What to do if Police can’t get there in time
Nobody wants to experience an emergency severe enough to have to call the police. If you feel your personal safety is threatened, or you witness a crime being carried out, knowing that you can be sure of a rapid response can help you stay calm in a stressful situation.
According to figures from Queensland Police, the Gold Coast has a high crime rate compared with the rest of the sunshine state, and sometimes police may be too overwhelmed with other emergencies to be able to respond instantly to your call. If you are in an emergency situation, and the police are taking too long to arrive, an emergency response service may be able to help.
What is an emergency response service?
An emergency response service is a number you can call, much like dialling 000, if you feel you are under threat and police are taking a while to arrive. A security professional will be despatched as soon as you call the number, and will be there as quickly as possible to make you feel safer and more secure, until police can get to your location.
What are the benefits of calling an emergency response service?
A dedicated emergency response service can be the ideal solution when the police are unable to respond immediately. Emergency response services are staffed by experienced and highly trained security professionals, who can provide you with immediate protection, and if necessary, also detain offenders until the police arrive.
In many cases, the sight of a security vehicle arriving can be enough to deter criminals, and if not, the security personnel can help defuse the situation, and ensure your safety.
Once they are there, security personnel will also wait with you until the police arrive, and work with them to provide evidence and statements so you can get closure quickly, and have the matter resolved as smoothly as possible.
It is a good idea to keep the number of a reputable emergency response service handy in case you need it. The police should always be your first call if you are in an emergency situation, but an emergency response service can be a good back-up option. It can be reassuring to know that there is another source of help if you need assistance immediately and police can’t get to you straight away.