The Tachi-Yokut Tribe announced that Walter Gunn has been named Director of Safety and Security for Tachi Palace Casino Resort.

Gunn has more than a decade of security experience, including casino stints at Harlow’s Casino Resort and Spa in Greenville, Mississippi 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 and 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.

The 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.

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.