Duties of Security Patrolling Officer

Each security officer is expected to spend a significant portion of each shift patrolling the campus, either on foot or in a security vehicle. The primary objective of patrolling is to create a visible security presence as well as to create awareness to the fact that security is active and alert in a particular area. The discipline of patrolling is the very essence of the security function. During Security patrolling duties of a security guard are:-
  1.  Ensure that all vulnerable points or key areas are frequently checked to maintain their security against intrusion for any unauthorized purpose.
  2. Check for intruders - identify strangers and ascertain whether they have the right to be in that particular area or building.
  3. Check perimeter fences and security lighting and make sure that they are functional.
  4. Check that all outer doors, windows and gates are secure each time the patrol is conducted. A physical examination of each point is required.
  5. Check for potential fire hazards outside and inside the offices, buildings and plant areas being patrolled.
  6. Check potential safety hazards and report problems.
  7. Ensure the safety of all keys entrusted to the patrol.

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