Profession security guard supervisor

Security guard supervisors monitor and oversee the activities of guards who protect properties from vandalism acts and theft. They assign areas to be patrolled by guards on a regular basis, transfer the individual caught trespassing to police custody and develop safety plans and drills for the buildings and employees under their supervision.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Criminal law

    Th legal rules, constitutions and regulations applicable for the punishement of offenders.

  • Surveillance methods

    Surveillance methods used in the gathering of information and intelligence for investigation purposes.

  • Security threats

    Types of threats to public and private security such as unauthorised entry, aggressive behaviour, molestation, robbery, theft, assault, kidnapping, murder and public demonstration.

Skills

  • Liaise with security authorities

    Respond quickly to security incidents and violations by calling the police and keep in touch with other relevant parties involved in the potential prosecution of the offender.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Supervise security at manned access gates

    Ensure that surveillance operations undertaken at manned access gates are carried out as effectively as possible.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Maintain facility security systems

    Ensure that proper and functional security systems are in place, including alarm systems, fire alarms, sprinklers and emergency exits.

  • Detain offenders

    Keep back offenders and trespassers in a certain area.

  • Practice vigilance

    Practice vigilance during patrol or other surveillance activities in order to ensure safety and security, to look out for suspicious behaviour or other alarming changes in patterns or activities, and to respond quickly to these changes.

  • Coordinate security

    Organise the personal, technical and organizational security requirements.

  • Monitor surveillance equipment

    Monitor the operation of equipment used in surveillance and gathering of intelligence to ensure it functions properly and to gather the surveillance information detected by it.

  • Manage security equipment

    Oversee and conduct inventory of security tools and equipment.

  • Coordinate patrols

    Coordinate the investigation and inspection of a certain area by assigning patrollers to routes and areas, establishing the area that needs patrolling, and coordinating the activities during the patrol.

  • Execute inspection walkway

    Carry out a route in order to verify if all the doors and windows are closed.

  • Ensure law application

    Ensure the laws are followed, and where they are broken, that the correct measures are taken to ensure compliance to the law and law enforcement.

Optional knowledge and skills

check methods restrain individuals deal with aggressive behaviour handle surveillance equipment fire safety regulations legal use-of-force provide first aid security in commercial buildings patrol areas check official documents manage major incidents monitor parking areas to maintain security ensure hotel security provide door security security in industrial buildings illegal substances document security incidents in the store legal requirements related to ammunition train security officers perform security checks operate radio equipment