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Become A Protective Officer

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Working As A Protective 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

What Does A Protective Officer Do At Aon Corporation

* Becoming a trusted business partner to Aon’s businesses and providing day-to-day support to the business leaders as an expert advisor;
* advising on and managing data privacy risk (including conducting Privacy Impact Assessments) and providing timely, strategic and commercial advice across Aon’s businesses throughout EMEA, in particular risks arising from the set up and reorganization of Aon’s IT and global operations, commercial arrangements with third parties and new products and services;
* assisting in developing and maintaining a network of privacy champions in the businesses through education, training and awareness programmes;
* developing and documenting Aon’s Privacy Compliance Framework (including processes, policies and procedures) designed to implement the new General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and reduce data privacy risk and/or increase the efficiency of the business and Privacy Team;
* developing and embedding the Privacy Compliance Framework across Aon’s businesses and Shared Service functions throughout EMEA;
* engaging with and effectively managing Aon’s local in country lawyers and/or external lawyers where appropriate to provide efficient and high quality support (within agreed budgets) on regional projects;
* in conjunction with Aon’s security, risk and operational functions respond to and provide appropriate advice on data incidents;
* identify, address and negotiate data privacy issues arising from commercial contracts (including IT and outsourcing contracts, client facing agreements and agreements with carriers and third parties);
* develop and roll out agreements, checklists, policies and training

What Does A Protective Officer Do At Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency

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* Inspects all buildings and grounds, as directed, to ensure that buildings are secure
* Maintains observation of areas following organized activities to keep records of any damage to property
* Notes and reports pertinent information concerning security control during the course of building and
* grounds inspection to supervisory staff
* Responds to requests for assistance in dealing with visitor and patient problems
* May assist in restraining agitated individuals or patients
* May physically restrain clients and provide secure escort
* May be required to administer emergency First Aid and/or Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation
* May participate in formulation and implementation of safety and security procedures
* Explains safety and security procedures and may instruct employees in use of safety equipment or procedures
* Assists during safety drills
* Directs emergency evacuation until police/firemen arrive
* Checks and maintains safety and security equipment
* Secures building areas by locking and unlocking doors at scheduled times
* May physically expel unruly persons; prepares reports and maintains records
* Performs other related work as required, but only after appropriate training

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How To Become A Protective 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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Protective Officer Career Paths

Protective Officer
General Manager Security Officer Assets Protection Specialist
Asset Protection Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Security Manager Loss Prevention Manager
Asset Protection Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Director Loss Prevention Officer Security Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Security
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Investigator Lieutenant
Chief Of Security
9 Yearsyrs
Security Director Private Investigator Security Supervisor
Fire Safety Director
6 Yearsyrs
Security Manager General Manager Security Officer
Lead Security Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Public Safety Officer Patrol Officer Police Officer
Loss Prevention Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Protection Security Officer Security Specialist Security Supervisor
Loss Prevention Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Site Supervisor Security Manager Loss Prevention Manager
Loss Prevention/Safety Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Protection Security Officer Security Supervisor Operation Supervisor
Operations Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Security Specialist Security Manager
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Security Specialist Security Supervisor
Security Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Consultant Information Security Analyst
Security Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Security Officer
Security Site Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Public Safety Officer Police Officer Security Officer
Security Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Security Forklift Operator Security Officer
Security, Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Transportation Security Officer Loss Prevention Specialist Surveillance Operator
Surveillance Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Site Supervisor Material Handler Correction Officer
Transportation Officer
5 Yearsyrs
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Protective Officer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Polish

  • Turkish

  • Cherokee

  • Hindi

  • Danish

  • Indonesian

  • Armenian

  • Russian

  • Thai

  • Afrikaans

  • Nepali

  • Akan

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Top Protective Officer Skills

  1. Safety Hazards
  2. Security Personnel
  3. Visitors
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Watch for irregular/unusual activity that may create security concerns or safety hazards.
  • Assume initial command in emergency situations by dispatching security personnel to location.
  • Apprehend violators who threaten the security and safety of DOS controlled facilities, employees, visitors, and sensitive information.
  • Provided emergency response to security alerts, civil disturbances, and suspected or actual criminal violations.
  • Produced written reports on all shift activities with oral reports and emergency notifications delivered as directed by established security procedures.

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