SECURITY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Security and protective services includes occupations related to the protection of people or property in public buildings such as: factories, laboratories, museums, shopping malls, government buildings, data processing centers, or other facilities.

CAREER DETAILS

Description:
Maintain order in courts of law.

Tasks:

  • Screen persons entering courthouse using magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other devices to collect and retain unauthorized firearms and other contraband.
  • Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings.
  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.
  • Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.
  • Guard lodging of sequestered jury.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$25,700 – $50,750

Description:
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.

Tasks:

  • Lock doors and gates of entrances and exits to secure buildings.
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • Patrol industrial or commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$18,710 – $52,680

Description:
Observe gambling operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. Investigate potential threats to gambling assets such as money, chips, and gambling equipment. Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers.

Tasks:

  • Monitor establishment activities to ensure adherence to all state gaming regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • Observe casino or casino hotel operations for irregular activities, such as cheating or theft by employees or patrons, using audio and video equipment and one-way mirrors.
  • Report all violations and suspicious behaviors to supervisors, verbally or in writing.
  • Develop and maintain log of surveillance observations.
  • Inspect and monitor audio or video surveillance equipment to ensure it is working appropriately.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$24,490 – $57,700

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