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The ‘Alternative’ Solution

Alternative Security Services (St Lucia) Limited is a subsidiary of Amalgamated Security Services Limited which is based in Trinidad & Tobago. It is one of the largest security companies in the Caribbean. Founded in 1983 the company has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the security industry in the Caribbean region offering a portfolio of security services and products. Amalgamated has earned a Caribbean reputation for developing and incorporating innovative and effective solutions to challenging security related problems. On the 7th of March 2019 Amalgamated Security acquired 100 per cent of the shareholding of Massey Security (Guyana) Inc. which operates in the cash services, guarding and alarm monitoring and has four regional offices in Guyana with a staffing complement of more than 800 highly trained professionals. The success of the company services has been well documented and is evident in the number of awards and recognitions received both regionally and internationally. These include The Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997 for Services, Retail & Distribution and the Excellence in STOW Award at the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference and Trade Show 2017. The company is a fully registered and an active member of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP).

All security services that are provided in St Lucia by Alternative Security Services (St Lucia) Limited meet the standards set by its parent company. Alternative operations are founded and guided by the same policies, procedures, rules, guidance and values of its parent company with its Mission Statement as follows:

“To engender a feeling of peace, tranquillity and wellbeing through a wide range of services to our clients, employees and the community by our highly motivated and committed Management Team and an expertly trained staff ”.

The man at the top of the local operation is retired Police Commissioner Errol Alexander who is the General Manager. He first joined Amalgamated as the Regional Brand Ambassador because of his academic qualifications and experience in law enforcement and security. He has over 30 years of experience in the law enforcement and security field.  He is the holder of a Diploma in Management Studies, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (Hons.) in Criminal Justice and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester, England.

The company’s most valuable asset is the Alternative family comprising well over 200 well-trained professionals. Its comprehensive approach to screening and hiring ensures that only the most qualified people are employed. The strength of the company lies with its employees and their commitment towards meeting the highest standards of excellence and integrity in the security industry and the delivery of an excellent security service brand. Alternative’s professionally designed and executed training programmes help produce knowledgeable and highly motivated security officers, managers and support personnel.

It is the policy of Alternative Security Services Ltd to always supply its customers with services and products that conform exactly to the agreed specifications in order to meet their needs and expectations. Unlike the majority of traditional security companies who fit the client’s needs into an existing service package Alternative Security Services develops and incorporates innovative and effective solutions to meet its clients’ needs. It integrates proven security tactics with new technology.

The company covers a comprehensive range of value-added services delivered by its security professionals for businesses, property and homes. These are Guarding Services which includes, baton, armed and canine (K9), Cash services (CIT), GPS Tracking (vehicles), and special services, such as security audits, background checks etc. Alternative also offers Monitoring and Mobile Response, Neighbourhood Patrols, Beach Patrols and Executive Transportation.

Where a request is made for any other security service and they are not available from Alternative Security Services they can easily be accessed from our parent company in the quickest possible time.

On the field, our service standard is maintained through frequent site visits by supervisors and operation coordinators. This service has support and continuous communication with a 24-hour Command and Control Centre which can quickly dispatch supervisors, patrol vehicles and emergency services if required to handle any arising situation.

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