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  • Writer's pictureMaddie Cohen

Here’s Why Off-Duty Police Officers Make Effective Security Guards

If you don’t have experience commissioning security for your home or business, you might not know where to start.

Admittedly, hiring security can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are some of the reasons off-duty police officers make highly-effective security guards:

· Off-duty police officers have completed extensive training.

While all security officers undergo training, actual law enforcement take things a step further by engaging in real-word scenarios each day. Since they’re forced to train significantly before working in the field, most will know exactly what to do when working security.

· These security guards have a deep understanding of the law.

It makes sense, right? To enforce the law, police officers have to understand the law (including all its nuances). This means they’ll know exactly what they can and can’t do while working to prevent crime—so safety violations are unlikely to be be an issue.

· Off-duty police know how to navigate high-pressure situations.

The vast majority of an officer’s time working security will consist of peaceful, low-pressure scenarios. That said, the point of the role is to respond quickly and adequately in the event of an emergency or crime.

With a trained police officer on the job, you can rest assured your security will stay calm and take the appropriate response measures—even in high-stakes environments.

Still hesitant about whether to hire security? We can’t emphasize enough how off-duty police make effective security guards. The truth is that trained law enforcement officials are exposed to a high volume of emergency situations: They have longstanding real-world experience protecting the public, along with the training to apply the law in an effective way.

Sounds like a win to us.

Have questions about hiring security services? Please contact us to learn more about what Umbrella Security Services can do for your business.

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