On the Security Scene

Courtesy of Landings Security


On Monday, September 27, Security responded to the Shell rake on Peregrine Crossing for a report of vandalism. Upon arrival, the officer observed a sign laying on the ground and two metal posts that had been spray painted multiple colors. A SeeClickFix was submitted to report the incident to Public Works for repairs. 


Suspicious Incidents 

A resident on Salette Lane contacted Security on Friday, September 24, to report a suspicious incident. The resident stated that he had left his home from approximately 3:45 to 8:15 p.m., and upon his return, he found his garage door halfway up and the front door slightly ajar. He did not notice anything missing when he performed a walkthrough of the residence. However, he did find evidence of someone being in the home. The resident advised that he did not want to make a report with Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) at the time as he was having some interior renovations done and wanted to check with the contractor to see if they had come by unexpectedly. No signs of forced entry were observed.  

On Tuesday, September 28, a resident reported that he had witnessed a knife come from a vehicle in front of him in the area of Tidewater Way and Landings Way North. Security responded to the area and retrieved the knife from the roadway. The vehicle’s owner was identified. At the time of the report, it was too late for Security to contact the vehicle’s owner to obtain further information regarding the incident.  

Department Training and Development 

Tim Cook, Erica Kersey, Jill Waclawski, and Chad Bundy attended the annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference this week. The three-day conference featured education sessions focused on the most pressing issues faced by security professionals as well as an innovation-stocked exhibit hall with more than 100 technical experts and suppliers. 

Below are a few of the key take-ways from the conference: 

Keynote speakers included Daniel Pink, Amanda Ripley, and Lt. General Nadja West. 

  • Pink discussed making time your ally and not your enemy. Every day has a peak, a trough, and a recovery with certain tasks being more effective in each period. 
  • Ripley discussed how to break the spell of high conflict. To get out of high conflict, it is imperative to avoid group identities, humiliation, and conflict entrepreneurs. 
  • Lt. General West discussed how to lead through uncertainty. Good leadership and a loyal team come from strong communication, truly understanding your people, treating them with respect, and leading with empathy, particularly through hard times. 

** Please note that a brief synopsis is provided for pertinent incidents that Security responds to during the week. All incidents are not covered in the weekly recap. Statistics for all reports are provided below. **  

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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