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Become A Campus Security Officer

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Working As A Campus Security Officer

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $24,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Campus Security Officer Do At Jewish Community Center

* The Security Officer will contribute to the Vision, Mission and Values of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation by providing general building security on the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation campus and providing security support throughout the Youngstown Area Jewish Community with standards of excellence.
* Under the supervision of the Campus Security Coordinator, the Security Officer will contribute to the safety and peace of mind of all members, visitors, and staff by maintaining a post or security checkpoint, engaging the general public, and providing a security presence to the building and campus.
* Provide general building security.
* Greet visitors, ascertain their business, and provide information and directions as needed.
* Maintain a high visibility presence at a post or security checkpoint in the welcome area to prevent illegal or inappropriate actions throughout the facility and campus.
* Monitor campus surveillance equipment to identify disturbances or illegal acts.
* Coordinate and communicate with other security staff via portable radio.
* Be prepared to react and respond to emergency situations as necessary.
* Be a good witness who is able to communicate calmly and effectively in emergencies.
* Conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner at all times

What Does A Campus Security Officer Do At Erickson Living

* Daily interior and exterior patrols of the buildings and grounds
* Staffs gatehouse to ensure the screening of visitors, residents and employees.
* Responds to medical emergencies and provides assessment and treatment according to standards of care.
* Responds to reports of missing items, theft, vandalism, and other potential criminal activity
* Documents accidents involving vehicles, employees, residents, visitors, and property.
* Completes thorough and detailed incident reports using our online report system.
* Conducts safety checks and inspections in support of Life Safety and OSHA code compliance.
* Responds and assists in Community Emergencies, including but not limited to; fires, floods, severe weather, hazardous materials incidents, bomb threats and evacuations

What Does A Campus Security Officer Do At Johns Hopkins University

* Patrol assigned areas on foot, bicycle, Segway Human Transporters, T
* Patrol Vehicles or any other vehicles assigned for patrolling.
* Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities.
* Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service and take action as appropriate.
* Conduct preliminary investigations; maintain confidentiality while writing clear, concise and accurate reports.
* Conduct security inspection of University facilities and areas, reporting conditions as may be necessary.
* Direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic and enforce campus parking regulations as needed.
* Provide escorts and other general services as needed, including locking and unlocking buildings and rooms.
* Work flexible shifts on any day of the week that includes holidays or weekends to assist with operational and special event assignments.
* Use various computers and other equipment as a routine function of this position.
* Perform other security related services for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of The Johns Hopkins University as may be necessary.
* Provide security for the University's on campus property, facilities, activities

What Does A Campus Security Officer Do At Titan Protection

* Examples of duties include performing security patrols, protecting property from theft, embezzlement, sabotage, fire and accidents, investigates and writes reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations, provide any needed assistance to customers, employees and visitors with the department's procedures, and performs other related duties as assigned by Operations Manager or President.
* Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:
* Enforces laws, ordinances, and policies of specific client's properties.
* Patrols an assigned area, on foot or vehicle, during a specific period with the purpose of deterring, detecting, delaying, respond, or reacting to any criminal activity.
* Checks doors, windows, and examines premises of assigned client's properties in order to detect any suspicious conditions.
* Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests of persons who commit crimes.
* Directs traffic when necessary, and approved by a supervisor.
* Prepares reports and logs and other clerical or administrative duties reports must be completed and submitted to supervisor daily (on the date of incident).
* Answers complaints and takes necessary corrective action.
* Gives advice or general information relating to security to client's or public.
* Operates radio, vehicles or other necessary equipment

What Does A Campus Security Officer Do At Per Mar Security Services

* Monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules
* Thoroughly examine doors, windows, and gates to ensure proper function and security
* Warn violators of premise rules and regulations
* Address persons engaging in suspicious or criminal acts
* Report any facility issues
* Request emergency personnel for high risk situations
* Some of our amazing benefits include:
* Health Benefits
* Full and Part Time Shifts Available
* NO DEPOSIT for Uniforms
* FREE
* Competitive Compensation
* Employee Referral Bonus Program

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How To Become A Campus Security Officer

Most security guard jobs require a high school diploma. Gaming surveillance officers sometimes need experience with security and video surveillance. Most states require guards to be registered with the state, especially if they carry a firearm.

Education

Security guards generally need a high school diploma or equivalent, although some jobs may not have any education requirements. Gaming surveillance officers also need a high school diploma or equivalent and may need experience with video surveillance technology depending upon assignment.

Training

Although most employers provide instruction for newly hired guards, the amount of training they receive varies. Most guards, however, learn their job in a few weeks. During those few weeks, training from their employer typically covers emergency procedures, detention of suspected criminals, and proper communication.

Many states recommend that security guards receive approximately 8 hours of pre-assignment training, 8–16 hours of on-the-job training, and 8 hours of annual training. This may include training in protection, public relations, report writing, deterring crises, first aid, and other specialized training related to the guard’s assignment.

Training is more rigorous for armed guards because they require weapons training. Armed guards may be tested periodically in the use of firearms.

For gaming surveillance officers and investigators, some employers prefer candidates with previous work experience in casinos or individuals with a background in law enforcement. Experience with video technology can also be helpful in using surveillance systems and software.

Drug testing may be required as a condition of employment and randomly during employment.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require that guards be registered with the state in which they work. Although registration requirements vary by state, basic qualifications for candidates are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete training

Guards who carry weapons usually must be registered by the appropriate government authority. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards. Rigorous hiring and screening programs, including background, criminal record, and fingerprint checks, are required for armed guards in most states.

Some jobs may also require a driver's license.

Advancement

Some guards advance to supervisory or security manager positions. Those with experience or postsecondary education should have an advantage. Armed security guards have a greater potential for advancement and enjoy higher earnings.

Some guards with management skills open their own security guard business. Guards can also move to an organization that needs higher levels of security, which may result in more prestige or higher pay.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Guards and officers must be able to quickly determine the best course of action when a dangerous situation arises. 

Patience. Security guards and officers may need to spend long periods standing and observing their environment without distractions.

Observation skills. Guards and officers must be alert and aware of their surroundings, and be able to quickly recognize anything out of the ordinary.

Physical strength. Guards must be strong enough to apprehend offenders and to handle emergency situations.

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Campus Security Officer Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    70.0%
  • Female

    27.1%
  • Unknown

    2.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    76.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    13.5%
  • Asian

    7.5%
  • Unknown

    1.5%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    58.8%
  • Russian

    8.8%
  • Ukrainian

    5.9%
  • French

    5.9%
  • Portuguese

    2.9%
  • Chinese

    2.9%
  • Mandarin

    2.9%
  • Vietnamese

    2.9%
  • Hmong

    2.9%
  • Belarusian

    2.9%
  • Polish

    2.9%
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Top Skills for A Campus Security Officer

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Top Campus Security Officer Skills

  1. Safety Hazards
  2. Emergency Situations
  3. Vehicle Patrols
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Watched for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards.
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations or apprehend juvenile offenders.
  • Performed 24 hour foot and vehicle patrols of the campus.
  • Worked the CCTV monitoring system and with local law enforcement when certain types of situations were necessary.
  • Patrolled campus twice daily making sure doors are locked and no suspicious activity is happening.

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