Special Events Security

Since 1993, we have provided comprehensive security for NYC Fashion Week and many other special events in the New York City metro area. From entry security to runway protection and so much more, we are the “go to” local provider for security in the fashion and special events world. Regardless of the size of your event we have the resources and ability to provide complete coverage for all events security activities.

Entertainment-oriented events are one of our specialties here at Citadel. We thoroughly understand the special event security business and use our expertise to facilitate the smooth operation of your event by taking care of the distractions that you don’t need. From fashion to corporate product launches and yoga-in-the-park classes, we have your NYC special event security needs covered.

Special Events Security Services Offered

At Citadel, we provide a wide variety of private event security services to meet the needs of diverse companies, organizations, and individuals. We specialize in threat assessment and threat prevention, and we know which advance planning measures to take to ensure that your event goes exactly as you want it to.

Here is a sampling of the customized event security services that we provide:

  • New York City permit acquisition
  • Load-in/load-out services
  • Traffic logistics
  • Escorting services
  • Interior and exterior 24-hour patrol and guarding
  • Credential guests and staff

As you can see, Citadel is capable of handling much more than just standing guard at the event space door. If you need help securing a permit, figuring out event logistics, or helping important attendees get to where they need to be, you’re in good hands with the Citadel events security team.

From the moment you hire us to handle your event security, we’ll start working with you to devise an event plan to reduce risks and save you from unnecessary hassles and expenses. Our highly trained guards are always professional, diligent, detail-oriented, and ready for anything that comes their way. And in the event of an unforeseen situation or emergency, we also provide crowd control services, and even crisis response services. It’s a smart idea to be prepared for anything and everything when you’re putting on an event, and we have the know-how to do exactly that.

Types of Events Where Security is Needed

We’ve hinted at a few of the events that our security guards have assisted with in the past, but there are many other situations when events security is needed as well. Special events take place every single day in New York City, and we have assisted clients who work in a wide range of fields and industries.

Here are some additional examples of the types of special events that our special events service division provides comprehensive security programs for:

  • Grand openings
  • Film and theater premieres
  • Celebrity appearances
  • Autograph signings
  • Art gallery openings
  • Fund raising dinners
  • Political conventions
  • Parades
  • Sporting events
  • Trade shows
  • Award shows
  • Charity events
  • Corporate marketing events
  • Many other types of events too!

Whether your event involves just a few dozen people, hundreds of attendees, or crowds into the thousands, we can create a security program that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

What Special Event Security Guards Do

The safety and security of all event attendees is our number one goal at Citadel, and our hardworking special event security guards are experts in the intricacies involved with this type of work. Event security guards are trained in managing large crowds and keeping a watchful eye out for potential threats before they become major problems. These professionals are polite and courteous to event attendees and event staff, yet firm with individuals who engage in disruptive, disrespectful, or quarrelsome behavior.

Depending upon the nature of your event, special event security guards may establish a post behind the stage to perform surveillance operations. Guards may also be used at the door to your event to greet attendees, check guest lists and IDs, and establish a strong presence of order. Our guards can make rounds through the crowd to monitor activity or discretely establish a perimeter to keep an overall watch on the event scene.

Citadel private event security guards are trained to handle event-disrupting situations quickly and discretely so that your event can go on without the risk of threats or disturbances. We have the training and experience you need to deter criminal behavior and help you maintain ultimate control over your event from start to finish. Through it all, we maintain a high level of confidentiality for sensitive matters and are pleased to communicate with you about security methods, strategies, and concerns.

How Citadel Can Help with Your Event Security Needs

Citadel is capable of providing you with professionally and expertly managed special event security services in a proactive manner that addresses today’s ever-changing security challenges. We will work closely with your management team or event planner to coordinate and execute a security plan that works for you and that keeps all attendees safe and protected. Not only do our special event security services help keep you safe, but they also reduce your risk of liability, saving you time, hassles, and headaches in the future.

In today’s uncertain world, it’s never been more important to have top-notch security for your public and private events. Citadel is the most trusted name in New York City security services, and we are here for you and all of the exciting events that you are planning for the future. You work hard to organize and execute special events, and we’ll work hard to ensure that your attendees feel secure and safe at all times.

Please contact us to tell us more about your event and the types of security services that you are looking for. We will be happy to help out in any way possible to ensure that your event is a success.