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Become A Security Patrol Officer

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Working As A Security Patrol 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 Security Patrol Officer Do At Allied Nationwide Security, Inc.

* Security officer tasks may include but not limited to
* Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities.
* Monitor access control and check points
* Monitor entrance of property through surveillance.
* Identify visitors and ask for appropriate documents.
* Identifying potential security risks and notifying all appropriate supervisors
* Maintain a written log of all daily activities per shift.
* BENEFITS Medical Insurance Employee recognition awards and incentives Safety and attendance bonuses Holiday premium pay Bi
* Weekly Pay Company Description Allied Nationwide Security is a Southern California based security guard services company.
* We provide Unarmed and Armed security guard officers to large and small commercial, industrial and residential clients Please click ling below to apply for this position

What Does A Security Patrol Officer Do At Saddlebrook Resort

* The Patrol Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the resort including responding to all guest and team member incidents & emergency situations.
* Must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays, however, this position is primarily evenings and overnight

What Does A Security Patrol Officer Do At Saddlebrook Resort

* The Patrol Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the Lakeside Village including responding to all guest and team member incidents & emergency situations within Lakeside Village.
* May be called upon to back up resort security as needed.
* Must be available to work a flexible schedule

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How To Become A Security Patrol 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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Security Patrol 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

  • Hindi

  • Navajo

  • Arabic

  • Hawaiian

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • Samoan

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Urdu

  • Korean

  • Armenian

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Top Security Patrol Officer Skills

  1. Public Safety
  2. Patrol Vehicle
  3. Emergency Situations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Patrol duties, lost prevention, public safety.
  • Patrolled the facility in patrol vehicle and served as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and rule infractions.
  • Enforced rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance.
  • Patrolled internal and external site, reporting any safety hazards or suspicious activity.
  • Volunteered security patrol services along with providing traffic direction to Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

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