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Become An Unarmed Security Guard

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Working As An Unarmed Security Guard

  • 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 An Unarmed Security Guard Do At Point 2 Point Global Security Inc.

* Ensure the premises is provided with high quality security service in order to provide protect people and property.
* Report any safety concerns, security breaches and unusual circumstances both verbally, along with written reports.
* Patrolling the facility on foot or in a vehicle.
* Driving positions require getting in/out of a car up to 25+ times an hour and may require sitting in a car for extended periods of time from 1 hour up to 12 hours.
* Answer phones, monitor closed circuit television (CCTV) systems and alarms.
* Greet all guests and employees in a cheerful and welcoming manner.
* The physical and mental requirements of this job, which may be performed with or without accommodation may include: Seeing, hearing, speaking (in English), reading and writing (in English) clearly.
* Reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.
* Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking on uneven terrain or up inclines indoors or outdoors and in inclement weather conditions.
* Additional physical requirements may include, frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 40 pounds.
* The above job description is subject to change.
* The Security Officer may be asked and expected to temporarily perform duties outside of the job description. circuit television (CCTV) systems and alarms

What Does An Unarmed Security Guard Do At Chenega Corporation

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
* Required to follow all company personnel and safety policies, and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.
* Will arrive at work in proper uniform and carrying needed, issued equipment.
* Will carry out general and special orders for post assigned.
* Will communicate via radio, telephone and orally according to orders.
* Required to interact and escort as required with public and government personnel.
* Will be responsible for cleanliness of uniform and equipment assigned.
* Meet, greet and interact professionally with employees, VIPs, and the general public
* Maintain poise and self-control under stress.
* Construct and write clear, concise, accurate, and detailed reports in English.
* Read, speak, understand, and apply printed rules, detailed orders, instructions, and training materials in English.
* Must be able to work flexible hours to include weekends and holidays.
* Non
* Essential Duties:
* Other duties as assigned
* Supervisory Responsibilities:

What Does An Unarmed Security Guard Do At Centerra Group LLC.

* The enforcement of security directives and regulations by preventing, detecting and apprehending violators on client property.
* Providing aid and comfort during emergencies at client site.
* Must be a U
* S. Citizen.
* Must have a Secret level clearance
* Salary $16
* hr.
* ID: 2017

What Does An Unarmed Security Guard Do At MVM Inc.

* Ensure that the clients property and its occupants are adequately protected against harm or loss by means of deterrence, detection, observation and reporting
* Conduct security patrols as directed
* Conduct access control functions as directed
* Post familiarization, facility entry control, campus entry control, personnel/vehicle inspection processes
* Knowledge of lost and found property and controlled property procedures
* Produce and maintain security related documents, reports, forms and logs as directed

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How To Become An Unarmed Security Guard

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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Unarmed Security Guard Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Akan

  • Hindi

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Dari

  • Bengali

  • Mandarin

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Bhojpuri

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Top Unarmed Security Guard Skills

  1. Safety Hazards
  2. Suspicious Activities
  3. Vehicle
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards.
  • Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities.
  • Patrol duties in a variety of scenarios, both in vehicle and by foot.
  • Recorded data such as property damage, unusual; occurrences, and malfunctioning of machinery, for use of supervisory staff.
  • Monitor CCTV, plant surveillance equipment and alarm systems.

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