SIA Licensed Security Officer
– Retail Sites.
Retail Security Officers ensure that buildings, valuables and people are safe and secure. They act mainly as a visual deterrent to theft, damage and other illegal activities, but may also be responsible for checking all emergency egress are clear, at all times.
They often work in the main entrance/exit area of a retail store, greeting customers on arrival and keeping logs on EAS alarm activation’s or other instore incidents. It is also usually the Retail Security Officers duty to monitor closed circuit television (CCTV) of the store, and report any suspected illegal or criminal activity to the store management and, if required, contact the appropriate authorities.