Security Officer in Texas
Since any facility or event can be subject to various types of violent or emergency situations, private security officers are now given advanced training in numerous areas. To be employed by Ranger, a facility security officer must successfully complete training programs in such areas as Anti-Terrorism Tactics, First Aid/CPR, Defensive Tactics, Criminal Law, K-9 Security, Patrol Methods, Surveillance Equipment and Techniques, Crowd Control, and many others. In addition to these areas of security, all officers must also complete specialized training in communication techniques designed to prevent verbal confrontations from turning into physical confrontations. Referred to as Enforcement Through Reinforcement, this unique training program offered by our private security agency has been credited with deescalating situations in many different environments.
Armed and Unarmed Guards
Depending on the facility, level of security needed, and threat assessment conducted by experienced private security experts, a determination will be made as to whether armed or unarmed guards will be best for the assignment. If an armed security officer is needed for an assignment, they will not only possess the training mentioned above, but also have the latest training in Firearms Use and Safety. In many instances, armed guards are used at office buildings, apartment complexes, and school campuses, since these areas are deemed to be “soft targets” by security professionals. However, in situations such as festivals, sporting events, and concerts, unarmed guards are often used, since the emphasis regarding security will be primarily on crowd control and bag searches. In these situations, officers with K-9 security and patrol training are often used, providing a level of deterrence and safety that is very effective.
When an assignment is given for an industrial facility, residential complex, medical facility, or other area where a large area will need to be monitored on a regular basis, a special security officer, or perhaps several, will be assigned to provide many types of specialized patrols. Unlike many private security companies that choose to use foot and vehicle patrols done at the same times day and night, Ranger private security officers instead use a patrol system that relies on random patrols of different areas, and also makes sure all foot and vehicle patrols vary their routes each time. By doing so, it is very unlikely anyone will be able to establish a set pattern as to when a certain area will be patrolled, making it very difficult to commit crimes or other illegal activity. By using these patrol techniques, clients usually report sharp decreases in illegal activity, often exceeding 30 percent after only several weeks of these unique and effective patrols.
Professional Appearance and Standards
Along with starting an assignment with the necessary training and skills to perform their job, private security officers must also come to the assignment with a professional appearance and high levels of ethics and standards. To make sure this occurs, all officers employed by Ranger are required to wear professional uniforms and shoes, have neat haircuts, and display a minimum of jewelry. To go along with their appearance, all officers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, and be able to interact well with people of all ages and backgrounds. To ensure all officers meet these high standards, Ranger Guard and Investigations requires them to pass aptitude tests, drug tests, and detailed pre-employment background checks.