A Security Patrol Officer protects assigned areas prevent illegal activity, enforce laws, and protect citizens and the community.
To become a Security Patrol Officer, you must first obtain a SIA Licence. This can be a SIA Door Supervisor Licence, Security Guarding or Close Protection.
To get an SIA Door Supervisor Licence, you will need to successfully attend the 4 day course, as well as pass all 3 of the multiple-choice exams and practical assessments. The SIA Door Supervisor Licence starts at £159.99 and has a licence fee of £190.00, which is valid for three years.
To get an SIA Close Protection Licence, you will need to successfully attend the 16 day course, as well as pass all of the examinations and practical assessments. The SIA Close Protection Licence starts at £899.00 and has a licence fee of £190.00, which is valid for three years.
Depending on the company that you are applying for, most clients will also require you to have First Aid Training, as well as a valid UK driving licence.
In addition to the legal requirements, you will likely be required:
Start a successful career as a Security Patrol Officer by following these steps:
This is the first step to become a Close Protection Officer
Will include multiple choice exams and maybe a physical intervention assessment
You can apply for your licence through the postoffice after passing the course
Once you have your licence, you can start applying for Security Patrol Officer jobs in your area
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The responsibilities of a Security Patrolling Officer can vary slightly depending on the company you are working for and the size of the team that you are managing. However, here are some of the most common responsibilities;
In summary, Patrolling Officer are expected to go the extra mile to communicate with their team and perform well by all means necessary.
It is a good idea to keep in mind that this role may require you to work weekends, holidays and nights. Having a flexible approach to this role is necessary.
The average salary of a Security Patrolling Officer can vary depending on previous experience, qualifications, and the company that you are working for.
On average, Security Patrolling Officer can make anywhere between £8 - £10 hourly.