Dog officer, The security dog officer conducts surveillance accompanied by his dog. The dog is mainly used as a deterrent, and it cannot bite. It is also significant support for the agent when the latter is faced with a difficult situation. To work as a canine agent, you must have a certificate for yourself and your dog. The agent and his dog pass tests to determine if they can practice the profession.
Canine officer job offers are for more dangerous positions where the officer is more exposed.
Theft Prevention Officer
He is also called a “store inspector.” It is often employed directly by a store or shopping center. It is responsible for preventing thefts, attacks, and malicious acts.
He carries out his activity within the establishment. He can be posted to the checkouts or at the store’s reception or makes rounds in the store. He can arrest people. In this case, he reports the situation to the director and writes a report on his intervention.
The security guard wears a uniform except in some instances, for example, when monitoring theft in a store. His outfit must not be confused with the uniforms of public service agents (police, gendarmerie, firefighters, etc.) or with that of employees or customers. It should be easily identifiable.
He is usually equipped with a radio to communicate with his colleagues. He is unarmed. There are rare exceptions when working in a jewelry store or bank. The profession of prevention and security officer involves risks. He works alone, and his only “weapons” to defuse sometimes dangerous situations are composure, a good dose of self-confidence, and dialogue.
8 ESSENTIAL QUALITIES
- Calm and patient: the security officer must never give in to panic and always keep his cool even in the event of verbal or physical aggression, riot, or discomfort.
- Thoughtful and autonomous: he receives instructions, but once in the field, he finds himself alone. He must be on the lookout for everything. He must be able to spot strange behavior and malfunctions. He must always remain vigilant
- Psychologist: dialogue makes it possible to find solutions and end a situation that could degenerate.
- Responsible: he must respect the instructions of the client, his employer, but also the essential regulations which govern his profession
- Sociable: a good presentation is essential. He must know how to be sociable and welcoming while showing authority when necessary. He must have confidence in himself.
- In good physical condition: he must have a particular physical strength to carry out rounds and hold his dog when he is a canine officer, to stand for a long time in a standing position when a store inspector.
- Mobile: he must have a driving license.
- Good in written expression: he writes many reports
Focus on the profession of security guard
Today, it is no longer a question of security guards but prevention and security officers. Under this term are grouped several professions of security guard company: security officer, fire safety officer, roundsman, canine officer, remote surveillance operator, store inspector, etc.
THE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS IN THE SECTOR
A new profession: the health pass controller
With the implementation of the health pass, establishments open to the public have had to reorganize their reception and security staff, sometimes even hire them.
But, perhaps even more so than in other security missions, the health pass controller must show pedagogy to answer any questions that will be asked of him, tact so as not to generate tensions but also calm and discernment. The health pass aims to protect the entire population, particularly the most fragile; its role is essential and the responsibility of those who control it.
The firewatch safety officer
This is a safety officer specialized in the field of fire prevention. He practices in high-rise buildings or places open to the public, which are subject to essential regulations in terms of safety.
He does preventative work. He performs rounds during which he checks the proper functioning of fire alarm systems and emergency equipment (extinguisher, etc.).
In an incident such as an illness or fire, it alerts and guides the emergency teams (firefighters, SAMU, police, etc.). He then put his knowledge of fire and first aid into practice.
It secures the premises, in particular, by preventing access to the building.
He makes rounds to detect any problems. He mainly works on industrial sites. It monitors “strategic” places such as computer rooms to prevent any risk of sabotage, theft, or fire. He only works inside buildings. Which he is responsible for supervising.
However, with the authorization of the Prefect, he can intervene outside on the public highway to monitor the buildings for which he is responsible and avoid the risk of break-ins, theft, or damage.
On weekends, he has technical responsibility. He is often in charge of ensuring the proper functioning of the machines: monitoring the temperature of an oven, keeping a device warm…
The intervening roundsman
He makes rounds in the car and intervenes when an alarm is triggered. He goes there to check the nature of the problem. If a break-in or theft is observed, it does not have the right to question the suspect. He must first alert the police or the gendarmerie. Then, as far as possible and while taking care of his safety, he must prevent the intruder from escaping by blocking the exits.
The remote monitoring operator
In an alarm reception center, he ensures the proper flow of information and the correct application of instructions. In a remote surveillance center, he carries out video surveillance, triggers the intervention of other agents, warns the competent services,