Understanding the Security Officer Job Description
When hiring a security officer it is important to completely understand the security officer description, what type of services they can offer, and whether they work for a private or public company. APS is a private company, which means that we offer a range of security services to various corporations, events, and for personal protection. (Public companies are employed by the government and its agencies, and offer security to the public at large and include law enforcement personnel.) The number one objective of APS�s security officers is to protect people and their property, and to maintain a safe and secure environment.
Security Officer Job Duties Can Include:
* Providing armed or unarmed protection for specific organizations �
* Securing premises and personnel by patrolling the property
* Looking for irregularities and reporting incidents or problems �
* Checking doors, gates, and windows for signs of unauthorized entry
* Monitoring surveillance equipment
* Inspecting buildings, equipment, and entrance points
* Informing violators of policy and procedures, and detaining when appropriate
* Controlling traffic by directing drivers
* Responding to alarms and ensuring that the alarm systems work properly
Types of Security Officers and Work Locations
The actual Security Officer Description can vary quite a bit, depending on the type of security guard they are, whether they are armed or unarmed, and whether they are protecting personnel or property. APS offers several different types of security officers including personal protection, corporate security guard, event security guard, temporary security guards, etc. �
Work locations can vary quite a bit as well. APS Security officers may be hired to work at businesses such as schools, colleges, hospitals, banks, shopping centers, casinos, concert/sports venues, airports, train stations, etc. Security officers may also be hired on a personal level, or smaller scale, and provide one-on-one personal protection, or work surveillance at parties, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other special events. In addition, security officers can be stationed at desks or in gatehouses, and others may patrol in vehicles, on foot, or even on a horse.
First and foremost, our security officers are available to serve you and your needs, and will work in any location needed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You never know when the need for security will arise, however, it is important to understand the Security Officer Description to ensure you have the right type of security officer, in the right place at the right time. Please call us at 1-866-770-0004 for additional information or visit Security Officer Responsibilities.