The School Security Officer is the person responsible for the security of the whole school and the safety of pupils’ lives. They ensure that children are safe inside the school’s premises. Because they also prevent crimes, the Security Guard is crucial for creating a safe and pleasant atmosphere at school. Security Officers help the school’s Principal and teachers to maintain discipline and provide the defence to keep students’ misconduct at bay. By their example, they also teach young people the social skills necessary for their academic success and peaceful coexistence with their peers and tutors in a classroom and during various school activities. The Security Guard is also indispensable in times of emergency. To safeguard children and the school in dangerous moments, School Security Guards Should be properly trained.
To work as a Security Officer at school, you will need to be at least eighteen years old and have a high school certificate. You also need to receive a Security Guard License. Before receiving it, however, you will need to complete Security Guard courses often offered by community colleges. The training also involves passing criminal background check and drug tests. You may also need to be fingerprinted. Think also of people who can write references to you and confirm that you possess personal traits needed to succeed in the role of the School Security Guard and that your character is beyond reproach. Once you have completed your training, you may apply for the Security Officer License. In some cases, you will need also to pass a state exam. When you are employed, the school administration may also want you to receive additional training specific to the system of this particular school, because they will need to familiarize themselves with the problems existing there and prepare themselves to the students’ behavior and the possible reactions from the Principal, teachers, and the school community as a whole.
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The School Security Officer should be well prepared to work with children and young adolescents, who may be often unruly. To maintain discipline and peace at school, its Security Guard should possess the following skills:
The job of the School Security Officer is highly important and involves a lot of responsibilities. A partial list of these responsibilities is presented below:
The Security Guard in the United States usually makes between US$16,000 and US$24,000 per year depending on work experience and education. Security Guards receive an average compensation of US$26400 every year.
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