Paladin Security is proud to partner with Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures to create a safe and secure working environment on every active construction project. As the leading training organization within the security industry, Paladin provides ongoing training courses and career advancement opportunities for members of the Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation community.
This partnership ensures our capacity to offer on-site safety and security as a service offering to Shxw’ōwhámél’s clients in and around the area of Hope, BC. Our work with Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures creates a safe and secure environment, protecting people, equipment, and environments during all our active projects.
Our service offerings are well suited for the remote, often geographically vast, and complex construction sites we work on. With the remoteness of some sites, often operating 24/7, safety, security, and wellness checks are a challenging obstacle to overcome yet remain our main priority. Because of this, Shxw’ōwhámél’s sites require a large security team with capable equipment and personnel.
Through our leading partnership with Indigenous communities, we formed Skwo:wech Security, which gives members tremendous opportunities for training and employment, and a clearer path to a career in the growing security services sector.
“In addition to safety, one of our major priorities working at the TM Expansion Project is to provide employment to local Indigenous community members,” said Paladin Client Service Manager Rajeev Tauckoor regarding the hiring process. “All applicants are given access to training and orientations before being deployed in the field. Applicants with no security license are also encouraged to apply, as they too go through a robust training session prior to them taking their Basic Security Training (BST) exams. After clearing their exams, we help the candidates to apply for their security licenses, providing them with a clear path to a long career in security services.”
To further community engagement, Paladin covers the costs of the licensing process, as well as covers the costs of further certifications and training, like Management of Aggressive Behaviour (MOAB) – a valuable, internationally recognized certification - First Aid Courses; and other leading training.
Fully licensed and certified Skwo:wech Security officers not only help protect vital economic projects within our traditional territory, they also contribute to the safety of their community.
Above: Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures participates in a community clean-up initiative. Our core values include work within all facets of our community, including security services.
“We were tasked by the nation to do a community patrol. This patrol was in response to non-nation members using the community to dump stolen vehicles and commit other illegal acts. Our team members set up checkpoints and performed community patrols which directly contributed to the safety of Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation,” Tauckoor Added.
Equipped with modern trucks, virtually controlled CCTV security towers, and providing the best training and certifications within the industry, we encourage all Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation community members who may be interested in a security career with Paladin to email firstname.lastname@example.org.