Security guard not police
Police Officer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 3, 2016
The job is great for retired law enforcement, those who choose to make security their career, or those pursuing education. Issues with scheduling result in mandatory, unpredictable, overtime due to 24 hour operations with inadequate shift overlap. Many have the impression that management does not care for the employees and is ineffective.
A typical day is spent responding to calls involving unlocking doors and resetting alarms, with the occasional medical call and extremely rare criminal incident. When not responding to calls employees are expected to walk through campus wot maintain visibility.
High level of dissatisfaction among junior employees leading to extremely high turnover, many employees leave after less than one year.