Safety & Security Webinar: Using Security Guards in Public Libraries

August 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

View an archived version of this webinar.

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

FREE* for OLC members only.

Presenters: Tiffany Gehrlich, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Private Investigator Security Guard Services (PISGS), Ohio Department of Public Safety and Michelle Francis, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

The safety of patrons and staff is a top priority for all libraries, with library directors and managers striving to maintain a welcoming and secure environment for all who wish to make use of the space. To address safety and security concerns, it is common for public libraries to work with local law enforcement or to hire some combination of professional security guards or off-duty police officers. During this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of security personnel and what to look out for if you to choose to contract with a security guard company.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Private Investigator Security Guard Services (PISGS) licenses and regulates companies that provide security services and promotes public safety by verifying companies are insured and operated by people with appropriate experience and training.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenter.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail by Aug. 18. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC website.