Medical Cannabis Security Service Model
The Great Northern Sentry Medical Cannabis Division is a subsidiary of Teachout Security Solutions. Our decision to create and develop this division was based on the success we have experienced with our Healthcare Division. The Division Model is a comprehensive program which ensures premier safety and security for Medical Cannabis operations. The program is grounded in over 30 years of credentialed experience in the security industry with a solid history of success in applying that security experience to protect Healthcare facilities. It is detailed enough to ensure every contingency is considered, while having a structure flexible enough to fit the mission and culture of any organization.
Properly managing the best personnel with a clear structure is the key to our success. We recruit, hire and retain the best officers with a level of consistency unique to the industry. Great Northern Sentry has partnerships with community colleges and universities throughout the region and we recruit the best and the brightest to join our team of security professionals. Additionally, we strive to be the employer of choice for security professionals. From entry level officers to industry leading managers and executives, our standing in the security community affords us the opportunity to pick and choose the very best candidates available. Our retention rate is well above any competitor and is driven primarily by our employee satisfaction ratings.
It is our belief that training actually begins at the interview stage. We hire for job fit and then train our staff to levels which exceed industry standards. One key to our training success is our proprietary program which encompasses a two day new hire training, pre-assignment training, post assignment training, and in-service training. We do not train to simply meet standards, instead we train to ensure we provide a safe, secure, and customer focused specialized security team. We document our training and provide clients copies of detailed and understandable training logs. Training is typically documented with practical and/or written testing for validation.
3. Policies and Procedures
The facility’s policies and procedures are critical to the success of the security program. During the transition we will review the security procedure manual for completeness. A comprehensive report will be provided to the client detailing the current state of the existing policy manual. That report will include meaningful recommendations which Great Northern Sentry can help the client implement. Every step of the way we are partners with the facility ensuring the procedural foundation of the program is solid.
4. Technology/Physical Security
A basic assessment of the facility’s physical security and use of technology will be completed pre-transition. The client will receive a comprehensive evaluation which will include straight forward recommendations for improvement. If desired, we have the resources to commission a very detailed security/safety/facilities assessment.
5. The Community:
Acceptance from the client’s employees and the surrounding community is critical to the success of any security program. Great Northern Sentry maintains a constant focus on communicating, educating, and demonstrating high levels of professionalism. By properly integrating security into the culture of the community, the security network creates a “footprint” many times larger than that which can be provided by the Security Department. We will be active in the facility and the community. The goal is security awareness in the community and community awareness in the security department. This includes establishing a working relationship with local law enforcement agencies.
Evidence of Our Model Concept and Management Success
• Teachout Security Solutions Healthcare Division provides security services to more Michigan healthcare facilities than any other security provider.
• No other security provider in Michigan has the level of Healthcare Security Professionals serving each day in the field.
• 100% of the hospitals and healthcare facilities who have retained our services since the Healthcare Division inception 15 years ago are still our partners today.