If you plan on hosting an event anytime soon, you probably want to think about hiring security officers. Even though your guests all seem like good enough folks that won’t cause any issues, as time goes on and people keep drinking liquor you’ll likely encounter at least one problem! At that point, you shouldn’t be saying, “I wish I had hired security officers,” you should be saying, “did I hire enough security officers?”
The number of guards you hire really depends on several key factors: how many guests you expect, location of the event, and whether or not alcohol will be served.
Number of expected guests
- 1 to 10 guests: If your event is this small you probably don’t even need a guard. If you think your guests would prefer the peace of mind that comes with hiring armed security officers in Mohave County, AZ, you need one guard at the most. The guard could monitor the entrance to the party and/or roam around the venue to make sure everything is going smoothly.
- 10 to 50 guests: It’s nearly impossible to monitor 50 people by yourself and have a good time at your event. Hiring two to four guards for a party this size should be sufficient. If your guests are drinking, you might want to err on the side of caution and hire four just to be safe.
- 50 to 250 guests: With an event this size at least one outbreak is likely to happen. This problem could just start as a minor scuffle but without four to twelve armed security officers in Mohave County, AZ, an all-out brawl could occur. The chances of an outbreak are multiplied if your guests are drinking and they’re in a smaller space.
- 250 to 1000 guests: If you’ve ever been around this many people at once who are drinking, you know how hairy things can get. Amongst other things, people are spilling drinks, knocking into one another and stepping on shoes. For whatever reason, all of those occurrences eventually lead to arguments between people. To prevent anything from getting out of hand, you want to hire 12 to 30 security guards to keep people in check.
Location of the event
The location of your party has a lot to do with how many guards you need. If you have a lot of guests in a small area, scuffles are more likely to happen so you need more guards to ensure law and order are preserved. Conversely, if you have a smaller guest list but a more spread out party (multiple rooms or areas) you’ll need a few more guards to oversee the whole party.
Are you serving alcohol?
It’s no secret that alcohol tends to change a person’s behavior. A well-mannered guest can turn into brand new person after a few too many rum and cokes. The problem only multiplies when all (or most) of the guests have had too much to drink. The more security guards you hire, the easier it will be able to handle unruly guests.
Contact us today at 928-855-5442 to discuss how our highly trained security officers can ensure your next party runs smoothly!