Injured On The Job? You Can Still Work These Security Positions


Being a security officer is a job that poses some risks. Without warning, you may find yourself chasing a suspect over uneven terrain or perhaps even wrestling with someone who is trying to evade you. This means that you may find yourself injured at some point in your career and physically unable to work a regular patrol shift for a period of time. One of the nice things about working in this field is that even if you're not up for a patrol, there are still several security jobs that you can fulfill for your security company. Here are some ways that you may make a difference after an injury.

Camera Feed Monitor

Security teams need someone who is monitoring the feeds of multiple security cameras set up throughout a building or premises. Such an individual is responsible for keeping an eye on crowds, looking for suspicious people or activity, and relaying details to the officers in the field. This is a perfect role for someone who has been injured on the job, as you can still contribute and make a difference in keeping an area safe. Even if you have a physical injury, such as a broken ankle, your watchful eye will continue to be an asset to your security organization.


Security officers in the field also rely on dispatchers to keep them informed while conducting investigations, and this is another position that you may turn to after an injury. Often, a company's dispatchers work closely with those who are watching security camera feeds. A dispatcher typically has a supervisory role. He or she is responsible for making quick decisions that can impact the officers in the field, such as how many officers to send to an area of conflict and whether to dispatch other guards to a different area, such as the perimeter of the property to watch for someone fleeing.


There may also be a chance of you getting to work as a driver for your security company after an injury, depending on the nature and extent of the injury. For example, if you have a partner who will ride with you, you may be able to drive a security car or golf cart on a routine patrol. Should you encounter something suspicious, your partner will likely be responsible for getting out to deal with the situation, while you may remain in the car and potentially call for backup if it's needed.


13 April 2018

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