Unarmed Security Guards

December 1, 2019
Security Guard Levels

Understanding Security Guard Levels (Security Guard Ranks)

Understanding the Ranking System in the Security Field In the security field, ranking systems differ depending on the company. Generally, however, ranks range from watchman at the lowest rank to commander or chief at the highest rank. Here are the rankings and their meanings. Security officers may also have differing titles. Unarmed Security Guards Unarmed security guards typically have a lower training requirement and do not carry firearms. Unarmed security guard rankings are described below. Watchman A watchman is an entry-level security guard whose duties consist of watching only one location or position. A watchman typically does not carry any […]
October 24, 2017
types of security guards

The Most Common Types of Security Guards

In every job a security guard is employed, whether that be for a corporation or an individual, they are a private security guard and not a public peace officer even though they also deal with the public. Security guards are needed in almost all venues from malls and banks to warehouses and museums. There are armed security guards who take on more risk and a more hands-on approach in their positions and unarmed guards whose functions are strictly of the observe and report approach. There are plainclothes security and uniformed security, and a security guard’s duties will depend on the […]
July 24, 2017
armed vs unarmed security guards

Armed vs Unarmed Security Guards: What’s the Difference?

  What’s the Difference Between Armed and Unarmed Security Guards? If you’ve been to a bank, museum, or mall lately, you’ve probably seen a security guard walking around. Did you know there are armed and unarmed guards and each has specific criteria for things they can and can’t do? This article compares armed vs unarmed security guards, as the differences go beyond simple weapons certification. Armed Security Guards Armed security guards work protecting the public, and they may work for private companies, armored car companies, retail businesses, or security firms. This is an excellent opportunity for retired military personnel or […]