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Become A Custom Protection Officer

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Working As A Custom Protection 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

  • $30,160

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Custom Protection Officer does

  • Provide quality physical security at the client site.
  • Monitored CCTV and alarm systems.
  • Assist and escort Police, EMS, and Fire Departments through out facility during emergencies.
  • Provide First Aid and CPR, if need.
  • Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards.
  • Monitor CCTV Complete Daily Activity Reports/Incident Reports Foot Patrol Assist in emergency procedures Customer Service - Direct calls, Escort Visitors
  • Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and exits.
  • Responded to emergency situations, such as sick employees, fire, vandalism, and violence.
  • Keep a daily log of the entire shift also watch 40+ CCTVs.
  • Monitored all surveillance equipment's such alarm systems and CCTV and analyzed for any misconduct.
  • Assist Security management in the supervision to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with all local law enforcement agencies to enforce applicable laws.
  • Prepared reports on daily activities and incidents occurring on clients facilities.
  • Protect against theft of company property.
  • Patrolled designated areas to ensure safety and compliance with fire codes and all local laws and ordinances.
  • Conduct foot patrols in assigned area.
  • Help clients by providing internal and external security patrols -- armed and unarmed.
  • Supervised security officers assigned to the shift at the Florida Power & Light Companies Miami offices.
  • Deter criminal activity and misconduct and perform other duties, as specified
  • Conduct foot and/or vehicle patrol (interior and/or exterior).

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How To Become A Custom Protection 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.


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.


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.


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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Custom Protection Officer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Irish

  • Somali

  • Dakota

  • Georgian

  • Hebrew

  • Persian

  • Cheyenne

  • Thai

  • Carrier

  • Italian

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Top Custom Protection Officer Skills

  1. Ensure Safety
  2. Vehicle Patrol
  3. Emergency Situations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Access Control Customer Service Ensure safety and security for large residential community.
  • Coordinate and conduct systematic foot and vehicle patrols on the interior and exterior of the facility.
  • Patrolled interior and exterior, checked identification, monitored cameras, responded to emergency situations, and documented necessary reports.
  • Helped clients by providing internal and external security patrols to deter criminal activity and protect against theft and intrusion.
  • Use of CCTV systems, and various security computer software programs.

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