Our company was started to assist operators to create the environment to allow for good times and safety. However, most operators hardly ever proactively prepare for what can happen when things go wrong.
In 1998, while working as a San Diego Police Officer, the President of Nightclub Security Consultants was forced to arrest a bouncer for assault at a nightclub in San Diego. The consequences for this nightclub and this bouncer were severe, but the events also opened Robert's eyes; this event was completely preventable. During the investigation of that crime, Robert discovered that there were no training requirements for bouncers in San Diego, the State of California or anywhere in the country. He also discovered there were no hospitality industry standards for bouncers or security guards related to the protection of patrons, employees or the property of any nightclub, restaurant or bar. Thus, Nightclub Security Consultants was born.
Using his law enforcement experience, including courtroom expertise in several areas including narcotics recognition and sales, fake identification, alcohol consumption and violence, problem solving and community policing along with his experiences working in the hospitality industry, Robert developed a series of training courses to help employees protect themselves, other employees, guests and the liquor license from the serious and very real challenges every establishment faces.