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when rising in rank

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L_913a23eee2c46fd76b7791ff613d6582_max50

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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

do you find your job getting harder or easier

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I did not know there were ranks in security. Do they work the same as law enforcement? 

Cj1643e_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

From my experience, this depends on the security corporation. With Wackenhut, you seem to keep your rank. However, with Allied-Barton, you lose your rank when you transfer from site to site.


Serve the public trust.

Protect the innocent.

Uphold the law.

S4010222_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

It takes a lot of work to move up the ranks. and it even harder to maintain your position when you get there !

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I have been involved in private security for over fifteen years and have found that in some cases, no matter what your performance seems to be, there is no advancement. However, with Blue Knight, my current employer, advancement has come rapidly. Within the few months I have been here, I have been promoted to sergeant and have been given the chance to become the firearms instructor for this company!!!... In all my years, I have never had this happen to me!!!   Thank You B.K.P.S. 

101ste1_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

The longer you are there,The easier it gets.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

The company I worked for (Purcell Security Services), I moved from a Security Officer to Sergeant in about three months. Now, I probably wouldn't have made that rank as fast, but one of the other Sergeants transferred to a different division of the company, so I was given the promotion. The way they figure out who gets promoted is by reviewing you to make sure you don't have any write-ups, they talk to the other officers to see how they like working with you, the Captain sometimes tags along to see how you handle situations. When I made Sergeant, it changed a bit. Instead of working 40-hour work weeks, I worked an 84 hour, week on week off schedule. I worked a 12 hour shift as Night Sergeant, from 8 PM to 8 AM. I worked at the city bus transit center. I made sure the lobby was secure at 11 PM most nights (earlier on the weekends), then had to do several things in the next few hours. I was reponsible for supervising two other guards on posts in the area. I'd make sure they had paperwork and all that in order, and made sure mine was in order. I wrote up reports throughout the night or wrote up ban reports on subjects who were banned from our property. I made periodical patrols through the building and through two parking garages attached to it. I made sure elevators and stairwells were clear throughout the night. I had to patrol and write down all vehicles in the garage at night (vehicles past 24 hours would be towed). Escorted people off the property (or detained subjects for the Police Department). On weekends when it's busy downtown, I'd patrol throughout the night for drunk drivers and fights and such (usually a lot, lots of bars downtown). I patrolled several lots in the downtown area, as well as making sure all parking meters were not vandalized or missing. Lots of lisasons with the police, as we'd have to call them for any large graffiti (they're gang unit documents them), as well as disordely drunks or constant trespassers and such.


Sorry for the long thing...Guess I'm basically saying that wherever you are and whatever company it is, it may be different.

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

It all depends on the organization that you work for. I have held many different positions in the security industry. I have as a post officer and as a patrol officer. Assigned to specific post or as a post jumper (fill in at open post), As a patrol officer I would patrol different businesses and residental communities usually in a patrol unit. I have been a Corporal Assistant shift supervisor, Sargeant shift/post supervisor, Lieutenant assistant watch commander/ post commander/ field inspector/ training officer. Captain watch commander and Major area commander. As your responsibilities increase, so does the demand and stress. If you work for a good company or good business then you will do well. If not then you won't unless you are an unmotivated short cutter.