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What are the top 3 traits or skills every security supervisor must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your security supervisor expertise?

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Timothy in Boston, MA

100 months ago

IMHO, Security supervison requires standard management skills. The first being able to be a constant neutral point of contact for your officers. You have to be organized, the list of items under your watch are ever increasing. Staffing, scheduling, training, coordination of contractors and subs, interior conflict resolution with employees, post order creation & revision, and constantly improving the overall security program is among a few. To narrow the list of skills to three is nearly impossible considering all of the many things the position encompasses.

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pringvallejos in Muntinlupa City, Philippines

59 months ago

we in CSSAP suggests our 8-point skills that every security supervisors should have mastered to excel:

1st a security supervisor of course should be equipped with the standard skill in General Security Management, plus one or more specialization (like e.i..Hospitality & Tourism Security, Bank & Finance Center Security, High Rise Building Security, Residential Security, Medical Center Security, Commercial & Retail Security, Shipping Security, Aviation Security, Industrial Plant Security, etc, etc)

2nd ...should be equipped with a superior leadership and people motivation skills

3rd ....should be a trainer, devoted in people development, and have mastery in conduct of security topic seminars both for security and non-security personnel

4th ....should be a well rounded guard-force administrator, he is aware about human resource matters, applicable labor laws and standards, etc, etc

5th .... should have mastery in conduct of investigations, legal procedures, information gathering and detective works

6th ..... should be a Safety, Health and Environment advocate

7th ..... should be knowledgeable in operations and in technical aspects of security and protection technologies such CCTV, Automated Access Control and Alarm Systems, Quick Communication Systems, etc, etc

8th ..... must be physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually fit in performing his duties, must be equipped with standard defensive tactics enough to defend himself and capable of defending other against rudimentary physical threats. to sum this he must have at least minimum training various defensive tactics both armed and unarmed, enough to himself to be confident in delivering such

Our group call it EIGHT-IN-ONE CONCEPTS because we believe to be a ONE COMPLETE SUPERVISOR, he must have all those EIGHT skills.

Did we miss or had exagerate anything? please help us comment or correct us about this. thank you

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