Top unarmed security guard skills needed to get the job.

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

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

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RJ in Tucson, Arizona

61 months ago

You must endure prejudice from ill-behaved client employees who think "ratting out their guard" is the right way to do things. If a guard doesn't do things the way a Mgr (who never worked in security) thinks is proper they get nagged and coerced into doing things when it violates common sense and proper procedure. Ex. client's un-badged employees have door access anyway.
Often security gets blamed for workplace conditions the client deliberately ignores; door faults, obstructions like mirror glass, and employee thieves in the parking lot. Client employees are frequently rude and ignore security. Guard management could care less about real security they just want a body there so the client pays.

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Yea Really in Haverhill, Massachusetts

61 months ago

Been their done that is all I can say. Clients who treat guards/officers like that and also let their employees treat their security with disrespect and circumvent the security protocols they hired you to enforce is quiet common.

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Ricky Brown1 in San Diego,, United States minor outlying islands

1 month ago

Person should be of 18 years or more and have the citizenship of the country where he wants to work. A minimum requirement of education for enrolling in security guard is a high school diploma. The person applying for license should have a clean criminal record. Person should not be suffering from habitual drunkenness drugs. He should not have mentally disordered or should not be handicap. He should be of a good moral character.

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gixerkiller in Gardena, California

1 month ago

DON'T DO IT.

Unless you can get into a company like Gavin DeBecker, stay AWAY from security.

You will never make more than 12 per hr, unless you are somehow special and then you might get to 15.

Promotions to Sergent or a supervisor roll....never.

As far as what you need to be a guard....

minimum age 18 YOU DO NOT need a GED of diploma to work as a guard.
Minimum schooling is one week (40 hrs) at an approved and licensed guard class
Must pass a live scan background check....NO FELONIES OR CLASS A MISDEMEANORS!!!!
(FTA/FTP are grounds for disqualification, so are unpaid traffic tickets)
If you are illegal it will show up and you will be disqualified.
You DO NOT need to be a citizen of the country, only properly documented to work in that country. Which will mean you need to seek the proper certification per state/country.

You can be disabled/old/fat/mentally challenged as long as you can perform the basic duties of the job.

From what I see here in California, you should be fat,lazy,questionable in conviction and morals, female and love to play political BS games.

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Ricky Brown1 in San Diego,, United States minor outlying islands

1 month ago

You give useful additional information that I know but not in detail. Your answer is a great source of knowledge.

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