As Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol approaches its 25th anniversary in May 2015, it has announced plans to hire a score of new Troopers. Full-time and part-time Troopers are needed to perform mounted safety and courtesy patrol duties for The Woodlands Township, located thirty miles north of Houston, Texas. Part-time seasonal Troopers are also needed for the 2015 concert season, lasting from April to October.
“Growth in our mounted security client list has created openings in regions across North America,” said Frank Keller, founder and CEO of Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol and KES, its companion security consulting company. “At 25 years, we are the oldest and largest private mounted security company in North America and our services have become critical in the outdoor festival industry where visibility and adaptability are key. Plus, we have provided year-round security for The Woodlands for 20 years and that development is growing as well with added requests for our patrol units. Riders with a love of riding, a passion for public safety, and a way with people have a place at A&O.”
Horse owners possessing great people skills and residing in or around Houston are encouraged to apply for work at The Woodlands. Some 35 positions are available for riders. (Call Ann Reynolds, director of recruiting, at 817-312-0162.) Others in California, Texas, Southeast United States, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States, or British Columbia, Canada, are needed for part time festival work. In addition to impeccable horsemanship skills, Alpha & Omega requires Troopers to maintain a polished, friendly, and professional demeanor. Applicants should own their mount and have dependable access to a safe truck and trailer. Applicants must be at least twenty-one years of age and be able to pass a background check.
Horses may come from any background, breed or discipline, but must be tolerant of intense visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Geldings and mares (no stallions) must be at least 15 hands, in good health, and shod to A&O standards.
All horse and rider candidates must pass a rigorous interview process before being selected for duty. More information, including a full job description and application, can be found on the Employment page of Alpha & Omega’s website.
About Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol Services: From a humble beginning in 1990 as an entertainment company providing horse drawn hayrides and Santa arrivals for shopping centers, A&O has evolved into one of the nation’s most respected providers of public safety. CEO Frank Keller and his late father, a 40-year veteran of law enforcement, designed the first privately owned mounted patrol in the United States to provide security for shopping malls. Continued expansion took the company into security for arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, concerts, festivals, Business Improvement Districts, and other mass gatherings.
A certified mounted police instructor, Keller trains mounted police units throughout the United States and is the chief training officer for the Alpha & Omega Mounted Training Division. Keller is a graduate of the International Association of Assembly Managers’ inaugural Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS). The Academy’s intensive training focused on emergency planning and life safety management for the public venue industry. In 2012, he completed training in handling severe weather emergencies at large-scale events at the International Association of Venue Managers’ first weather seminar. In 2015 he continued this training and became a certified NOAA National Weather Service Storm Spotter.
In 2000, Keller established Kel Executive Services (KES) to provide turn-key security planning and implementation for clients. Today, the two companies serve the public interest by providing both highly visible deterrents to crime with the mounted patrols and sophisticated behind-the-scenes security via KES.
The combined client roster includes the annual Bonnaroo Music and Camping Festival, The Woodlands Township, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Electric Forest, MysterylandUSA, TomorrowWorld, Lockn’ Music Festival, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Lights All Night, AllGood Music Festival, Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile, Farm Aid 2006, nine Phish music and camping festivals, World Cup Soccer, Woodstock ’94, Super Bowl XXVIII, and amphitheaters throughout the country. In 2014, Alpha and Omega began international expansion, completing mounted courtesy patrol duty for the Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton (near Whistler), British Columbia.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For employment information, mountedpatrol.com/employment
Ann Reynolds, Director of Recruiting, 817-312-0162