Security Officer

OFO No: 541401






Other names for Security Officer:

  • Beach Patrol Officer / Beach Guard
  • Bodyguard
  • Coastguard
  • Guard
  • Mobile Patrol Officer
  • Patrolman
  • Railway Patrol Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Security Safety and Emergency Services Manager
  • Security Services Coordinator
  • Watchman

What is a Security Officer?

A Security Officer makes sure that industrial, residential or commercial property, railways, stations and other facilities are safe at all times.

What does a Security Officer do?

  • patrols premises and guards property
  • checks doors and windows
  • watches monitors and CCTV
  • responds to alarms
  • investigates disturbances
  • performs security checks of passengers and baggage
  • works shifts

Are you … ?

  • disciplined?
  • cool under pressure?
  • a person with strong moral values?
  • observant?
  • cool under stress?
  • a quick thinker in serious situations?
  • confident?
  • a team player?

How do I become a Security Officer?

You will need a minimum Grade 11

Path 1

  • In-service training with security company

Path 2

  • Learnership – Specialist Security Practices Level 4


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Paramedic or Fire Fighter

Is becoming a Security Officer the right career choice for me?