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    Roving Patrol

visible presence. quick response. Peace of Mind.

Meridian Security Group’s Security options extend to the Roving Patrol, which is a bonus for larger events that require heightened mobility and speed in execution. Charleston and the Lowcounty in general, attracts many events that garner national and international attention, with large scale attendance, from festivals, to music concerts, to cultural events, that span a scale beyond just needing Crowd Management. In these situations, Roving Patrol is necessary to accommodate the appropriate security levels for the safety of participants and attendees.

Applying to both Unarmed and Armed Security, Roving Patrol is trained in heightened surveillance techniques that apply to enhance the monitoring of entry points and crowds. Team communication is essential and synchronized with at least one or more Team Leaders to establish an efficient and working module. Our Team Leaders have an intimate relationship with City and Country Law Enforcement and Fire Departments and can provide the personnel needed to support a combined effort of security.

With an ability to also apply to Residential, Commercial or Executive venues, Roving Patrol is trained to seamlessly execute inspection of designated areas, no matter how large or small, or checkpoints to clear, whether one or multiple. For the Roving Patrol Security Detail, a team leader to manage movements is always present, no matter the location or size.

Why roving patrol security might be a better option


Staying vigilant 100% of the time is a difficult job, and for some, staying awake is a nightly battle. A roving patrol doesn’t allow for time to fall asleep because the officer is constantly patrolling from one property to the other. Staying in one location leads to officer fatigue and even sleep.

GPS Tracking

Do you ever wonder where the security is located? Security & Investigations roving patrol uses GPS to track the officer’s location so clients know where their security personnel is at all times.

Visible presence

It’s imperative that security is easily identifiable. A roving patrol demonstrates a strong visual deterrence with flashing lights, well-marked and branded vehicles, and consistent movement throughout your property. This lets residents, guests, and other people in the community know that your property has security on-site.

Economical Cost

A roving patrol service provides you with a security presence all night long and typically at a cost much less than a traditional, often called “dedicated” security service. Meridian Security Group offers our clients the flexibility to customize programs to address all of their security concerns.

No Idle Time

It’s often said that idle time can get you into trouble. If that’s true, what do you think happens at 4 a.m. when nothing is going on? Roving patrols eliminate idle time because the officer is always on the move, actively patrolling. An active patrolling officer is much more likely to hear, see, or smell something going on because they are roving around your property.

When Friendly Becomes Friendship

If you spend multiple hours a day or night on one property your security personnel are likely to make some friends. That can be an issue and can lead to bad decisions by an officer. During a roving patrol, officers have enough time to become knowledgeable and friendly, but not enough time to develop friendships, which can skew judgement.

Quality of Candidate

A roving patrol officer has a lot more responsibility driving a company vehicle. Officers working in an active, roving patrol require more training and skill than someone who sits in a guard shack for several hours a shift. Our security officers go through a rigorous training program that includes classroom work as well as on-site training.

Unauthorized Activities

Most people love a great movie and security officers are no different. Some officers will do anything to pass the time as they count the hours left in their shift, especially if they know nobody is watching them. During a roving patrol the GPS alerts and internal vehicle cameras will monitor an officer’s activity. This approach is a shift away from the industry standard of sending a supervisor around to check on guards every shift.

Quick Response

Roving patrol officers can respond quickly to issues because they are mobile. This is a huge benefit to communities of all sizes. It only takes a couple minutes to respond in a car an officer is already driving. With multiple vehicles patrolling the area, quick response time is vital to deterring crime and disturbances.