As a security officer at Hamline University, a typical day would consist of opening or securing/closing buildings, patrol of the grounds by foot, bicycle, or vehicle, and ensuring the safety of the students, faculty, staff, and guests.
Responding to calls for help or service was the number one priority in the department. That being said, communication between dispatchers and officers, as well as between officers, was very important.
The most challenging part of the job was balancing calls and daily duties during busy times, to be sure that all assigned job duties were complete by the end of the shift.
The most rewarding part of the job was knowing that my assistance was helping others.