Role and Responsibility of School Security Officer: To understand the responsibilities and day-to-day tasks involved with being a school security officer. The nature of this job is very different from posts held by other types of security guards, and guards must be aware of the specific challenges facing schools today.
Laws and Liability: To understand the laws surrounding school security, including using non-lethal weapons and employing surveillance techniques, and to gain an insight into liability. As a security officer, you are responsible for your actions, and you should act according to state laws and policies enforced by your employer.
Security Awareness in the Educational Environment: To raise awareness of security measures and promote good practice guidelines within an educational setting: school security guards can play an influential role in educating staff and children about measures they can employ to increase their safety and that of others around them. School security guards can also have a role in making people feel safe and secure and reducing anxiety and fear.
Mediation/Conflict Resolution: How to deal with conflicts and develop mediation skills: disagreements can escalate and put students and staff in danger. Using mediation and conflict resolution skills, security guards can nullify the threat of both verbal and physical fights and reduce the risk of external attacks.
Disasters and Emergencies: How to respond to disasters and emergency situations: school security guards may be required to act urgently to secure premises and to protect students and staff members in the event of an unexpected attack or disaster. The nature of threats is changing all the time, and schools face a very different set of challenges to those experienced 20, 30, or even 10 years ago.
Dynamics of Student Behavior: To gain an insight into how students behave and to detect possible threats or signs of threatening behavior. Security guards have an influential presence on campus, and interaction with students can help to eliminate risks and identify potential threats before they become more potent.