Lost and Found: One Person’s Misadventure Becomes Another’s Reunion

By: Officer Jill M Burr—Five to the Seven It was a cold rainy day on November 30th, 2022 and I was out on the corner of Third and Everett where I was flagged down by one of our houseless folks.  He had come to me looking for some warm clothes, a tarp and a tent.… Continue reading Lost and Found: One Person’s Misadventure Becomes Another’s Reunion

Countering Houselessness

There are many ways to address houselessness, and the most effective approaches typically involve a combination of strategies. Here are a few ideas: It is a basic human right to have a place to live – Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home. Houselessness has negative impacts on health. The stress and… Continue reading Countering Houselessness

Growing Concern for Houselessness

Houselessness is a condition in which individuals or families do not have a stable, permanent residence and are unable to access safe and adequate housing. Houselessness individuals and families may be forced to live on the streets, in shelters, or in other temporary or inadequate housing arrangements. Houselessness can have a number of negative effects… Continue reading Growing Concern for Houselessness

Rising Crime Rates: Realizing the Causes

There are many factors that can contribute to rising crime rates in a given area. Some of the most common causes include poverty, a lack of education and job opportunities, inadequate access to social services, and a lack of strong community connections. Additionally, some research suggests that changes in demographics, such as an increase in… Continue reading Rising Crime Rates: Realizing the Causes

Private and Public Security: Same and Different

Private security and public security refer to two different types of security services. Private security refers to security services provided by companies or individuals, typically to protect people and property from potential threats. Private security services may include security guards, surveillance systems, alarms, and other security technologies to provide an extra layer of protection beyond… Continue reading Private and Public Security: Same and Different

Private Security’s Answer to Community Threats

Threats to security in a community can take many forms, and can vary depending on the specific location and circumstances. Some potential threats to community security may include: These are just some examples of the many potential threats to community security. The specific threats faced by a given community may vary, and may require different… Continue reading Private Security’s Answer to Community Threats

Improving Home Security: A Guide

Home security refers to the measures taken to protect a home and its occupants from potential threats, such as burglaries, intrusions, and other security incidents. These measures can include a wide range of activities, such as installing security systems, locking doors and windows, using security cameras and alarms, and implementing other security measures. The specific… Continue reading Improving Home Security: A Guide

How to be Successful in the Armed and Unarmed Security Field

Armed and unarmed security services refer to the use of security personnel with or without weapons to protect people and property. Armed security services typically involve the use of security guards who are trained and licensed to carry weapons, such as guns or other firearms. These guards are often used in situations where there is… Continue reading How to be Successful in the Armed and Unarmed Security Field

Security Through Community: The Echelon Core Principle

Security through community is a concept that focuses on the role of community members in promoting safety and security. This approach emphasizes the importance of collaboration and cooperation among community members, local organizations, and law enforcement agencies in addressing security issues and preventing crime. Security through community recognizes that community members have unique knowledge, skills,… Continue reading Security Through Community: The Echelon Core Principle

Echelon’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Policy

Echelon understands that change remains an ever present constant in life. While providing the proper solutions for our clients, we will continually strive to leave a positive legacy for all members of society. When guided accordingly, change can lead to positive life and community transformation. To guide this transformation, Echelon will embrace the role of… Continue reading Echelon’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Policy