It was a good thing if kept in the perspective ,that is, to serve and assist and not to badger people.
Some really humorous things would happen and some tragic if someone passed away at an assembly.
I did this for years as part of the Security/Attendance department and there developed in the 80's here a real "cowboy" class who bought expensive radio gear like the cops and would walk around (should I say Strut) talking into their shoulder mikes etc. and the feedback from the R &F was of feeling watched and itimidated.
One funny time was in '88 when we went interstate to the Melbourne Assembly and the cowboys here thought they had "Security" thing all right and thought they would show the Melbourne Brothers in Security how it's done....it was so embarrassing! One guy we called Bro. Gadjet took his bright red station wagon over there and fitted a massive SECURITY sign on the roof with large orange flashing lights, and he that many CB antenae on it that it looked like a porcupine!
Caught him later one assembly day in the back of the wagon "monitoring" the assembly watching a football game on a portable TV.
Another time we chased a pervert away who had an extendable mirror to look into the womens toilets, and another time a large Asian man chatting up sisters with more than a pure motive on his mind!
Ah and then there was the crawling around under buildings with torches and mirrors looking for possible bomb threats in places no human had been for years.
As I was in charge of the bomb squad I once at an assembly had to shut down the podium area as a suspicious suitcase had been found earlier and cleared as OK , but we were put on high alert. Things were a bit jumpy back then as one Australian Kingdom Hall had been bombed and with loss of life.When I routinely inspected the back of the podium a case was found that belonged to no-one there in attendance and the lunch break was nearly over .So I shut the area down and no-one could leave or come in till we resolved the matter with runners as we could not use our radios.
Well who should barge his way through the security brothers but the District Overseer Franz Hoobler! Well he was not a happy man , me ,holding up his Assembly.
If anyone knows this guy you'll know what I'm talking about - well he raved on and on and finally I just let fly as reason was not going to persuade this man. I told him to back off and he would be escorted off the back of the podium if he did'nt go of his own accord !
By this time the department heads and local elder gods came and brought the owner of the case who was extremely embarrassed which diffused the situation as the cops were notified and all. Well that's my 15 minutes of fame and I thought I might get a severe reprimand but as it was no-one wanted to broach the subject after this ,but next assembly I was shifted to organising the food lines. I've never been sorry for doing my job at that time as the KH bombing was fresh and people mattered more to me than Franz Hooblers hurry to get the assembly program moving.