Risk Management

The relationship with our clients does not end with the submission of the security plan. By retaining WJ Cousins and Associates as a trusted advisor, we can act on your behalf to identify potential risks and provide solutions to help mitigate those risks. This includes assessments, project management, and contracting us as your Chief Security Officer.

Security Risk Assessment

A physical security risk assessment is an in-depth study that identifies vulnerabilities of your facility and its most valuable assets: people, product, and cash. The assessment also ensures you are compliant with regulatory requirements for facility security. Once completed, WJ Cousins and Associates will identify any gaps and provide recommendations to mediate those issues.

The assessment includes the following areas:

  • Technology: Cameras, alarms, and access control (In proper working order?)
  • Secured Areas: Such as vaults, or rooms containing marijuana product or cash
  • Entrances/Exits: Parking lot, and overall building security
  • Reviews: Additional security measures
  • Studies: Local crime trends and related intelligence to provide custom solutions
  • Employee Training: For safety and security programs

We will also examine all of your policies and procedures to help reduce your liability, either in a regulatory or civil proceeding. As one of the leading providers of security plans for marijuana facilities, WJ Cousins and Associates will:

  • Write required state and local security plans
  • Write operational policies and procedures related to security
  • Assist with cannabis regulatory agencies and act as a law enforcement liaison
  • Assist in the selection of technology integrators
  • Provide guidance for using on-site security guards

Project Management

Whether it is a one-time event or a long-term investment in security and technology, WJ Cousins and Associates has the experience to guide you through the process step by step. We tap into knowledge gained from decades in the U.S. Secret Service as well as the private security sector.

Our project management expertise includes:

  • Crisis Management Programs: Design and implementation
  • Crime Prevention: Through environmental design
  • Programs: Workplace violence
  • Preparations: For emergencies
  • Event Security: Design and implementation
  • Bidding Process: Evaluation of vendors
  • Security Guard: Assessment and audits
  • Security Technology Systems: Design and acquisition
  • Insurance: Advisory services

Contracted Chief Security Officer

The majority of cannabis-related businesses can be usually classified as small or medium size, which can make it difficult to employ a full-time security professional to manage security personnel or procedures. This is why we offer clients the ability to be retained as their Chief Security Officer. With this service, clients have the benefit of having security or compliance professionals available for their business without the expenses of a full-time employee.

We assist in this area by providing:

  • Regulatory and law enforcement liaison
  • Selection of technology integrators
  • Guidance for on-site security guards
  • Investigatory consulting (internal/external investigations)
  • Background checks
  • Security risk assessment
  • Best practices for hostile terminations