Best Practices: How to be a good security guard

What are the best practices in the field of security, as far as individual behavior is concerned?

1. A good security guard is always on time.
2. A good security guard has the skills, experience and training to accomplish his or her tasks.
3. A good security guard knows how to communicate with others.
4. A good security guard can de-escalate any tense situation.
5. A good security guard can get people to do what they want without touching them.
6. A good security guard notices when their their environment changes.
7. A good security guard is versatile and able to multitask.
8. A good security guard knows how to give and take orders.
9. A good security guard is a visual deterrent against crime.
10. A good security guard is respectful of others.


11. A good security guard is flexible enough to stand post, act as a rover, patrol, supervise and work in a variety environments.
12. A good security always looks sharp.
13. A good security doesn’t resort to weapons or physically restraining unless absolutely necessary.
14. A good security guard knows the difference between an observation they can dismiss and one they must report to management.
15. A good security guard receives up to date training on the latest security techniques, policies and procedures in accordance with best practices.
16. A good security guard is ALWAYS honest.
17. A good security guard is self motivated to keep their client safe ad secure.
18. A good security guard maintains professional integrity.
19. A good security guard knows how to write a professional report.
20. A good security guard represents the company and client to the same standard of quality they represent them self.

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