – With FJC as your security firm, you can save on the administrative and operational costs of developing and managing a security program. Beyond that, you have more time to focus on your business knowing your people and property are protected by a total security solution starting with a security site assessment to a dedicated team of account managers, certified trainers and client service directors who monitor your program.

Resources at the Ready – Contracting with FJC means you have access to an established team of qualified security personnel, saving you the expense of recruiting, screening and training security employees. Our hiring guidelines meet or exceed all Government licensing requirements and we manage any additional state-mandated training.

A Team of Security Experts – We know that it takes an entire team of professionals in the security business to truly protect people and property. Along with 6,000+ qualified security personnel, FJC has the industry’s most experienced management team comprised of retired and former federal, state and local law enforcement officers/agents, and veterans of all branches of  armed services.

Customized Security Programs – As experts in the field of security, FJC can develop Customized Services to meet the unique security needs of your industry, business or facility.

Trained Security Personnel – As threats have evolved and escalated, the need for high quality, well trained security personnel has increased in both the private and public sectors. All FJC officers receive basic pre-assignment training and on-site training, and annual refresher courses. Specialized training is provided based on the location or industry to which an officer is assigned or on a client’s specific requirements.

Keeping up With Regulations – Contracting with FJC means you have the best partner in the security industry today. We are always knowledgeable on current security industry and regulatory standards and stay updated on new and evolving threats and ways to respond to them with innovative security solutions and technology. For example, FJC received SAFETY Act Designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2013, enabling us to continue to create, deploy and use anti-terrorism technologies to protect our clients’ premises and people.

An Integrated Approach – We match personnel and technology to build the best security solutions for our clients. Having FJC as your security provider means your people and property are protected by an optimal mix of security solutions that encompass security guards, CCTV installation, fire detection and response systems, electronic security access control and mobile security patrol services and any other security service identified for your premises.

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What SAFETY Act Designation Means To You

FJC is proud to hold SAFETY Act Designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a leading provider of security services, FJC uses innovative security technology solutions that could save lives in the event of a terrorist attack. We received SAFETY Act Designation for our services and technologies in 2013 after a comprehensive review that included over 100 experts in the areas of Economic, Chemical, Biological, Explosives, Radioactive/Nuclear, Human Factors, and Cyber Technology.The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY Act) was passed by Congress as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The SAFETY Act creates a system of risk and litigation management designed to ensure that the threat of liability in the event of an Act of Terrorism does not deter potential manufacturers or sellers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing, commercializing and deploying technologies that could save lives.

Essentially, the SAFETY Act facilitates the creation and use of anti-terrorism technologies. Its liability provisions apply to a wide range of technologies including products, services, software, and other forms of intellectual property. A full Designation normally lasts for 5 years and can be renewed.

For 25 years, FJC has partnered with private and public sector clients to design and deploy security solutions focused on prevention and protection. We know terrorist attacks can occur anywhere from airports to shopping centers and sports venues. Technologies such as Detection Systems, Screening Services and Security Plans/Services are integral to our programs to protect these facilities – and are technologies protected by the SAFETY Act.

Having SAFETY Act Designation means that FJC can continue to create, deploy and use anti-terrorism technologies to protect our clients’ premises and people. Any technology we deploy during our Designation period is protected for the lifetime of its deployment.

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Changing Your Security Force From Proprietary To Contract

How does an organization balance the pluses and minuses of both proprietary and contract guarding services? Contracting affords security expertise, administrative, overtime, uniform and training savings, call-out coverage solutions, personnel qualification standardization and program management. Alternatively, proprietary security programs offer program loyalty, higher wages and management workforce control. Also, an organization which is sensitive to its brand image may feel that contracting out security will in some ways marginalize it because they cannot control the day-to-day actions of its security force.

To bridge the gap between proprietary and contract security differences one should consider several variables:

1. Alignment of security goals The prospect of working with a contract security firm may seem like a daunting task for some. The contract security firm is in the business of providing security to organizations whose mission is not primarily security and many a time the security manager and its higher ups are not aligned as an organization as security is viewed as a dead cost while the security department views its importance as primary. This is a common challenge. In other organizations upper management is more involved in attaining strong security protocols and is fully ‘bought-in’ to its importance and associated costs. Either way, an experienced and flexible security contractor can be of great assistance. It all begins with the ability to communicate an organizations’ goals to the contractor. An organization must begin there and end there insofar as considering a particular contractor. Does the contractor have the ability to customize security programs to meet the expectations of your organization? Does the contractor’s security philosophy meet with your organizations? Can the security contractor improve on your security shortcomings while adequately answering your concerns whatever they may be, i.e., lack of management control and/or keeping key incumbent staff members, or budgets or consistent training methods.

2. Partnership between the organization and contracting firm While the expectation may be to have the contracting firm assume all management responsibilities for the security program, it is prudent to continue supporting the program through redundancies in hiring selection and reviewing training protocols. It is also suggested that both the hiring company and contractor communicate through a consistent meeting schedule. The reason for this is that it further aligns both organizations. Maintaining a consistent meeting schedule also keeps the contracting workforce focused on the fact that they are being paid by the contractor to satisfy the expectations of the hiring organization.

3. Maximizing security contracting value – ‘key rules that should apply’

  • Never agree to absorb overtime costs with the exception of your requests for overtime usage or if the program was built upon additional built-in overtime because of extended shifts or other extenuating circumstances. The reason for this is that the security contracting firm has already factored in their overtime benchmarks and therefore should have accounted for those costs within their billing rates.
  • Always incorporate a 30-day opt out clause within your contractual agreement. Should you not have an ongoing, synergistic relationship with your security contractor or should the needs [or budgets] of your organization change, safeguards should be put in place to end your contract.
  • Make certain that insurances are adequate and security licenses are in place.
  • Choose a firm with longstanding relationships and an intrinsic understanding of union representation. This is important because of the widespread confusion over union considerations. A contractor that is well schooled in all disciplines including union considerations can help educate and better assist an organization
  • Hire a contract firm who encompasses the resources to satisfy your most stringent requirements, like manpower needs during emergency situations, adequate scheduling and billing systems, accessible executive management and the ability to train security officers to meet all of your organization’s security goals.

What you are seeking to attain is a stable and trustworthy relationship, which will enable the security program to run seamlessly without disrupting your business. You should also be able in attaining a cost benefit for your organization.

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