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  • #31
    For regular everyday patrol duties I think it looks unprofessional, however.
    I've been working as a Security Officer for almost 3 years. Worked for Wackenhut as a Custom Protection Officer (CPO) and Securitas where I was a SGT. and Site Supervisor. I am currently employed by Guardsmark. I have worked as security in a hospital dealing with Baker Acts, the Morgue, fire, etc and Beach Resorts dealing with Spring Breakers in Panama City, Florida and even worked as a uniformed Loss Prevention Officer in a major department store using CCTV....

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    • #32
      Originally Posted by N. A. Corbier
      I think a 200 watt digital air horn is just fine. Especially when you turn it on while rolling up on some unsuspecting idiot.

      Yes, I can be evil.
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      My brother is an EMT and he told me once that he took his train horn with him on the ambulance and blew it and people were swerving off the road and everything...it is funny to hear him tell it...after all he was like 25 at the time...no way would he try that now...but I get a laugh picturing it. He finally quit that job after 13 years of it and went to be a dispatcher for Life Flight...a helicopter that Baptist Hospital has in Pensacola, Florida.
      I've been working as a Security Officer for almost 3 years. Worked for Wackenhut as a Custom Protection Officer (CPO) and Securitas where I was a SGT. and Site Supervisor. I am currently employed by Guardsmark. I have worked as security in a hospital dealing with Baker Acts, the Morgue, fire, etc and Beach Resorts dealing with Spring Breakers in Panama City, Florida and even worked as a uniformed Loss Prevention Officer in a major department store using CCTV....

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      • #33
        My thoughts on polo shirts: Polo shirts are good for "casual duty," or duties where there is an enviornmental or duty issue. Polo shirts are good for softening the look of a security officer. With a uniform duty belt and uniform pants/shorts, the look isn't softened too much, especially when the polo shirt has embroidery or silkscreening to identify the member.

        I, personally, will not wear shorts. I have done beach patrol in full Class B uniform, long sleeves, and duty boots. Some folks look good in shorts. Some don't. I don't.

        Like any piece of uniform equipment, it has to look good on the individual employee. I cannot wear a baseball cap, I look silly in it. But I can wear a smokey bear hat and not look silly in it. The reverse is true for other folks.

        But, histfan71 brought up an important point. The uniform itself, the way you take care of it, and how you wear it are important parts of effective non-verbal communication. If you wear the uniform properly, then you convey a sense of lawful authority that can back that authority up. If you don't... It dosen't matter what kind of lawful authority you have, no one is going to believe you can back it up. It can be as simple as the teens at the food court ignore you, or as life and death as "Who do I want to kill today... That sloppy guard looks like a good target..."
        Some Kind of Commando Leader

        "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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        • #34
          Originally posted by K9BITESME
          My brother is an EMT and he told me once that he took his train horn with him on the ambulance and blew it and people were swerving off the road and everything...it is funny to hear him tell it...after all he was like 25 at the time...no way would he try that now...but I get a laugh picturing it......
          LOL. I think I would be tempted to try it with the way people are today. In fact, when I pull to the right for an ambulance, it's not uncommon for the guy behind me to pull right behind the ambulance so that he can pass everyone else.
          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Mr. Security
            LOL. I think I would be tempted to try it with the way people are today. In fact, when I pull to the right for an ambulance, it's not uncommon for the guy behind me to pull right behind the ambulance so that he can pass everyone else.
            Lol, that is me sucka.
            "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
            "The Curve" 1998

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Wackenhut Lawson
              Lol, that is me sucka.
              You'll be the "sucka" when you see those pretty blue & red lights flashing behind you.
              Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Mr. Security
                You'll be the "sucka" when you see those pretty blue & red lights flashing behind you.
                I've issued a few citations for that. I have been known to follow fire, EMS, funeral vehicles just for that reason.
                I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
                -Lieutenant Commander Data
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Tennsix
                  I've issued a few citations for that. I have been known to follow fire, EMS, funeral vehicles just for that reason.
                  Man, would I enjoy doing a ride-along w/you when you do that.

                  Sweeeeet justice.
                  Last edited by Mr. Security; 04-09-2006, 12:12 AM. Reason: Addition point.
                  Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Mr. Security
                    You'll be the "sucka" when you see those pretty blue & red lights flashing behind you.
                    Ive got a pretty good track record for not getting cited. Though I dont push my luck. Ive had some violations that I would have taken me to jail for, but oh well.

                    I dont do it alot, but I do admit, every once in a while, I have used the wake of an ambulance, fire truck or police car to get through some obnoxious traffic.
                    "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
                    "The Curve" 1998

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                    • #40
                      No problem. Confession is good for the soul. Tennsix will be sending your summons in the mail.
                      Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                      • #41
                        Nah, I would rather enjoy the show.
                        I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
                        -Lieutenant Commander Data
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