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Combining agricutural heritage with over 25-years of international security experience

Rural crime causes significant financial loss, disruption to farming and business activities and personal distress to all those affected by the actions of offenders. According to the NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report for 2019 (published August 2020), rural crime cost over £54m in 2019; and the National Rural Crime Network National Rural Crime Survey 2018 reports that rural crime poses a threat to 10.3 million people in the United Kingdom. Both these statistics are echoed in the Country Land and Business Association Five Point Plan (published July 2019).

Ranger Security Solutions was created by RWSSi specifically to help tackle ongoing rural crime, to support farmers, land owners, rural communities and law enforcement. The founder of Ranger Security Solutions is a farmer’s son, who grew up on a mixed dairy and arable farm on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. He joined the army at 17, and has spent the last twenty-plus years carrying out security operations in many countries around the world; including Close Protection, surveillance and counter-surveillance; and most recently provided security management for a gold mine in Africa.

Previous assignments include providing security risk management for United States Aid projects assisting with the development of the agriculture sector in Afghanistan. Operating throughout the United Kingdom, the core function of Ranger Security Solutions is to provide professional guidance and support to farmers, land owners and rural businesses to help protect themselves, and assist law enforcement in combatting rural crime.

Ranger Security Solutions has intimate understanding of rural community’s needs, possesses unique capabilities and is very much committed to protecting against rural crime. Ranger Security Solutions, based in Yorkshire and the North East, is intelligence led, and has a three primary strategies:

  • Inform – understand the current and emerging threats, so the appropriate resources are assigned, minimising the impact and costs of crime, and maximising protection
  • Protect – assess existing security measures and develop self-help options to prevent crime, reduce the opportunity for an offender's reward and deter criminal activity
  • Deter – deliver specialist operations on behalf of farmers, land owners and rural businesses, working in collaboration with law enforcement, to detect criminal activity, gather evidence and initiate an effective response; increasing risk to would-be offenders and deflect criminals away from your property

Ranger Security Solutions understands that security is not a farmer's, landowner's or rural business' primary activity; and that there is rarely the opportunity to give the required effort or focus on your security needs. The Police are dedicated to tackling rural crime, and assign significant resources to this cause; but the police have to cover vast areas, extending response times significantly and rural crime is not their only commitment. Two significant police strategies are up for review in 2021, the National Police Chiefs' Council Wildlife Crime and Rural Affairs Rural Affairs Strategy and Wildlife Crime Policing Strategy. This a crucial time to get involved in helping to secure the communities where you work and live. Ranger Security Solutions aims to support all stakeholders in the fight against rural crime, and be the bridge between farmers, landowners and rural businesses and law enforcement, providing that professional representation, advice and service.

Where ever you are in the United Kingdom, Ranger Security Solutions is here to help resolve your concern, no matter how large or small.

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Understanding your concerns and providing effective solutions to manage your crime risks

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Rural CrimeThreats CostsDisruptions

Ranger Security Solutions is committed to improving your protection, reducing your costs and helping you to overcome rural crime

Fly-Tipping
Fly-Tipping

Fly-tipping is an endemic concern, not only having the potential to damage the environment or injure livestock and wildlife; but is also very costly for landowners to become burdened to remove from their property.

Poaching / Hare Coursing
Poaching / Hare Coursing

Poaching and Hare Coursing has numerous effects, not least interference with local wildlife or organised country sporting events; but can also cause significant damage to landowners property and farmers crops.

Arson & Vandalism
Arson & Vandalism

Buildings, vehicles, crop fields and especially straw and haystacks continue to be targeted by arsonists and vandals. This causes significant disruption to farming and other activities, adding unplanned costs to repair or replace what has been destroyed, and adding further costs to re-insure following repairs.

Theft: Livestock, Equipment, Machinery & Fuel
Theft: Livestock, Equipment, Machinery & Fuel

Organised criminals and opportunist thieves are constantly on the look out for items of interest which they can steal. Rural targets are appealing as the offenders often have more time to carry-out their actions. These thefts result in disruption to planned activities and increased costs to replace stolen items.

Wildlife Crime
Wildlife Crime

Crimes against flora and fauna, including badger baiting, egg collection or unwanted interference to natural species re-introduction or organised re-wilding programs can have a detrimental effect upon the habitat around us, causing significant ecological and financial impacts.

Burglary: Homes, Rural Businesses Premises, Country Hotels/Pubs
Burglary: Homes, Rural Businesses Premises, Country Hotels/Pubs

Rural crime is not restricted to farms and estates, but can include any member of the community - from isolated dwellings, equestrian centres or country hotels and pubs. Thieves will be indiscriminate when there is an opportunity to make money from criminal activity.

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Ranger Security Solutions: reducing the risk of crime by lowering the likelihood and minimising the impact

Insurance Support

Lowering insurance premiums is one of Ranger Security Solutions aims. Being the victim of crime is bad enough, without being stung with higher costs after an unwanted incident. Ranger Security Solutions insurance related services includes providing advice to protect against criminal activity; and investigate any insurable event.

Intelligence Led

The first stage of effective security management is the gathering of information from crime related incidents, analysing the detail, compiling reports and distributing to the relevant stakeholders. This ensures that the appropriate resources - time, money, personnel and equipment - are allocated to reduce future threats.

Coordination

The strengths within rural areas is the sense of community. Ranger Security Solutions can support existing groups, develop wider networks and introduce appropriate new stakeholders for the benefit of everyone. Ranger Security Solutions can also dedicate the time to coordinate community meetings and assist with police engagement.

Training & Education

The first line of defence against rural crime is the farmers, land owners, business owners and members of the community. Ranger Security Solutions can deliver workshops to vastly improve "self help" against rural crime. This includes implementing physical security principles and conflict management, to avoid victims of crime getting on the wrong side of the law because of an avoidable over-reaction to offenders.

Transferring Your Risk

Realising criminals are targeting your property is a time full of emotions - frustration at hard work been undone, fear for safety, and anger at the audacity. This can lead to brief moments of abnormal behaviour with severe long-term consequences should you over-react to criminal activity. Ranger Security Solutions can take on the burden of professionally responding to incidents and reduce your risk of been injured or arrested.

Specialist Capabilities

Ranger Security Solutions possesses unique qualities: agricultural heritage, service in the British Army, and over twenty-years delivering high-level security operations in some of the most challenging environments around the world. Where criminal activity is prevalent, Ranger Security Solutions, using the latest technical equipment, can apply these capabilities day or night, to gather evidence and initiate an effective police response.

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Agricultural heritage, combined with many years of international security experience.

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