The Shade Tree Partners with Protective Force International for Security and Women’s Self Defense

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The Shade Tree, a 24-hour accessible shelter designed to specifically meet the needs of women and children in crisis, is partnering with Protective Force International (PFI) to provide safety and security resources and training measures for its residents and staff. Locally operated and headquartered in Las Vegas, PFI is a full-service security company created to serve individuals and organizations by offering customized training courses, consulting, unarmed and armed security officers, mobile patrol and more. The partnership with The Shade Tree includes ongoing training and certification for the shelter’s security staff, regular patrols of the property by PFI’s qualified K9 security officers, self-defense training for shelter staff and residents and more. “We are very pleased to partner with Protective Force International as this collaboration provides vitally important training, resources and programs that will help bolster the safety and security of our residents, staff and volunteers,” said Linda Perez, CEO, The Shade Tree. “The addition of PFI’s qualified K9 security officers that will regularly monitor the property, which is a new security feature for us, is especially appreciated given the sensitive nature of the work we do and the clients we serve.” As part of the partnership, PFI’s uniformed K9 security officers will regularly sweep the property’s exterior and interior areas for suspicious materials. In addition, PFI will reserve at least two spots for The Shade Tree at its monthly academies, which include educational sessions, defensive tactics training and various certification programs. The partnership also includes a private seminar for The Shade Tree’s female employees to learn critical self-defense skills. More about PFI can be found here. “We firmly believe that women’s safety and security is a right and partnering with The Shade Tree is just one of many ways we are trying to better the community,” said Jonathan Alvarez, CEO, Protective Force International. “Our number one measure of success is reducing local crime. I am particularly passionate about reducing violence and human trafficking involving women, and we look forward to working with The Shade Tree to help make a difference for the women and children who reside at the shelter.”

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