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Robert Smith

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Robert Smith

Robert C. Smith is the President and CEO of Nightclub Security Consultants, Inc.  In 1998, while still a San Diego Police Officer, he formed his company after an incident surrounding the use of force by a security guard at a San Diego bar.  This incident compelled Robert to create the first training program in the country designed specifically for the in house guard or bouncer.

His company has trained over 5,000 hospitality industry employees and worked with over 1,000 bars, clubs, restaurants and other alcohol service venues nationwide.  His company is called upon to provide expert guidance for attorneys, insurance companies, law enforcement officials and industry trade associations surrounding areas of liquor and premise liability.  Robert’s training programs and expertise have been discussed on the floor of the U.S. Congress and were the basis for California’s new law that mandates all in house guards be licensed and trained to a specific standard.


Nightclub Security Blog
Bar & Club Security Urban Legends Answered    September 17, 2013
By: Robert Smith

When misinformation gets mixed into the daily operation of a bar or club and is used to make operational decisions, it can become dangerous and counter productive.

Checking IDs Article
Are You Checking IDs Properly?    September 3, 2013
By: Robert Smith

Every employee working in the bar or club should understand the simple mechanics of screening a guests identification and the disastrous consequence of mistakes.

VIP Guests Blog
Securing The VIP Experience   August 6, 2013
By: Robert Smith

VIP’s spend money and owners love money. Sometimes rules are bent and VIP’s get away with activities that are not normally allow from general patrons.

Security Guard Article
California Security Guard Licensing Law   May 28, 2013
By: Robert Smith

The State of California became the first state in the country to mandate all in house security guards or bouncers obtain a state license. Imagine how great you would feel if you could totally trust your team to handle a violent incident correctly with limited hands on force.

Best in Bar Management Article
Safety First: Seven Steps to Creating a Safer Environment   September 9, 2009
By: Robert Smith

What follows is a simple list of ideas and actions to consider to be proactive about preventing accidents and incidents.



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