Tachi Palace Casino Resorts hires Director of Safety and Security, Walter Gunn

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Tachi Palace Casino Resort hires Walter Gunn as facility's safety and security director.
Tachi Palace Casino Resort hires Walter Gunn as facility's safety and security director.
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The Tachi-Yokut Tribe announced on October 20 that Walter Gunn has been named Director of Safety and Security for Tachi Palace Casino Resort.

Gunn boasts over a decade of security experience, including casino stints at Harlow’s Casino Resort and Spa in Greenville, Miss., and Rivers Casino in Philadelphia. He has 27 years of experience in security management and law enforcement with expertise in law enforcement training, emergency management, as well as extensive knowledge of security system design and installation.

“The safety of our guests and employees is of the utmost importance to us,” said Michael Olujic, General Manager of Tachi Palace Casino Resort. “Walter comes to us with great ideas and vision to upgrade and enhance our security measures in and around the casino.”

One of the newest safety measures on the property is the addition of Patriot One’s Multi-Sensor Gateway. A total of eight gateways will be installed at locations in the resort, casino, Yokut Gas Station, Coyote Entertainment Center, and Bingo Hall. These will be rolled out during each phase of the current renovations that are underway.

This state-of-the-art sensor detects concealed weapons other potentially dangerous objects. If a weapon is detected, the system will automatically trigger a camera and alert security staff. The system is non-intrusive and designed to not interrupt the flow in and out of the various locations at Tachi Palace Casino Resort.

“We’re delighted to have been chosen by Tachi Palace to secure their casino resort,” said Peter Evans, CEO of Patriot One. “This has been a fun and exciting program to work on with the casino. Deployments in a casino can be complex; they want to have the highest security standards and also wish to maintain the aesthetics of their venue. Tachi has developed the right combination of people, processes, and technology to deliver a solution that is a model for all casinos struggling to address the issue of how to deploy correctly."

Gunn is also working closely with local law enforcement, ensuring more of a presence on the property with on-site patrolling and walk-throughs.

“I look forward to building productive working relationships with Federal, State, and local law enforcement as well as working closely with our Tribal officials,” said Gunn. “Adding all of these new extra security measures, we are taking advanced precautions to ensure the safety of the guests, employees, property, and assets.”


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