Former LEO Seeks Opinions on Professional Security Personnel
January 29, 2009
A former sheriff's deputy now working in private security welcomes opinions on techniques employed by professional security personnel. What policies and procedures do you disagree with?
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bfischerr @ 1/29/2009 10:37 PM
I consider myself to be one of the "professional" security officers out there. Though I am still testing for agencies here in Arizona, I am doing the best job I can as a security professional.
I have the advantage of being a government security officer, but have worked for other contract companies as well. The training I've received here conforms with AzPOST (Arizona Peace Officer's Standards and Training board) standards and we qualify with firearms annually. We also certify in OC/Baton, PPCT, Taser and myriad other disciplines. In spite of that, the stigma attached to the word "security" still applies.
bfischerr @ 1/29/2009 10:41 PM
However, we have an excellent rapport with the district officers of the municipal agency in which the hospital is located and, for the most part, we are treated if not as equals, than a close approximation thereof.
However, when dealing with outlying agencies, we again are the red-headed step child. We are treated as if we do not have a clue as to what we are doing and as if we are the keystone cops.
I just have one request...Give a security department a chance when all of you contact us. I will be the first to admit there are the "Farvas" out there that detract from what the security professional does, but there are those of us who take a great deal of pride in what we do. We just may even surprise you. And if you come to my hospital for a roll up shooting call, count on the scene to be shut down, taped off and everyone separated and ID'd. You all be careful out there. Thanks.
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