Safety Advice For Bail Agents

Safety Advice For Bail Agents

Bail Agents are in a line of work that certainly carries its risks. While there are definitely jobs that are more dangerous, Bail Agents need to always look out for their safety. Since a bail agent deals with alleged criminals of all sorts and posts the bail for them, there is certainly a risk, just like with all things money. As the bail agent posts the bail, the client is required to post a typically non- refundable fee that can be as high as ten percent. With the chance of the defendant never making it to his court date, the bail agent is at risk of losing the other 90% of the bail posted by him. That is why the collateral of the client plays an important role. In some cases it may depend on the possessions of a client whether a bail agent will post the bail or not. If the bail agent considers the risk of the defendant skipping bail as too high, while there is not enough collateral available to retrieve the money, the bail agent will likely turn away the potential client.

Since there is always a risk of not being able to retrieve all of the initial investment made by the bail agent, it is in his best interest to ensure that the client attends his trial so that the agent can retrieve his posted bail from the authorities. However, if a client would rather not attend the set court date and vanish, there will be a conflict of interest, one that both the agent and the defendant are aware of. This conflict of interest is mainly where the danger of being a bail agent stems from. Since the danger that different clients represent varies, different levels of protection are recommended for bail agents dealing with different types of clients.

The available protection

All body armor is different. Although different types may look similar to the eye of an inexperienced onlooker, different types of body armors fill different purposes. Not only are there different levels of protection, but also vests that are solely offering protection against a certain type of attack. Also, the size and other features of body armor make a significant difference and one that can be the deciding factor between safety and injury.

Body Armor for Ballistic threats

Depending on the client a bail agent is currently working with, ballistic protection may prove to be the most efficient type of protection. Ballistic protection means that the type of body armor in question is most effective against firearms of all sorts.

Body Armor for ballistic threats is separated into levels of protection. These so called NIJ Levels determine how much protection a vest is really able to provide.

Moderate Ballistic Threat

If a bail agent determines that his client is indeed a moderate ballistic threat, then a level II or IIIA vest will likely be the best choice. These levels of protection are sufficient for small to medium caliber handguns. The distinct advantage of level II body armor is that it is generally lighter and easier to conceal than a level IIIA vest. It enables the bail agent to wear the vest covert; that means underneath his clothing, without attracting much attention because of it. Level II body armor offers protection against 9mm rounds fired from handguns.

Level IIIA body armor is also a popular choice by bail agents who determine that the risk of being attacked with a firearm is moderate or maybe even high. These vests are typically larger than level II

vests and harder to conceal. On the other hand, they offer more protection against larger caliber rounds and rounds fired at higher velocities. A level IIIA vest will, for example, offer protection against 9mm rounds fired from a sub machine gun, as well as .44 Magnum rounds.

Body Armor for Edge Blade Threats

If, during the risk assessment, the bail agent determines that the client is most dangerous in regards to knives and other stabbing weapons, then an edge blade vest should be chosen. These offer much more protection against attacks from individuals with knives and other edge blade weapons. Just like with ballistic protection, different vests will offer a different amount of protection. The most chosen edge blade vests are level I and II. The main difference between these two levels is the force with which an individual can attack the vest, without being able to penetrate the vest and possibly cause injury to the wearer. Level II edge blade vests represent more protection in this case, although they may be a little larger and heavier.

The right choice matters

During the risk assessment, it is important that the bail agent correctly assesses the danger of the situation and the type of threat causing the danger. Whether it is a vest for Ballistic Protection, one for Edge Blade Protection, or for Spike protection, the right vest can save the life of the bail agent wearing the body armor.

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Trenton bounty hunter stays a step ahead of new bail rules

Trenton bounty hunter stays a step ahead of new bail rules

Trenton bounty hunter stays a step ahead of new bail rules is convinced the answer to jails clogged with non-violent types awaiting trial is letting them out wearing monitoring devices that tell on them if they break release rules…

Arresting in bad neighborhoods

About the 3:00 minute mark you can see where this guy is in BIG trouble. You definetly have to watch the area’s your going into. Remember your fugitive might be friends with everyone on the block. This officer should of never went into the car. When the guy refused to give his name that’s an immediate red flag of someone with a warrant. The officer should of stood by and called backup immediately. This whole situation would of been avoided once more backup arrived.

I once served a warrant and created almost this same situation. The whole neighborhood starting pushing cops and throwing bricks at the police cruisers. Next thing I know there are 20 police cars and we scooped my guy and like a funeral procession we all left bumper to bumper. The cruiser in front of me got hit by a huge brick on the way out. I watched the kid throw it and run. Glad he didnt pick my truck instead. A major rule of bounty hunting…get your fugitive and get the hell outta there


Capturing fugitive’s

Just to give you more of an idea of how hard it is to be a good Bounty Hunter I posted this video. You’ll hear the Marshall saying she’s worked this case for a week around the clock and that they also have undercover agent’s staking out a house 24/7. They are also using official police programs to get their info where you most likely won’t have access to that(unless you have friends on the inside). They also have the luxury of multiple units following car’s if they need. They were able to pull the vehicle’s over. You will have no help even close to this…so good luck. You’ll notice the way they did catch them is they got a tip from a family member. One who was probably scorned. There’s usually always someone your fugitive knows who is pissed enough to rat them out just to see them go to jail.


Some good Bounty Hunter’s

These guy’s here definetly know what they’re doing. They proceeded with alot of caution and gave the fugitive plenty of time to surrender. They knew who his father was and the possible law suits that could come if this arrest is not handled properly. Me personally, having been involved in hundreds of law suits, I would of had local police stand by. If this guy decided to sue you and you did ANYTHING WRONG at all, you would of been “screwed”. I have arrested family of police officer’s and in one case I arrested a police officer who had skipped court. If you find yourself in these situations handle yourself very professionally and think before you do anything.


Proper way to clear a house

For you bounty hunters I would highly suggest learning how to clear houses correctly. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to clear house’s with the Police Dept. Not only will it keep you safe but will get you more respect from the Police. If you know your fugitive is inside hiding, there is a good chance he has a weapon. So get out there and practice…


Good example of Proper Preparation, Surrounding the House and Notifying the Police while Recovering a Fugitive

I like this video because the bail agent’s surrounded the house first, had called the police and had a game plan ready to go before they approached the house. This is what I was previously talking about when I like to corner the fugitive’s and not give them room to run. This fugitve in the video had no chance. The only problem I would have with these bounty hunter’s is that none of them are anywhere close to being in shape. You can carry the shotguns all you want but if 3 guys would of walked out that door with the fugitive you would have to start shooting everyone (preferably with non-lethal rounds or a tazer) or they would of received an ass beating for sure.