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Find out more about the profession and if you have what it takes to become a security officer
Becoming a Security Officer with G4S means that you’ll play a vital role in ensuring our client’s safety and security. You will need to use your communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with the ability to remain calm under pressure, to think quickly on your feet and maintain a professional manner. Our excellence in recruiting, screening and training ensure that our Security Officers project the right image for our clients.
What It Takes To Become A G4S Security Officer
All G4S Security Officers are carefully screened according to talents, qualifications, experience, and overall disposition for the job they would be performing. As with all Security Officers, you will be expected to patrol and inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. You will use various forms of communications and you will be expected to write reports outlining observations and activities during assigned shifts.
To ensure that our clients get the right personnel for their unique security needs, G4S introduced the concept of experience-based officer programs. Learn more about the different types of G4S Security Officers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook job opportunities for Security Guards should be favorable. The handbook will also tell you more about:
• The training and education needed
• Expected job prospects
• What workers do on the job
• Working conditions
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections produces The Occupational Outlook Handbook every two years.
Most states require that security officers and security guards be licensed. In addition to being licensed, some security guards can become certified. Information about licensing requirements for G4S Security Officers may be obtained at your local Secure Solution’s office or from your State’s licensing commission or your local government authority such as the police department, sheriff, county executive, or city manager.
For more information about your state’s Security Officer regulations, licensing and fee requirements, visit our State Security Officer Licensing Authority page.
Types of G4S Security Officers
Whether your location involves extensive customer interaction or significant security challenges, we have the right personnel for the job
Our Security Officers
Whether your location involves extensive customer interaction or significant security challenges, we have the right personnel for the job. All G4S security officers are carefully screened according to talents, qualifications, experience, and overall disposition for the job they would be performing.
Understanding that the success of any security program is founded in the quality and performance of the assigned personnel, G4S was the first to introduce the concept of experience-based officer programs to meet the changing needs of the security industry.
With the following officer programs, customers have the flexibility to select from the right officer program to meet their individual security and customer-service requirements with the highest quality, cost-effective solution:
Custom Protection Officer® (CPO)
The men and women in our Custom Protection Officer® program must meet stringent experience requirements and are provided training that goes well beyond industry standards. Each CPO must either be a graduate of an accredited college or university with a degree and concentration in criminal justice, police science, or security administration — or formerly qualified in one of the following disciplines, including:
• Criminal Justice Degree (Associates or higher)
• Law Enforcement
• Career Military
• Military Police
• Police Academy Graduate
• Corrections Officer
• Federal Agency Officer
• Military Elite Forces
These security officers are the best in the business. Let us show you how a G4S Custom Protection Officer® can add value to your location.
Upscale Security Officer (USO)
The men and women in our Upscale Security Officer (USO) Program possess an associate’s or bachelor’s degree; military, managerial, or security experience; peace officer, park ranger, or auxiliary police cadet experience; or professional work history.
All Custom Protection Officer® personnel and Upscale Security Officers are required to successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation conducted by the G4S National Research Center. CPO and USO candidates accepted for employment complete an initial 40-hour classroom certification program prior to being assigned to any post.
Let us show you how the G4S Upscale Security Officer Program can offer unmatched options for proven quality and reliability.
Property Resource Officer (PRO)
G4S’ Property Resource Officer (PRO) program meets this need with a focus on recruiting experienced, customer-service-oriented professionals to provide security, fire, life, and safety-related services.
Our Property Resource Officers must demonstrate a professional appearance, excellent communication skills, and meet one of the following criteria:
• Associates degree or higher
• Experience in high-rise security
• Military or police experience
• Customer-service work experience
• Security experience in a position involving extensive public contact
G4S understands the multifaceted role played by security officers. They must be equal parts protector, ambassador, observer, and enforcer of property rules, with the capacity to effectively interact with your management, employees, visitors, and vendors alike. Our security officers understand this role and are trained to respond effectively and safely to routine and emergency situations. For our clients, this contributes to total asset conservation as well as property liability reduction. In short, a G4S Security Officer can add value to your business.
G4S was the result of the 2004 merger of two security giants, Group 4 Falck and Securicor. You may know these companies for their uniformed security officers …