Career outlook for security officer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would keep buildings, valuables and people safe, prevent theft and damage and deal with emergencies.
You might be working for any kind of organisation. Your tasks would depend on where you work.
- Patrol, secure and check premises, sometimes helped by closed circuit television (CCTV)
- Guard cash or other valuables in a security vehicle that is travelling between locations
- Guard an airport and search planes, passengers and luggage
- Supervise on the door for a large organisation
- Sign in visitors and give directions
- Work with guard dogs
You may have to keep records and write short reports, which could be used by the police or courts.
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