Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Mike Jordan, founder of Protective Security 31:2. Protective Security 31:2 has a dedicated team of current and former law enforcement officers from local and federal backgrounds; they help safeguard places of worship, offer security assessments of any site, and physical protection for any event.
Please tell us about your company Protective Security 31:2.
We formed after the recognition of a much-needed service, providing security to houses of worship. After the countless massacres at houses of worship, we partnered with a Federal Agency that allowed their trained agents to work for Protective Security 31:2. These agents are trained to assess the security needs of infrastructure. They utilize techniques and algorithms used on federal buildings such as the White House, FBI buildings across the nation, and most federal buildings.
We start by sending one of these agents to your house of worship, where they assess the security of your house of worship, provide a report, and provide security upgrades. After this is done, we write a state and federal grant for your house of worship. All of your security needs are paid for from grant money, alleviating the financial burden of funding security.
Once those two steps are completed, we determine how many officers, how many hours, how many days, etc. To include a “buffer” an overestimation of coverage, so you're never “short” an officer. At this point, a contract is drafted. This is necessary when using federal and state grant funds. It is considered the “project management” requirement for utilizing the secured grant funds.
After those items are taken care of, you no longer have to worry about security. We handle the scheduling, the staffing, the worker's compensation insurance, the payroll taxes, employee benefits. All of these would be the house of worship's responsibility if they were to seek out their own security.
We employ current and former military and law enforcement. If your house of worship wants a uniformed police officer, we can facilitate that. If your house of worship wants an armed guard in pants and a polo shirt, we can facilitate that as well.
Any event you have can have a custom security package. We just added explosive detection canines to our list of services that we provide.
Which social media channels work best for promoting your work?
We use Facebook, our website www.ps31two.com, and Twitter.
What's your greatest fear?
Our greatest fear is not letting everyone know that they have the option to pray in peace. For them not to know, and an act of hateful led violence happens to them and their loved ones.
Looking back, what's one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
How time-consuming running a business is. When I started this company, I went from securing the facility to MAKING sure the facility was as secure as possible and that if I could help it, there would never again be an act of violence and hate.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Like-minded individuals. I haven't done this on my own. I have and still do have help. When I have an idea, it gets molded by others from different professional backgrounds. When the collaboration is over, the outcome is better than I could have ever done alone.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
That this service that we are providing is literally a life and death decision for houses of worship. It's too important to me and others who are on this mission to just give up.
Any message for our readers.
If you are or know someone interested in this service, PLEASE, contact us. We are nationwide. No house of worship is too small to provide protection for. Whether it's one worshiper or one-thousand worshipers, we want everyone to have peace.
How can people connect with you?
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time. It was really exciting to know about your journey!!