Primary responsibility of a PSO is to protect the principal against possible threats. A PSO is required to operate within the confines of the assigned tasks and are required to operate alone or as part of a team both in armed and unarmed roles.
Security Officers organize security as per organizational procedure and site instructions. They are responsible for deployment and utilization of manpower and resources and managing security operations. Theyn organise security unit’s guarding operations, training and response to emergencies. Reporting and documentation of operations and incidents, training and administration of personnel and maintaining liaison with stakeholders are the important tasks of security officers.
A Security Supervisor in the Private Security Sector is the first executive, who apart from his own duties has operational and administrative responsibilities towards a security unit comprising of 6-15 unarmed and armed security guards. They take over a shift, organize guarding duties as per organizational procedure and instructions from superiors; deploy manpower and resources optimally; allot duties to individuals and supervise their work. Supervisors also carry out security documentation, report security incidents to designated superior and agencies like police, fire and medical as the case may be.
The primary role of the Unarmed Security Guard entails guarding designated premises and people by manning the first tier of protection aided by appropriate security devices/equipment. The core responsibility includes guarding against theft, criminal acts, emergencies, fire and other contingencies.