Security Patrol Officer

An exciting aspect of the security industry is Security Patrol. You will be expected to monitor the premises to which you have been posted. You could be part of a mobile patrol depending on how big the building you are protecting is. You will also be responsible for monitoring alarm systems and will be expected to jump into action should there be a breach of protocol or an emergency. You will work closely with other authorities to ensure that your building is well protected. There may be times when you will have to detain suspects who are trying to breach the compound. These are skills that you will learn during your training. If there is an emergency you may have to assist with the evacuation of the building. Above all, your detection and investigative skills need to be top tier. You should also strive to be physically fit as you will constantly be on your feet and will be tasked with many physical duties while you are on shift. You will have to learn quickly in this role as on your first tour of duty you could face an intruder or some other emergency that requires your attention.

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Typical hours

20 to 48 hours a week usually includes weekends


SIA Licence (Door Supervisor, Security Guarding or Close Protection)

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Starts at £250.00 and has a licence fee of £190.00
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